Can Cranberries Contribute to Reduce the Incidence of Urinary Tract Infections?

August 23, 2017 The Journal of Urology TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common and result in considerable morbidity. While the ingestion of cranberry products has long been promoted to reduce the risk of UTIs, the effect of cranberry products on risk reduction remains controversial. This systematic review and meta-analysis evaluated the relationship between…

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In a nutshell: Walnuts activate brain region involved in appetite control

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center AUGUST 17, 2017 Packed with nutrients linked to better health, walnuts are also thought to discourage overeating by promoting feelings of fullness. Now, in a new brain imaging study, researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have demonstrated that consuming walnuts activates an area in the brain associated with…

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Glucosamine Supplements Don’t Help Knee or Hip Arthritis Pain

I see some articles that says Glucosamine supplements help, and some say it doesn’t.  Here’s another one that says glucosamine supplements don’t. By Carolyn Crist August 11, 2017 (Reuters Health) – Oral glucosamine has no more effect than placebo on joint pain, according to a new meta-analysis. The analysis of randomized controlled trials from which data have…

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Saturated fat does not clog the arteries

This article explains how the theory of saturated fat clogging arteries is just plain wrong… Saturated fat does not clog the arteries: coronary heart disease is a chronic inflammatory condition, the risk of which can be effectively reduced from healthy lifestyle interventions  Aseem Malhotra British Journal of Sports Medicine Volume 51, Issue 15 Coronary artery…

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Are You a Carboholic? Why Cutting Carbs Is So Tough

By GARY TAUBES JULY 19, 2017 I’ve been eating a high-fat, carb-restricted diet for almost 20 years, since I started as an experiment when investigating nutrition research for the journal Science. I find it’s easy for me to maintain a healthy weight when I eat this way. But even after two decades, the sensation of being on…

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Eating Flaxseeds May Help In Weight Loss

JUNE 27, 2017 The effect of flaxseed supplementation on body weight and body composition: A systematic review and meta-analysis of 45 randomized placebo-controlled trials Obesity Reviews Mohammadi–Sartang M, et al. – Evidence reporting the impacts of flaxseed consumption on body weight and body composition was analyzed by researchers. Findings reported the benefit of whole flaxseed…

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Artificial Sweeteners No Boon for Body Mass Index

July 17, 2017 by Scott Harris, Contributing Writer, MedPage Today Artificial sweeteners don’t appear to have any significant effects on body mass index (BMI), according to a review and meta-analysis. In randomized controlled trials, these sweeteners had no effects on BMI, and in cohort studies, they were actually associated with a modest increase in BMI,…

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What’s Better, Vitamin D3 or Vitamin D2?

This article showed that 600 IU of vitamin D3 significantly more effective in wintertime study. by Kristen Monaco, Contributing Writer, MedPage Today July 06, 2017 Vitamin D3 was more effective at raising serum total 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] levels in the wintertime than vitamin D2, according to British researchers. Biscuits and juice fortified with 15 µg (600 IU) of…

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Sugar Intake During Pregnancy Tied to Allergy in Offspring

July 10, 2017 As maternal sugar intake rose, so did allergies and asthma in children by age 7 MONDAY, July 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) — There is a causal relationship between increasing body mass index (BMI) and asthma and decreased lung function, according to a study published online July 4 in Allergy. Tea Skaaby, Ph.D., from…

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Vitamin E and Late State Knee Osteoarthritis

This article showed that people with knee arthritis who took 400 I.U. of Vitamin D per day for 2 months before surgery had improvements in PAIN, STIFFNESS, AND FUNCTION. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2017; 18: 281. Published online 2017 Jun 29. doi:  10.1186/s12891-017-1637-7 PMCID: PMC5492918 Effect of vitamin E on oxidative stress level in blood, synovial fluid, and synovial…

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