Posts in the ‘Nutrition’ Category

Vegetarian Diet Linked to Lower Ischemic, Hemorrhagic Stroke Risk

A vegetarian diet rich in nuts, vegetables, and soy has been linked to a lower risk of both ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, new research suggests. In two large cohorts of more than 13,000 individuals, investigators found a vegetarian diet was associated with a 60% to 74% decreased risk of ischemic stroke and 65% lower risk

Specific Gut Bacteria in Infants Linked to Future Anxiety

Lower levels of a specific gut bacteria in infants are associated with the development of anxiety in toddlers, new research shows. In one of the first human studies to compare the composition of a baby’s gut bacteria with brain development, investigators found that levels of Prevotella  in fecal samples at 12 months of age were linked

Walnuts and Breast Cancer – Clinical Study

In a small clinical study, investigators from Marshall University School of Medicine found that the consumption of 60 grams of walnuts per day for about two weeks significantly changed gene expression in confirmed breast cancers. The findings from the study were published recently in Nutrition Research through an article titled “Dietary walnut altered gene expressions

Omega-3’s Recommended in Depression as Add On

  Omega-3s Recommended as Adjunctive Therapy for Major Depression A clinical practice guideline from the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research (ISNPR) recommends omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) as adjunctive therapy for major depressive disorder (MDD). The value of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in depression is “overlooked,” even though accumulating evidence supports it. This therapy “needs

Plant Protein Like Kale & Broccoli Reduces Total Mortality Risk

Plant protein reduces total mortality risk   Results of a new large-scale study published in JAMA Internal Medicine show an association between plant protein intake and lower total, cancer-related and cardiovascular disease related mortality. The study from Japan (Japan Public Health Centre-based Prospective Cohort) undertaken on over 70,000 participants, followed-up for 18 years found that while intake

Prescription Omega-3 Fatty Acids Backed By The AHA

AHA Advisory Backs Prescription Omega-3s for Triglycerides Prescription omega-3 fatty acids — products containing eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) plus docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) or EPA alone — are an “effective and safe” way to reduce elevated triglyceride levels when used alone or with other lipid-lowering therapy, according to a science advisory from the American Heart Association (AHA).

Three Interventions Could Cut Cardiovascular Deaths

High impact possible with worldwide efforts to lower blood pressure, cut sodium, eliminate trans fat Lowering blood pressure, cutting sodium intake, and eliminating intake of trans fat could cut the incidence of premature death from cardiovascular disease by 94 million people worldwide during the next 25 years, according to a study published online June 10

Healthy Lifestyle Offsets Genetic Risk for Dementia

Adhering To A Healthy Lifestyle Reduces The Risk Of Developing Dementia, Even In Those At Genetic Risk Of Alzheimer’s Disease, New Research Suggests. Investigators found that individuals at high genetic risk who followed an unhealthy lifestyle were almost three times more likely to develop dementia within 8 years than those with a low genetic risk

Omega-3 Reduces Aortic Calcification in Men

Omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids have been shown to have an inverse association with aortic calcification a new study has reported. Published in the journal, Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases, the study found that in middle-aged men, blood levels of total omega-3s were significantly and inversely associated with aortic calcification ( Calcium deposits form on the


Plant-Based Diets Tied to Lower Risk for Heart Failure Our dietary patterns of more fried food and sweetened beverages tied to higher risk. Plant-based diets are associated with a lower risk for heart failure in adults without known heart disease, according to a study published on the April 30 . Kyla M. Lara, M.D., used

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