Nutrition

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Loyola University’s Nursing School located in Chicago, IL plans to conduct a large trial to evaluate vitamin D’s effect on depression and insulin resistance in women with diabetes.   Sue Penckofer, Ph.D., RN, a professor at the school remarked, “Vitamin D deficiency continues to be a problem despite the nutrient’s widely reported health benefits.   […]


Medical research indicates that a diet rich in vegetables and fruit help to reduce the risk of developing several chronic diseases.   Apples are widely consumed and are a rich source of potent antioxidants.  Studies have linked its consumption with a reduced risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, certain cancers and asthma.   Laboratory evaluation […]


Drinking orange juice while eating a fast food meal helps to reduce the damage to blood vessels caused by eating a high-carbohydrate and high- fat meal, caused by inflammation and oxidative stress, according to the April 2010 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.   University of Buffalo professor of medicine Paresh Dandona, MD […]


The Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition published a study online reporting the positive impact that amino acid arginine and antioxidants had on physical capacity in men over 50.   UCLA researcher Zhaoping Li and associates placed a group of cyclists between 50 and 73 years into two groups, one that received a […]


A recent animal study found walnuts reduced the growth of prostate cancer tumors up to 40 percent.   Dr. Paul Davis, of the University of California, found that in addition to inhibiting prostate cancer development, the mice had lower levels of a protein, IGF (insulin-like growth factor) that is strongly linked to prostate cancer,   […]


Another study reported in 2009 similarly found that walnut consumption may also provide the essential omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and plant sterols.   Walnut consumption may provide the body with essential omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and phytosterols that reduce the risk of breast cancer, according to a study presented at the American Association for Cancer […]


Many researchers and clinicians now believe that chronic, low grade inflammation plays a role in disease development.  It is thought to play a significant role in the development of disease in obese people.  Researchers in the Netherlands tested their theory that certain dietary components can reduce low-grade inflammation as well as metabolic and oxidative stress.  […]


 One of the greatest health issues of our time is the health risks caused by obesity.   Here’s an outstanding lecture given about the tremendous health crisis it has caused in our country.  Jamie Oliver, well known chef was given an award by TED for his efforts to help Americans eat healthier and reduce the […]


Over 23,000 Swedish men between the ages of 45 and 79 were evaluated regarding the association of dietary calcium and magnesium intake with death from all causes, heart disease and cancer among men who didn’t take mineral supplements.   The men were monitored from 1998 through  December 2007, 2,358 deaths from all causes were recorded in […]


Over the years, I’ve read numerous intriguing studies about the role nutrition plays in violent behavior.  Other studies have clearly demonstrated a link between heavy metals and vitamin deficiencies.   A new study from the Netherlands found prisoners given supplements of vitamins, minerals and omega-3 f and omega-6 fatty acids, have the potential to reduce […]

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