• Antioxidants & Brain

    Link Between Diet & Brain Function Elderly rats that eat certain fruits and vegetables stay smarter than rats that don’t, according to two new University of South Florida studies. While the jury is still out on humans, the studies, to be published today in the Journal of Neuroscience, offer evidence that eating foods high in

  • Diet & Alzheimer’s Disease

    High Calorie Diets may increase risk of Alzheimer’s A diet high in calories and fat may increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease in people who are genetically susceptible to the disorder, new preliminary research suggests. The study found that people who consumed the most calories and fat faced double the risk of developing Alzheimer’s. The

  • Almonds & Cholesterol

    Almonds can lower Cholesterol Two-and-a-half ounces of almonds per day can lower your blood cholesterol by up to 12 percent, according to diet research just published by the University of Toronto. In a three-month study of 27 patients with an average high-cholesterol level of 260 milligrams per deciliter of blood, researchers found that eating 73

  • AICR Diet Nutrition Hotline

    American Institute for Cancer Research Nutrition Hotline The AICR Nutrition Hotline is a free service of the American Institute for Cancer Research. Staffed by Registered Dietitians, the Hotline provides personal answers to a wide variety of nutrition and health questions, especially those relating to diet and cancer. When you call, an operator will take your

  • South African Diet Habits

    South African Eating Habits Rural South Africans eat much more healthily than city dwellers, despite ongoing food shortages in some areas, according to a major national food consumption report released last week. By far the most common meal in South Africa, the study shows, is a plate of maize porridge and a cup of tea.

  • Acrylamide & Starches

    Study links Cancer to Food Preparation (acrylamide) The process of frying and baking starchy foods such as potatoes and bread causes the formation of potentially harmful amounts of acrylamide – a chemical listed as a probable carcinogen, the Swedish government said last week. The Swedish officials said they were so surprised by the information that



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