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Diet may affect inflammatory bone disease

Changes to the bacterial ecosystem of the human gut, induced by certain diets, can alter the chances of inflammatory bone diseases developing. This is because the bacteria are able to modify the immune response.

Processed foods lead to disease: Healthy diet will combat risks

Diets filled with processed foods are now known to increase the risk of cancers and autoimmune diseases along with obesity. Researchers have discovered that taking processed foods out of the diet and eating healthier will help prevent disease.

Fruit and nuts can help beat heart disease

Oxford - Heart disease takes more lives than any other illness every year, despite the wide range of modern treatments for the condition. But the newly released results of a seven-year study show that eating fruit cuts the risk of this deadly killer by 40 percent.

Op-Ed: A case for supplements

“Supplements” are gaining a bad reputation among clean eaters and foodies who claim you should be getting your nutrition from whole foods. Well, obviously.

Lessons learned from fad diets

“Diets” in themselves aren’t necessarily bad for you, don’t work, or not based in science. In fact, there are many beneficial aspects to “fad diets” — but it’s the approach, packaging and marketing that’s to blame.

Eating more pulses helps with weight management

Eating about one serving a day of beans, peas, chickpeas or lentils can increase fullness, which may lead to better weight management and weight loss, a new study has found.

Gut microbes help to detoxify rat diets

Gut microbes in Mojave Desert rats help the animals metabolize creosote toxins, according to some new research. The results demonstrated that gut microbes can enhance their rodent hosts’ ability to digest the creosote toxins.

Tar-sands may be an unwanted part of many Canadian diets

Many Canadians, and even possibly some Americans, may be ingesting tar-sands from water and the meat of animals who had already been poisoned by it.

Dieting worms live for longer

Reducing the food to a worm called C. elegans triggers a state of arrested development. The end result is that the worm can live twice as long as normal.

Op-Ed: Fast food reduces your ability to enjoy life? Apparently, yes

Toronto - Of all the information available about fast food, a new study may well be the most disturbing. The new study by University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management indicates that fast food can actually reduce your ability to appreciate pleasures.

Gluten sensitive? Maybe it isn’t gluten

Some people who think that they are gluten sensitive may not actually be so. Instead, they could be sensitive to something else entirely.

Can dietary changes combat cancer?

A new study suggests that calorie restriction during treatment for breast cancer changes cellular programming and lowers the chance of metastases. This is according to a study carried out using mice.

Olive oil and lettuce can ‘reduce blood pressure’

London - New research suggests that a diet that combines unsaturated fats with nitrite-rich vegetables, such as olive oil and lettuce, can protect from hypertension.

Op-Ed: Brazilian cancer patient and daughter grateful for alkaline diet

A few years ago, a young Brazilian woman working and studying in Italy left the country to return to Brazil, so that she could care for her father who was recently diagnosed with cancer. Before she left, she met a woman who told her about alkaline diets.

Jillian Michaels is a 'natural' on her new tour

"I have a secret," Jillian Michaels, a well-respected health and fitness expert of "The Biggest Loser" fame, said last week during a stop on her nationwide tour at Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet, Illinois.

Will sunlight help you to lose weight?

Bright morning light is associated with weight loss, according to a new study. People who had most exposure to bright light in the morning had a significantly lower body mass index (BMI) than those who had most of their light exposure later in the day.

Eat more fresh fruit and veg, Brits told in health study

London - Britons should eat seven portions of fresh fruit and vegetables a day, according to new research into healthy eating, published on Tuesday.

Weight loss pills recalled due to illegal tampering

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is voluntarily recalling all Alli weight loss products from U.S. and Puerto Rico retailers. The company believes that some packages of the product were tampered with and may contain product that is not authentic Alli.

Is a low protein diet healthier?

Two new studies suggests that low-protein diets are linked to longer life spans in mice and humans. These findings cast doubt on the widespread dietary trend of reducing carbohydrate intake and loading up on protein.

Op-Ed: Should you feed your kids organic food?

Should concerned parents feed their kids organic food or does it make little difference? Or does it even cause harm? According to a new report the jury is still out. See what you think and comment below.

Op-Ed: World facing tsunami of preventable cancer cases

London - The World Health Organization says the world is facing a tidal wave of cancer that can be controlled by healthier diets. Much of it could be prevented.

High fat diet affects the body clock

Irvine - As well as other ill health effects, a new study shows that diets high in fat also alter circadian rhythms. This means that high fat diets can alter the body clock, leading to various sleep disruptions and body changes.

Lingonberries could prevent obesity and diabetes

Stockholm - Lingonberries, a fruit common in Scandinavian cuisine, may be able to help prevent weight gain and high sugar and cholesterol levels, Swedish scientists said Thursday of a new study.

Warning over ‘Mass Destruction’ diet supplement

The U.S. FDA has warned consumers to immediately stop using a product called Mass Destruction, marketed as a dietary supplement for muscle growth.

Op-Ed: The newfound benefits of the Mediterranean Diet

The typical Western style of eating is full of processed foods, bad fats, and sugar. It is no surprise we are a country suffering from chronic illness and obesity, all directly tied to our eating habits.

Food, bacteria and immunity

Research is starting to show that the food we eat has a huge bearing on the composition of the microbes in the gut, and that these microbes can affect health and immunity.

Several nutritional research papers are 'overstated'

A new study suggests that nutrition researchers, often in relation to "new diets," sometimes overstate their findings. This could apply to up to 10 percent of science papers.

Jamie Silva: The harshness of discipline and the beauty of it Special

Sacramento - Today, the National Physique Committee's Sacramento Bikini Contest is underway. Jamie Silva, an Elk Grove, CA resident is among the competitors.

Strips of pork belly linked to reduction of ‘normal’ sperm

The traditional breakfast meat that pairs well with eggs and hash browns has become a pop culture staple. Forget the bacon cheeseburger.

Study pins weight gain to drinking, ignores many other factors

A recent study published in the May issue of the peer-reviewed American Journal of Clinical Nutrition indicated that men that drink a moderate amount of alcohol tend to consume more than 400 extra calories on the days they drink.
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