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Obese children showing signs of heart disease

The growing problem of childhood obesity has been well documented and several health initiatives are in place. These may need to be advanced following a review of symptoms of heart disease in children.

Can eating fish keep depression at bay?

New research suggests that a high consumption of fish helps to keep depression at bay, for those who are risk from mental health problems.

Op-Ed: Paleo diet should not be carb free

Every few months brings along a new fad diet and one that seems to running is the so called "Paleo diet", which is based on a diet that cavemen may have consumed.

What will the health of the U.K. population be like by 2040?

Making predictions can be fraught with difficulty; however, working out the main diseases and health threats helps governments to plan ahead. An interesting exercise has been undertaken in the U.K.

Can a mushroom slow down weight gain?

A mushroom common to Chinese medicine appears to slow down weight gain, according to a new scientific study based on animal trials.

A fasting diet may slowdown the effects of ageing

A new research paper suggests that a diet that mimics the effects of fasting could slow down the effects of ageing. The data collected so far is based on animal models.

Mediterranean diet at risk as globalisation bites

Rome - Eating a Mediterranean diet has long been a byword for healthy living, but the very people who coined it are straying from sun-kissed fruits and legumes and their waistlines are paying the price.

Flavonoids could help with healthy ageing in women

Higher intake of flavonoids during midlife is associated with greater likelihood of health and well-being in people surviving to older ages, according to a new study.

Pete Evans' paleo diet for children suspended from publication

Australian celebrity chef Pete Evans' paleo diet cookbook for children has been suspended from publication over health concerns associated with a baby formula concoction made from bone broth and worries that a paleo diet may not be suitable for children.

Vegetarian diet reduces risk of colorectal cancer, says new study

A new study from the Loma Linda University in California has found that sticking to a vegetarian diet, cuts the risk of colorectal cancer by about 20 percent on average.

Alkaline based 'Healing Springs' said to hold curative powers

Barnwell County, SC may actually hold the "Fountain of Youth" that has been sought out for centuries, or at least the fountain of healing in its "Healing Springs."

Coffee could lower risk of endometrial cancer

New research has found a link between regularly drinking coffee and a 20% decreased risk of endometrial cancer which currently affects around 1 in 37 US women in their lifetime, adding to the potential health benefits of consuming the popular beverage.

Are some kids really picky eaters? Science has the answer

"Eat up and shut up" might be an extreme response from a frustrated parent. However, a new study shows that picky eaters do exhibit definable preferences and mealtime behaviors.

New medication increases metabolic rate in men for weight loss

A new study has found that an approved medication increases metabolic rate and also the activity of "healthier" brown fat in men.

Fiber supplements shift bacteria and trigger weight loss

A new study suggests that the addition of dietary fiber to a diet leads to a shift in the gut toward beneficial bacteria. This reduces risks of cancer and can help with weight loss.

Diet changes help bees resist pesticides

Pesticides pose a risk to bees and the loss of bees impacts of framing through a reduction in pollination. Researchers have found that the diet of the bee affects resistance, and this could help protect bee populations.

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.
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