Chemical exposure linked to lower vitamin D levels

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Exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) and other endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) may reduce levels of vitamin D in the bloodstream, according to a new study.

Gut bacteria differ between obese, lean youth

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Children and teenagers who are obese have different microorganisms living in the digestive tract than their lean counterparts, according to a new study.

Listening to the body: Study examines the effects of fasting on infections

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When people get sick with viral or bacterial infections, they often lose their appetite or avoid certain foods. According to a new study, such sickness-related food preferences may correlate with the type of infection and the type of diet the body requires to fight the infection. The study findings could have implications for how doctors treat patients with acute infections, the researchers said.

A tough day could erase the perks of choosing 'good' fat sources, study finds

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The type of fat you eat matters, but a new study suggests that the benefits of good fats vanish when stress enters the picture. This study is the first to show that stress has the potential to cancel out benefits of choosing healthier fats.

Good relationships with parents may benefit children's health decades later

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Growing up in a well-off home can benefit a child's physical health even decades later -- but a lack of parent-child warmth, or the presence of abuse, may eliminate the health advantage of a privileged background, according to a new study.

Gardening as a child may lead college students to eat more veggies

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As researchers nationwide try to get college students to eat healthier foods, they’re finding that gardening may lead to a lasting habit of eating more fruits and vegetables. That’s a recent conclusion from the “Get Fruved” project. “Get Fruved,” an acronym for “Get Your Fruits and Vegetables,” is a collaborative project among eight American universities.

Diet and exercise may improve physical function and quality of life in older obese adults

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A recent review and analysis of published studies since 2005 found low-to-moderate evidence that dietary and exercise interventions can improve physical function and quality of life in older adults with obesity.

Desalinated sea water linked to iodine deficiency disorders

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Desalination can dramatically increase the prevalence of inadequate iodine intake, new research suggests. An estimated 300 million people worldwide rely on over 17,000 desalination plants in 150 countries for water, and the numbers are likely to grow.

High-calcium, low-lactose diet may reduce risk of ovarian cancer in African-American women

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A diet high in calcium and low in lactose may reduce the risk of ovarian cancer in African-American women, research indicates. The work also found sun exposure in the summer months may reduce the risk of developing the disease in this population.

Healthy fat stem cells can protect against obesity-associated type 2 diabetes

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Obesity is responsible for the deaths of over three million people a year worldwide due to its associated diseases such as diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. However, a subset of obese individuals seems to be protected from such diseases. Understanding the underlying protective mechanisms in the lower risk individuals could help design novel therapeutic strategies targeting those at higher risk of disease, say researchers.

Taste for Fat: Scientists discover molecular handle behind some cancers' preference for fat

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Most cancers have a sweet tooth but—mysteriously—some tumors prefer fat over sugar. Now, a study reveals how these cancers develop their appetite for fat.

Imaging the effects of hunger on the brain's response to food cues

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Our brain pays more attention to food when we are hungry than when we are sated. Now a team of scientists has shed light on how the needs of the body affect the way the brain processes visual food cues. In two newly-published studies, the researchers examined -- with unprecedented resolution -- the brain circuits responsible for the differences in the way the brain responds to visual food cues during hunger versus satiety.

What vitamins, nutrients will help prevent glaucoma from worsening?

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A healthy lifestyle, consisting of balanced nutrition, moderate exercise, and appropriate rest is an important part of your overall health and well-being and can help prevent illness too. A recent study specifically suggests that diet that includes plenty of green, leafy vegetables may lower the risk of glaucoma.

Is it safe to get up close and personal with food allergy triggers?

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Allergists realize people who are severely allergic to a food can experience great anxiety when encountering the food in any form. Kids, in particular, can get extremely nervous about the idea of being close to someone eating peanuts or peanut butter. Food proximity challenges prove to most kids they can be near food allergy triggers without fear, shows new research.

A faster, better way to detect salmonella in meat, chicken

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Salmonella is the lauding cause of bacteria-associated foodborne illnesses in the United States, according to a study. Thus, early detection of the pathogen, by a rapid and sensitive test is important to prevent the illness.

Omega-3, omega-6 supplement improves reading for children

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Supplement of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids may improve reading skills of mainstream schoolchildren, according to a new study. Children with attention problems, in particular, may be helped in their reading with the addition of these fatty acids.

Consumption of certain fatty acids linked to type 2 diabetes in women

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New research shows that consumption of certain fatty acids is associated with an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes in women.

UK Biobank study suggests genes and environment interact to increase risk of obesity

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New research shows that environmental and lifestyle factors have greatest effects on obesity in those who also carry the most obesity genes.

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