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Soon, 'super rice' to meet daily iron needs of world's under-nourished
Posted On: Sept. 10, 2011
Adelaide, Sep 8 (ANI): Scientists from Adelaide have pioneered a super rice breakthrough to provide a solution to the iron and zinc deficiency disorders for the world's under-nourished. Dr Alex Johnson, from the Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics, says the genetically modified rice has up to four times more iron than conventional rice and twice as much zinc. "We ...
Soon, 'super rice' to meet daily iron needs of world's under-nourished
'Eating disorder directly affects our brain function'
Posted On: July 16, 2011
Washington, July 12 (ANI): It was long unknown how the brain function may be involved in bulimia nervosa, which is a severe eating disorder associated with episodic binge eating followed by extreme behaviours to avoid weight gain such as self-induced vomiting, use of laxatives or excessive exercise, until now. A new study led by Guido Frank, assistant professor, Departments of ...
'Eating disorder directly affects our brain function'
Natural vitamin E can protect brain post stroke
Posted On: July 16, 2011
Washington, July 6 (ANI): A natural form of vitamin E called alpha-tocotrienol, if used for 10 weeks as preventive supplementation, can protect against brain damage after a stroke, a new study involving an Indian-origin researcher has shown. Researchers say the findings suggest that preventive, or prophylactic, use of this natural form of vitamin E could be particularly helpful to people ...
Natural vitamin E can protect brain post stroke
Now, control your hunger pangs by consuming high-protein diets
Posted On: July 16, 2011
Washington, July 11 (ANI): Here is good news for all those overweight and obese people struggling to shed their extra kilos. A new study has found that high-protein diets can boost appetite control and satiety in overweight men during weight loss. Men who consumed a higher-protein diet were found to be more satiable throughout the day, and experienced reductions in ...
Now, control your hunger pangs by consuming high-protein diets
Diet rich in vitamin D, nutrients cuts risk of macular degeneration in twins
Posted On: July 16, 2011
Washington, July 6 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that eating a diet high in vitamin D and nutrients betaine and methionine may help reduce the risk of macular degeneration among individuals with the same genetic susceptibility. Researchers at the Tufts Medical Center also concluded from a study of identical twins from the US World War II Twin Registry that the more ...
Diet rich in vitamin D, nutrients cuts risk of macular degeneration in twins
'Superfruit' Himalayan berry helps boost brain, fight obesity and ageism
Posted On: June 15, 2011
London, June 14 (ANI): The sea buckthorn berry, which is grown in the Himalayan mountains, has hit shop shelves as a new superfruit to rival broccoli, apples and blueberries. The berry, which contains vitamins A, B1, B2, E and up to 10 times the amount of Vitamin C found in oranges, is said to boost the brain function. Antioxidants in ...
'Superfruit' Himalayan berry helps boost brain, fight obesity and ageism
Non-alcoholic wheat beer boosts athletes' health
Posted On: June 12, 2011
Washington, June 10 (ANI): 'Be-MaGIC', the largest study of marathons worldwide (beer, marathons, genetics, inflammation and the cardiovascular system), has shown that the consumption of non-alcoholic weissbier, or wheat beer, has a positive effect on athletes' health. Physicians, under the direction of Dr. Johannes Scherr, from the Department of Preventative and Rehabilitative Sports Medicine of the Technische Universitaet Muenchen at ...
Non-alcoholic wheat beer boosts athletes' health
Now, an apple (peel) a day may keep your muscles stronger!
Posted On: June 10, 2011
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Iowa have discovered that a waxy substance known as ursolic acid found in the apple peel reduces muscle atrophy and promotes muscle growth in mice. It is also found to reduce fat, blood sugar levels, cholesterol and triglycerides, hence, can be used in treating muscle wasting and metabolic disorders such as ...
Now, an apple (peel) a day may keep your muscles stronger!
Pomegranate juice cuts office stress, boosts positive vibes for job
Posted On: June 6, 2011
London, June 6 (ANI): A study has found that pomegranate juice, which lowers heart rates, can help beat office stress, and also make one feel more positive towards one's work. Scientists studied a group of volunteers who drank 500ml of the juice every day for two weeks. At the beginning and end of the study their pulse rate was measured ...
Pomegranate juice cuts office stress, boosts positive vibes for job
Muffins may help in reducing milk allergies in children
Posted On: June 6, 2011
Melbourne, June 4 (ANI): A study has found that when milk is cooked or baked into muffins there is a reduction in the allergic reaction children have to milk. Anna Nowak-Wegrzyn, of the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, and the study's co-author, said when children are given baked goods that contain milk over the course of months or ...
Muffins may help in reducing milk allergies in children
Green tea helps fight autoimmune disease
Posted On: June 4, 2011
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Researchers at the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University have discovered that one of the beneficial compounds found in green tea has a powerful ability to fight autoimmune disease. They found that the compound increases the number of 'regulatory T cells' that play a key role in immune function. This may be one of the ...
Green tea helps fight autoimmune disease
New pre-meal dietary supplement can cut fat and sugar absorption
Posted On: June 1, 2011
Washington, May 24 (ANI): Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Harvard University researchers have developed a nano-dietary supplement, which they claim when taken before meals, can substantial reduce fat and sugar absorption in the body. The researchers previously showed that naringenin, the molecule responsible for the bitter taste in grapefruits, could potentially be used in the treatment of diabetes, arteriosclerosis and ...
New pre-meal dietary supplement can cut fat and sugar absorption
Best diet secret- Day long fruit salad meals with fruit snacks in between!
Posted On: June 1, 2011
Washington, May 25 (ANI): Want to loose weight in a healthy way? Just eat various varieties of fruits daily. Co-authors Dian Griesel, and Tom Griesel, of the new book, 'TurboCharged: Accelerate Your Fat Burning Metabolism, Get Lean Fast and Leave Diet and Exercise Rules in the Dust' (BSH, 2011) proposed a significant amount of fruit in the diet. They even ...
Best diet secret- Day long fruit salad meals with fruit snacks in between!
1 Modest vitamin and mineral deficiency may lead to age-related diseases
Posted On: June 1, 2011
Washington, June 1 (ANI): A new study has found that even moderate deficiency of the vitamins and minerals required for life may lead to age-related diseases. Scientists from the Nutrition and Metabolism Center at Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute in Oakland, California showed that damage caused due to lack of vitamins and minerals accumulates over time and leads to age-related ...
1 Modest vitamin and mineral deficiency may lead to age-related diseases
Why the very sight of food makes people with anorexia nervosa restless
Posted On: May 23, 2011
Washington, May 21 (ANI): A new study has shed light onto why people suffering from anorexia nervosa refuse to eat, thus leading to extreme weight loss. People with anorexia nervosa - a disorder that tends to occur in young women- often say that eating makes them more anxious, and food refusal makes them feel better. In order to provoke dopamine ...
Why the very sight of food makes people with anorexia nervosa restless
Diet rich in vegetables, fruit 'leads to less weight gain'
Posted On: May 23, 2011
Washington, May 21 (ANI): African American women who consumed a diet high in vegetables and fruit gained less weight over a 14-year period than those who consumed a diet high in red meat and fried foods, investigators from the Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University have found. This is the first prospective study to show that a healthier diet is ...
Diet rich in vegetables, fruit 'leads to less weight gain'
COPD patients can better respiratory capacity with Vitamin D supplements
Posted On: May 16, 2011
Washington, May 16 (ANI): Researchers from Belgium have suggested that Vitamin D supplements may help patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) get more from their pulmonary rehabilitation programs. "Our study shows that high doses of vitamin D supplementation on top of a standard rehabilitation program improve the outcome in terms of exercise capacity and respiratory muscle strength," said Miek ...
COPD patients can better respiratory capacity with Vitamin D supplements
Vitamin D deficiency 'ups mortality risk in pneumonia patients'
Posted On: May 12, 2011
Washington, May 11 (ANI): Scientists have found that adult patients admitted to the hospital with pneumonia are more likely to die if they have Vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D is known to be involved in the innate immune response to infection. The team of researchers at Waikato Hospital and the Universities of Waikato and Otago, measured vitamin D in the ...
Vitamin D deficiency 'ups mortality risk in pneumonia patients'
Early nutrition can program person's metabolism, health for future
Posted On: May 4, 2011
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A study has found that nutrition during the first days or weeks of life may have long-term consequences on health, potentially via a phenomenon known as the metabolic programming effect. Metabolic programming is the concept that differences in nutritional experiences at critical periods early in life can program a person's metabolism and health for the future. ...
Early nutrition can program person's metabolism, health for future
Kids with low vitamin D levels more susceptible to anemia
Posted On: May 3, 2011
Washington, May 2 (ANI): A new study has suggested that low vitamin D levels in kids may cause anemia, a severe condition of which leads to damage of vital organs by depriving them of oxygen. Anemia occurs when the body has too few oxygen-carrying red blood cells, and is diagnosed by measuring hemoglobin levels. Symptoms of mild anemia include fatigue, ...
Kids with low vitamin D levels more susceptible to anemia
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