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Nutrition/Diet

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  • Study: You Are What Your Dad Ate - Time Magazine, 12/27/10 - "placed male mice on a low-protein diet from the time they were weaned until they reached sexual maturity. They then studied the offspring those males produced and found some striking changes: the second-generation mouse pups had hundreds of genetic mutations — particularly in the liver — and this had a severe impact on their metabolic functioning. One gene that changed in offspring, for example — known as Ppara — is essential in cholesterol management and the liver's role in converting lipids ... Previous research has suggested that it is this third tier of a family that is most affected by epigenetic changes — or those alterations in a genome that accumulate throughout an animal's life"
  • 1 in 3 Common Cancers May Be Preventable - WebMD, 2/26/09 - "eating a nutritious diet, being physically active, and keeping body fat under control may prevent: ... 38% of breast cancers ... 45% of colorectal cancers ... 36% of lung cancers ... 39% of pancreatic cancers ... 47% of stomach cancers ... 69% of esophageal cancers ... 63% of cancers of the mouth, pharynx, or larynx ... 70% of endometrial cancers ... 24% of kidney cancers ... 21% of gallbladder cancers ... 15% of liver cancers ... 11% of prostate cancers"
  • How Frequency Of Meals May Affect Health - Science Daily, 3/7/08 - "the volunteers were "one-mealers," they had significant increases in total cholesterol, LDL "bad" cholesterol and in blood pressure, compared to when they were "three-mealers." ... Further analysis of the study group showed that when the volunteers were one-mealers, they had higher morning fasting blood sugar levels, higher and more sustained elevations in blood sugar concentrations, and a delayed response to the body's insulin, compared to when they were "three-mealers." Insulin is required to lower blood sugar levels"
  • Midnight Meals - New York Times, 2/26/08 - "If the calories are exactly the same, it shouldn’t make a difference, but my clinical impression is that people who eat late at night eat more ... They may be eating “an extra meal, if you will, ‘the fourth meal,’ as one ad put it"
  • Fatty Fast Food, Idleness May Vex Liver - WebMD, 2/13/08 - "The students were asked to gain 5% to 15% of their body weight in a month by eating at least two daily meals at fast-food restaurants and adopting a sedentary lifestyle ... On average, the students gained 14 pounds, added 2.6 inches to their waistline, and padded their body fat percentage by 3.7% during the study ... Blood samples provided by the students throughout the study show a spike in levels of the liver enzyme alanine aminotransferase (ALT). ALT levels rose quickly -- typically within a week -- after the students started the fast-food diet"
  • Turkey - Which Is Healthier, White or Dark Meat - Really - New York Times, 11/19/07 - "an ounce of boneless, skinless turkey breast contains about 46 calories and 1 gram of fat, compared with roughly 50 calories and 2 grams of fat for an ounce of boneless, skinless thigh"
  • Can't hide from sky-high sodium, calories at Chinese restaurants - USA Today, 3/21/07 - "A plate of General Tso's chicken, for example, is loaded with about 40% more sodium and more than half the calories an average adult needs for an entire day ... The battered, fried chicken dish with vegetables has 1,300 calories, 3,200 milligrams of sodium and 11 grams of saturated fat"
  • Falling Short on Nutrients - WashingtonPost.com, 10/4/05 - "93 percent of Americans don't get the daily intake of vitamin E recommended by the Institute of Medicine. Slightly more than half fall short on magnesium, 44 percent miss eating enough vitamin A, about a third eat too little vitamin C and 14 percent skimp on foods rich in vitamin B6"
  • Ten Best Foods For Women - CBS 2 Chicago, 5/5/05 - "fish keeps arteries clean and prevents inflammation ... Testosterone is responsible in women not only for sex drive, but energy levels and that edge ..."
  • 'Power Foods' For Your Health - CBS 2 Chicago, 3/1/05 - "the United Stated Department of Agriculture has put together a list of the 20 foods with the highest concentration of antioxidants ... Small red beans ... Wild blueberries ... Red Kidney beans ... Pinto beans ... Cultivated Blueberries ... Cranberries ... Artichokes ... Blackberries ... Prunes ... Raspberries ... Strawberries ... Red Delicious & Granny Smith apples ... Pecans ... Sweet cherries ... Black plums ... Russet potatoes ...Black beans ... Plums ... Gala apples ... Walnuts"
  • Nine Servings of Fruit and Vegetables? - NY Times, 1/18/05 - "The new dietary guidelines ... They raise the daily goal for fruit and vegetable consumption to nine servings from five, for instance, and challenge Americans who want to control their weight to get as much as 60 to 90 minutes of exercise on most days"
  • U.S. unveils new dietary guidelines - MSNBC, 1/12/05
  • 15-Year Study Shows Strong Link Between Fast Food, Obesity and Insulin Resistance - Doctor's Guide, 1/3/05 - "Participants who consumed fast food two or more times a week gained approximately 10 more pounds and had twice as great increase in insulin resistance in the 15-year period than participants who consumed fast food less than once per week"
  • New Food Pyramid to Emphasize Healthy Carbs - WebMD, 8/30/04
  • Fast Food Breakfast Triggers Inflammation - WebMD, 4/19/04
  • Diet has impact on breast cancer, say scientists - Nutra USA, 3/25/04
  • Power Your Diet With Powerhouse Foods - WebMD, 3/11/04 - "cauliflower ... lettuces such as romaine and red-leaf lettuce. Pile on the spinach. And eat lots of broccoli and Brussels sprouts ... carrots, winter squash, sweet potatoes, cantaloupe, oranges, and grapefruit ... tomatoes, red peppers, and strawberries"
  • Officials Roll Out New Food Pyramid - WebMD, 9/11/03
  • AHA Presentation a Champion of Breakfasts - Physician's Weekly, 5/26/03 - "breakfast may reduce the risk of developing insulin resistance syndrome by as much as 35% to 50% (compared to those who do not eat a morning meal) ... those eating breakfast consumed fewer calories and less saturated fat, and reduced their cholesterol intake while maintaining a better overall nutritional status than individuals who skipped breakfast"
  • Heart-Healthy Foods May Protect Against Occasional Fatty Meal - WebMD, 5/21/03
  • Searching for ideal diet in sea of conflicting food advice - USA Today, 4/20/03 - "Dr. Walter Willett, chairman of the nutrition department at Harvard School of Public Health ... Willett has assembled an "ideal" diet of his own that relies on healthier plant oils instead of animal fats, and whole grains and high-fiber carbohydrates (think brown rice and wheat pasta) over refined grains like white rice ... It emphasizes plenty of vegetables and fruits, and healthy protein sources — such as fish, poultry, nuts and legumes — instead of red meat and high-fat dairy products. Willett also recommends a daily multivitamin, moderate alcohol consumption and regular physical activity"
  • Low-Sugar Diet for Weight Loss - WebMD, 3/4/03 - "Specifically, this is what the UN report says about a healthy diet: Carbohydrates (fruits, vegetables, whole grains, starches) should make up the bulk of total daily calories -- from 55% to 75%. Fat should be 15% -30% total calories (with 10% from saturated fat). Protein should be 10%-15% ... Sugar should be less than 10% of total daily calories ... One hour per day of moderate-intensity activity such as walking, on most days of the week, is needed to maintain a healthy body weight, especially for those people who spend most of their time sitting down"
  • Dental Health Associated With Nutritional Status In Older Adults - Doctor's Guide, 1/20/03 - "individuals with no posterior occluding pairs, one to four pairs or complete dentures had consistently lower scores on the [Healthy Eating Index] HEI than individuals with five to eight posterior occluding pairs of teeth ... Those with impaired dentition also ate fewer servings of fruit and had lower serum values of beta carotene and ascorbic acid ... Dietary intake levels of vitamin A, carotene, folic acid and vitamin C were poorer in individuals with impaired dentition, as were HEI scores for diet variety, cholesterol and sodium"
  • What Pizza Really Delivers - WebMD, 5/17/02
  • Fatty Meals Harm Heart - WebMD, 4/1/02
  • Kitchen holds an arsenal of disease-fighters - USA Today, 2/26/02
  • Nutrition Is A Key To Better Health For Elderly - Intelihealth, 8/20/01 - "Too many older people may be accepting a cognitive and immunological decline as a normal part of aging, when it may reflect a deficiency in essential nutrients like vitamins and minerals ... a nutrient supplement with modest amounts of 18 vitamins, minerals and trace elements could improve cognitive function in apparently healthy people over 65 ... How might nutrients improve brain function? One possibility is that taking a modest nutrient supplement daily can improve immune function"
  • Many Parents Are Confused About What to Feed Growing Athletes - WebMD, 7/6/01
  • High-Fat Food Stiffens Arteries Within Hours - WebMD, 6/2/01 - "After a simple meal of a ham and cheese sandwich with butter, and a serving of whole milk and some ice cream, the ability of the body's arteries to expand and accommodate the blood and fat traveling through them is reduced by about 25%."
  • Little Impact With High-Fibre, Low-Fat Diet On Ovarian Hormone Levels - Doctor's Guide, 3/27/01
  • Dr. Andrew Weil on eating well for maximum health - CNN, 3/19/01
  • Veggies Not Created Equal In Fighting Cancer - Intelihealth, 1/18/01 - "But the Agriculture Department studied 71 types of broccoli plants and found a 30-fold difference in the amounts of glucoraphanin. Some had virtually none of it."
  • People Are Eating More Fruits and Veggies -- Just the Wrong Kind - WebMD, 1/17/01 - "Johnston says that in her work, she sees a lot of men, especially bachelors in the 40-60 age group, who are so deficient in vitamin C that they have scurvy."
  • Study Knocks Hair Analysis - Intelihealth, 1/3/01
  • Heart experts' advice: Eat more fish in a balanced diet - CNN, 10/5/00
  • Kid's Behavior: Only as Good as Their Breakfast - WebMD, 9/21/00
  • Diet, Dioxin Risk May Be Linked - Intelihealth, 5/18/00
  • You Still Aren't Eating Your Veggies - WebMD, 5/15/00
  • Reduce Your Cancer, Heart Disease, and Stroke Risk With Healthy Diet - WebMD, 4/25/00
  • Fish Diet Better Than Vegetarian Fare At Lowering Lipoprotein (a) - Doctor's Guide, 11/11/97
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