Nutrition

Post image for Vitamin B6 and methionine slash lung cancer risk by 50 percent

(NaturalNews) Lung cancer, which usually develops in the cells lining air passages, will be diagnosed in about 222,520 Americans this year, according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI). In addition, the NCI says nearly half that many people — about 157,300 — will die from the disease in 2010.
Although lung cancer is notoriously difficult to […]

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Post image for New research: probiotic found in breast milk benefits nerves in gut, calms digestive disorders

(NaturalNews) Probiotics are beneficial microorganisms similar to the “friendly” bacteria found naturally in the body’s digestive system. According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), there’s evidence from a variety of studies that probiotic formulations can help treat diarrhea, urinary tract infections, irritable bowel syndrome and dermatitis (eczema) in children; probiotics may […]

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Post image for Resveratrol’s heart health benefits pinpointed?

By Stephen Daniells Resveratrol – a compound in red wine – may be influencing both blood vessel function and the function of fat cells, say new studies which may help explain its heart health benefits. Two studies published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition report that red wine appears to have a […]

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Post image for Supertasters, your desire for salt is genetic

by Richard Knox
Salt is looming as the biggest bugaboo in the intensifying campaign to get Americans to adopt healthier eating habits. So here’s something to think about: some people just can’t help going after salt-drenched foods.
These people are so-called “supertasters.” They’re among the 1 in 4 people (at least among Caucasians) with a genetic makeup that heightens […]

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Eaters of Brown Rice Have Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes, Study Finds
White or brown rice might be a matter of taste. But people who substitute brown rice for white rice for health reasons may be onto something, a new study from Harvard University implies.
Yet doctors warn that there’s more to this effect than the […]

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Post image for Vitamin B6 Linked to Lower Lung Cancer Risk

Having higher blood levels of vitamin B6 and the amino acid methionine both appear to reduce lung cancer risk in smokers and nonsmokers alike, according to a new study.
“We found that vitamin B6 and methionine are strongly associated with reducing lung cancer risk in people who never smoked, those who quit, and current smokers,” researcher Paul Brennan, PhD, […]

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Post image for Vitamin E shows immune boosting potential: Study

Tocotrienols, a form of vitamin E, may enhance the function of immune cells and help ensure healthy immune function as we age, suggests new data from Tufts University.
Immune function and the activity of T cells naturally declines with age, but daily supplements of a mixture of the four types of tocotrienol led to improvements in […]

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Post image for Prediabetes Precautions Often Ignored

By Jennifer Warner
WebMD Health News
Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD
People with prediabetes aren’t taking simple precautions that could prevent the potentially deadly disease of type 2 diabetes from taking hold.
A new study shows nearly 30% of all adults in the U.S. have prediabetes, yet more than 90% aren’t aware of it. Moreover, only about half of […]

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Post image for New vitamin D recommendations for older men and women

May 10, 2010
The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) has released a new position statement on Vitamin D for older adults which makes important recommendations for vitamin D nutrition from an evidence-based perspective.
Vitamin D is important for bone and muscle development, function and preservation. For this reason it is a vital component in the maintenance of bone […]

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