Whole grain cereals, popcorn rich in antioxidants, not just fiber, new research concludes. – Snack foods like popcorn and many popular breakfast cereals contain “surprisingly large” amounts of healthful antioxidant substances called “polyphenols”, revealed by researchers at the 238th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS).
Do high-fat diets make us stupid and lazy? — New research in the FASEB Journal shows that high-fat diets are just as unhealthful in the short term as they are in the long term – Short-term memory getting worse? Exercise getting harder? Examine your diet. Eating a high-fat diet may decrease ability to exercise and cause short-term memory loss.
Millions of US children low in vitamin D — Study shows increased risk of bone and heart disease. – Seven out of ten U.S. children have low levels of vitamin D, raising their risk of bone and heart disease, according to a study of over 6,000 children by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.
Organic food not nutritionally better than conventionally-produced food — Systematic review of literature over 50 years finds no evidence for superior nutritional content of organic produce. – A systematic review of literature over 50 years finds no evidence for superior nutritional content of organic produce. Researchers revealed that organic food is not nutritionally better than conventionally-produced food.
Fat to make you feel fuller — UK scientists have designed a fatty formulation that can make you feel fuller for longer. – Scientists have designed a fatty formulation that can make you feel fuller for longer. When the fat remains stable in the acid environment of the stomach, it empties into the small intestine more slowly and increases satiety.
Vitamin D found in fish boosts brain power – Eating fish ? long considered ?brain food’ ? may really be good for the old grey matter, as is a healthy dose of sunshine, new research suggests.
Low vitamin D or Vitamin D deficiency may cause problems for acutely ill patients in ICU. – A group of endocrinologists in Sydney have observed that very sick patients tend to have very low levels of Vitamin D. The sicker they are, the lower the levels.
Researchers recommends annual screening for vitamin D deficiency and routine vitamin D supplementation in at-risk populations, such as dark-skinned or veiled groups. – Annual screening for vitamin D deficiency and routine vitamin D supplementation in at-risk populations, such as dark-skinned or veiled groups, is recommended by Australian researchers.
Young vegetarians may have healthier diets but could be at risk for disordered eating behaviors. – While vegetarians tend to eat healthier diets and are less likely than non-vegetarians to be overweight or obese, they may be at increased risk for binge eating with loss of control, and former vegetarians may be at increased risk for extreme unhealthful weight-control behaviors.
Vitamin D deficiency may increase risk of colds, flu. Large-scale study supports potential role in boosting immune system. – Vitamin D may be an important way to arm the immune system against disorders like the common cold, report investigators from the University of Colorado Denver (UC Denver) School of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Children’s Hospital Boston.