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Findings highlight benefit of vegan-eating plans for weight loss

Findings highlight benefit of vegan-eating plans for weight loss

People on a vegetarian diet, and especially those following a vegan one that includes no animal products, see better results than dieters on other weight-reducing plans. In fact, they can lose around two kilograms more on the short term, says Ru-Yi Huang of E-Da Hospital in Taiwan after reviewing the results of twelve diet trials. [More]
Tree nut consumption associated with lower body weight and lower risk of obesity

Tree nut consumption associated with lower body weight and lower risk of obesity

In a study published this week in Nutrition Journal*, researchers compared risk factors for heart disease and metabolic syndrome of tree nut consumers versus those who did not consume tree nuts. Tree nut (almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts) consumption was associated with lower body mass index (p=0.004), systolic blood pressure (p=0.001), insulin resistance (p=0.043) and higher levels of high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (good cholesterol) (p=0.022). [More]
Orange sweet potato reduces prevalence and duration of diarrhea in children

Orange sweet potato reduces prevalence and duration of diarrhea in children

A new study has found that orange sweet potato (OSP) reduced both the prevalence and duration of diarrhea in young children in Mozambique. [More]
Study reveals surgical consequences of severe obesity

Study reveals surgical consequences of severe obesity

Research from the University of Alberta's Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry is revealing the heavy surgical consequences of severe obesity. [More]
Study highlights the importance of nutrition for maintaining mental health

Study highlights the importance of nutrition for maintaining mental health

An international study involving the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry of the University of Valencia, recently published in 'The Lancet Psychiatry', highlights the importance of nutrition for maintaining mental health. Lecturer of Psychiatry Vicent Balanzá has participated in this study. [More]
New study finds growing use of CAM therapies among menopausal women

New study finds growing use of CAM therapies among menopausal women

The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is increasing for the treatment of menopausal symptoms but often without the guidance of a clinician. That's according to a new study reported online today in Menopause, the journal of the North American Menopause Society. [More]
First phase of Amway's new $81 million nutrition manufacturing facility opens in Ada, Michigan

First phase of Amway's new $81 million nutrition manufacturing facility opens in Ada, Michigan

Amway today announced the opening of the first phase of its new $81 million USD nutrition manufacturing facility in Ada, Michigan, USA, near its world headquarters. The 317,000-square-foot facility will house select manufacturing operations for the company's Nutrilite brand of vitamins, minerals and dietary supplements, sold exclusively by Amway Business Owners. [More]
New study examines appropriate use of dietary supplementation in children with ASD

New study examines appropriate use of dietary supplementation in children with ASD

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are often picky eaters, which can lead parents to suspect that their children might not be getting adequate amounts of vitamins and minerals. This sometimes leads parents of children with ASD to try nutritional supplements and dietary regimens such as gluten-free and casein-free (GFCF) diets without professional supervision. [More]
Zapne offers better alternative to available acne treatments

Zapne offers better alternative to available acne treatments

After a decade of research, Zapne LLC has released its signature acne treatment, Zapne, an all-natural product to treat acne without the harsh side effects of many current regimens. Zapne offers four key advantages over most acne treatments: The treatment system is formulated from natural, non-synthetic ingredients, produces no material side effects, requires only a single 15-minute weekly application, and produces visible results quickly, in some cases after only one or a few applications. [More]
Zinc levels linked to formation of kidney stone

Zinc levels linked to formation of kidney stone

New research on kidney stone formation reveals that zinc levels may contribute to kidney stone formation, a common urinary condition that can cause excruciating pain. The research found that zinc may be the core by which stone formation starts. [More]
Importance of nut consumption impressed on International Children's Day

Importance of nut consumption impressed on International Children's Day

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), excess weight and obesity are two of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. [More]
Secret to the life-long activity of a stem cell niche

Secret to the life-long activity of a stem cell niche

The roots of a plant are constantly growing, so that they can provide the plant with water and minerals while also giving it a firm anchor in the ground. Responsible for these functions are pluripotent stem cells. In order to avoid differentiation and to remain pluripotent, these stem cells are dependent on signals from their neighbouring cells. [More]
Walnut-enriched diet may slow colorectal tumor growth

Walnut-enriched diet may slow colorectal tumor growth

A new animal study from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, led by Dr. Christos Mantzoros, indicates that a diet containing walnuts may slow colorectal tumor growth by causing beneficial changes in cancer genes. [More]
GNC Holdings reports consolidated revenue of $670.2 million for first quarter 2015

GNC Holdings reports consolidated revenue of $670.2 million for first quarter 2015

GNC Holdings, Inc., a leading global specialty health, wellness and performance retailer, today reported its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2015. [More]

ITOCHU CHEMICAL FRONTIER makes strategic investment in SCILEX Pharmaceuticals

SCILEX Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a company engaged in the development and commercialization of products focused on the treatment of pain, today announced that ITOCHU CHEMICAL FRONTIER Corporation (ICF, Tokyo Japan), a member of ITOCHU Corporation, one of the three leading sogo shosha (general trading companies) in Japan, has made a strategic investment in SCILEX. [More]
Study reveals link between dietary magnesium intake and diabetes-related health outcomes

Study reveals link between dietary magnesium intake and diabetes-related health outcomes

A recent analysis published in the Journal of Human Nutrition & Food Science reveals a beneficial relationship between dietary magnesium intake and diabetes-related outcomes including decreased risk for metabolic syndrome, obesity or overweight, elevated blood pressure, and reduced HDL (good) cholesterol. [More]
Investigational S-equol nutritional supplement may alleviate certain menopause symptoms

Investigational S-equol nutritional supplement may alleviate certain menopause symptoms

The investigational S-equol nutritional supplement may be a viable agent to alleviate certain menopause symptoms, such as hot flashes, according to a new peer-reviewed article in the March Journal of Women's Health. [More]

Soils play a major role in radiation control, shows research

Radiation suddenly contaminates the land your family has farmed and lived on for generations. Can soil play a role in protecting crops and human health? [More]
Low zinc levels in older adults correspond with increased chronic inflammation

Low zinc levels in older adults correspond with increased chronic inflammation

Zinc, an important mineral in human health, appears to affect how the immune system responds to stimulation, especially inflammation, new research from Oregon State University shows. [More]
Mutations in hair keratins increase risk for dental defects, caries

Mutations in hair keratins increase risk for dental defects, caries

Today at the 93rd General Session and Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research, researcher Olivier Duverger, National Institutes of Health-National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Bethesda, Md., USA, will present a study titled "Hair Keratins as Structural Organic Components of Mature Enamel: The Link Between Hair Disorders and Susceptibility to Dental Caries." [More]
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