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Articles about Nutrition, the study of the organic process by which an organism assimilates and uses food and liquids for normal functioning, growth and maintenance. Also included is the concept of an optimal balance of nutrients and whole foods to enable the optimal performance of the body.

Nutrition Articles

New test for detecting fake organic milk
Scientists are reporting development of a new, more effective method to determine whether milk marketed as “organic” is genuine or just ordinary milk mislabeled to hoodwink consumers.

Date: 6 Mar 2009, Rating: not rated

Two food additives with previously unrecognized estrogen-like effects
Scientists in Italy are reporting development and successful use of a fast new method to identify food additives that act as so-called “xenoestrogens”

Date: 6 Mar 2009, Rating: 2.00

Soybean product fights abnormal protein involved in Alzheimer’s disease
A vegan food renowned in Asia for its ability to protect against heart attacks also shows a powerful ability in lab experiments to prevent formation of the clumps of tangled protein involved in Alzheimer’s disease

Date: 24 Feb 2009, Rating: not rated

Egg-irony: High cholesterol food may reduce blood pressure
Researchers in Canada are reporting evidence that eggs — often frowned upon for their high cholesterol content — may reduce another heart disease risk factor — high blood pressure.

Date: 24 Feb 2009, Rating: 5.00

In flurry of studies, researcher details role of apples in inhibiting breast cancer
Six studies published in the past year by a Cornell researcher add to growing evidence that an apple a day -- as well as daily helpings of other fruits and vegetables -- can help keep the breast-cancer doctor away.

Date: 24 Feb 2009, Rating: not rated

Common Food Additive Found to Increase Risk and Speed Spread of Lung Cancer
New research in an animal model suggests that a diet high in inorganic phosphates, which are found in a variety of processed foods including meats, cheeses, beverages, and bakery products, might speed growth of lung cancer tumors

Date: 14 Jan 2009, Rating: 1.00

Healthy make-over: Natural colors replace artificial colorants in foods, beverages
In the future, Santa may be leaving candy canes and nibbling holiday cookies that are a little duller, but better for your health.

Date: 12 Jan 2009, Rating: 5.00

Toward healthier bread and other whole grain foods
Bread, pasta, and other foods made from whole grains — known to help protect against heart disease, cancer and diabetes — may get even healthier in the future.

Date: 21 Nov 2008, Rating: 5.00

Healthful plant nutrients also found in meat and milk
Counterintuitive as it may seem, those healthful phytoestrogen nutrients that consumers usually associate with fruits and vegetables also exist in foods of animal origin.

Date: 21 Nov 2008, Rating: not rated

Soybeans no longer a musical fruit?
Soybeans may drop off the list of musical fruit.

Date: 30 Oct 2008, Rating: not rated

“Grandma’s penicillin” also may help high blood pressure
Chicken soup, that popular home remedy for the common cold sometimes known as “Grandma’s Penicillin,” may have a new role alongside medication and other medical measures in fighting high blood pressure...

Date: 16 Oct 2008, Rating: 3.00

Unlocking the secrets of breast milk
Researchers are reporting that new insights into the composition of human breast milk may lead to new ways to prevent and treat stomach illnesses and other diseases in babies and adults.

Date: 4 Oct 2008, Rating: not rated

Calorie-free natural sweetener moves one step closer to use in the U. S.
Researchers in Georgia are reporting an advance toward the possible use of a new natural non-caloric sweetener in soft drinks and other food products in the United States.

Date: 30 Sep 2008, Rating: not rated

COPD? Eat Your Veggies
You know it’s good for you in other ways, but could eating your broccoli also help patients with chronic lung disease? It just might.

Date: 15 Sep 2008, Rating: not rated

New evidence on folic acid in the diet and colon cancer
Researchers in the United Kingdom and Texas are reporting a new, more detailed explanation for the link between low folate intake and an increased risk for colon cancer.

Date: 1 Sep 2008, Rating: not rated

No Substitute for Hard Work: Creatine Supplementation Does Not Improve Exercise Outcomes in COPD Patients
Creatine, a popular nutritional supplement renowned for enhancing athletic performance and muscle strength, does not improve exercise outcomes in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Date: 12 Aug 2008, Rating: not rated

Low-Sodium Advice for Asthmatics Should be Taken with a Grain of Salt
Following a low-sodium diet does not appear to have any appreciable impact of asthma control as once thought, according to new research.

Date: 18 Jul 2008, Rating: not rated

Consumption of Nut Products During Pregnancy Linked to Increased Asthma in Children
Expectant mothers who eat nuts or nut products like peanut butter daily during pregnancy increase their children’s risk of developing asthma by more than 50 percent over women who rarely or never consume nut products during pregnancy.

Date: 18 Jul 2008, Rating: not rated

Stearic acid - the unique saturated fatty acid in Clarias batrachus, an Indian lean fish
All natural fats that make up the lipid part of the human diet has all the three types of fatty acids, viz., saturated fatty acids, monounsaturated fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids.

Date: 7 Jun 2008, Rating: not rated

The nutraceuticals: food or part of food plays a significant role that modifies and maintains normal physiological function that maintaining healthy human beings.

Date: 15 Apr 2008, Rating: 2.67, 9 pages