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Nutrition

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

Diet Supplement May Help Lower Elevated Cholesterol
A relatively new dietary supplement called Basikol may lower total cholesterol by about 15 percent, according to the August issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter

Date: 18 Oct 2006, Rating: not rated

Lifestyle, Rather Than Fetal Or Childhood Factors, Critical For Adult Bone Health
Fetal programming and childhood factors can't be blamed for poor bone health in mid life, reveals a small study...

Date: 18 Oct 2006, Rating: not rated

One Or Two Drinks A Day May Be Better For Women Than None
Researchers at the University of Newcastle have found that women who never drink alcohol are in poorer health than those who have up to two drinks a day.

Date: 18 Oct 2006, Rating: 5.00

What Are The Health Effects Of Unsaturated Fatty Acids?
Scientists and health professionals met recently in London to discover more about the new and emerging health benefits of unsaturated fatty acids.

Date: 18 Oct 2006, Rating: not rated

Orange Juice Is Better Than Lemonade At Keeping Kidney Stones Away
A daily glass of orange juice can help prevent the recurrence of kidney stones better than other citrus fruit juices such as lemonade, researchers have discovered.

Date: 15 Sep 2006, Rating: not rated

Probiotics, prebiotics and antioxidants as functional foods
A review of the probiotics, prebiotics and antioxidants

Date: 12 Sep 2006, Rating: 4.94, 6 pages

Will Genetically Engineered Foods Cause Allergic Reactions?
The potential of genetically engineered foods to cause allergic reactions in humans is a big reason for opposition to such crops.

Date: 9 Oct 2006, Rating: 2.00

Nutritional and Functional Importance of Intestinal Sulfur Amino Acid Metabolism
This review discusses the evidence of intestinal SAA metabolism and how this affects nutrient requirements and epithelial function.

Date: 12 Sep 2006, Rating: 5.00, 4 pages

Variations in Body Composition and Plasma Lipids in Response to a High-Carbohydrate Diet
A study that examined the extent to which variations in body composition modulate changes in the lipid profile in response to ad libitum consumption of a diet rich in carbohydrates or high in fat and in monounsaturated fatty acids.

Date: 12 Sep 2006, Rating: 1.00, 8 pages

Combination Diet and Exercise Interventions for the Treatment of Dyslipidemia: an Effective Preliminary Strategy to Lower Cholesterol Levels?
Based on recent findings lifestyle therapies that combine diet and exercise interventions are efficacious, nonpharmacological strategies for the treatment of dyslipidemia.

Date: 12 Sep 2006, Rating: not rated, 4 pages

Benefits and Requirements of Vitamin D for Optimal Health: A Review
This article discusses the importance of vitamin D sufficiency at various stages of life as a guide to health practitioners, policy makers, and interested individuals.

Date: 12 Sep 2006, Rating: 4.60, 12 pages

Nutrition in Cancer Prevention: An Integrated Approach
There is considerable evidence that the war on cancer is not being won. There is, however, strong evidence that a substantial fraction of cancer can be prevented by using existing nutritional knowledge.

Date: 12 Jul 2006, Rating: 2.00, 6 pages

How Do Nutritional and Hormonal Status Modify the Bioavailability, Uptake, and Distribution of Different Isomers of Lycopene?
A short review of the differential bioavailability of cis-lycopene compared with all-trans-lycopene, the differential tissue uptake of tomato carotenoids, and the impact of hormonal status on tissue levels of lycopene.

Date: 12 Sep 2006, Rating: not rated, 3 pages

Breastfeeding Reduces Risk of Respiratory Illness in Infants
The relation between breastfeeding and incidence and duration of upper respiratory tract illnesses (URI) and lower respiratory tract illnesses (LRI) from birth through the first 6 months of life was investigated in this study.

Date: 12 Sep 2006, Rating: not rated, 9 pages

Breastfeeding, the Immune Response, and Long-term Health
Breastfeeding provides unsurpassed natural nutrition to the newborn and infant.

Date: 12 Sep 2006, Rating: not rated, 7 pages

Mushrooms As Good An Antioxidant Source As More Colorful Veggies
Portabella and crimini mushrooms rank with carrots, green beans, red peppers and broccoli as good sources of dietary antioxidants, researchers found.

Date: 28 Aug 2006, Rating: 5.00

Kansas State University nutrition research finds: Eggs have a lipid that lowers cholesterol absorption
Nutrition researchers have published the first evidence that the absorption of cholesterol is reduced by another compound in the egg, a lecithin.

Date: 11 Sep 2006, Rating: 5.00

Coffee Intake Linked To Lower Diabetes Risk
Drinking coffee, especially when it is decaffeinated, may be associated with a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes...

Date: 10 Jul 2006, Rating: 9.00

Replacing Some Carbohydrates With Protein And Unsaturated Fat May Enhance Heart Health Benefits
The types of food eaten in an effort to cut down on saturated fat may make a difference in reducing heart disease risk, according to a study...

Date: 11 Sep 2006, Rating: not rated

The Cytokine Diet: The Next Fad In Weight Loss?
Might we be able to turn our immune system against another kind of foe besides infections and viruses? How about fat?

Date: 10 Jul 2006, Rating: 5.25