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1/17/2015
Research published in February 2014 in Pediatrics suggests that teens who eat large amounts of salt may be more likely to be obese and have higher levels of inflammation—no matter how many calories they consume.
 

1/13/2015
Researchers have found that a pulse-based diet, including lentils, chickpeas, beans and peas, can be effective at reducing body fat, regulating menstrual periods and lowering cholesterol in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).
 

1/9/2015
A large, long-term population study of pregnant women found that those who followed what researchers deemed the “healthiest” diets had a 15 percent lower risk of preterm delivery than the women who ate the unhealthiest foods.

1/6/2015
A meta-analysis has found that people who live in colder, northern climates may have more of the gut bacteria that is thought to be associated with obesity.

1/6/2015
A 2014 study published in the British Medical Journal found that patients with the highest fiber intake following a heart attack had a 25% lower chance of dying from all causes and a 13% lower chance of dying from cardiovascular disease.

1/6/2015
A study published in April 2014 in Anaerobe reported that almonds and their skins may boost probiotics in the human gut and also lessen levels of a bacteria commonly associated with food poisoning.

1/6/2015
Researchers have found that daily consumption of white button mushrooms can substantially lower risk factors for type 2 diabetes.

11/18/2014

Diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder in children are markedly increasing, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 2012, the CDC reported that one in 88 American children had autism spectrum disorder—a 23 percent increase from 2009 and a 78 percent increase from 2007.


11/18/2014

Two studies show that various botanicals may have an impact on type 2 diabetes risk and blood-sugar management.


10/1/2014

A small U.S. and Canadian study shows that prediabetic men and women who are overweight or obese can lower their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by eating a small, daily dose of flaxseed.

In a randomized, crossover trial, researchers at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, the University of Montana and the University of Sherbrooke in Canada recruited 25 overweight or obese men and postmenopausal women with prediabetes. Each subject was given either 0, 13 or 26 grams of ground flaxseed daily for 12 weeks. The results of the study were published in the May 2013 issue of Nutrition Research.


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