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Men With Prostate Cancer: Avoid Whole Milk



Researchers to Men With Prostate Cancer: Avoid Whole Milk Enjoying a tall glass of cold, whole milk on a regular basis is a no-go for men with prostate cancer, advise the authors of a new observational study.   "Men with non-metastatic prostate cancer who choose to drink milk should select non-fat or low-fat options," conclude the authors, led by June Chan, ScD, a professor of epidemiology and biostatistics and of urology, University of California, San...

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Starving prostate cancer with what you eat: Apple peels, red grapes, turmeric



Date: June 6, 2017 Source: University of Texas at Austin Summary: When you dine on curry and baked apples, enjoy the fact that you are eating something that could play a role starving -- or even preventing -- cancer. New research identifies several natural compounds found in food, including turmeric, apple peels and red grapes, as key ingredients that could thwart the growth of prostate cancer. When you dine on curry and baked apples,...

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Diet can impact migraines



Source: University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center Summary: Eliminating that morning 'Cup of Joe,' consuming processed foods high in nitrites or monosodium glutamate (MSG) and enjoying too much alcohol are potential headache triggers for individuals battling migraines, suggests a new report. Eliminating that morning 'Cup of Joe,' consuming processed foods high in nitrites or monosodium glutamate (MSG) and enjoying too much alcohol are potential headache triggers for individuals battling migraines, says Vincent Martin, MD,...

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Fruits and vegetables' latest superpower? Lowering blood pressure



Dietary potassium linked with lower blood pressure Source: University of Southern California - Health Sciences Summary: A new study links increased dietary potassium with lower blood pressure.   Eating potassium-rich foods like sweet potatoes, avocados, spinach, beans, bananas -- and even coffee -- could be key to lowering blood pressure, according to Alicia McDonough, PhD, professor of cell and neurobiology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC). "Decreasing...

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Organic farming can make an important contribution to world nutrition, research shows



Date: November 15, 2017 Source: Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt | Graz | Wien Summary: A global conversion to organic farming can contribute to a profoundly sustainable food system, provided that it is combined with further measures, specifically with a one-third reduction of animal-based products in the human diet, less concentrated feed and less food waste, shows new research. A global conversion to organic farming can contribute to a profoundly sustainable food system, provided that it is...

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Defects in cell's 'waste disposal system' linked to Parkinson's



Date: November 14, 2017 Source: Baylor College of Medicine Summary: Research points at a group of lysosomal storage disorder genes as potential major contributors to the onset and progression of Parkinson's disease.   An international study has shed new light on the genetic factors associated with Parkinson's disease, pointing at a group of lysosomal storage disorder genes as potential major contributors to the onset and progression of this common neurodegenerative disorder. The study appears...

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Disparities in exposure to toxins may drive higher diabetes rates in minorities



Date: November 15, 2017 Source: University of Illinois at Chicago Summary: Unequal exposure to environmental pollutants acting as endocrine-disrupting chemicals is an under-recognized risk factor that may play a key role in driving the higher rates of diabetes among minority and low-income populations, according to a new article. Unequal exposure to environmental pollutants acting as endocrine-disrupting chemicals is an under-recognized risk factor that may play a key role in driving the higher rates of...

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Bad break: Osteoporosis-related bone fractures linked to air pollution



Date: November 9, 2017 Source: Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health Summary: Exposure to air pollution is associated with osteoporosis-related loss of bone mineral density and risk of bone fractures, according to a new study. Exposure to air pollution is associated with osteoporosis-related loss of bone mineral density and risk of bone fractures, according to a new study by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. Their findings are published in...

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Bad break: Osteoporosis-related bone fractures linked to air pollution



Date:November 9, 2017Source:Columbia University's Mailman School of Public HealthSummary:Exposure to air pollution is associated with osteoporosis-related loss of bone mineral density and risk of bone fractures, according to a new study. ...

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Consumption of antioxidant-rich foods is associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes



Consumption of antioxidant-rich foods is associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, study shows Date: November 9, 2017 Source: Diabetologia Summary: A lower risk of type 2 diabetes has been observed among individuals consuming food rich in antioxidants. This effect is largely contributed by fruit, vegetables, tea and other hot beverages, as well as moderate consumption of alcohol, as shown in a recent study. A lower risk of type 2 diabetes has been...

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Low sodium-DASH diet combination dramatically lowers blood pressure in hypertensive adults



Low sodium-DASH diet combination dramatically lowers blood pressure in hypertensive adults Date: November 13, 2017 Source: American Heart Association Summary: A combination of reduced sodium intake and the DASH diet lowers blood pressure in adults with hypertension, according to preliminary research. A combination of reduced sodium intake and the DASH diet lowers blood pressure in adults with hypertension, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2017, a premier global exchange...

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Keeping harsh punishment in check helps kids with ADHD



Keeping harsh punishment in check helps kids with ADHD, study finds Biological, behavioral improvements follow parenting classes Date: November 7, 2017 Source: Ohio State University Summary: Cutting back on yelling, criticism and other harsh parenting approaches, including physical punishment, has the power to calm children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to a new study. Cutting back on yelling, criticism and other harsh parenting approaches, including physical punishment, has the power to calm children with...

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Strength exercise as vital as aerobic new research finds



Date: November 1, 2017 Source: University of Sydney Summary: Push ups and sit ups could add years to your life according to a new study of over 80,000 adults. Push ups and sit ups could add years to your life according to a new study of over 80,000 adults led by the University of Sydney. The largest study to compare the mortality outcomes of different types of exercise found people who did strength-based exercise...

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Exercise can counteract treatment side-effects, improve cardiovascular fitness in women with advanced breast cancer



Date: November 2, 2017 Source: The European School of Oncology (ESO) Summary: Taking part in regular exercise can reduce fatigue and pain, and improve cardiovascular health and quality of life in women being treated for advanced breast cancer, according to new research. Taking part in regular exercise can reduce fatigue and pain, and improve cardiovascular health and quality of life in women being treated for advanced breast cancer, according to new research presented at...

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Inexplicable spasms can now be explained with hormones



Date: November 3, 2017 Source: Aarhus University Summary: Too low a level of a hormone in the blood which protects against stress may be the cause of epilepsy-like seizures which doctors had otherwise believed had solely psychological causes. New research results may help to improve the diagnosis and treatment of an otherwise mystifying disorder.   In Denmark, as many as 2,000 people -- in particular women -- suffer from spasms which are similar to...

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Little-known fruits contain powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant agents



Date: October 31, 2017 Source: Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo Summary: Research shows that five fruit species native to Brazil's Atlantic Rainforest biome have bioactive properties as outstanding as those of blueberries, cranberries, blackberries, and strawberries. By investigating the presence of anti-aging nutrients that also work at the prevention of cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer's, the study clears the path for the conservation and promotion of the genus Eugenia, which...

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Long-term use of drugs to curb acid reflux linked to doubling in stomach cancer risk



Risk rose in tandem with dose and duration of proton pump inhibitor (PPI) treatment Date: October 31, 2017 Source: BMJ Summary: The long-term use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), a class of drugs commonly used to treat acid reflux, is linked to a more than doubling in the risk of developing stomach cancer, finds research. The long term use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), a class of drugs commonly used to treat acid reflux,...

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Gut microbiome may make chemo drug toxic to patients



Date: November 1, 2017 Source: Albert Einstein College of Medicine Summary: The composition of people's gut bacteria may explain why some of them suffer life-threatening reactions after taking a key drug for treating metastatic colorectal cancer, new research has discovered. The findings could help predict which patients will suffer side effects and prevent complications in susceptible patients.   Albert Einstein College of Medicine researchers report that the composition of people's gut bacteria may explain...

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Your Appendix Serves a Purpose



Scientists Find More Evidence That Your Appendix Serves a Purpose BY KATE HOROWITZ It's time to stop picking on the appendix. An article published in the journal Comptes Rendus Palevol supports the theory that the much-maligned organ may serve as a "safe house" for beneficial bacteria. Your appendix is a little tube connected to the cecum (a pouch at the end of your large intestine) on the right side of your abdomen. Most of us know two...

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High-intensity interval training rapidly improves diabetics' glucose metabolism



Source: University of Turku Summary: New research reveals that high-intensity interval training (HIIT) increases glucose metabolism in muscles as well as insulin sensitivity in type 2 diabetes. After just a two-week training period, the glucose uptake in thigh muscles returned to a normal level. New research reveals that high-intensity interval training (HIIT) increases glucose metabolism in muscles as well as insulin sensitivity in type 2 diabetes. Already after a two-week training period, the glucose...

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