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Dietary – Plant-Based Eating on Cardio-Metabolic Health

Studies continue to support the benefits of plant-based eating on cardio-metabolic health. According to a recent report published in a special edition of Nutrients, plant-based diets help prevent and treat cardio-metabolic diseases such as stroke, heart disease, and obesity. The authors analyzed research behind the effectiveness of plant-based diets to reduce disease risk including cardiovascular…

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3-D Human Heart Images Identify Heart Defect

Study in a Sentence: Researchers devised a new method to study donated heart tissues with high-resolution 3-D images down to the single cell level by prepping the tissue in a solution that allows it to be visible using modern X-ray scanners. Healthy for Humans: The imaging technique can allow the heart electrical conduction system to…

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Dietary – Children Consuming Too Much Cow’s Milk

  Children who were part of the Melbourne Infant Feeding Activity and Nutrition Trial (InFANT) Program consumed two to three times more protein than considered age-appropriate, according to results published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Researchers followed 542 mothers and their children’s first 5 years and tracked protein intake and…

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Dietary – Decreasing Colorectal Cancer Risk

“Whole grain consumption decreases colorectal cancer risk and processed meat consumption increases the risk, according to a new report published by the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research. As part of their Continuous Update Project, an expert panel reviewed the evidence on dietary habits and risk for colorectal cancer and…

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Human Imaging Study

Human Imaging Study Identifies Target for Treating Mild Cognitive Impairment By using a chemical agent that can detect proteins that shuttle serotonin (a neurotransmitter regulating appetite, sleep, and mood), researchers found the level of these serotonin transporter proteins is lower in 28 patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a risk factor for developing dementia, relative…

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Dietary Study – Diabetes

Diabetes Risk Increases with Meat Intake Researchers followed the diets and disease risk of 63,257 participants from the Singapore Chinese Health Study and found that those who consumed the most red meat (e.g., pork, beef, lamb), poultry, and fish had an increased risk for type 2 diabetes by 23, 15, and 7 percent, respectively, compared…

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Depression Among Children and Young Adults

Depression among children and young adults is increasing at an alarming rate. According to the World Health Organization, the predominate cause of illness and disability for boys and girls aged 10 to 19 years is depression. Symptoms of depression may include: changes in sleep patterns, appetite, weight, trouble concentrating, social withdrawal and suicidal thoughts and…

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