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Changing views about saturated fat and cardiovascular disease

(Rosemont, IL) Feb. 10 -- For generations, the consumption of dairy products has been positively associated with the health and wellness of families and communities. Nevertheless, the recent shift in dietary trends has focused on "what not to eat" ...

Bioactive compounds in berries can reduce high blood pressure

Eating blueberries can guard against high blood pressure, according to new research by the University of East Anglia (UEA) and Harvard University. High blood pressure -- or hypertension -- is one of the major cardiovascular diseases worldwide. I...

Overweight primarily a problem among wealthier women in low- to middle-income...

Boston, MA -- A new study from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) finds that high body mass index (BMI) in developing countries remains primarily a problem of the rich. The findings suggest that the shift towards overweight and obesity amon...

Researchers learn that genetics determine winter vitamin D status

Vitamin D is somewhat of an unusual "vitamin," because it can be made in the body from sunlight and most foods do not contain vitamin D unless added by fortification. Synthesis of vitamin D in the body requires exposure to ultraviolet light and can ...

Drink milk and lose more weight, according to Ben-Gurion University of...

BEER-SHEVA, ISRAEL, September 21, 2010 -- A new weight loss study conducted by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers reveals that dieters who consumed milk or milk products lost more weight on average than those who consumed little t...

New study finds milk drinkers may have a healthy weight advantage

Now there's a new reason to grab a glass of milk when you're on diet, suggests a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. In a 2-year weight loss study, milk drinkers had an advantage over those who skipped the milk. Israel...

Vitamin A increases the presence of the HIV virus in breast...

ANN ARBOR, Mich.---Vitamin A and beta-carotene supplements are unsafe for HIV-positive women who breastfeed because they may boost the excretion of HIV in breast milk---thereby increasing the chances of transmitting the infection to the child, a pai...

Rapid infant weight gain linked to obesity in African American young...

African Americans who gained weight rapidly in the first four months of life were more likely than their peers to be obese as young adults, 20 years later, according to researchers from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania. Their study, published in the June issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, analyzed data on 300 people in Philadelphia who were followed as part of a long-term, larger study from 1962 through 1989.

Milk in Childhood Has Lasting Benefits on Osteoporosis

Women with low milk intake during childhood and adolescence have lower bone mass in adulthood and greater risk of fracture ? independent of their current milk or calcium intake, according to a new Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center study of milk intake during childhood and its effect on osteoporosis.

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