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Body Weekly - May 2014 Archives


Low-carb vegan diet may reduce heart disease risk and weight (5/31/2014)

Researchers at St. Michael's Hospital have shown for the first time that, in addition to weight loss, a specific low-carbohydrate diet may also reduce the risk of heart disease by 10 percent over 10 years. ...> Full Article


The failure of the couples gym membership: A self-control paradox? (5/30/2014)

Couples often go grocery shopping together, make joint financial decisions, and choose entertainment options to share. Products and programs like shared gym memberships and joint credit cards are designed with couples in mind. According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, how a couple succeeds or fails in these types of joint endeavors depends on their individual levels of self-control. ...> Full Article


Breakthrough: Nasal spray may soon replace the pill (5/29/2014)

When the doctor gives us medicine, it is often in the shape of a pill. But when it comes to brain diseases, pills are actually an extremely inefficient way to deliver drugs to the brain, and according to researchers from University of Southern Denmark we need to find new and more efficient ways of transporting drugs to the brain. Spraying the patient's nose could be one such way. ...> Full Article


Not just for the heart, red wine shows promise as cavity fighter (5/28/2014)

For anyone searching for another reason to enjoy a glass of red wine with dinner, here's a good one: A new study has found that red wine, as well as grape seed extract, could potentially help prevent cavities. They say that their report, which appears in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, could lead to the development of natural products that ward off dental diseases with fewer side effects. ...> Full Article


Women repeatedly short-changed in case of premature ejaculation (5/27/2014)

Around a third of all men suffer from premature ejaculation. For the majority of women, however, curtailed sexual intercourse without climaxing is less frustrating. A sex researcher from the University of Zurich reveals: If men are focused too heavily on controlling ejaculation, they ignore the sexual needs of women and are unable to cater to their individual desires, which can seriously jeopardize the relationship. ...> Full Article


A full serving of protein at each meal needed for maximum muscle health (5/26/2014)

Most Americans eat a diet that consists of little to no protein for breakfast, a bit of protein at lunch and an overabundance of protein at dinner. As long as they get their recommended dietary allowance of about 60 grams, it's all good, right? ...> Full Article


Study links high cholesterol levels to lower fertility (5/25/2014)

High cholesterol levels may impair fertility in couples trying to achieve a pregnancy, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health, the University at Buffalo, and Emory University in Atlanta. ...> Full Article


More than two-thirds of healthy Americans are infected with human papilloma viruses (5/24/2014)

More than two-thirds of healthy Americans are infected with human papilloma virusesIn what is believed to be the largest and most detailed genetic analysis of its kind, researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center and elsewhere have concluded that 69 percent of healthy American adults are infected with one or more of 109 strains of human papillomavirus. ...> Full Article


Vitamin E in canola and other oils hurts lungs (5/23/2014)

A large new study upends our understanding of vitamin E and ties increasing consumption of supposedly healthy, vitamin E-rich oils -- canola, soybean and corn -- to the rising incidence of lung inflammation and, possibly, asthma. The good news: vitamin E in olive and sunflower oils improves lungs. The study shows drastically different health effects of vitamin E depending on its form: gamma-tocopherol in soybean, canola and corn oil and alpha-tocopherol in olive and sunflower oils. ...> Full Article


Brain steroids make good dads (5/22/2014)

Insights from a highly social fish can help understand how other androgenic steroids, like testosterone, can shape a male's parenting skills, according to a recent Georgia State University research study. ...> Full Article


Why you need olive oil on your salad (5/21/2014)

A diet that combines unsaturated fats with nitrite-rich vegetables, such as olive oil and lettuce, can protect you from hypertension, suggests a new study led by King's College London. The findings, published in the journal PNAS, help to explain why some previous studies have shown that a Mediterranean diet can reduce blood pressure. ...> Full Article


Gum disease bacteria may cause heart disease (5/20/2014)

A University of Florida study shows that the same bacteria that cause gum disease also promotes heart disease -- a discovery that could change the way heart disease is diagnosed and treated. Researchers report their findings today at the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. ...> Full Article


Having a sense of purpose may add years to your life (5/16/2014)

Feeling that you have a sense of purpose in life may help you live longer, no matter what your age, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The research has clear implications for promoting positive aging and adult development, says lead researcher Patrick Hill of Carleton University in Canada. ...> Full Article


Forty is not too old or too late to start endurance training (5/15/2014)

A study of healthy senior men has found that 'relatively intensive' endurance exercise confers benefits on the heart irrespective of the age at which they began training. The benefits were evident and comparable in those who had started training before the age of 30 or after the age of 40. As a result, said the investigators, 40 is not too old to start endurance training. ...> Full Article


Eating more fruits, vegetables may cut stroke risk worldwide (5/15/2014)

Eating more fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of stroke worldwide, according to a new analysis of 20 studies conducted in Europe, the United States and Asia. ...> Full Article


Grape skin extract may soon be answer to treating diabetes (5/14/2014)

Grape skin extract may soon be answer to treating diabetesPreliminary studies by researchers at Wayne State University have demonstrated that grape skin extract (GSE) exerts a novel inhibitory activity on hyperglycemia and could be developed and used to aid in diabetes management. Recently funded by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine of the National Institutes of Health, this $2.1 million transitional study will provide insights into the novel inhibitory action of GSE. ...> Full Article


Plugging leaky blood vessels to save vision (5/14/2014)

A new drug approach has been developed for safer clean-up of deformed blood vessels in the eye by a research team at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. ...> Full Article


A cup of coffee a day may keep retinal damage away (5/13/2014)

Coffee drinkers, rejoice! Aside from java's energy jolt, food scientists say you may reap another health benefit from a daily cup of joe: prevention of deteriorating eyesight and possible blindness from retinal degeneration due to glaucoma, aging and diabetes. ...> Full Article


Low-carbohydrate diet reduced inflammation (5/12/2014)

A low-carbohydrate diet, but not a low-fat diet, reduces inflammation in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to research at Linköping University in Sweden. ...> Full Article


Snacking contributes to fatty liver and abdominal obesity (5/11/2014)

Researchers from The Netherlands found that snacking on high-fat and high-sugar foods was independently associated with abdominal fat and fatty liver: hepatic steatosis. According to the study published in Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, hypercaloric diet with frequent meals increases intrahepatic triglyceride content and fat around the waist, but increasing meal size did not. ...> Full Article


New gel-based eye fluid aids post-operative healing (5/10/2014)

In an effort to avoid serious side effects suffered after surgery to repair retinal detachment, vision scientists have developed a new product to help stabilize the eye while it heals. The research is being presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology this week in Orlando, Fla. ...> Full Article


New study suggests combination of statin and omega-3 fatty acid may provide cardioprotective effects (5/9/2014)

New findings from an in vitro study, led by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital, show that the combination of statins and eicosapentaenoic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid, may potentially reduce cardiovascular risk. ...> Full Article


The real difference between how men and women choose their partners (5/9/2014)

A hamburger that's 90 percent fat-free sounds a lot better than one with 10 percent fat. And even when the choices are the same, humans are hard-wired to prefer the more positive option. This is because of what's known as the 'framing effect,' a principle that new research from Concordia has proved applies to mate selection, too. ...> Full Article


Frozen meal eaters get more vegetables including greens, beans and whole grains but with lower total calories vs. fast food restaurant eaters (5/8/2014)

New analysis of data from the 2003-2010 What We Eat In America National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, a program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, indicates that people who choose frozen meals over quick serve restaurants have better quality diets. ...> Full Article


Your stress is my stress (5/7/2014)

Merely observing stressful situations can trigger a physical stress response. ...> Full Article


Faster dental treatment with new photoactive molecule (5/6/2014)

Faster dental treatment with new photoactive moleculePhotoactive materials are used in modern dentistry, which harden when they are exposed to light. Usually, only thin layers of up to 2 mm can be hardened, due to the limited penetration depth of light. A new dental filling material allows for thicker layers and faster dental procedures. ...> Full Article


Consuming high-protein breakfasts helps women maintain glucose control, study finds (5/5/2014)

Previous research has shown that extreme increases in glucose and insulin in the blood can lead to poor glucose control and increase an individual's risk of developing diabetes over time. Now, a University of Missouri researcher has found that when women consumed high-protein breakfasts, they maintained better glucose and insulin control than they did with lower-protein or no-protein meals. ...> Full Article


The power of protein at breakfast; higher amounts may deliver more benefits (5/4/2014)

Many consumers are aware they should make protein a priority at breakfast, but it may be equally important for them to choose an optimal amount of protein to maximize its benefits, suggests new research presented at the American Society for Nutrition's Experimental Biology conference this week. Researchers found that when comparing common breakfasts with varying amounts of protein, a commercially prepared turkey-sausage and egg bowl, cereal and milk, and pancakes with syrup, choosing the higher-protein commercially prepared turkey-sausage and egg bowl provided increased feelings of fullness and lesser calorie intake at lunch, when compared to the lower-protein breakfasts. ...> Full Article


Study: Tart cherry juice increases sleep time in adults with insomnia (5/3/2014)

Researchers from Louisiana State University found that drinking Montmorency tart cherry juice twice a day for two weeks helped increase sleep time by nearly 90 minutes among older adults with insomnia. ...> Full Article


Couples need just 1 conversation to decide not to have children (5/2/2014)

Many couples agree not to have children after only one discussion, and sometimes none at all. ...> Full Article


You may have billions and billions of good reasons for being unfit (5/2/2014)

Although our chromosomes are relatively stable within our lifetimes, the genetic material found in our mitochondria is highly variable across individuals and may impact upon human health, say researchers at the University of Montreal and its affiliated Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Sainte-Justine Hospital. ...> Full Article


Study reaffirms soy-dairy protein blend increases muscle mass (5/1/2014)

A new study published online in the Journal of Applied Physiology shows additional benefits of consuming a blend of soy and dairy proteins after resistance exercise for building muscle mass. Researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch found that using a protein blend of soy, casein and whey post-workout prolongs the delivery of select amino acids to the muscle for an hour longer than using whey alone. ...> Full Article


Are almonds an optimal snack? (5/1/2014)

In a satellite session on Sunday, April 27, researchers will explore the question, 'Are Almonds an Optimal Snack?' a hot topic given that snacking has become a way of life for most Americans. In fact, 97 percent of Americans report eating at least one snack a day, with 40 percent consuming three to four snacks per day, so understanding and education about smart snacking is increasingly important. ...> Full Article


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