High protein diet associated with small increased heart failure risk in middle-aged men
For middle-aged men, eating higher amounts of protein was associated with a slightly elevated risk for heart failure than those who ate less protein, according to new research in Circulation: Heart Failure, an American Heart Association journal.
Tomato sauce helps boost probiotic food benefits
The demand for functional foods is increasing in recent years. Consumers request more food that, as well as a high nutritional value, has a beneficial effect on their organism and reduces the risk of suffering certain illnesses. This beneficial effect doesn’t only depend on the…
Keep saying yes to fish twice a week for heart health
A new scientific advisory reaffirms the American Heart Association’s recommendation to eat fish- especially those rich in Omega-3 fatty acids twice a week to help reduce the risk of heart failure, coronary heart disease, cardiac arrest and ischaemic stroke. The advisory is published in the…
Hypertensive Patients May Benefit from Folic Acid Supplements
Patients with low platelet count and high homocysteine levels reduced first stroke risk by 73 percent with the B vitamin
Walnuts impact gut microbiome and improve health
Diets rich in nuts, such as walnuts, have been shown to play a role in heart health and in reducing colorectal cancer. According to a new study from the University of Illinois, the way walnuts impact the gut microbiome—the collection of trillions of microbes or…
Can fish oil supplementation attenuate stress symptoms in high risk jobs?
A study published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics suggests a role for fish-oil supplementation in workers who perform very stressful jobs.
Drinking Up to Three Cups of Coffee Per Day May Be Safe, Protective
Caffeine consumption linked to decreased rate of atrial fibrillation, arrhythmias
How to encourage young people to eat healthy snacks: new insights
Nathalie De Cock, a researcher at the University of Ghent, has won the Alpro Foundation Award for best publication for her study. She is receiving this award for her publication “Adding a reward increases the reinforcing value of fruit” which was part of the REWARD…
Searching for long-term success in weight management? Forget dieting and eat regularly
Early adulthood is particularly critical for putting on weight. According to a recent study conducted at the University of Helsinki, common factors among young women and men who succeeded in managing their weight in the long term included eating regularly rather than dieting.
High consumption of red and processed meat linked to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and insulin resistance
A new study in the Journal of Hepatology adds NAFLD to the list of diseases associated with a Western diet that includes relatively high consumption of red and processed meat
Fasting diets reduce important risk factor for cardiovascular disease
Intermittent energy restriction diets, such as the 5:2 diet, clears fat from the blood quicker after eating meals than daily calorie restriction diets – reducing an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease, a new study in the British Journal of Nutrition reports.
Mono-unsaturated fats from plants, not animals may reduce risk of death from heart disease and other causes
Diets rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acids from plants were associated with a lower risk of dying from heart disease or other causes compared to diets rich in mono-unsaturated fats from animals, which were linked to a higher risk of death from heart disease or other…