Dietary supplements risky for older women

Dietary supplements risky for older women, study finds An increased risk of death is seen in those who took multivitamins, folic acid, iron and others. But it's unclear why.Amplify’d from articles.latimes.comDietary supplements risky for older women, study findsAn increased risk of death is seen in those who took multivitamins, folic acid, iron and others. But … Continue reading Dietary supplements risky for older women

Eating Healthy = Longer Healthier Life; Who Knew!

The investigators analyzed associations of intake of 9 dietary components (vegetables; fruit; nuts and soy; white or red meat; trans fat; polyunsaturated or saturated fat; fiber; multivitamin use; and alcohol) scored on the AHEI with mortality risk. Indexes of diet quality have been shown to be associated with a decreased risk for mortality in several … Continue reading Eating Healthy = Longer Healthier Life; Who Knew!

Watermelon May Reduce Fat & Improve Diabetes

Watermelon is rich in L-citrulline, an effective precursor of L-arginine. dietary supplementation with watermelon pomace juice or L-arginine increased serum concentrations of arginine; **reduced fat** lowered serum concentrations of **glucose**, free fatty acids, homocysteine, and dimethylarginines; enhanced GTP cyclohydrolase-I activity and tetrahydrobiopterin concentrations in the heart; and improved acetylcholine-induced vascular relaxation.Amplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govJ Nutr. 2007 … Continue reading Watermelon May Reduce Fat & Improve Diabetes

Vegetarian Diet May Help Reduce Risk

Vegetarian Diet May Help Reduce Risk for Metabolic Syndrome "A vegetarian dietary pattern is associated with a more favorable profile of MRFs [metabolic risk factors] and a lower risk of MetS," the study authors write. "The relationship persists after adjusting for lifestyle and demographic factors."Amplify’d from http://www.medscape.org From Medscape Education Clinical Briefs Vegetarian Diet May … Continue reading Vegetarian Diet May Help Reduce Risk

Eat Healthy to Lose Weight

Consuming a diet lower in Energy Density (Vegetables and Whole Grains), characterized by greater intake of vegetables and whole grains, may aid with weight loss maintenanceAmplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govEat Behav. 2011 Apr;12(2):119-25. Epub 2011 Jan 25.Dietary energy density and successful weight loss maintenance.Raynor HA, Van Walleghen EL, Bachman JL, Looney SM, Phelan S, Wing RR.Department of … Continue reading Eat Healthy to Lose Weight

Dietary fiber cuts premature death risk

High intakes of fiber were associated with 24 to 56 percent reduction in cardiovascular, infectious and respiratory diseases in men and 34 to 59 percent in women.Amplify’d from http://www.foodconsumer.orgDietary fiber cuts premature death riskA new study in the June 2011 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine suggests eating lots of dietary fiber can prevent death … Continue reading Dietary fiber cuts premature death risk

Dietary oxalate effect on urinary oxalate appears to be small.

Dietary oxalate effect on urinary oxalate appears to be small.Amplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govClin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2008 Sep;3(5):1453-60. Epub 2008 Jul 23.Determinants of 24-hour urinary oxalate excretion.Taylor EN, Curhan GC.Renal Division and Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA. entaylor@partners.orgAbstractBACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Higher levels of urinary … Continue reading Dietary oxalate effect on urinary oxalate appears to be small.

Carbohydrate malabsorption and the effect of dietary restriction on symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and func

Carbohydrate malabsorption and the effect of dietary restriction on symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and functional bowel complaints.Amplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govIsr Med Assoc J. 2000 Aug;2(8):583-7.Carbohydrate malabsorption and the effect of dietary restriction on symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and functional bowel complaints.Goldstein R, Braverman D, Stankiewicz H.Gastroenterology Institute, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel.AbstractBACKGROUND: Carbohydrate … Continue reading Carbohydrate malabsorption and the effect of dietary restriction on symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and func

Fructose-sorbitol malabsorption.

Malabsorbed sugars (fructose, sorbitol, lactose) and fructans may act as dietary triggers for clinical symptoms of Abdominal pain, bloating, and discomfortAmplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govCurr Gastroenterol Rep. 2009 Oct;11(5):368-74.Fructose-sorbitol malabsorption.Fernández-Bañares F, Esteve M, Viver JM.Department of Gastroenterology, Hospital Universitari Mutua Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain. ffbanares@mutuaterrassa.esAbstractImportant dietary carbohydrates such as fructose and sorbitol are incompletely absorbed in the normal … Continue reading Fructose-sorbitol malabsorption.

Dietary fructose intolerance: significant gastrointestinal symptoms

Dietary fructose intolerance: diet modification can impact self-rated health and symptom control. A dietary questionnaire was used to evaluate compliance with the fructose-restricted diet. DFI can cause significant gastrointestinal symptoms that may not respond to medications or surgical interventions. Symptoms can improve and self-rated health does improve in DFI patients willing to adhere to a … Continue reading Dietary fructose intolerance: significant gastrointestinal symptoms