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Is a gluten-free diet good for our health?

Increasingly, many of us are choosing to scrap gluten from our diet, even in the absence of an intolerance to the protein. But is this a good dietary choice? We investigate.  
medicalnewstoday.com
almost 5 years ago
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Dietician's support helps moms of food-allergic kids

Discovering your child has a severe food allergy can be a terrible shock. Even more stressful can be determining what foods your child can and cannot eat, and constructing a new diet which might...  
medicalnewstoday.com
almost 5 years ago
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Salt, not high blood pressure, may be to blame for that headache

Departing from the belief that a special diet aimed at lowering high blood pressure can ease headaches, a new study suggests it is simply salt intake that is the culprit.  
medicalnewstoday.com
almost 5 years ago
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A new piece in the 'French paradox' puzzle -- cheese metabolism

Figuring out why the French have low cardiovascular disease rates despite a diet high in saturated fats has spurred research and many theories to account for this phenomenon known as the 'French...  
medicalnewstoday.com
almost 5 years ago
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New research investigates potential probiotic benefits of a pear-enriched diet

In vitro study also looks at role of pears in management of type 2 diabetes and hypertensionA new in vitro (test tube) study, 'Dietary functional benefits of Bartlett...  
medicalnewstoday.com
almost 5 years ago
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Healthy diet reduces risk of cardiovascular disease by a third in over-40s

Men and women who adapt their daily diet to meet current UK dietary guidelines could reduce their risk of a heart attack or a stroke by up to a third, according to a new study by King's College...  
medicalnewstoday.com
almost 5 years ago
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Defective gene could suggest a genetic basis for IBS

Diet, past trauma, infection and anxiety have variously been described as the cause of IBS. Now, researchers claim to have unearthed a clue to a genetic basis for this condition.  
medicalnewstoday.com
almost 5 years ago
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Survey finds doctors want to learn more about diet and cardiovascular disease prevention

Study from NYU Langone Medical Center shows that nutrition is rated as important as statins for preventing heart diseaseMost physicians are aware of the importance of...  
medicalnewstoday.com
almost 5 years ago
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Study shows rats fed a dietary fiber supplement had better weight control

A University of Calgary study has found that rats fed a fibre supplement while on a high fat and high sugar diet show a much lower weight gain than those who did not eat the fibre.  
medicalnewstoday.com
almost 5 years ago
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The Mediterranean diet is not only healthier, it also pollutes less

The health benefits of the Mediterranean diet are well-known. As well as being healthier, a recent article concludes that the menu traditionally eaten in Spain leaves less of a carbon...  
medicalnewstoday.com
almost 5 years ago
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The Harms of Fasting

The following is adapted from my contribution to this discussion of how best to manage unfasted patients who  
emupdates.com
almost 5 years ago
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Slippery Slope: Diet Drugs No Help for Heart

In another edition of the Slippery Slope series examining use of surrogate endpoints in drug approvals, <em>MedPage Today</em> and the<em> Milwaukee Journal Sentinel </em>find diet drugs are approved  
medpagetoday.com
almost 5 years ago
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Brain development suffers from lack of fish oil fatty acids, study finds

While recent reports question whether fish oil supplements support heart health, scientists have found that the fatty acids they contain are vitally important to the developing brain. Neurobiologists report that dietary deficiencies in the type of fatty acids found in fish and other foods can limit brain growth during fetal development and early in life. The findings suggest that women maintain a balanced diet rich in these fatty acids for themselves during pregnancy and for their babies after birth.  
sciencedaily.com
almost 5 years ago
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9 Sneaky Sources Of Sugar In Your Diet

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Sugar is not your friend. The avera...  
huffingtonpost.com
almost 5 years ago
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I Tried A Sensory Deprivation Tank and Lost My Mind

Los Angeles seems to be the testing grounds for the latest snake oil diets, weird versions of yoga, and other whacky mind and body improvement methods. I...  
huffingtonpost.com
almost 5 years ago
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Dr. Al Sears, MD

Chances are you're not getting enough of the right kind of fat in your diet. In fact, all of us are in the same boat, because it's impossible to get enough of the kind of fat.  
alsearsmd.com
almost 5 years ago
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The latest health food fads revealed...but which ones REALLY work? 

Dietitian Sophie Claessens picks the 'miracle' foods from the fads as she examines the latest 'superfoods' promising 'detox', weight loss aids and better heart health.  
dailymail.co.uk
almost 5 years ago
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French diet of cheese 'reduces the risk of a heart attack'

When cheese was digested, gut bacteria produced the compound butyrate, which known to lower 'bad' cholesterol, researchers from Aarhus University, Denmark, found.  
dailymail.co.uk
almost 5 years ago
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Link Between Heart Disease And Height Hidden In Our Genes

Doctors long ago noticed that, beyond the usual influences of diet and smoking, short people seem to get heart disease more often than tall people. But why?  
npr.org
almost 5 years ago