Diseases

Processed Foods Highly Correlated with Obesity Epidemic in the U.S.

Processed Foods Highly Correlated with Obesity Epidemic in the U.S.

As food consumed in the U.S. becomes more and more processed, obesity may become more prevalent. Through reviewing overall trends in food, George Washington University (GW) researcher Leigh A. Frame, PhD, MHS, concluded that detailed recommendations to improve diet quality and overall nutrition are needed for consumers, who are prioritizing food that is cheaper and more convenient, but also highly processed. Her conclusions are published in a ...
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Kids Twice as Likely to Eat Healthy after Watching Healthy Cooking Shows

Kids Twice as Likely to Eat Healthy after Watching Healthy Cooking Shows

Television programs featuring healthy foods can be a key ingredient in leading children to make healthier food choices now and into adulthood. A new study found kids who watched a child-oriented cooking show featuring healthy food were 2.7 times more likely to make a healthy food choice than those who watched a different episode of the same show featuring unhealthy food. Television programs featuring healthy foods ...
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New Study finds Exercise is Good for Your Brain's Gray Matter

New Study finds Exercise is Good for Your Brain’s Gray Matter

Cardiorespiratory exercise -- walking briskly, running, biking and just about any other exercise that gets your heart pumping -- is good for your body, but can it also slow cognitive changes in your brain? A study in Mayo Clinic Proceedings from the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases provides new evidence of an association between cardiorespiratory fitness and brain health, particularly in gray matter and total brain volume -- ...
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Children who Drank Whole Milk had Lower Risk of Being Overweight or Obese

Children who Drank Whole Milk had Lower Risk of Being Overweight or Obese

Review analyzing almost 21,000 children suggests children who drank whole milk were less likely to be overweight or obese. A systematic review and meta-analysis led by St. Michael's Hospital of Unity Health Toronto found children who drank whole milk had 40 per cent lower odds of being overweight or obese compared with children who consumed reduced-fat milk. The research, published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, ...
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Your DNA is Not your Destiny -- or a Good Predictor of Your Health

Your DNA is Not your Destiny — or a Good Predictor of Your Health

In most cases, your genes have less than five per cent to do with your risk of developing a particular disease, according to new research by University of Alberta scientists. In the largest meta-analysis ever conducted, scientists have examined two decades of data from studies that examine the relationships between common gene mutations, also known as single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), and different diseases and conditions. And ...
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Study Shows Sports Are Good for Your Brain

Study Shows Sports Are Good for Your Brain

The level of high school sports participation is at an all-time high.1 Students who play competitive sports enjoy physical and mental benefits. It reduces the rate of obesity, Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. It also improves cardiovascular and pulmonary function and increases the potential that young people will go on to stay physically active throughout their life.2 Researchers also discovered that athletes who regularly play ...
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Researchers discover how cells know their future and forget their past

Researchers discover how cells know their future and forget their past

(Science Daily) Stem cells all share the potential of developing into any specific cell in the body. Many researchers are therefore trying to answer the fundamental questions of what determines the cells' developmental fate as well as when and why the cells lose the potential of developing into any cell. Now, researchers from the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Biology (DanStem) at University of ...
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Gut Bacteria Is Key Factor in Childhood Obesity

Gut Bacteria Is Key Factor in Childhood Obesity

New information published by scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Health suggests that gut bacteria and its interactions with immune cells and metabolic organs, including fat tissue, play a key role in childhood obesity. “The medical community used to think that obesity was a result of consuming too many calories. However, a series of studies over the past decade has confirmed that the microbes living in our ...
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Study: Vaccines Found to be Deliberately Formulated with Hundreds of Cancer Genes to Ensure Repeat Business for Big Pharma

Study: Vaccines Found to be Deliberately Formulated with Hundreds of Cancer Genes to Ensure Repeat Business for Big Pharma

Groundbreaking research out of Italy has uncovered shocking new details about the aborted human fetal cell lines that are used in many of today’s childhood vaccines. As reported by Children’s Health Defense (CHD), a group known as Corvelva discovered that the original MRC-5 aborted baby cell line from which vaccines are still made today is derived from the entire human genome of an aborted male baby ...
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Report: Polio Vaccinations Still Causing Polio

Report: Polio Vaccinations Still Causing Polio

It is exceedingly rare for the public health community to admit to any problems with vaccination. Every so often, however, circumstances force officials into making just such an acknowledgment. The current debacle seeping out into the news—which is actually a long-running tale minted anew—is that oral polio vaccines are “spawning virulent strains” of polioviruses. The alarming surge in vaccine-derived polio cases presents vaccine planners with a ...
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