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High-fiber diet during pregnancy may protect offspring against asthma

High-fiber diet during pregnancy may protect offspring against asthma

Women who consume a high-fiber diet during pregnancy may reduce the risk of their offspring developing asthma, according to the results of a new study published in Nature Communications. Researchers…

Want to be seen as more loving and a better cook? Serve vegetables to your kids

Want to be seen as more loving and a better cook?  Serve vegetables to your kids

Do you want to be seen as a better cook and a more loving parent? It’s as easy as serving a vegetable at dinner, according to recent Cornell Food and…

A person’s diet, acidity of urine may affect susceptibility to UTIs

The acidity of urine — as well as the presence of small molecules related to diet — may influence how well bacteria can grow in the urinary tract, a new…

Weight loss plus vitamin D reduces inflammation linked to cancer, chronic disease

First study of its kind to test effect of vitamin D and weight loss on inflammatory biomarkers For the first time, researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have…

Experts call for dropping of total fat intake limits

Experts call for dropping of total fat intake limits

Ahead of the publication of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, researchers have called for the US government to drop recommended restrictions on total fat consumption. The researchers state…

Fasting: what are the health benefits and risks?

Fasting: what are the health benefits and risks?

Fasting is commonly associated with the month of Ramadan. As you read this, billions of Muslims around the world are engaging in this declaration of faith that involves abstaining from…

Eat protein before carbohydrates to lower post-meal glucose

Eat protein before carbohydrates to lower post-meal glucose

In a new study, researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, NY, found that the order in which different types of food are consumed has a…

New Zealand blackcurrants good for the brain

Research has shown that New Zealand blackcurrants are good for keeping us mentally young and agile, a finding that could have potential in managing the mental decline associated with aging…

Got acne? Lay off the B12

Vitamin B12 tweaks how genes behave in the facial bacteria of some people who normally enjoy clear skin. The activity changes of the facial bacteria promote inflammation and lead to…

Too hot to handle: how to avoid heat-related illness

Too hot to handle: how to avoid heat-related illness

Hot weather can be extremely pleasant and relaxing, but it also comes with its dangers. Sometimes, the human body is unable to handle exposure to extreme heat and maintain…