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Calcium supplementation does not increase coronary heart disease concludes new study

Posted by dlife on Sun, Apr 06, 14, 11:59 PM 0 Comment

April 5, 2014 (EurekAlert) —The results of a study presented today at the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases do not support the hypothesis that calcium supplementation, with or without vitamin D, increases coronary heart disease or all-cause mortality risk in elderly women.

The investigators, from centres in Australia, Denmark and the USA, undertook a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials of calcium supplements with or without vitamin D. Th

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New Study Finds Strong Link Between Obesity and 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Posted by dlife on Mon, Mar 31, 14, 08:42 AM 0 Comment

March 30, 2014 (EurkeAlert) — Researchers at King's College London and Imperial College London have discovered that people with fewer copies of a gene coding for a carb-digesting enzyme may be at higher risk of obesity. The findings, published in Nature Genetics, suggest that dietary advice may need to be more tailored to an individual's digestive system, based on whether they have the genetic predisposition and necessary enzymes to digest different foods.

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Understanding Binge Eating and Obesity

Posted by dlife on Sun, Mar 23, 14, 11:59 PM 0 Comment

March 14, 2014 (Newswise) — Researchers at the University of Cambridge have developed a novel method for evaluating the treatment of obesity-related food behavior. In an effort to further scientific understanding of the underlying problem, they have published the first peer-reviewed video of their technique in JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experime

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Cholesterol Study Shows Algal Extracts May Counter Effects of High Fat Diets

Posted by dlife on Fri, Dec 20, 13, 02:47 PM 0 Comment

December 19, 2013 (Newswise) — Health Enhancement Products, Inc. (OTC.BB:HEPI.OB – News), in conjunction with Wayne State University's Department of Nutrition and Food Science in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, announces the publication of a scientific article in the Journal of Nutrition &

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Kids Who Sleep More, May Eat Less, New Study Finds

Posted by dlife on Mon, Nov 04, 13, 09:45 AM 0 Comment

November 4, 2013 (Eureka Alert) — It seems everyone is looking for a culprit when it comes to childhood obesity: fast food, sugary drinks, super-sized everything. But it turns out part of the blame may lie with the simple matter of turning out the lights and rolling into bed.

That's according to the results of a study conducted by Chantelle Hart, associate professor of public health at Temple's Center for Obesity Research and Education (CORE), published today in Pediatrics. The

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