Obesity and Diabetes Linked to Outcomes of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer outcomes adversely affected by obesity and diabetes   Both obesity and diabetes have adverse effects on outcomes in breast cancer patients who receive chemotherapy as primary treatment before surgery (neoadjuvant chemotherapy), according to research presented at the 9th European … [Read more...]

Why Spend On Organic Food?

Organic foods are worth spending a little extra — now more than ever Let’s start at square one and get this detail out of the way. Years of research shows that organic food is more nutritious. Naysayers will tell you it’s not, but they’ve been proven wrong time and again. So eat organic foods and … [Read more...]

Regular Activity Reduces Breast Cancer Risk

Regular physical activity reduces breast cancer risk irrespective of age   Practising sport for more than an hour day reduces the risk of contracting breast cancer, and this applies to women of any age and any weight, and also unaffected by geographical location, according to research presented … [Read more...]

Childhood Obesity Risk Reduced by Low Protein Intake During Infancy

Low protein intake in infancy reduces childhood obesity risk   Results of a European study to be presented at an international conference this week have revealed that a low intake of protein during infancy can reduce a child's risk of becoming obese by the time they go to school. The research … [Read more...]

Soy Formula Linked to Seizure in Children with Autism

Possible association between soy formula and seizures in children with autism   A University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher has detected a higher rate of seizures among children with autism who were fed infant formula containing soy protein rather than milk protein. The study found excess … [Read more...]

Love Hormone for Anorexia?

'Love Hormone' May Help Those With Anorexia   A small, preliminary study hints that a hormone connected to positive feelings could help ease obsessions with food and obesity in people with anorexia. "Patients with anorexia have a range of social difficulties, which often start in their early … [Read more...]

Large Waist Linked to Poor Health

Large waist linked to poor health, even among those in healthy body mass index ranges   Having a big belly has consequences beyond trouble squeezing into your pants. It's detrimental to your health, even if you have a healthy body mass index (BMI), a new international collaborative study led by … [Read more...]

Heavy Periods All Gone

Shepherd's Purse for Lighter Periods?   An herb found in the mustard family, shepherd's purse is sometimes taken in supplement form to stop heavy menstrual bleeding and soothe menstrual cramps. A source of several antioxidants (including a substance called fumaric acid), shepherd's purse is … [Read more...]

The Mood Elevator

The Mood Elevator, a New Brain Training for Stopping the Blues   Peak Achievement Training announces the release of its new product, The Mood Elevator (moodelevator.net), which includes a training method that has been shown to be 84 percent effective in relieving treatment-resistant depression. … [Read more...]

Premature Birth Linked to Mom’s Diet

Mother's diet linked to premature birth   Pregnant women who eat a "prudent" diet rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains and who drink water have a significantly reduced risk of preterm delivery, suggests a study published on bmj.com. Although these findings cannot establish causality, they … [Read more...]

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