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Inflammation and fibrosis in the heart healed with fat
Too much dietary fat is bad for the heart, but the right kind of fat keeps the heart healthy, according to a paper published in The Journal of Experimental Medicine. (Medical News Today)

Could vitamin D deficiency increase the risk of schizophrenia?
Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to numerous health problems. Now, a new study suggests that people who are vitamin D deficient may be more likely to develop schizophrenia. (Medical News Today)

Food and medication interactions - get the real facts from your pharmacist
A warning by consumer group Choice about the dangers of mixing some foods and drinks with prescription medicines is a timely reminder of the need for people to talk to their pharmacists about the... (Medical News Today)

Patients with advanced cancer can benefit from programs combining exercise and nutritional advice
Patients with advanced cancer can benefit from a rehabilitation program combining exercise, nutritional counselling and symptom control, according to an evidence review in CMAJ (Canadian Medical... (Medical News Today)

Lean beef incorporated into diet helps lower blood pressure
Contrary to conventional wisdom, a growing body of evidence shows that eating lean beef can reduce risk factors for heart disease, according to recent research by nutritional scientists. (Medical News Today)

Dietary elimination therapy benefits adults with eosinophilic esophagitis
Dietary elimination is a successful method of treatment for adults with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), according to a new study1 in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official clinical... (Medical News Today)

The effects of starvation can be passed to future generations
Evidence from human famines and animal studies suggests that starvation can affect the health of descendants of famished individuals. (Medical News Today)

Breastfeeding goals affected by mother's return to work
Breastfeeding is known to provide significant health benefits for both infants and their mothers. (Medical News Today)

Could consuming probiotics help lower blood pressure?
A new study by Australian researchers suggests regular probiotic consumption may do more than promote a healthy gut; it could help reduce and regulate blood pressure. (Medical News Today)

Calorie restriction with resveratrol key to kick-starting cell health
As cells age, damaged proteins and lipids accumulate within them. Impaired cell parts can send free radicals into the body, and dysfunctional proteins and lipids may break down DNA within cells... (Medical News Today)

Consuming probiotics for a month helps diminish fat accumulation in the liver, according to a new study
Spanish scientists have demonstrated through an experiment on obese rats that the consumption of probiotics during thirty days helps diminish the accumulation of fat in the liver. (Medical News Today)

Carbs turned into colorectal cancer by gut microbes in those predisposed to the disease
Colorectal cancer has been linked to carbohydrate-rich western diets, but the underlying mechanisms have been unclear. (Medical News Today)

Last step before full genome sequence of bread wheat genome
The genetic blueprint is an invaluable resource to plant science researchers and breeders. (Medical News Today)

The Mediterranean diet has varied effects on cognitive decline among different races
While the Mediterranean diet may have broad health benefits, its impact on cognitive decline differs among race-specific populations, according to a new study published in the Journal of Gerontology. (Medical News Today)

Heart failure patients benefit from potassium supplements in conjunction with diuretics
Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that patients taking prescription potassium supplements together with loop diuretics for heart failure have... (Medical News Today)

Can fish oil protect against brain damage caused by alcohol abuse?
People who drink excessive amounts of alcohol are at risk of brain damage and dementia in later life. New research suggests that omega-3 fish oil may offer protective benefits. (Medical News Today)

European children not eating enough fruit and veg
Less than every fourth child in Europe have enough fruit and vegetables included in their daily diet, a study by Swedish researchers at Orebro University and Karolinska Institutet shows. (Medical News Today)

Older adults benefit from fish oil supplements which reduce incidence of cognitive decline, may improve memory function
Rhode Island Hospital researchers have completed a study that found regular use of fish oil supplements (FOS) was associated with a significant reduction in cognitive decline and brain atrophy in... (Medical News Today)

Study maps EU school food policies for the first time
As part of the European Commission's efforts to help reduce childhood obesity, the Commission's in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre (JRC), has published the first comprehensive... (Medical News Today)

Experts recommend avoiding rice drinks for infants and young children due to concerns over arsenic content
Inorganic arsenic in rice and rice-based foods poses health concerns in infants and young children, and steps should be taken to minimize exposure, according to a commentary in the Journal of... (Medical News Today)

ESPGHAN statement provides guidance on 'essential' technique for children with feeding and nutrition problems
Placement of a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube has become an "essential" technique for children and young people with a wide range of problems with feeding and nutrition, according to a... (Medical News Today)

Soluble corn fibre may boost calcium absorption
Around the globe, fibre and calcium intakes are below the levels recommended by experts1,2,3 contributing to potential long-term public health implications1,3,4. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's disease not prevented by B vitamins
Taking B vitamins doesn't slow mental decline as we age, nor is it likely to prevent Alzheimer's disease, conclude Oxford University researchers who have assembled all the best clinical trial data... (Medical News Today)

Tooth plaque provides insight into our prehistoric ancestors' diet
A new study may provide evidence that our prehistoric ancestors understood plant consumption and processing long before the development of agriculture, according to a study published in the... (Medical News Today)

Antihypertensive and antioxidant activity in black beans
Beans are one of the most important crops for the Mexican population due to its nutritional qualities. (Medical News Today)

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