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Eating more dietary fiber linked to lower risk of type 2 diabetes
A new study finds that the more fiber people consume - especially from cereals - the lower their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. (Medical News Today)

'Balancing protein and carbs equal in benefit to cutting calories'
A new mouse study suggests that a diet that balances carbohydrate and protein consumption can be as beneficial to health as reducing calorie consumption. (Medical News Today)

Component in green tea may help reduce prostate cancer in men at high risk, Moffitt Cancer Center researchers say
Prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer in men and is predicted to result in an estimated 220,00 cases in the United States in 2015. (Medical News Today)

'Do' is better than 'don't' when it comes to eating better
Focus on the Broccoli Benefits rather than the Hamburger HarmsTell your child or spouse what they can eat and not what they can't. (Medical News Today)

Mediterranean diet could reduce risk of endometrial cancer
A new study suggests that women who strictly follow a Mediterranean diet could reduce their risk of endometrial cancer by more than half. (Medical News Today)

Devices designed to identify pathogens in food
The tool could detect whether a product is free of microorganisms like E. coli or salmonella. (Medical News Today)

Study adds to evidence that increasing dietary fiber reduces the risk of developing diabetes
New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) indicates that consuming greater quantities of dietary fibre reduces the risk of developing... (Medical News Today)

Dietary Guidelines for Americans linked to lower death rates in population in southeast US
Adherence to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) is linked to lower death rates in a low-income population in southeastern US. (Medical News Today)

New study shows a plant-based vegan diet improves diabetic neuropathy pain, lowers body weight
A plant-based diet reduces the pain of diabetic neuropathy, according to new research published in Nutrition & Diabetes by researchers with the Physicians Committee, California State University... (Medical News Today)

Soy isoflavone supplement does not improve symptoms, lung function for patients with poorly controlled asthma
Although some data have suggested that supplementation with soy isoflavone may be an effective treatment for patients with poor asthma control, a randomized trial that included nearly 400 children... (Medical News Today)

Measuring arm circumference is a more reliable indicator of malnutrition
Children with diarrhea misdiagnosed more often if weight is sole criterionAdam C. Levine, M.D. (Medical News Today)

Obese male mice produce more disease-promoting immune cells than females
Study suggests fatty diets reprogram blood stem cells in male mice, promoting metabolic diseaseObesity may be tougher on male immune systems than females, a new study in mice at the University of... (Medical News Today)

Study questions beneficial effects of a Nordic diet on cardiovascular events
A new study led from Sweden's Karolinska Institutet shows that although individual components of a healthy so-called Nordic diet previously have been linked to beneficial effects on cardiovascular... (Medical News Today)

Asian family research answers questions on fatty acid in brain
New research conducted in a rural community in Pakistan highlights the crucial role that essential fatty acids play in human brain growth and function. (Medical News Today)

Food choices influenced by memory
A stronger memory of a specific food may encourage us to opt for that food, even if it is the less attractive choice, according to a new study by researchers from Switzerland. (Medical News Today)

Europe needs a better infrastructure for food and health research
Europe needs a world-class research infrastructure to help researchers better understand the relationship between food, nutrition and health. (Medical News Today)

Snacking on protein can improve appetite control and diet quality in teens
Soy-protein snacks promote feelings of fullness and reduce unhealthy eating habits in young peopleSome study participants ate a chocolate-peanut-caramel-flavored pudding snack formulated with... (Medical News Today)

How our gut changes across the life course
Scientists and clinicians on the Norwich Research Park have carried out the first detailed study of how our intestinal tract changes as we age, and how this determines our overall health. (Medical News Today)

Drinking chamomile decreases risk of death in older Mexican American women
Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have found that drinking chamomile tea was associated with a decreased risk of death from all causes in Mexican-American women... (Medical News Today)

Coffee linked to reduced risk of erectile dysfunction
Men who drink two to three cups of coffee daily may be less likely to develop erectile dysfunction, according to a new research from the University of Texas. (Medical News Today)

Phages transducing antibiotic resistance detected in chicken meat
Antimicrobial resistance in bacteria poses a global threat to public health. Common antibiotics are often ineffective in treating infectious diseases because pathogens acquire resistance genes. (Medical News Today)

Skipping meals tied to increased belly fat, prediabetes
A study shows mice that ate all their daily food in a single meal every day and fasted in between gained fat in their abdomens and developed insulin resistance in their livers. (Medical News Today)

Scientists figure out how vitamin E keeps muscles healthy
Body builders have it right: vitamin E does help build strong muscles, and scientists appear to have figured out one important way it does it. (Medical News Today)

Engineers and scientists to examine antibiotic resistance in food chain from farm to fork
Growing evidence suggests that agricultural practices, especially widespread antibiotic use, could be contributing to the increasing antibiotic resistance problem in humans. (Medical News Today)

Omega-3 fatty acids enhance cognitive flexibility in at-risk older adults
A study of older adults at risk of late-onset Alzheimer's disease found that those who consumed more omega-3 fatty acids did better than their peers on tests of cognitive flexibility -- the ability... (Medical News Today)

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