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Nutrition


WHO Compiles Data On Worldwide Health

In a global review of health data from 1980 to 2008, researchers found that health issues which were once thought of as being problems of the rich are now affecting many middle- and low-income populations. 

Nutritionist Warns That Super-Sized Drinks Can Lead To Super-Sized Problems

As Starbucks prepares to release a new 31-ounce ‘Trenta’ size for its iced beverages in May, a health expert has stepped forward to warn the public about the health risks involved in excess sugar consumption. 

Leafy Vegetable Consumption May Boost Athletic Performance

Research that was recently conducted at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden suggests that eating vitamin-rich vegetables like leafy greens and beets could improve efficiency of muscle function due to inorganic nitrates found in the foods. 

How To Beat The Flu: Simple, Natural Approach Does The Trick

You think the flu is harmless? You’re wrong. In fact, influenza kills more people than AIDS, lung cancer and heart disease combined. Here’s a sobering thought: Every year you run a 50/50 chance of contracting this disease. Read this article for natural tips to help you avoid the flu… 

Choosing Dark Roast Coffee May Boost Antioxidant Intake

Next time the barista poses the question of light or dark roast, coffee-drinkers might be doing themselves a nutritional favor by going for the latter as it has been shown to contain more antioxidants. 

Red Wine May Reverse Signs Of Arterial Aging

While antioxidants in red wine have been shown to have health benefits, a recent study conducted at the Boston University Medical Center provides insight into what exactly the compounds do to the body. 

Cardiovascular Disease Preventable By Controlling Blood Pressure

Recent research has indicated that by lowering blood pressure, women cut their risk of experiencing stroke, myocardial infarction or heart failure and could possibly reverse some effects of cardiovascular disease. 

Nutrient Biomarkers May Be Key In Alzheimer’s Prevention

Researchers at Oregon State University believe that detecting nutrient biomarkers in people with Alzheimer’s may be an important step in developing treatment and prevention methods for the disease.

Broccoli May Contain Cancer-Preventing Compounds

Eating broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables — like cauliflower and watercress — could prevent cancer since a substance found in them targets a mutation-suppressing gene.

Vitamin E May Increase Life Expectancy In Older Men

A study conducted at the University of Helsinki in Finland has shown that men older than 71 may add years to their life by taking vitamin E supplements.

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