diet depression

Joensuu, Finland—A healthy diet may contribute not only to increased physical health, but also to mental health, according to a study from the University of Eastern Finland.

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watermelon sports

A study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry has found that watermelon juice may be a functional recovery drink for athletes.

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bones vitamin d

Berkeley, CA—A new study reports that vitamin D deficiency may decrease bone quality as well as density, increasing the risk of fracture.

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fish oil prostate cancer

Seattle, WA—In mid-July, researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center published an article in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute claiming that high levels of omega-3 fatty acids in the blood were associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer.

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dha adhd

Research has long supported the benefits of omega-3 DHA for brain and overall health, and low blood serum levels of  DHA have been reported in children with behavioral or learning disabilities. According to a new study conducted at the University of Oxford in the U.K., an increased diet of omega-3s could help healthy children who are underperforming in school.

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fat Alzheimer's

Seattle, WA—New research published in JAMA Neurology gives us yet another reason to limit saturated fats in the diet.

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herbicide health effects

Cambridge, MA—Are herbicides only killing weeds? Recent research published in Entropy suggests that they do more damage than eliminating weeds.

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cocoa powder

L’Aquila, Italy—A study recently published by the Journal of Cellular Biochemistry revealed that regular consumption of cocoa polyphenols could help to maintain brain health and even offer neuroprotection against age-related cognitive degeneration.

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Okayama, Japan—Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects 3–7% of school children, the American Psychiatric Association states. There could be a nutritional component to the condition, according to new data published in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. A team headed by a Kurashiki City College researcher, based here, believes a soy-derived phosphatidylserine (PS) may help improve ADHD symptoms in kids.

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soda diabetes

London, UK—New data published in Diabetologia by Imperial College London, UK researchers revealed that drinking one 12-oz sugary soda—which is the equivalent of one can—every day increases the risk of developing type-2 diabetes.

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