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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fatty liver supplements

Kanagawa, Japan—Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), an extreme form of fatty liver disease, can be severe and lead to cirrhosis. Researchers from Kanagawa Institute of Technology in Japan believe a mixture of vitamin E analogs (tocotrienols and alpha-tocopherol) may help, based on data from a new small animal study.

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macular degeneration nutrition

Bethesda, MD—The Journal of the American Medical Association recently published the results of the five-year Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS 2) conducted by the National Institutes of Health. With data collected from 2006–2011, National Eye Institute director Paul A. Sieving, M.D., Ph.D., stated, “This study clarifies the role of supplements in helping prevent advanced AMD, an incurable, common, and devastating disease that robs older people of their sight and independence.”

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Melbourne, AustraliaThe European Journal of Clinical Nutrition recently published a study that highlighted the effects of aged garlic extract on reducing blood pressure in hypertensive adults.

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Aukland, New Zealand—Do the damaging effects of fast food go beyond obesity? Yes, according to new research published in Thorax. The large study headed by researchers from the University of Aukland found that fast food may also be linked to an increased severity of asthma, eczema and rhinitis in children.

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Tampa , FL—Ralf Jaeger, FISSN, CISSN, MBA, presented new data at the 2013 Natural Products Expo West that suggested rice protein is just as effective as whey protein in post-workout supplementation.

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prenancy autism

Lawrence, KS and Oslo, Norway—Maintaining a healthy body is always important, but pregnant women must be diligent in their efforts to not only take care of themselves, but also the child inside of them as well. Luckily, new prenatal nutrition research has been released that will assist expecting mother in providing their unborn child with a healthy start in life.

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berries heart health

Boston, Ma and Norwich, UK—Listen up, ladies! Those strawberries atop your granola and the blueberries in your yogurt do more than just lather your taste buds in sweetness. According to the results from a study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health and the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom, they can reduce your risk of a heart attack as well.

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Research Triangle Park, NC—A new study shows that soda fanatics, iced tea lovers and fruit punch aficionados are at a higher risk of developing depression than those who don’t drink sweetened beverages.

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Boston, MA—Nearly every woman is concerned about lowering her risk of breast cancer, and increasing carotenoid levels may be part of the solution.

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