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Can a Piece of Hair Reveal how much Coke or Pepsi you Drink?

Posted by IanHealth on May 26, 2013

Can A Piece Of Hair Reveal How Much Coke Or Pepsi You Drink?
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Low Vitamin B6 Linked to Chronic Inflammation

Posted by IanHealth on June 22, 2012

People with low vitamin B6 levels had more indicators of chronic inflammation than did those with higher concentrations, according to a Tufts University study. Inflammation can be a risk factor for stroke, heart disease, diabetes and other health problems, but registered dietitian Joan Salge Blake says that until studies confirm a connection, people should focus on including foods rich in vitamin B6 in their diets rather than taking supplements. Read more
Source: Digestive Health SmartBrief

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CDC: All baby boomers should be tested for hepatitis C

Posted by IanHealth on May 27, 2012

The CDC released new guidelines encouraging people born from 1945 to 1965 to get a one-time blood test for hepatitis C. According to the agency, 1 in 30 baby boomers has the disease, but only a fraction has been diagnosed. The additional testing could identify 800,000 new cases and prevent more than 120,000 deaths linked to the virus, CDC said. Read more

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Whole Grain vs. Refined Wheat | Nutritional Outlook

Posted by IanHealth on March 7, 2012

Whole Grain vs. Refined Wheat | Nutritional Outlook.

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Chocolate and Cocoa Benefit from Heart Health Meta-Analysis | Nutritional Outlook

Posted by IanHealth on March 7, 2012

Chocolate and Cocoa Benefit from Heart Health Meta-Analysis | Nutritional Outlook.

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Chocolate consumption may significantly reduce the risk of develoing heart disease

Posted by IanHealth on September 6, 2011

Researchers from the University of Cambridge selected seven studies assessing chocolate intake and heart health conditions in over 114,000 subjects. While type of chocolate, scientific method, and measured outcome varied among the studies, five of the seven studies produced a beneficial association between chocolate intake and heart health. Compared to those who consumed the lowest level of chocolate products, subjects who consumed the highest level of chocolate products demonstrated a 37% reduction in heart disease and a 29% reduction in stroke.

This meta-analysis, published in the British Medical Journal, suggests that chocolate consumption may significantly reduce the risk of developing heart disease.

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Americans with diabetes rises to nearly 26 M

Posted by IanHealth on February 2, 2011

Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes, according to new estimates from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In addition, an estimated 79 million U.S. adults have prediabetes, a condition in which blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. Prediabetes raises a person’s risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

Diabetes affects 8.3% of Americans of all ages, and 11.3% of adults aged 20 and older, according to the National Diabetes Fact Sheet for 2011. About 27% of those with diabetes—7 million Americans—do not know they have the disease. Prediabetes affects 35% of adults aged 20 and older.

“These distressing numbers show how important it is to prevent type 2 diabetes and to help those who have diabetes manage the disease to prevent serious complications such as kidney failure and blindness,” said Ann Albright, Director of CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation. “We know that a structured lifestyle program that includes losing weight and increasing physical activity can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.”

In 2008, the CDC estimated that 23.6 million Americans, or 7.8% of the population, had diabetes and another 57 million adults had prediabetes. In a study published in 2010, the CDC projected that as many as 1 in 3 U.S. adults could have diabetes by 2050 if current trends continue. Read more at CDC

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Digestive Health: Celiac Disease

Posted by IanHealth on December 29, 2010

Celiac disease (CD) is a chronic (long-term) digestive disease in which patients have inflammation or irritation of the small intestine, which causes difficulty with absorbing nutrients from the diet. Patients with CD often have other family members with the condition and are therefore susceptible to this disease. Inflammation in the bowel occurs when a patient with CD begins to eat food that contains gluten. Gluten is the name given to certain types of proteins found in wheat, barley, rye and related grains. Oats are currently considered not to be toxic to persons with CD. However, due to the high possibility of contamination with other gluten containing grains, oats are typically not recommended for people with celiac disease. Only 1 out of 10 people are estimated to be properly diagnosed with celiac disease. This may be due in part to many people who have only mild to moderate forms of the disease, where little to no noticable symptoms may be present. — American College of Gastroenterology

Celiac disease patients are born with the potential for their autoimmune system to overreact to gluten, but it can be triggered at any age, writes gastroenterologist Dr. Neil M. Kheterpal. He adds that intestinal damage from the body’s reaction to gluten can happen without any symptoms and, if symptoms do occur, they are not always gastrointestinal in nature.

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Weight loss, lifestyle changes can prevent diabetes.

Posted by IanHealth on December 5, 2010

According to Digestive Health SmartBrief (December 3, 2010), data from the National Diabetes Prevention Program indicate that boosting exercise and improving other habits, along with a 7% reduction in body weight, give patients with pre-diabetes a 58% chance of preventing or delaying Type 2 diabetes. The evidence-based program is run by the CDC and the YMCA, with classes available at 28 metropolitan locations. Read more at USA Today.

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Diabetes epidemic will hit half of U.S. by 2020

Posted by IanHealth on November 29, 2010

An article in WebMD reports that more than half of all Americans may develop diabetes or prediabetes by 2020, unless prevention strategies aimed at weight loss and increased physical activity are widely implemented, according to a new analysis.

These efforts could in theory also save about $250 billion in health care costs in the next 10 years, suggests the analysis published by UnitedHealth Center for Health Reform & Modernization, a specialized center within UnitedHealth that focuses on health care reform issues. See full article WebMD.

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