Archive for April, 2010

Can eating less and losing weight be as simple as leaving serving dishes on the stove and off the table? According to a team of researchers from Cornell University, it can. Think: the kitchen-counter diet. At this week’s Experimental Biology conference in Anaheim, CA, researchers led by Brian Wansink, director of the Cornell Food and […] –  Higher dietary levels of phosphorous (or phosphate) from sodas and processed foods accelerate the aging process in mice and contribute to age-associated complications such as chronic kidney disease, according to new research published in the FASEB Journal. If you’ve been looking for another reason to kick the soda habit, this news may help […] – Australian scientists have shown for the first time that even modest weight loss reverses many of the damaging changes often seen in the immune cells of obese people, particularly those with Type 2 diabetes. The immune system is made up of many different kinds of cells that protect the body from germs, viruses […] – How much weight gain is safe and recommended for obese women during pregnancy is an often controversial topic, with current guidelines suggesting a single range of 11 to 20 pounds. A new study, published online in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and […] – New research from Harvard University suggests that moral actions may increase our capacity for willpower and physical endurance. Study participants who did good deeds – or even just imagined themselves helping others – were better able to perform a subsequent task of physical endurance. The research, published in the journal Social Psychological and […]

Cold weather and dry weather have been linked to an increased incidence of prostate cancer. Researchers writing in BioMed Central’s open access International Journal of Health Geographics suggest that land use for agriculture and weather effects on persistent organic pollutants, such as some pesticides and industrial by-products, may be to blame for the higher prostate […]