Archive for August, 2010 – Irritable bowel syndrome makes life miserable for those affected – an estimated ten percent or more of the population. And what irritates many of them even more is that they often are labeled as hypochondriacs, since physical causes for irritable bowel syndrome have never been identified. Now, biologists at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen […] – A thesis from the University of Gothenburg (Sweden) is the first in Scandinavia to study the occurrence of low bone mineral density in children and teenagers with inflammatory bowel disease. Half of the patients in the study showed signs of low bone mineral density. The results emphasize the importance of treating the underlying […]

Naringenin, a natural flavonoid antioxidant derived from the bitter flavor of grapefruits and other citrus fruits, may cause the liver to burn more fat while increasing insulin sensitivity, a process that naturally occurs during long periods of fasting. A team of NIH-supported researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem report […] – Has your toddler eaten fish today? A University of Illinois food science professor has two important reasons for including seafood in your young child’s diet, reasons that have motivated her work in helping to develop a tasty, nutritious salmon baby food for toddlers. “First, babies need a lot of the omega-3 fatty acids […] – Health benefits from polyphenol antioxidants – natural phytochemicals found in many fruits and vegetables – may come at a cost to some people. Penn State nutritional scientists found that eating certain polyphenols – especially EGCG (found in green tea) and grape seed extract – decreased the amount of iron the body absorbs, which […] – A daily dose of an old antibiotic, minocycline, may help diabetics avoid a stroke or at least minimize its damage, Medical College of Georgia researchers report. Minocycline, a drug already under study at MCG for stroke treatment, may help diabetics reduce remodeling of blood vessels in the brain that increases their stroke risk […]