An avocado a day keeps your gut microbes happy
(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) Eating avocado as part of your daily diet can help improve gut health, a new study from University of Illinois shows. Avocados are a healthy food that is high in dietary fiber and monounsaturated fat. However, it was not clear how avocados impact the microbes in the gastrointestinal system or 'gut.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 15, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

$6.3 million will help UC Riverside save America's avocado orchards
(University of California - Riverside) New grants totaling $6.3 million will help UC Riverside solve problems facing American avocado orchards, including a lethal fungal disease called Laurel Wilt. The disease can destroy an entire avocado orchard in a couple of weeks once symptoms develop. It is already present in Florida. Without effective treatments, it will inevitably spread to California, which is the nation's leading producer of avocados. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 10, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The avocado hand - the UK experience of the management of avocado hand injuries - Sajid S, Gill J, Chojnowski A, Singh R.
BACKGROUND: Avocados are increasingly being consumed due to the nutritional benefits they provide. Avocado related hand injuries reflect their increasing popularity. Most injuries occur in attempting to de-stone the fruit. This is a prospective cohort stud... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The number of avocados you should eat to avoid an early death and prostate cancer
HOW TO live longer: Prevent an early death by eating a healthy, balanced diet, and by doing regular exercise. But you could also increase your life expectancy by adding more avocado to your daily routine. It could even lower your risk of developing prostate cancer symptoms. But how much of the fruit should eat? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hair loss treatment - the best fruit to lower your risk of alopecia and boost hair growth
HAIR loss is a common condition that affects many people in the UK - but it can be upsetting. You could treat alopecia, or lower your chances of losing your hair, by simply adding this common fruit to your diet. Should you consider eating more avocado to stimulate hair growth? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Is In A Ketogenic Diet?
Discussion Epilepsy is a common problem for the general pediatrician. Its incidence is estimated at 41-87/100,000 children. While many children are controlled with medication, it is also estimated that up to 1/3 will develop drug-resistant epilepsy. Some children may have an identifiable seizure focus that may be amenable to surgery, but many others do not. One option for potential control is a ketogenic diet (KD). Indications for KD usually are for drug-resistant epilepsy including partial and complex seizure patterns as well as some metabolic disorders such as glucose transport 1 deficiency syndrome. It has also found ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 7, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Kenya: Country Earns U.S.$75 Million From Avocados as COVID-19 Boosts Exports
[Nation] Kenyan avocado exports hit a record high in the first half of 2020 with more than 58,400 tonnes sold to 42 countries, thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Study finds 82 percent of avocado oil rancid or mixed with other oils
(University of California - Davis) The country's first extensive study of commercial avocado oil quality and purity finds the vast majority of avocado oil sold in the U.S. is of poor quality, mislabeled or adulterated with other oils. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 17, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

UC Riverside and Eurosemillas partner to bring the next generation of avocados to market
(University of California - Riverside) UC Riverside has entered into a $2.25 million partnership with Spain-based Eurosemillas S.A., a global leader in the commercialization of agriculture innovations, to help the university bring to market the most promising and advanced avocado scions and rootstocks in its collection. If successful, these varieties would meet diverse regional growing requirements, exhibit better post-harvest characteristics, increase yields, provide resistance against disease, and expand consumer market diversity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 10, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Your Body ’s First Responders
B vitamins aren’t glamourous… With the exception of vitamin B12, you may not be familiar with what the other B vitamins do. That can be a problem. B vitamins are critical nutrients for your immune system. And you may think you’re getting enough when you’re not. If you read ingredient labels, you often see B vitamins listed. The packaging may even say, “fortified with B vitamins.” But these are not really vitamins at all. They are “chemical copies” that have no real nutritional value. Today, I’ll show you how B vitamins help you beat infections and how to get the b...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 6, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr.A.Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

Strip club pressured into coronavirus compliance shuts down
Bliss Showgirls, in Avocado Heights off Valley Boulevard, was closed Friday after an uncover sting showed the establishment flouting COVID-19 guidelines. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Andrew J. Campa, Richard Winton Source Type: news

Study: Daily avocado consumption improves attention in persons with overweight, obesity
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, News Bureau) A diet including daily avocado consumption improves the ability to focus attention in adults whose measurements of height and weight are categorized as overweight or obese, a new randomized control trial found. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign conducted the 12-week study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AHA News: How Millennials' Notions on Food Are Changing the Entire System
WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Like the baby boomers before them, millennials tend to do things their own way, and that's not just a reference to their often-stereotyped love of avocado toast. Surveys have shown the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 4, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

10 Scrumptious ways to enjoy an avocado
(Natural News) If you’re looking for the perfect food to kick off your healthy diet, you can never go wrong with the humble avocado. This green fruit is packed with healthy fats, fiber, vitamins and minerals that all contribute to better heart health, weight control and even healthy aging. Best of all, there are many... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Avocado Hand’ Is A Risk: What To Do This Super Bowl Weekend
Super Bowl Sunday is when around 139 million pounds of avocados may be served, mainly in the form of guacamole. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 31, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

CBD Oil: Meet Some Of The Top Brands
CBD is one of the fastest-growing new industries. Yet with some calling it nothing more than the latest wellness fad, the new ‘avocado on toast’ and others describing it as natures miracle, consumers are confused& skeptical about which brands to trust. Meet 5 of the top new brands to watch. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 27, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Serena Oppenheim, Contributor Source Type: news

Why You Should Start Thinking About Your Cholesterol Earlier
High cholesterol is known to be one of the primary risk factors for heart disease, since it can contribute to plaque buildup in the arteries. But even though the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends regular cholesterol testing starting around age 20, many Americans don’t give cholesterol—or heart disease, for that matter—much thought until later in life. A new modeling study published in the Lancet gives extra reason not to put off cholesterol screening and treatment. It confirms that high blood levels of “bad” (or non-HDL) cholesterol are associated with a greater risk o...
Source: TIME: Health - December 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

Several Trader Joe ’ s Products Recalled Over Possible Listeria Contamination
BOSTON (CBS/CNN) — Trader Joe’s has announced a voluntary recall of several of its products that may have been contaminated with listeria. So far there are no reports of anyone getting sick, but the company said it is taking the measures as a precaution. Each of the products are packaged in plastic trays with clear lids. The Trader Joe’s brand food items listed in the recall include ready-to-eat meals of California Rolls, Classic California Rolls with Brown Rice & Avocado, Spicy California Rolls, Tempura Shrimp Crunch Rolls, Tofu Spring Rolls, Shrimp Spring Rolls, Smoked Salmon Philly Roll, Smoked Sal...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Consumer Featured Health Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Listeria Recall Trader Joe's Source Type: news

49,000 avocado cutting injuries - Rossheim ME, Ninh EQ, Livingston MD, Thombs DL.
Objectives: In the United States (US), avocado consumption has increased dramatically since the year 2000. Despite media attention concerning injuries resulting from cutting or pitting avocados, such injuries have not been monitored systematically. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Avocado gets an 'A' for health benefits
Avocado has soared in popularity over the past few decades. The U.S. consumed 436 million pounds of the green fruit in 1985. Compare that to the more than 2.4 billion pounds eaten in the U.S. in 2018. Other than being trendy, the avocado gets an 'A' for nutritional benefits. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute https://youtu.be/cYPKqRIFVdU Journalists: [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 1, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

This Under-Utilized Drug Is Actually Critical for Treatment-Resistant Depression
Many people with clinical depression have tried an array of medication and still feel sick. Maybe they’ve tried different selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs). Maybe they’ve taken these antidepressants along with an antipsychotic (a common strategy to boost effectiveness). Either way, the lack of improvement can make individuals feel even more hopeless and fear the darkness will never lift. If this sounds all-too familiar, you’re definitely not alone. In fact, up to 30 percent of people with depression don’t respond to the first few ...
Source: Psych Central - November 27, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Antidepressants Depression Disorders ECT General Medications Treatment Atypical Depression difficult to treat depression Managing Depression MAOIs medication for depression Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors Severe Depression Treatin Source Type: news

Medical News Today: A compound in avocados may reduce type 2 diabetes
A compound found only in avocados shows promise as a safe supplement that could promote insulin sensitivity in people with type 2 diabetes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Type 2 Source Type: news

An Avocado A Day May Keep Bad Cholesterol At Bay
(CBS) – They say “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”, but a new study from Penn State found an avocado a day can keep your cholesterol at bay. Researchers looked at 45 overweight adults over five weeks and found that those who adhered to a moderate-fat diet that included a daily avocado had significantly lower levels of small, dense particles of LDL or “bad” cholesterol, which promote the buildup of plaque in arteries. They also had higher levels of an antioxidant called lutein. More research needs to be done to confirm this finding, but it probably wouldn’t hurt to incorporate more a...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Cholesterol Source Type: news

Avocados are REAL superfoods with plenty of health benefits
(Natural News) The avocado is a versatile superfood packed with over 20 vitamins and minerals that help support the body. It can be eaten on its own, as a garnish, or even as a dip in your favorite Mexican restaurant. Nowadays, the avocado has become a popular health food due to the variety of health... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating an avocado a day will NOT cut your cholesterol despite new study findings
Critics blasted the Penn State University study which purported to show the vegetable slashed the chance of heart disease by lowering cholesterol levels. Experts said the changes were minuscule. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One avocado a day helps lower 'bad' cholesterol for heart healthy benefits
Move over, apples - new research from Penn State suggests that eating one avocado a day may help keep "bad cholesterol" at bay. According to the researchers, bad cholesterol can refer to both oxidized low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and small, dense LDL particles. In a randomized, controlled feeding study, the researchers found that eating one avocado a day was associated with lower levels of LDL (specifically small, dense LDL particles) and oxidized LDL in adults with overweight or obesity. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - October 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Consume this superfood - in moderation - to naturally curb your appetite
(Natural News) The avocado is a superfood with a rare mix of healthy fats and fibers that nourish and support the body. As long as people don’t overeat the fruit, adding avocado to their diets will help regulate their appetite, thus contributing to weight loss. Avocados go well with many dishes and can be used... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

95% Of Baby Foods Tested Contain Lead, Arsenic, Or Other Toxic Metal
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — Toxic heavy metals damaging to your baby’s brain development are likely in the baby food you are feeding your infant, according to a new investigation published Thursday. Tests of 168 baby foods from major manufacturers in the US found 95% contained lead, 73% contained arsenic, 75% contained cadmium and 32% contained mercury. One fourth of the foods contained all four heavy metals. One in five baby foods tested had over 10 times the 1-ppb limit of lead endorsed by public health advocates, although experts agree that no level of lead is safe. The results mimicked a previous&nb...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Consumer Featured Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Source Type: news

Next time you eat an avocado, don't throw out the pit: It's great for treating inflammation
(Natural News) The avocado is considered one of the healthiest fruits on the planet. This superfruit is packed with nutrients and healthy fats that promote heart health. Hence, it’s no surprise that it has found its way to the top of the list of the most consumed fruits, together with apple and berries. But while the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Mistaking Wasabi For Avocado Can Break Your Heart
A woman thought she was eating avocado at a wedding but it turned out to be wasabi. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

A woman mistook wasabi for avocado. The shock led to ‘broken heart syndrome.’
An Israeli woman mistook wasabi for avocado at a wedding. She was diagnosed with takotsubo cardiomyopathy. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lateshia Beachum Source Type: news

How Juul Hooked Kids and Ignited a Public Health Crisis
In the Scheetz household, back-to-school anxiety reached new heights this fall. Jami Scheetz’s 15-year-old son Devon, who has severe asthma, kicked a brutal vaping habit over the summer, with help from a nicotine patch. But as soon as school started and he was once again around kids vaping, his habit returned. On Sept. 12, Devon vaped at school and immediately began sweating and vomiting. Though Scheetz, who lives in Sellersville, Pa., says her son is now fine, she can’t shake thoughts of kids who have been hospitalized or died after using e-cigarettes. “Vaping scares me more [than smoking], because they ...
Source: TIME: Health - September 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized vaping Source Type: news

Avocado Toast With a Twist
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11, 2019 -- It's a pricy mainstay on restaurant menus, but avocado toast is an easy and healthy breakfast or lunch that you can make at home. Avocados are full of healthy fats and vitamins C, E and B6. They're fiber all-stars, too,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 11, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Another of avocados' superpowers: Resisting the effects of leukemia
(Natural News) The popularity of avocados has risen in recent years – not only because they are delicious, but because they are highly nutritious superfoods. One of the many health benefits they offer is their ability to ward off cancer. Avocados contain avocatin B, which is a compound found to fight against a type of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Avocado seeds contain compounds that reduce inflammation
(Natural News) Pennsylvania-based researchers announced a new medicinal application for avocado pits. They recently derived an extract from avocado seed that helps regulate inflammation linked to cancer and other serious diseases. After eating or removing the edible part of the avocado, people usually throw away the inedible pit. But the new study suggests that the seed may be... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Make Perfect Guacamole
MONDAY, Aug. 12, 2019 -- Guacamole is one party dip that's actually good for you, and it's easy to make at home. Hass avocados -- with green skins that turn brown-black when ripe -- are rich and creamy. They're filled with healthy fats, vitamins and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 12, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: How to avoid 'avocado hand'
It's called "avocado hand," and fans of the fruit - both famous and not - are feeling the effects these days when they slice up their hands or fingers while trying to slice up the avocado. July 31 is National Avocado Day, and Dr. Sanj Kakar, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic hand surgeon, says he's seen [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 30, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Avocado seeds contain compounds that reduce inflammation
(Natural News) Avocados are some of the most popular superfoods consumed today. The fruit pulp is eaten while the seed is normally thrown away. But researchers at Penn State University found a use for avocado seeds. In their study, which was published in Advances in Food Technology and Nutritional Sciences, they found that compounds in an avocado... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Avocado-related knife injuries: describing an epidemic of hand injury - Farley KX, Aizpuru M, Boden SH, Wagner ER, Gottschalk MB, Daly CA.
INTRODUCTION: Recent media reports have described knife injuries sustained while preparing avocados; however, this rise has not been reported in the literature. The purpose of this study is to describe, quantify, and trend emergency department (ED) encount... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Study: Global farming trends threaten food security
(Martin-Luther-Universit ä t Halle-Wittenberg) Citrus fruits, coffee and avocados: the food on our tables has become more diverse in recent decades. However, global agriculture does not reflect this trend. Monocultures are increasing worldwide, taking up more land than ever. At the same time, many of the crops being grown rely on pollination by insects and other animals. This puts food security at increased risk, as a team of researchers writes in the journal Global Change Biology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 11, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Trendy frozen avocado chunks recalled over listeria fears
Nature's Touch has issued a voluntary recall of its 'Signature Select Avocado Chunks,' frozen pre-cut fruit, after a sample tested by the FDA was positive for the diarrhea-causing bacteria, listeria. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Frozen Avocado Recalled On Listeria Fears
Nature's Touch Frozen Foods said the recall is "based on strict precautionary measures after the company was informed by the [U.S. Food and Drug Administration] that a routine sampling program found a positive result for Listeria monocytogenes in one sample bag of the Product." (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Frozen Avocado Recalled Due to Potential Listeria Threat
WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019 -- Although no illnesses have yet been reported, the makers of Signature Select Avocado Chunks are issuing a product recall due to possible contamination with the listeria germ. In a statement issued Tuesday, Nature's Touch... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

15 Science-backed health benefits of eating avocados
(Natural News) In recent years, avocados have become the new favorite fruit of Americans. They are rich in healthy fats and other nutrients that are vital to the normal functions of various bodily processes. Many people enjoy better health by eating avocados. You will get more nutrients and be safer from metabolic syndrome. You will... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Looming insect invasion threatens California wine and avocados
(University of California - Riverside) UC Riverside is testing whether a sesame seed-sized wasp can control a pest that could seriously damage California crops including wine, walnuts, and avocados. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 17, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Not just for guacamole: Man robs two banks using an avocado... and nearly gets away with it
(Natural News) You’ve probably heard of bank robbers trying to use things like toy guns and other pointy objects that look like guns, but actually aren’t, to make off like bandits without ever having to brandish real-life firearms. But have you ever heard of one using an avocado to steal some quick cash? That’s what... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer: Eating this food twice a week could boost your life expectancy
HOW TO live longer: What you eat has been proven to boost life expectancy, in particular eating a healthy, balanced diet. But specific foods have also been found to hold life-boosting properties - one being the avocado. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is the most healthful oil for frying?
How healthful an oil is for frying depends on when it breaks down and how long a person heats it for. Some of the more healthful oils include olive oil, avocado oil, and canola oil. Learn more about the best oils for deep frying, shallow frying, and roasting, along with other nutrition considerations, here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Avocado dip
Avocados are high in monounsaturated fat and a good source of lutein, an antioxidant that may protect vision. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Study suggests avocados suppress hunger, but can we trust the research?
Clinical trial participants were less hungry and more satisfied after breakfast with avocado than a low-fat meal. But the study received industry backing. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news