Can Men Dine Their Way to Higher Sperm Counts?
Median sperm counts were highest among men who ate a healthy diet (167 million), followed by the vegetarian-style diet (151 million) and the Danish diet (146 million). (Median means half had higher counts, half lower.) (Source: WebMD Health)
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The Week That Wasn't: Scented Sleep, Beyond BPA, Insomnia-Diet Link The Week That Wasn't: Scented Sleep, Beyond BPA, Insomnia-Diet Link
Three medical stories that we didn't cover, explained.Medscape (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Best supplements for blood pressure: Three of the best according to the experts
BEST supplements for blood pressure: Having high blood pressure puts a person at significant risk of major health issues. Fortunately, making a few tweaks to one's diet and taking these three supplements could make all the difference. What are three supplements one can take to help lower their blood pressure reading? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Junk food is killing sperm count and lowering male testosterone, study says
The fast-food, high sugar, fats and carbs diet of Western countries may be contributing to the nosedive of sperm counts in men, a new study says. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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Bad diets to blame for plummeting sperm counts: Men who eat junk food have 25% fewer swimmers
A study of almost 3,000 Danish men found those who eat a diet full of junk food have a sperm count of 122million compared with 167million in men who eat healthily. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Men Dine Their Way to Higher Sperm Counts?
FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 -- Listen up, guys: A healthy diet is good for your brain and heart, and also your sperm, new research suggests. In a study of more than 2,900 Danish men, median age 19, those whose diet was rich in fish, chicken, vegetables,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Empty nutrition, empty noggin: Western-style diet can impair brain function, warn researchers
(Natural News) The Western diet is notorious for containing sinful amounts of fat, sugar and little to no nutrients. This unhealthy diet is also linked to a greater risk of developing serious health problems, such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Yet despite the many reasons to forego this type of diet, many Americans continue... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Brain cells protect muscles from wasting away
(University of California - Berkeley) Several processes in the roundworm C. elegans boost the stress response in cells, incidentally making worms resistant to a high-fat diet and extending their lifespan. UC Berkeley researchers have found another: cells called glia that release a hormone that boosts the unfolded protein response in the endoplasmic reticulum of the worm's cells, effectively doubling lifespan. This could lead to interventions to tune up peripheral cells, such as muscle cells, and prevent age-related deterioration in humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
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University of Minnesota researchers discover Mediterranean diet ingredient may extend life
(University of Minnesota Medical School) Researchers at the University of Minnesota Medical School discover a potential new way in which diet influences aging-related diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
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New torula yeast product as digestible as fish meal in weanling pig diets
(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) Starting weanling pigs off with the right diet can make all the difference for the health and productivity of the animal. A new University of Illinois study shows amino acids from a new torula yeast product are more digestible by young pigs than amino acids from fish meal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New research challenges theory explaining the effects of diet on lifespan
(University of Sheffield) New research from the University of Sheffield has discovered that switching to a rich diet after eating a restricted diet can decrease life expectancy and have negative effects on health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
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Trendy diets may not be sustainable for long-term cardiovascular health
The American Heart Association says eating healthily is good for your cardiovascular health. But how healthy are trendy diets like Keto and intermittent fasting? Dr. Tara Narula joins “CBS This Morning” to answer these questions during American heart month. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
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Long-term Changes in Gut Metabolite Predict CHD Risk Long-term Changes in Gut Metabolite Predict CHD Risk
Temporal changes in dietary habits — for better or worse — were also found to modulate the harmful effects of the gut microbial metabolite trimethylamine N-oxide.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 20, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Stalked by the Fear That Dementia Is Stalking You
Testing for Alzheimer ’s disease and other forms of dementia is hardly foolproof, and could even backfire. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News Tags: Alzheimer ' s Disease Families and Family Life Memory Elderly Dementia Genetics and Heredity Anxiety and Stress Living Wills and Health Care Proxies Diet and Nutrition Depression (Mental) Frontotemporal Dementia Brain Nursing H Source Type: news

Many Americans Lack Knowledge, Not Desire, to Eat Plant-Based Diets
THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 -- A new poll suggests that education is all that stops most Americans from embracing plant-based diets that are better for the planet. The poll, of just over 1,000 adults nationwide, found that 51% said they would eat more... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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High blood pressure warning: The afternoon activity shown to raise your reading
HIGH blood pressure is a potentially deadly condition triggered by an accumulation of unhealthy lifestyle decisions, such as eating an unhealthy diet. While the effects of eating a poor diet are well documented, new research reveals a surprising risk factor tied to high blood pressure - a popular afternoon activity. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diet vs. lifestyle: Vegetable compounds are beneficial to gut microbiota, but for how long?
(Natural News) A balanced gut microbiome is essential to good health. Achieving the perfect balance between the viruses, fungi and bacteria within the body – some of which are harmful – prevents disease.  At the same time, this balance boosts immunity, strengthens the heart, assists in weight control, and in many other ways contributes to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Nutrition21 Announces the Adoption of CertainT ® - a Technology...
Nutrition21 is the first to implement this state-of-the-art-technology to increase dietary supplement supply chain transparency(PRWeb February 20, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/nutrition21_announces_the_adoption_of_certaint_a_technology_that_protects_the_dietary_supplement_industry_and_consumers/prweb16924167.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New study shows that lack of sleep can lead to overeating
A new study in the Journal of the American Heart Association reveals that lack of sleep can lead to overeating, and a diet with more sugar and caffeine. The CDC says one third of adults do not get enough sleep. Dr. Carol Ash, a sleep specialist with RWJBarnabas Health, joins CBS This Morning. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthy 'Mediterranean Diet' Is Good for Your Microbiome
The new study finds that older adults who eat a Mediterranean diet tend to have more types of gut bacteria linked with healthy aging. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer: The 30p fruit that could give your life expectancy a boost
HOW TO live longer: We all know that eating a diet which is rich in fruits and vegetables will help one to live longer. New studies shine a light on a certain fruit that, if consumed daily, will help you to live longer and reduce the risk of certain diseases and cancers. What is it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers find a western-style diet can impair brain function
After a week on a high fat, high added sugar diet, volunteers scored worse on memory testsConsuming a western diet for as little as one week can subtly impair brain function and encourage slim and otherwise healthy young people to overeat, scientists claim.Researchers found that after seven days on a high fat, high added sugar diet, volunteers in their 20s scored worse on memory tests and found junk food more desirable immediately after they had finished a meal.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Science Dementia Diets and dieting Nutrition Food Sugar Memory Obesity Diabetes UCL (University College London) Neuroscience Health Life and style Mental health Source Type: news

Healthy'Mediterranean Diet' Is Good for Your Microbiome
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 -- The so-called Mediterranean diet is already considered one of the healthiest for your heart, and now scientists say it may give your gut bacteria a boost, too. The diet is typically high in fruits, vegetables, nuts,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 19, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mediterranean Diet May Modulate Gut Bacteria in Seniors
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 -- For older persons, following a Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) is associated with an increased abundance of specific taxa linked to markers of lower frailty and improved cognitive function, according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 19, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Smartphone app may help obese pregnant women manage weight
A smartphone lifestyle intervention app may help pregnant women with obesity improve diet and motivation for exercise, according to a study published inFrontiers in Endocrinology.Endocrinology Advisor (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 19, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

High-Protein Diet is Bad for Kidney Health High-Protein Diet is Bad for Kidney Health
High-protein dieting has risen in popularity, but could it actually harm the kidneys? This editorial explores the issue.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

From obesity to liver cancer: Can we prevent the worst?
(Universit é de Gen è ve) Hepatocellular carcinoma, a liver cancer linked to the presence of fat in the liver, is one of the leading causes of cancer death worldwide. Scientists (UNIGE) have discovered a protein involved in the progression of a " fatty liver " towards cancer. This protein could allow early detection of the risk of developing liver cancer and open the way to new targeted therapies. These results highlight the close links between our diet and cancer development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 19, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Veggie-loving fish could be the new white meat
(University of California - Irvine) A secret to survival amid rising global temperatures could be dwelling in the tidepools of the US West Coast. Findings by University of California, Irvine biologists studying the genome of an unusual fish residing in those waters offer new possibilities for humans to obtain dietary protein as climate change imperils traditional sources. Their paper appears in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

An apple a day might help keep bothersome menopause symptoms away
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) A healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables is known to benefit the human body in so many ways. Now a new study suggests that it may also play a role in lessening various menopause symptoms. Study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New study results consistent with dog domestication during ice age
(University of Arkansas) Analysis of Paleolithic-era teeth from a 28,500-year-old fossil site in the Czech Republic provides supporting evidence for two groups of canids -- one dog-like and the other wolf-like - with differing diets, which is consistent with the early domestication of dogs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How to live longer: Follow this diet to improve life expectancy and reduce frailty
HOW TO live longer: Whilst genetics does play an integral role in determining who lives a longer life than others, lifestyle and diet are also significant factors. According to researchers, following a certain diet will help you to live longer and it's all down to the bacteria. What is it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Coffee Good for You?
Yes! But it depends on the kind of coffee and the quantity. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dawn MacKeen Tags: Coffee Caffeine Diet and Nutrition your-feed-selfcare your-feed-health Source Type: news

FDA Ensures Your Foods From Animals Are Safe
If you eat meat or drink milk, you want to know: Are the veterinary drugs used in food-producing animals entering your diet? And if they are, are the amounts safe for human consumption? Those are some of the concerns of FDA's Division of Residue Chemistry. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

"Ultra-processed" foods and beverages increase risk of disease and early death; eating more whole foods is key to improving overall health
(Natural News) What do chips, cookies and pizza have in common? Researchers consider all of them to be ultra-processed foods. And according to two studies published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), a diet full of ultra-processed foods increases your risk of both heart disease and early death. Junk food consumption increases risk of diseases The BMJ... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Heart attack: Study confirms popular breakfast food not associated with heart attack risk
HEART ATTACKS are often caused by coronary heart disease, and risk of developing this is increased by a high-fat diet, high cholesterol and being overweight or obese. Research in the past has found a link between eating certain foods and heart disease, but a new study has confirmed a popular breakfast food is not as bad as first though. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
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This Is Your Body On The Whole30 Diet
Here's how eliminating sugar, dairy and legumes affects you both physically and mentally. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer: Following this diet ‘could stave off frailty in older people’
HOW TO live longer: Eating a Mediterranean diet could help older people stave off frailty and keep sharp, according to researchers. They suggested a diet rich in fruit and veg, olive oil and fish boosts bacteria in the gut linked to healthy ageing and reduced bacteria linked to inflammation. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
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Mediterranean diet improves health via gut microbiome, study says
Yet another scientific prize for the Mediterreanan diet: It improves gut bacteria associated with frality, memory and other signs of aging. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating a Mediterranean diet for just one year 'reduces frailty and keeps the mind sharp' in old age
Retired adults in five countries who followed a Mediterranean diet for one year saw a boost in gut bacteria that is linked to healthy ageing, researchers from the UK and Europe found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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How to live longer: Eating this diet ‘could stave off frailty in older people’
HOW TO live longer: Eating a Mediterranean diet could help older people stave off frailty and keep sharp, according to researchers. They suggested a diet rich in fruit and veg, olive oil and fish boosts bacteria in the gut linked to healthy ageing and reduced bacteria linked to inflammation. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mediterranean diet could slow advance of frailty
Link between diet and healthy ageing Related items fromOnMedica Active elderly live independently and avoid social care Healthy lifestyles may offset dementia risk, study finds More money needed for nutritional care in NHS Omega 3 from seafood linked to healthier ageing Vitamin D supplements do not confer cardiovascular protection (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 18, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Heart attack: Follow this diet to significantly reduce your risk according to latest study
HEART attack is a serious medical emergency that happens when one of the major arteries supplying the heart with oxygen becomes blocked. A latest study reveals the best diet one can follow in order to significantly reduce their risk of the deadly condition. What is it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting
I was skeptical, but it turns out there is something to be said for a daily fast, preferably one lasting at least 16 hours. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Obesity Weight Diet and Nutrition Food Fasting Source Type: news

Is Coffee Good for You?
Yes! But it depends on the kind of coffee and the quantity. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dawn MacKeen Tags: Coffee Caffeine Diet and Nutrition your-feed-selfcare your-feed-health Source Type: news

Women's health and osteoporosis: Boost bone health and prevent fractures by following a healthy diet and supplementing with vitamin D
(Natural News) Calcium and vitamin D are essential for boosting your bone health. But did you know that there are guidelines for supplementation if you are female and have osteoporosis? Postmenopausal women who have been diagnosed with osteoporosis or are at risk of the condition require calcium and vitamin D. In a study for The Women’s Health... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting
I was skeptical, but it turns out there is something to be said for a daily fast, preferably one lasting at least 16 hours. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Obesity Weight Diet and Nutrition Food Source Type: news

Mediterranean diet promotes gut bacteria linked to 'healthy ageing' in older people
(BMJ) Eating a Mediterranean diet for a year boosts the types of gut bacteria linked to 'healthy' ageing, while reducing those associated with harmful inflammation in older people, indicates a five-country study, published online in the journal Gut. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trust your gut on plant-based diets for heart health
(American College of Cardiology) Reducing animal product intake and following a primarily plant-based diet can decrease your risk of heart disease by minimizing the adverse effects of a gut-microbiome associated with increased risk of coronary heart disease, according to research published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Reconstructing the diet of fossil vertebrates
(Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology) Paleodietary studies of the fossil record are impeded by a lack of reliable and unequivocal tracers. Scientists from the MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology, the MPI for Chemistry and the Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU) in Mainz have now tested a new method, the isotope analysis of zinc isotopes from the tooth enamel of fossil mammals, and found it to be well suited to expand our knowledge about the diets of fossil humans and other Pleistocene mammals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 17, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Memory games: Eating well to remember
(University of Technology Sydney) A healthy diet is essential to living well, but should we change what we eat as we age? UTS researcher Dr Luna Xu has found strong evidence of the link between food groups and memory loss and its comorbidities. Her findings point to a need for age-specific dietary guidelines as the links may vary with age -- people aged 80+ with a low consumption of cereals are at highest risk of memory loss and comorbid heart disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news