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Natural compound coupled with specific gut microbes may prevent severe flu
(Washington University School of Medicine) Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that a particular gut microbe can prevent severe flu infections in mice, likely by breaking down naturally occurring compounds -- called flavonoids -- commonly found in foods such as black tea, red wine and blueberries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 3, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

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Source: Neuromics - July 31, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Cytokine Antibody Arrays Cytokine signaling IL-6 antibody ILs Interleukin-6 antibody Interleukins Source Type: news

Flavonoids in fruits and veggies may help fight weight gain with age
(Reuters Health) - Eating lots of fruits and vegetables rich in flavonoid molecules might help adults minimize weight gain as they age, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

High-flavonoid foods, like berries and apples, 'prevent weight gain'
ConclusionThis study found that people who ate more flavonoids, specifically anthocyanins (coming mainly from blueberries and strawberries), flavonoid polymers (from tea and apples), and flavonols (from tea and onions), gained less weight than those consuming less over a 24-year period. Every extra 10mg of anthocyanins, 138mg of flavonoid polymers, and 7mg of flavonols was linked to 70-100g less weight gained over four-year intervals. This isn’t a lot, but adds up over the years.Readers should be aware that cohort studies like this can find associations between consumption of certain food ingredients (like flavonoids...
Source: NHS News Feed - January 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Obesity Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 'Eat more flavonoid-rich fruits and veg to prevent weight gain'
Increased intake of fruits and vegetables rich in flavonoids - including berries, apples and pears - was linked to less weight gain in a study of more than 124,000 men and women. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Flavonoids from fruits and vegetables may help with weight maintenance
Previous studies have suggested another flavonoid in green tea is associated with less weight gainRelated items from OnMedicaFive-year-olds eat and drink their body weight in sugar every yearBeing overweight in early life increase risk of cardiac death Third of gym-goers use drugs or supplements to lose weightEating more fruit and veg helps keep off weightBoth birth weight and adult lifestyle raise diabetes risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 28, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Sweet dreams: eating chocolate prevents heart disease
If you’re a chocoholic, the news out of England is tantalizing: middle-aged and older adults who eat up to 3.5 ounces of chocolate a day (that’s more than two standard Hershey bars) seem to have lower rates of heart disease than those who spurn chocolate. At least that was the conclusion of a study that followed the health of nearly 21,000 resident of Norfolk, England, for 11 years. Among those in the top tier of chocolate consumption, 12% developed or died of cardiovascular disease during the study, compared to 17.4% of those who didn’t eat chocolate. The results were published online in the medical jour...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - June 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Howard LeWine, M.D. Tags: Healthy Eating Heart Health chocolate cocoa flavonoids Source Type: news