Obesity is responsible for 4% of cancers in the world, global review reveals  
Curbing rates of obesity is a top pubic health priority, particularly as excess body weight drives up the rates of 13 different cancers in nations where diet and exercise is poor, a new Harvard study finds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Stomach bloating - three spices to add to you dinner for trapped wind pain
STOMACH bloating could be caused by eating certain foods in your diet, or by eating too much in one go. You could also be at risk of trapped wind pain and tummy aches by eating more of these spices. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
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Parkinson’s disease - 50p snack you should add to your shopping list to relieve symptoms
PARKINSON ’S disease symptoms include slow movement, tremors and muscle stiffness. You could lower your risk of the neurodegenerative brain condition’s signs by adding this cheap snack to your daily diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Webinar Now Available Online: LactMed and Livertox
Do you want to locate information on drugs, dietary supplements, and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers might be exposed? Have you been asked to find information about drug induced liver injury caused by prescription and nonprescription drugs, herbals and dietary supplements? If you answered “yes” to one or both, this webinar is for you. We were fortunate to have James E. Knoben, PharmD, MPH, FAPhA  and Philip O. Anderson, Pharm.D., FCSHP, FASHP as presenters to provide an in-depth tour of LactMed and Livertox. To view the webinar, please visit our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/wat...
Source: MCR News - December 12, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: #CC/Academic List #Health Interest List #Health Sciences List Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Red meat raises heart disease risk through gut bacteria
A diet rich in red meat increases gut bacteria production of a compound that raises heart disease risk and reduces the compound's removal by the kidneys. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Strategies to improve the implementation of workplacebased policies or practices targeting tobacco, alcohol, diet, physical activity and obesity
Data from 6 trials concludes available evidence regarding effectiveness of implementation strategies for improving health ‐promoting policies/practices in the workplace is sparse and inconsistent, and makes little or no difference on measures of employee health behaviour outcomes. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This diet can cut your risk of developing heart disease
You really do need to eat your vegetables. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

How the Mediterranean Diet Can Help Women's Hearts
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 -- Women who stick to a Mediterranean diet have a 25 percent lower risk of heart disease -- and researchers say they're starting to understand why. " Our study has a strong public health message that modest changes in known... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Best supplements for eyes: Take this vitamin to boost vision and keep eyes healthy
BEST supplements for eyes: Regular eye tests are key to maintaining good vision and healthy eyes, but what many people may not know is the positive impact diet can have. A certain vitamin has been proven to help. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paleo alternatives to cow's milk
(Natural News) If you’re new to the Paleo diet and you want to switch to other milk alternatives, consider trying camel, coconut, or nut and seed milk. These alternatives contain various nutrients, with the added benefit of having less fat than cow milk. Camel milk: the superfood with immunity boosters Camel milk is a good... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer: Do vegetarians live longer? The diet secret to long life REVEALED
HOW TO live longer: Eating a healthy, balanced diet has been found to boost longevity because it helps slash the risk of serious health conditions. For a long time a vegetarian diet has been deemed one of the healthiest - but do vegetarians live longer? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
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How to live longer: Do vegetarians live longer? Diet secret to long life REVEALED
HOW TO live longer: Eating a healthy, balanced diet has been found to boost longevity because it helps slash the risk of serious health conditions. For a long time a vegetarian diet has been deemed one of the healthiest - but do vegetarians live longer? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: The popular beverage you should drink less of to lower your reading
HIGH blood pressure is very common in the UK, but often goes unnoticed. However if the condition is left untreated, serious complications can occur. The best way to prevent it is to eat a healthy, balanced diet and to cut down on certain food and drink - experts advise against a popular beverage. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some Foods Can Be Cholesterol Fighters
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 -- Watching your cholesterol has gotten easier. Nutrition experts now agree that foods high in cholesterol, like shrimp, don't have the impact on blood cholesterol that was once thought. So depending on your current... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Stanford researcher deciphers flows that help bacteria feed and organize biofilms
(Stanford University) Figuring out how bacteria bring in nutrients could point to ways of killing them without poison. More generally, this research could also reveal how small organisms cooperate by generating networks of flow patterns. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 12, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Moderate consumption of alcohol is associated with fewer hospitalizations
(Istituto Neurologico Mediterraneo Neuromed I.R.C.C.S.) A study of the Department of Epidemiology and Prevention of I.R.C.C.S. Neuromed (Pozzilli, Italy), in collaboration with the Department of Nutrition of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Boston), highlights that people who consume alcohol moderately (one glass of wine a day), in the general framework of Mediterranean diet principles, have a lower risk of being hospitalized compared to heavier drinkers, but also to the teetotallers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Arthritis pain - the Christmas treat that could reduce your joint pain symptoms
ARTHRITIS pain affects around 10 million people in the UK. Adding this Christmas snack to your diet could reduce and lower your risk of arthritis joint pain symptoms, including inflammation and restricted movement. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Having too much fat around your waist puts you at a higher risk of inflammation
(Natural News) Obesity has no benefits, that much is a given. How much it affects the body, however, is a topic that is still ripe for research. In a study published in the journal Nutrition Research, a team led by the University of Connecticut reports that certain markers for measuring obesity can also be used to determine a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DuPont Nutrition & Health Helps to Reduce Health Risks for...
New Findings from Clinical Study Show Link between Metabolic Health Benefits of HOWARU® Shape and Gut Microbiome(PRWeb December 12, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/dupont_nutrition_health_helps_to_reduce_health_risks_for_overweight_consumers/prweb15984590.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - December 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is the normal pH range for urine?
The acidity of urine varies greatly depending on a person ’s diet and any medical conditions they may have. In this article, we discuss the normal pH range for urine, and what abnormal test results might mean. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Red Meat Diet Bulks up Atherogenic Metabolite, but It Can Be Reversed
(MedPage Today) -- Randomized diet study shows what 4 weeks of daily burgers can do (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - December 11, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency warning - the sneezy warning sign you need more ‘sunshine’ supplement
VITAMIN D deficiency symptoms include feeling tired, hair loss, excessive sweating, and a general feeling of weakness. But you could also be at risk of the condition, and may need to add more vitamin D foods or supplements to your diet, if you have this sneezy symptom. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure - the four foods you should AVOID or risk deadly hypertension
HIGH blood pressure risk could be lowered by making some diet or lifestyle changes. You could lower your chances of deadly hypertension symptoms and signs by avoiding these four foods and drinks. They could raise your risk of deadly heart attacks and strokes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is the military diet and does it work?
People following the military diet spend 3 days restricting their calorie intake and then have 4 days of regular eating. Supporters of the diet believe that it can help people lose weight quickly, but a lack of variety could mean that people miss out on some nutrients. Learn more about this diet here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Stomach bloating - the simple drink that could prevent trapped wind pain after dinner
STOMACH bloating could be caused by certain foods in your diet, or even by standing up while eating. But you could lower your risk of trapped wind pain and stomach aches by adding this drink to your post-dinner routine. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Using nutrition to balance your hormones
(Natural News) Maintaining the right levels of hormones helps ensure the overall health of the body. An article in Organic Spa Magazine shared that the best way to do this is to eat the right kinds of foods, thereby ensuring you get the proper nutrients to produce and regulate your hormones. Proper nutrition is the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lung cancer - the 10p vegetable to add to your shopping list to avoid symptoms
LUNG CANCER risk could be lowered by making some diet changes, and by giving up smoking, if you ’re a smoker. You could lower your chances of lung cancer symptoms, including coughs and chest pain, by eating more of this cheap vegetable. Are you at risk? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Crosswords And Puzzles Do Not Prevent Mental Decline, Study Says
(CNN) — Tackling a tricky crossword or a challenging Sudoku puzzle will not fend off age-related mental decline, new research has shown. Scientists have, in recent years, argued that brain-training exercises, such as completing puzzles or learning another language, can reduce the risk of developing dementia. But that may not be the case after all, according to a team of Scottish researchers whose research was published in the BMJ. The study’s authors argue that such pursuits will not necessarily act as a preventative, but they could still provide a “higher cognitive point” from which to decline. The...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News aging Crossword Puzzle Local TV Source Type: news

Africa: A New Normal in Humanitarian Aid - Treating Middle-Class Diseases
[IRIN] Treating undernourished children, boosting nutrition for pregnant women, and even providing a statistical basis for the term "famine" have all become routine parts of humanitarian health programmes. But the routine is changing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WATCH: What to know about the new strategy to prevent holiday overeating
Nutritionist Maya Feller breaks down what to know about a new study that explains a way to avoid gaining extra weight over the holidays. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Tivity shares tumble on news of $1.3B deal for Nutrisystem
In a call with investors ahead of the opening bell Monday, Franklin-based Tivity Health Inc. CEO Donato Tramuto said the company ’s planned purchase of weight-management company Nutrisystem Inc. will benefit the company’s customers and investors alike. “We have a super-highway of members looking for additional ways to support a healthy lifestyle and we are constantly looking for better ways to serve them while also del ivering value for our customers and partners,” Tramuto said. “This transaction… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

Nutritionist reveals nine causes of indigestion, including drinking too much water and snacking
There are many factors involved in digestion, says clinical nutritionist Marta Anhelush, from Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best supplements for the brain: Take this mineral to boost memory and keep the brain sharp
BEST supplements for the brain: The brain is an important organ in the body as it ’s in charge of all functions in the body. Diet plays a big part in keeping it healthy, and there is a particular mineral it needs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating coriander protects your heart from damage
(Natural News) The heart is a very delicate organ of the body, and taking good care of it is important. One of the best foods you can eat to keep the heart healthy and protect it from heart failure is coriander (Coriandrum sativum). A study published in the Journal of Dietary Supplements found that the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Dec. 11, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Studies Highlight Risks of Red Meat-Rich Diet Eating a lot of red meat boosts levels of a chemical linked to heart disease and also changes... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 11, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

High blood pressure: The one drink you must avoid if you want to lower your reading
HIGH blood pressure is a common condition among the population in the UK, but left untreated, it can lead to serious health complications. The best way to prevent the condition is by eating a healthy, balanced diet and avoiding certain foods and drink - one drink in particular is strongly advised against by experts. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Studies Highlight Risks of Red Meat-Rich Diet
Title: Studies Highlight Risks of Red Meat-Rich DietCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/11/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/11/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - December 11, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Hypoxic dead zones found in urban streams, not just at the coast
(Duke University) A Duke-led study finds that hypoxic dead zones occur in nutrient-laden urban streams, not just in coastal waters. The research shows that intense storm flows can erode some stream channels to become a series of pools that trap nutrient-laden runoff. The elevated nutrient levels in the water spur greater consumption of dissolved oxygen by bacteria, causing the pools to become hypoxic until the next storm flushes them out. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 11, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New review of scientific studies confirms food cravings can be reduced
(Louisiana State University) Food craving, the intense desire to eat certain foods, can sabotage efforts to maintain healthy eating habits and body weight, no matter the time of year. However, an examination of 28 current peer-reviewed scientific studies largely substantiates findings that changes in diet, prescription medications, physical activity and bariatric surgery reduce craving, said Candice Myers, PhD, assistant professor - research at LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hazelnuts 365: Why Oregon's state nut may be the key to disease prevention
(FLM Harvest) The new study, administered by the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University and published in the December 2018 issue of The Journal of Nutrition, found that older adults who added hazelnuts to their diet for 16 weeks significantly improved their levels of two key micronutrients. Results showed increased blood concentrations of magnesium and elevated urinary levels of a breakdown product of alpha tocopherol, commonly known as vitamin E. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Neighborhood affects the healthiness of dietary choices
(University of Turku) A new study shows that living or moving to a neighborhood with a higher socioeconomic status is clearly associated with better adherence to dietary recommendations. Researchers studied the connection between neighborhoods' socioeconomic status and dietary choices from data covering over 16,000 Finnish adults. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New evidence that females might benefit most from a low-salt diet
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) A low-salt diet may be more beneficial in lowering blood pressure in females than males, report scientists who found that while actual salt retention isn't higher in females, there is still an effect that drives pressure up. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the best foods to eat for energy?
Foods and drinks fuel the body. Energy-boosting examples include bananas, avocados, apples, and coffee. Learn more about the best things to eat and drink for energy here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Scientists identify vast underground ecosystem containing billions of micro-organisms
Global team of scientists find ecosystem below earth that is twice the size of world ’s oceansThe Earth is far more alive than previously thought, according to “deep life” studies that reveal a rich ecosystem beneath our feet that is almost twice the size of that found in all the world’s oceans.Despite extreme heat, no light, minuscule nutrition and intense pressure, scientists estimate this subterranean biosphere is teeming with between 15bn and 23bn tonnes of micro-organisms, hundreds of times the combined weight of every human on the planet.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 10, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jonathan Watts Tags: Geology Microbiology Chemistry Physics World news Science Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency - the three BEST food sources of the ‘sunshine’ supplement
VITAMIN D deficiency is particularly common during the winter, as sunlight hours fall. But adding these foods to your diet could help to prevent a vitamin D deficiency. Are you at risk of a deficiency, or should you take the ‘sunshine’ supplement? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study links frequent red meat consumption to high levels of chemical associated with heart disease
Findings reveal tripling of blood levels of TMAO from red meat diet, but dietary effects can be reversed (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - December 10, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Mediterranean Diet Linked to Drop in CVD Risk Mediterranean Diet Linked to Drop in CVD Risk
Observational data from the Women's Health Study suggest adherence to a Mediterranean diet is associated with a 25% risk reduction in cardiovascular disease, primarily through reducing inflammation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Tennessee firm to buy Nutrisystem in $1.3B deal
Franklin-based Tivity Health Inc. is set to buy Pennsylvania-based weight-management company Nutrisystem Inc. in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $1.3 billion. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter. "The acquisition of Nutrisystem is an exciting and transformational event for Tivity Health as we expand our portfolio of healthy lifestyle brands," Tivity CEO Donato Tramuto said in a news release. "Tivity Health and Nutrisystem share the same mission-driven culture and have highly talented,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Eric Snyder Source Type: news

Tennessee firm to buy Nutrisystem in $1.3B deal
Franklin-based Tivity Health Inc. is set to buy Pennsylvania-based weight-management company Nutrisystem Inc. in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $1.3 billion. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter. "The acquisition of Nutrisystem is an exciting and transformational event for Tivity Health as we expand our portfolio of healthy lifestyle brands," Tivity CEO Donato Tramuto said in a news release. "Tivity Health and Nutrisystem share the same mission-driven culture and have highly talented,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Eric Snyder Source Type: news

What We Know About Diet and Weight Loss
After decades of research, there are shockingly few firm conclusions. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Weight Obesity Diet and Nutrition Calories Carbohydrates Food Obesity Society Source Type: news