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Lower high blood pressure: Yoghurt can help lower stroke and heart attack risk
Eating yoghurt each day can help lower high blood pressure and slash the risk of a stroke or heart attack, according to new research. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taking probiotics daily can help with weight loss
Researchers at the Vestfold Hospital Trust in T ønsberg, Norway, discovered consuming the yoghurt drinks daily may lead to 1.3lbs (0.6kg) weight loss after just three weeks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Want to lose weight? Try probiotics
Researchers at the Vestfold Hospital Trust in T ønsberg, Norway, discovered consuming the yoghurt drinks daily may lead to 1.3lbs (0.6kg) weight loss after just three weeks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Probiotic Yoghurt Processing Plant Stems in Addis
[Addis Fortune] Seven D Food Factory, a private limited company, opens a probiotic yoghurt processing plant at the cost of 30 million Br. It will start pilot production in the coming week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 9, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Dairy-free warning: Drinking YOUR coffee this way could trigger heart disease
DAIRY-free is a trend on the rise, with everything from almond milk, to coconut yoghurt and soy ice-cream now widely available alongside their traditional animal-derived counterparts. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda: Nasasira's Eight-Month Weight Loss Journey
[Monitor] In 2014 and 2015, Doreen Nasasira developed a crazy obsession for food. She ate almost anything. If it was not fried chicken and chips, she was eating a rolex or indulging in pizza, doughnuts and chocolate. She would drink soda, milk, yoghurt and alcohol with relish. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A Crack in Creation review – Jennifer Doudna, Crispr and a great scientific breakthrough
This is an invaluable account, by Doudna and Samuel Sternberg, of their role in the revolution that is genome editingIt began with the kind of research theTrump administration wants to unfund: fiddling about with tiny obscure creatures. And there had been US Republican hostility to science before Trump, of course, whenSarah Palin objected to federal funding of fruit fly research ( “Fruit flies – I kid you not,” she said). The fruit fly has been a vital workhorse of genetics for 100 years. Jennifer Doudna’s work began with organisms even further out on the Palin scale: bacteriophages, tiny viruses th...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 17, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Peter Forbes Tags: Science and nature Books Culture Genetics Biology Autobiography and memoir Ethics Source Type: news

Vegetarian dieting may lead to greater weight loss
Conclusion This research appears to show that there's some association between following a vegetarian diet and a greater reduction in body mass and subfascial fat. But this study has a number of limitations, and the conclusions drawn by the researchers should be interpreted cautiously. There was lower adherence to the diet in the conventional diet group than the vegetarian one. This means the finding of a greater reduction in body mass in the vegetarian group is unsurprising. The thigh was the only part of the body where fat measurements were taken. It could be the case that reduction in abdominal fat – a big ri...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Obesity Diabetes Source Type: news

Bake Off judge Prue Leith shares tasty, healthy recipes
EXCLUSIVE: The celebrity chef has teamed up with Diabetes UK on a healthy eating campaign. She shares tasty Thai  cod cakes, pan-seared scallops and frozen yoghurt cake recipes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotic yoghurts do nothing, says Dr Michael Mosley
Medic and broadcaster Dr Michael Mosley makes the claims in his book The Clever Guts Diet, serialised exclusively in the Mail, starting tomorrow with a free glossy magazine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Review finds no link between dairy and heart attack or stroke risk
Conclusion This large meta-analysis of cohort studies demonstrated no increased risk to cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease or all-cause death from eating dairy products. The review has strengths in its large size and the fact it was able to analyse different types of dairy product, such as high and low-fat and everyday products such as cheese and yoghurt. However, there are a number of factors to consider: The results of a systematic review are only as good as the quality of the underlying studies. These are all observational studies and it's possible that unadjusted health and lifestyle factors are having an...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Heart/lungs Neurology Source Type: news

Eating cheese does not raise risk of heart attack or stroke, study finds
Consumption of even full-fat dairy products does not increase risk, international team of experts saysConsuming cheese, milk and yoghurt – even full-fat versions – does not increase the risk of a heart attack or stroke, according to research that challenges the widely held belief that dairy products can damage health.The findings, from an international team of experts, contradict the view that dairy products can be harmful because of their high saturated fat content. The experts dismiss that fear as “a misconception [and] mistaken belief”.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 8, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Denis Campbell Health policy editor Tags: Health Heart attack Stroke Milk Cheese Medical research Food & drink Life and style Science Society UK news Source Type: news

Africa: Do Dairy Products Increase Your Risk of Cancer?
[Africa Check] Could dairy products such as milk, cheese and yoghurt increase your risk of cancer? We put this alarming assertion under the microscope. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The everyday foods with amazing beauty benefits
Beauty experts have put together a list of foods with surprising benefits. Calcium in cheese can encourage hair growth and Greek yoghurt can make skin firmer, they say. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coffee 'stops vitamin pills working'
The heat in the drinks can dramatically reduce the effects of tablets and even kill the ‘friendly’ bacteria in probiotic foods such as yoghurts, experts at the University of East Anglia found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How cheddar and cream cheese could give you breast cancer
Dairy has a growth hormone called IGF, which enourages cells to turn malignant. It has also been linked to obesity, which raises the risk of 13 types of cancer. But eating yoghurt lowers the risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating too much cheese can raise cancer risk by 50%
According to researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, cheese can raise the risk of breast cancer by 53%, particularly a high intake of cheddar and cream cheeses, while eating yoghurt appeared to cut risk by 30%.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 17, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Could probiotics ease YOUR diabetes? Gut-improving bacteria could REDUCE disease risk
PROBIOTICS are live bacteria and yeasts promoted as having various health benefits - usually taken as a supplement or in a yoghurt drink. But are they just a big con and can they really boost health? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cold and flu sufferers often turn to probiotics - but are they really the best cure?
PROBIOTICS are the key to a healthy gut according to health experts, and a healthy gut leads to a robust immune system - but do yoghurt drinks and sauerkraut really hold the answers to seeing off a cold or flu, and are they worth the money spent on them? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do pricey probiotic drinks boost your stomach's health?
Do live bacteria and yeasts added to yoghurts really improve digestion? The BBC ’s Trust Me, I’m A Doctor team tested their effects on 30 volunteers from Inverness and NHS Highland. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yogurts that ARE good for you and not packed full of sugar
Public Health England recently raised concerns about the huge amounts of sugar in some yoghurt brands. Here, registered dietitian Kaitlin Colucci looks at the healthy options available. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Watching your weight? Revealed, the yogurts that ARE good for you - and not packed full of sugar
Public Health England recently raised concerns about the huge amounts of sugar in some yoghurt brands. Here, registered dietitian Kaitlin Colucci looks at the healthy options available. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Approaching menopause? Vitamin K and YOGHURT could ease symptoms such as hot flushes
SYMPTOMS of the menopause can last for around four years, but Dr Sarah Brewer, GP and author of Live Longer, Look Younger has advised how women - especially those in their forties - could boost their health ahead of the change. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Droylsden toddler saves his father's life when he fell into a diabetic coma  
Mark Jones, 34, from Droylsden, had fallen into a diabetic coma after his blood sugar levels had dropped. But his son Lenny-George managed to grab two yoghurts from the fridge. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Droylsden toddler saves his father's life when he had fell into a diabetic coma  
Mark Jones, 34, from Droylsden, had fallen into a diabetic coma after his blood sugar levels had dropped. But his son Lenny-George managed to grab two yoghurts from the fridge. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experts say probiotic yoghurts could relieve anxiety in humans
Researchers at the University of Missouri tested beneficial live bacteria on zebrafish and their responses to stressful situations, but say the findings could be replicated in humans. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 'healthy' foods that nutritionists would NEVER eat
London nutritionist Rhiannon Lambert reveals the foods we should all avoid. She explains that low-fat yoghurts can contain as much sugar as a dessert. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Public Health England is alarmed sugary yoghurts are fuelling weight gain
Public Health England is alarmed that sugary yoghurts, such as Nestle Smarties split pot, which contains 5.7 teaspoons of sugar, are fuelling weight gain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotics 'aid memory in people with Alzheimer's disease'
Conclusion This randomised controlled trial looked at whether probiotic supplements help improve cognitive function in patients with Alzheimer's disease over 12 weeks. It also investigated the effect of probiotics on biomarkers for inflammation and metabolism in the body. It found treatment with probiotic supplements resulted in a small improvement in cognitive function compared with the control group. But everyone remained severely cognitively impaired, and it's not clear if the change in score was clinically important in terms of function. Although these are interesting findings, there are a few things to bear in mind...
Source: NHS News Feed - November 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology Food/diet Source Type: news

Alzheimer's disease: Probiotics could improve memory for people with dementia
PROBIOTICS such as yoghurt can improve some of the symptoms such as memory loss in patients with Alzheimer's disease, new research has revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Having a probiotic yoghurt each day could help alleviate Alzheimer's symptoms
A daily dose of probiotics over just 12 weeks produced a moderate but significant improvement in the score of elderly Alzheimer ’s patients, Iranian researchers found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating YOGHURT every day 'could help improve Alzheimer’s symptoms'
A DAILY yoghurt can improve some of the symptoms in Alzheimer ’s patients, according to new research. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nutraceuticals: Rich in Potential
The strong growth and globalization of the nutraceuticals sector may be down to the ingenuity of brand managers as much as food scientists, but it also reveals a lot about current trends in healthcare and the cultural, economic or demographic factors underlining them, across both mature and emerging markets. What is interesting about the nutraceuticals boom is that no-one has really agreed yet what these products are exactly, or at least where they sit in standardized legal and regulatory terms either at country level or worldwide.Stephen DeFelice, founder and chairman of US non-profit the Foundation for Innovation in Medi...
Source: EyeForPharma - October 28, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

Coconut is making a comeback in everything from yoghurts to shampoo  
The craze for coconuts has found its way into everything, from lip balm to porridge. Nigella Lawson and actress Jennifer Aniston cook with it and Gwyneth Paltrow uses it to clean her teeth. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Major supermarkets recall yoghurt brands amid fears they could contain rubber
Waitrose, Tesco, Asda, the Co-op and Sainsbury's are all affected by the recall notice which applies to 23 brands made by Somerset-based company Yeo Valley. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New perspectives on dairy and cardiovascular health
This month's Paper of the Month is from Proceedings of the Nutrition Society and is entitled ‘Milk and dairy produce and CVD: new perspectives on dairy and cardiovascular health'. Authors, Julie A. Lovegrove and Ditte A. Hobbs, University of Reading, discuss the evidence on dairy product intake and cardiovascular disease risk and implications for dietary advice. One key recommendation for decreasing cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk is to reduce saturated fat intake to less than 10% total energy, yet the majority of the UK population are exceeding this level. As dairy products contribute over 27% of total dietary sat...
Source: The Nutrition Society - July 8, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: Cassandra Ellis Source Type: news

Crafty yoghurts: can your tastebuds be tricked? – video
Studies have proven that colour plays a vital role in setting our expectations of taste and flavour in foods. But what happens when colour defies expectation? We put food colouring into vanilla yoghurt and challenged people to guess the flavour. Will they all be duped or might someone see through our ruse? Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 27, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Ekaterina Ochagavia, Ian Anderson and Paul Boyd Tags: Food & drink Science Life and style Source Type: news

Women with higher levels of bad bacteria in breasts are 'more likely to develop cancer'
More women may use probiotic yoghurt drinks that are meant to promote the growth of good bacteria in the body as a result of the findings by scientists from the Western University in Ontario. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could probiotic yoghurt and cheese help protect women from breast cancer?
"GOOD" bacteria in probiotic yoghurt and cheeses could protect women from breast cancer, a study found. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why YOU should eat dairy products: Yoghurt and cheese 'protects' women from BREAST cancer
BACTERIA in probiotic yoghurt and cheese could protect women from breast cancer according to the results of a study. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cranberry juice 'useful' for women with recurring UTIs, claims study
Conclusion This trial found that drinking cranberry juice daily for six months reduced the number of symptomatic urine infections among healthy women, compared with placebo. The study had a good sample size, reasonably long testing period, was double-blind, including reportedly identical tasting-and-smelling placebo. It also carried out thorough assessments, verifying any reported symptoms with urine tests. However, there are a few points to note. The study found that cranberry juice seemed to prevent the incidence of urine infection symptoms. It does not show that if you have an actual urine infection you are better o...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Medication Source Type: news

The fats that will keep you slim from avocados and yoghurts to LARD
A new report released earlier this week suggested that low-fat diets are doing more harm than good. Here, a FEMAIL expert reveals the fats you should be eating - and which ones to avoid. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How much sugar is it OK to eat? From ketchup to healthy granola
Flinders University researchers warn 'health foods' like granola, smoothies and fat free yoghurt can contain just as much as much of the white stuff as their sweet alternatives. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dandruff? Soon you'll be reaching for the scalp yoghurt
Study into the ecosystem of microbes on scalps suggests that nurturing a type of bacteria, called Propionibacterium, could help prevent dandruffThe next time dandruff dots your shoulders, you might want to reach for yogurt, not shampoo. The latest study into scaly scalps has found that nurturing particular bacteria on the skin could keep the white flakes at bay.Researchers in Shanghai took on the dandruff problem with an unprecedented investigation into flaky scalps and the ecosystem of microbes that set up home on the human head, feeding on the lavish menu of dead skin and oily secretions called sebum. Continue reading......
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 13, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Microbiology Science Men's hair Women's hair Life and style Medical research Source Type: news

No evidence probiotics are beneficial for healthy adults
Conclusion This review finds no evidence that probiotic supplements have beneficial effects on the composition of gut bacteria in healthy adults. The review has strengths in that it pre-specified exactly which trials would be eligible – that is, only RCTs in healthy adults, comparing probiotics with placebo, that assessed changes in gut bacteria levels as the main outcome. This should aim to reduce diversity between the trials and try to find a definitive answer on the effect in a specific population. However, despite this, the seven trials were still highly variable in their methods and design, such...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Medical practice Food/diet Source Type: news

Proven to lower NOTHING: Scientists reveal ‘LITTLE evidence’ probiotics improve health
SHOPPERS could be wasting their time and money on yoghurts, drinks and pills which could make their gut healthier. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotic supplements 'could help prevent menopause-associated bone loss'
Bone loss associated with the menopause could potentially be addressed through the use of probiotic supplements.This is according to new research from the Emory University School of Medicine and Georgia State University in the US, which conducted an experiment with mice and discovered evidence that probiotic bacteria may have potential as an affordable treatment for postmenopausal osteoporosis.Encouraging results The study involved the use of mice that had had their ovaries removed, meaning the animals underwent the same hormonal changes that occur when women reach the menopause.It was shown that the resulting loss of oest...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - May 2, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Dinner for one – now that’s my kind of date | Nell Frizzell
Solo dining is a singular joy. Alone, you can eat what you want, when you want, as fast as you wantI was recently joined on a bench in O’Connell Street, Dublin, by a man in a sludge-green coat and wide-brimmed hat who methodically pulled out, wiped and pocketed his false teeth, before bending down to the large plastic bag at his feet and pulling out a yoghurt. He turned to me, smiled, and then asked: “Would you ever find me a spoon?”These things don’t happen so easily when you’re in a group: you’re much less approachable when eating as a couple; and none but the truly determined would ap...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 13, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Nell Frizzell Tags: Food & drink Older people Psychology Restaurants Mental health Source Type: news

Milk, yoghurt and cheese: the best breakfast items
Israeli researchers present findings at the annual Endocrine Society conference which suggest a protein-rich diet can help us lose weight and manage type 2 diabetes. Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 5, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news