Feel Fuller by Eating Less -- an Astonishing New Diet Trick!
By Amy Chan This is the winning entry of the inaugural Scientista DiscovHER science writing competition Paleo? Atkins? FODMAP diet? If those don't take your fancy -- then how about the Werewolf diet? Weight loss and diets seem to plague us no matter where we look. Google ads, Facebook pop ups, Twitter feeds -- the topic of food and weight is never far from our lips...or perhaps our hips for that matter. A new fad diet seems to come and infest our social networks as fast as we refresh our feeds -- and they are all just a click away. And indeed, it is tempting. With the abundance of food around us 24/7, and the ever-growi...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 17, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Pepsi drop sweetener aspartame in America but keep it in YOUR drinks
The additive has been consumed by hundreds of millions of people over the past 30 years in fizzy drinks, low-calorie yoghurts, chewing gums and medicines. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotic yoghurts 'may help' hay fever
Conclusion This review has identified 23 trials investigating the effect of probiotics upon allergic rhinitis, which most people experience as hay fever. Overall, it found some evidence that taking probiotic yoghurts or supplements could improve the quality of life of people with allergic rhinitis, compared to taking placebo. However, it didn't find a direct effect on overall symptoms, or on levels of IgE in the blood. The review of the data showed some of the problems with research into probiotics in relation to allergies. Many different strains of probiotic organisms were used in the study, although most were from the f...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Food/diet Source Type: news

Could probiotic yoghurt be the key to fighting hay fever?
The 18 million people suffering from hay fever in the UK might benefit from probiotic yoghurt, a new study suggests (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - May 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: natural cure yoghurt hay fever tablets injection symptoms Source Type: news

Yoghurts and probiotics can relieve 'hay fever, sneezing and itchy eyes'
Probiotics, the friendly bacteria found in yogurt, had the potential to lessen symptoms of hay fever and improve quality of life, doctors from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Revealed: food that helps you lose weight as you age
Nuts, chicken, seafood and even cheese could help keep you slim you get older, but be careful what foods you eat in the same meal (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - April 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: fat yoghurt diets chicken nuts healthy eating dairy products seafood middle aged spread cheese Source Type: news

No evidence organic milk in pregnancy lowers a baby's IQ
Conclusion Previous studies have shown that organic milk produced during the summer has lower iodine content than standard milk. This is said to have been the first study comparing the milks in the winter. It also found iodine concentration is lower in organic milk. During the winter, cows housed indoors receive more iodine supplement through their feed concentrate than grazing cows in the summer. Winter milk is therefore known to contain more iodine than summer milk. It may have been expected there would be less of a difference between organic and non-organic cows during the winter. But organic systems are known to rely ...
Source: NHS News Feed - April 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

A yogurt a day could relieve depression
Regularly consuming probiotic bacteria can have a noticeable effect on mood, according to new research from the Netherlands (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - April 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: yoghurt depression healthy diet probiotic yogurt Source Type: news

Emilie-Lea Hayward eats 30 pots of Petits Filous yoghurt a day
Emilie-Lea Hayward, from Beaconsfield, in Buckinghamshire refuses to eat any solid food and even bursts into tears if mother Naomi, 32, offers her an alternative brand of yoghurt. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Environmental Damage to Gaza Exacerbating Food Insecurity
Safa Subha and three-year-old Rahat rely on Oxfam aid for food to fight malnutrition after having been accustomed to living on a diet of bread and tea. Credit: Mel Frykberg/IPSBy Mel FrykbergBEIT LAHIYA, Northern Gaza Strip, Mar 1 2015 (IPS)Extensive damage to Gaza’s environment as a result of the Israeli blockade and its devastating military campaign against the coastal territory during last year’s war from July to August, is negatively affecting the health of Gazans, especially their food security.“We were living on bread and tea and my five children were badly malnourished as my husband and I couldn’t afford pro...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 1, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Mel Frykberg Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Development & Aid Editors' Choice Environment Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Population Poverty & MDGs Water & Sanitation Women's Health Access Restricted Areas (AR Source Type: news

Protein: Eating too much protein can strain your kidneys but too little is bad for your muscles
There is now a raft of protein-enriched products, from breads and pastas to yoghurts and drinks, has arrived — and they’re aimed not at super-fit athletes, but at everyday shoppers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Get more fibre by eating crisps and frozen yoghurt!
Most of us know we should include fibre in our diet, but as a nation we simply don't eat enough of it. Here are smart ways to sneak in more fibre. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parents urged to swap ice-cream for low-fat yoghurt for Change4Life
Change4Life, launched today by Public Health England, is promoting 'sugar swap' tips as part of a push to cut back on the amount of sugar being consumed by young Britons on a daily basis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can a yoghurt a day reduce diabetes risk?
Conclusion This analysis of three large cohort studies, and a meta-analysis of 14 more, came up with estimates that each serving per day of yoghurt (244g) decreases the relative risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 18%. It suggests other dairy foods and consumption of total dairy are not associated with type 2 diabetes. It was not clear over what time period this risk reduction was achieved, as follow-up times varied, but the maximum was 30 years. The research team pointed out that their findings on total dairy intake were consistent with some, but not all, previous studies. Differences between this and previous studies ...
Source: NHS News Feed - November 25, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Food/diet Source Type: news

How yoghurt could stave off diabetes: Just two spoonfuls a day cut odds of developing the disease by a fifth
The research, from the Harvard School of Public Health in the US, suggests the popular food could provide an inexpensive and easy way of boosting the odds of a healthy old age. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 25, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news