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Infantile Colic

POSTED IN Latest News ON Aug 24th, 2010    No Comments

Recent research has shown that supplementing with a particular strain of the probiotic Lactobacillus improves infantile colic. Not only that, but the probiotic is well-tolerated and safe. Colic affects 3% to 28% of infants, causing considerable stress and concern for parents, and the pathogenesis of the condition remains elusive, although evidence suggests multiple independent causes. […]

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Artifically Sweetened drinks & Preterm delivery

POSTED IN Latest News ON Jul 2nd, 2010    No Comments

In research just published by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers found daily intake of artificially sweetened soft drinks to be linked to preterm delivery. Preterm delivery (<37 weeks) is one of the major pregnancy complications and is a leading cause of perinatal morbidity and mortality. Previous research has suggested that both artificially sweetened […]

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Antioxidants in Diet Can Improve Insulin Resistance

POSTED IN Latest News ON Jun 28th, 2010    5 Comments

A diet rich in natural antioxidants improves insulin sensitivity in insulin-resistant obese adults. Although the beneficial effects of antioxidants are well known, a recent study has shown that they can improve hormonal action in obese subjects with metabolic syndrome. Some evidence exists that oxidative stress may play a role in the metabolic syndrome, according to […]

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Women With PCOS Have Higher BPA Blood Levels, Study Finds

POSTED IN Latest News ON Jun 28th, 2010    No Comments

Women with the polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the most common hormone imbalance in women of reproductive age, may be more vulnerable to exposure to the chemical bisphenol A (BPA), found in many plastic
household items. A recent study has shown that as the BPA blood level increased, so did the concentrations of the male sex hormone […]

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Latest research from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that omega-3 fatty acids and oily fish have a role in maintaining healthy auditory function. This is in addition to their roles in the prevention and modulation of certain diseases – heart disease, stroke and autoimmune disorders. Age-related hearing loss is a common problem in […]

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