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Researchers use breast milk to show a correlation between dietary fats and academic success

You are what you eat, the saying goes, and now a study conducted by researchers at UC Santa Barbara and the University of Pittsburgh suggests that the oft-repeated adage applies not just to physical health but to brain power as well. In a paper published in the early online edition of the journal Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids , the researchers compared the fatty acid profiles of breast milk from women in over two dozen countries with how well children from those same countries performed on academic tests.


Related Topix: UC Santa Barbara, University of Pittsburgh, DHA, Life, Food, Vegetables, LA, Standardized Testing, Education

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Star Online

Certain carotenoids may help protect the eyes from free radical damage

However, almost everyone knows and agrees that eggs are nutritious the white is a great source of protein while the yellow yolk is jam-packed with important nutrients, especially the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K, and minerals such as calcium, iron, potassium, folate and sulphur. Besides vitamins and minerals, egg yolk is a prime source of lutein and zeaxanthin, which can help reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration and cataract.


Related Topix: Medicine, Nutrition, Calcium, Macular Degeneration, Health, Lutein, Life, Food, Vegetables

The Gaston Gazette

COLUMN: 10 reasons you should eat your broccoli

He said he hated it, didn't eat it and never wanted to see another sprig of it on his plate, on Air Force One, in the White House or anywhere else, for that matter. "I do not like broccoli, and I haven't liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it," he said.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables, Medicine, Arthritis, Health, Vitamin B6

Wall St. Cheat Sheet

7 Healthy Recipes to Transform Junk Food Favorites

It can be really hard to resist unhealthy food. You know it isn't good for you, but muffins, brownies, fried food, and greasy pizza have one thing in common: They taste delicious.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Recipes, Oat Bran

Fox News

7 sore throat remedies

A sore, scratchy throat is annoying, but probably not alarming enough to call your doc. Good thing, too, because you may be better off soothing your throat at home: A 2014 British study found that most of the time that people visit their doctors for a sore throat, antibiotics aren't even necessary.


Related Topix: Sore Throat, Health, Common Cold, UC San Francisco, Soup, Life, Food, Echinacea

Fox News

5 nutrients toddlers need

Most toddlers are notoriously picky eaters. They snub new textures, colors, aromas and especially anything green.


Related Topix: Toddlers, Family, Medicine, Nutrition, Life, Food, Vegetables, Fruits, Calcium

Magnesium and your health

Magnesium is present in all cells of the body and is involved in over 300 enzymatic processes, including energy production. Magnesium is essential for maintaining normal bone density, normal cardiac rhythmicity, normal pulmonary function, and normal blood glucose regulation.


Related Topix: Magnesium, Life, Food, Nutrition

Sat Sep 13, 2014


Health "Musts" For Every Decade

It's okay to share some things with your mom or grandmother, like a bottle of Chardonnay, a classic navy blazer or even your taste in men. Unfortunately, though, health and fitness guidelines don't make the list.


Related Topix: Life, Medicine, Nutrition, Folic Acid, Weight Training, Fitness

The Block Island Times

Garcinia Cambogia Extract Weight Loss Supplement Explained by Dr Oz Popularity Spikes Again

Dr. Oz recommended the weight loss supplement Garcinia cambogia extract in 2012, but has seen the popularity spike again recently. Dr. Oz has said the supplement is the "simple solution you've been looking for to bust your body fat for good."


Related Topix: Garcinia cambogia, Hydroxycitric Acid

Oven roasted chicken with Emeril's rub is super easy, superbly seasoned

This ridiculously easy recipe for tender, taste-bud tantalizing chicken requires only three ingredients: chicken, Emeril's Chicken Rub, and a little olive oil to grease the baking dish. That's it.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Meat, Chicken, Recipes, Calcium


Smartphones Ruin More Than Your Sleep - They May Also Be Destroying Your Vision

If you are buying a new iPhone, don't use it in bed - and not just because nighttime smartphone use messes up your sleep cycle. Blue light is part of the full light spectrum, which means we're exposed to it by the sun every day.


Related Topix: Melatonin

WSFA-TV Montgomery

Why not plant vegetables this fall?

As your late summer vegetable harvest winds down, why not celebrate a great home gardening season by planting some more!! What? you may ask. The leaves on the trees are starting to change color already and were getting out scarves and sweaters.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables, Home Gardening, Home, Agriculture, Science, Vitamin A

The Chronicle Herald

Dalhousie University student studying apples, fish for breast cancer treatment

That might sound like an odd combination, but Dalhousie University PhD candidate Wasundara Fernando thinks it might just be the perfect one to help treat breast cancer. "I am so happy because I can continue my research and contribute to the cancer research effort," Fernando said Saturday about the $17,850 grant she received through the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Training Program award.


Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Breast Cancer, Canada, Fish Oil

Brandon Sun

Premiere issue of Ricardo magazine launches in English Canada on Monday

The premiere issue of Ricardo, which will be in stores Monday, features stories on Thanksgiving entertaining, cranberries, potatoes, planting fall garlic, top 10 cuts for grilling and ideas for dinners that will create leftovers to tote for lunch the next day. To satisfy Larrivee's sweet tooth, he has included a recipe for the ultimate chocolate chip cookie and a feature on apple pie to take advantage of the fall harvest, with tips on pastry making.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Thanksgiving, Garlic, Food, Recipes, Wine, Drink, Home Gardening, Home

Express India

Regulate your body's iron content to 'switch on' cellular functions

If you thought that your haemoglobin levels measure your iron status, think again. While haemoglobin reflects whether an individual is anaemic, it may not necessarily be an indicator of your body's iron stores.


Related Topix: Iron


Can Using This Little-Known Spice Actually Make You Eat Less?

Getting a little bored of using the same spices in your healthy cooking efforts? Board-certified health coach Anjali Shah says one lesser-known spice isn't just great for changing up your routine with a lively kick of flavor; it may also actually help you eat less. Speaking with the web series #OWNSHOW , Shah shares one of her favorite cooking staples when it comes to spice: Aleppo chili.


Related Topix: Cayenne Pepper, Leukemia, Health

Fri Sep 12, 2014


What to Look for in Cereal and Yogurt

Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day and Consumer Reports has released their list for the best cereal and yogurt options - two of the most popular breakfast items - that are both healthy and flavorful. Deputy Health & Food Content Editor Trisha Calvo revealed what cereals and yogurts came out on top.


Related Topix: Flax

St. Cloud Times

Schmidt garden column: Prep squash for storage, fall mealsSchmidt...

Schmidt garden column: Prep squash for storage, fall meals Get important nutrients Check out this story on Banana squash can reach up to 2-3 feet in length and average 8 inches in diameter. Though the average weight is about 10 pounds, a heavy banana squash can weigh up to 35 pounds.


Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Recipes, Vitamin A, Life, Fruits

Medical Daily

How To Eat Healthy, For Real: 6 Food Nutrition Myths Conventional Wisdom Says Are True

Our moms are right about a lot of things, but which foods we should eat to grow big and strong aren't always best. We're told from an early age that if we want to be big and strong we need to drink milk.


Related Topix: Medicine, Nutrition, Life, Food, Wisdom Teeth, Health, Drink, Milk, Vitamin C, Chocolate

Food Industry

Mangos may lower blood sugar in obese adults: Study

The pilot study, published in the journal Nutrition and Metabolic Insights, looked at the impact of mango supplementation on body measurements and fasting blood triglyceride, HDL-cholesterol, glucose and insulin concentrations for 20 obese adults. The participants, aged 20-50, had a Body Mass Index of 30 to 45 kg/m2 at the beginning of the trial.


Related Topix: Mango, Life, Food, Nutrition, Fasting, Health