Coronavirus: Increased alcohol consumption during lockdown could lead to ‘second health crisis’, warn researchers

Coronavirus: Increased alcohol consumption during lockdown could lead to ‘second health crisis’, warn researchers

In separate research conducted by polling company Opinium for the charity Alcohol Change UK, almost one in five of daily drinkers in the UK said they had increased the amount of alcohol they consume during lockdown.

No sugarcoating: Tips for cutting down your sugar intake and how to deal with withdrawal symptoms

No sugarcoating: Tips for cutting down your sugar intake and how to deal with withdrawal symptoms

But once you overcome withdrawal symptoms, you should begin to notice the following improvements: Higher energy levels Brighter skin Lack of sugar cravings Improved physical performance Better productivity Reduced abdominal fat Improved sleep quality 10 ways to reduce sugar intake.

Plant-based diets might reduce men’s risk of prostate cancer

Plant-based diets might reduce men’s risk of prostate cancer

The study: Researchers looked for studies published between 2006 and February 2017 that included terms such as prostate cancer, dairy products, milk, vegan and plant-based diet.Researchers reviewed 12 studies, including a large population study, to look at the effect of eating meat and fish on the risk of prostate cancer.

Edible flowers could help boost vitamin E intake

Edible flowers could help boost vitamin E intake

The scientists from the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Porto University, and the University of Aveiro in Portugal analysed the phytochemical composition of borage and centaurea, two popular edible flowers.The main differences were that centaurea had more calories and total dietary fiber, while borage was higher in fatty-acids and carotenoids.

How wholegrain rye bread cuts type-2 diabetes risk

How wholegrain rye bread cuts type-2 diabetes risk

In a new study researchers from the University of Eastern Finland and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) tested the metabolic effects of consuming an enriched wheat bread against wholegrain rye bread in 15 human volunteers.

A Simple Trick to Lose Weight and Prevent Diabetes

A Simple Trick to Lose Weight and Prevent Diabetes

A recent study, which took place at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts, found that consumption of propionate, a preservative frequently added to foods, may be associated with an increased risk of obesity and diabetes.

Mushrooms Help Protect Your Brain

Mushrooms Help Protect Your Brain

The study, which took place at the National University of Singapore, found that consuming mushrooms—and yes, that includes white button mushrooms—more than twice a week is associated with a lower risk of cognitive problems such as mild memory loss and language difficulties in older adults.1 These results are based on an investigation that included 663 Chinese men and women, all of whom were at least 60 years old.

What Happens in Your Body When You Eat Too Much Sugar?

What Happens in Your Body When You Eat Too Much Sugar?

This is definitely alarming, considering the average Englishman in the 1700s consumed only 4 pounds of sugar per year4 — and that was mostly from healthful natural sources like fruits, quite unlike the processed foods you see in supermarket shelves today.

Study: High egg consumption increases risk of heart disease and death

Study: High egg consumption increases risk of heart disease and death

Adults who ate more eggs and dietary cholesterol had a significantly higher risk of cardiovascular disease and death from any cause, according to a large, new study from Northwestern Medicine.

Go Nuts If You Have Diabetes

Go Nuts If You Have Diabetes

The study, which was conducted at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts, found that consuming tree nuts frequently is associated with a lower risk of heart disease in those with type 2 diabetes.1 These results are based on an investigation that included 16,217 men and women who had a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes.

What You Must Know About Gluten

What You Must Know About Gluten

When people go gluten free and eat too much of these highly processed, low-nutrient foods they're likely to gain weight.

Diet Drinks and Stroke Risk

Diet Drinks and Stroke Risk

When the investigators separated out types of stroke, they discovered that ischemic strokes, which are brought on by blood clots, were 31 percent more likely in frequent drinkers of artificially sweetened beverages. The subjects who said they consumed two diet drinks a day or more had a 29 percent higher risk of developing heart disease.

Grocery-store dieticians may help hypertensive patients improve their eating habits

Grocery-store dieticians may help hypertensive patients improve their eating habits

Watowicz conducted the study, Nutrition Counseling for Hypertension Within a Grocery Store: An Example of the Patient-Centered Medical Neighborhood Model , for her dissertation at Ohio State University.

Fruit Juices Are Often Loaded With Arsenic and Lead

Fruit Juices Are Often Loaded With Arsenic and Lead

Problems vary depending on the type, as well as the age and body weight of the child and the amounts they’re exposed to, but those mentioned by Consumer Reports are quite disturbing, and it’s by no means a complete list: In fact, during Consumer Reports’ testing, researchers found seven juices with enough heavy metals to cause potential harm if children should consume more than 4 ounces per day, or one-half cup.

Food labels have positive but limited effect on consumers’ food choices

Food labels have positive but limited effect on consumers’ food choices

Summary: An analysis of studies that looked at how labeling on food packaging, point-of-sale materials and restaurant menus prompted consumers to eat fewer calories and fat; reduce their choice of other unhealthy food option; and eat more vegetables.

High salt consumption linked to atrial fibrillation in 19-year study

High salt consumption linked to atrial fibrillation in 19-year study

Why the research is interesting: The study provides more evidence that even if a subject does not have high blood pressure, consuming high amounts of salt can increase the person’s chance of suffering a stroke, atrial fibrillation and other cardiac problems.

High Sodium Diet Linked to AFib

High Sodium Diet Linked to AFib

The study, which took place at the University of Oulu in Finland, found that diets with high levels of sodium are associated with an increased risk of atrial fibrillation, or AFib (AKA AF), which is characterized by an irregular heartbeat.

Coffee Consumption May Reduce Diabetes Risk

Coffee Consumption May Reduce Diabetes Risk

After conducting a systematic review of more than 10 years of research, scientists from Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet have concluded habitual coffee consumption may slash your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by as much as 29 percent.1

Anthocyanin: This Purple Pigment Fights Disease

Anthocyanin: This Purple Pigment Fights Disease

Authors of a literature review involving data collected from more than 602,000 individuals across Australia, Europe and the U.S. assert anthocyanins, a flavonoid pigment found in a variety of fruits and vegetables, may lower your risk of cardiovascular disease, as well as help in the treatment of certain types of cancer and diabetes.

Fermented Dairy Protects Your Heart

Fermented Dairy Protects Your Heart

Beyond that, a 2017 meta-analysis of 29 studies involving more than 938,000 participants, published in the European Journal of Epidemiology,13 indicated the consumption of dairy products such as cheese, milk and yogurt had a neutral effect on health.