More berries, apples and tea may have protective benefits against Alzheimer’s

More berries, apples and tea may have protective benefits against Alzheimer’s

Older adults who consumed small amounts of flavonoid-rich foods, such as berries, apples and tea, were 2 to 4 times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias over 20 years compared with people whose intake was higher, according to a new study led by scientists at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (USDA HNRCA) at Tufts University.

Personalized nutrition: What I learned from dozens of tests and reports

Personalized nutrition: What I learned from dozens of tests and reports

The key behaviors that I changed as a result of all this testing include being more aware of how foods affect my microbiome.

Taking vitamin D by oral spray just as effective as taking a tablet

Taking vitamin D by oral spray just as effective as taking a tablet

Dr Bernard Corfe, Senior Lecturer in Molecular Gastroenterology at the University of Sheffield and Principal Investigator for the trial, said: “All participants achieved adequate levels of vitamin D after just 21 days of using an oral spray, with those individuals who were considered severely deficient at the beginning of the trial (with levels lower than 25(OH)D) experiencing the most effective uptake of the supplement.”.

Research: Maintaining weight loss retains cardiometabolic benefits

Research: Maintaining weight loss retains cardiometabolic benefits

They found that among those who lost 10% or more of their body weight and then maintained 75% or more of their weight loss four years later saw a significant improvement in risk factors, such as improved levels of HDL (good) cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose, blood pressure, waist circumference and diabetes control.

Stalking Good Nutrition

Stalking Good Nutrition

And a 2018 study at Mashhad University of Medical Sciences in Iran found that celery extract has an inhibitory effect on xanthine oxidase and serum uric acid levels, which can contribute to inflammation.1.

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.

Top Takeaways: NBJ's 2018 Global Supplement Business Report

Top Takeaways: NBJ's 2018 Global Supplement Business Report

Nutrition Business Journal's 2018 Global Supplement Business Report provides a collection of data tables and charts broken down by region and country, paired with insight from industry leaders. The report includes more than 100 data charts and 14 company profiles that will provide industry perspective and future insights.

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.

Weekly Health Quiz: Sleep, Exercise and Recycling

Weekly Health Quiz: Sleep, Exercise and Recycling

2 Based on the latest research, for the greatest protection against a set of cancers and other chronic diseases, you need a vitamin D level of: 3 To make sure your recyclables can actually be recycled, you must avoid the following: 4 How many hours of sleep does the average adult need in order to maintain their health?

The Importance of Eating Organic

The Importance of Eating Organic

Just like the Stanford study, this follow-up analysis, 10 published in 2014, found that while conventional and organic vegetables oftentimes contain similar levels of many nutrients, the frequency of occurrence of pesticide residues was four times higher in conventional foods.

Dollar Stores Feed More Americans Than Whole Foods

Dollar Stores Feed More Americans Than Whole Foods

The absence of grocery stores is, in turn, a direct result of a history of racial discrimination by banks that have been less likely to lend to African American entrepreneurs and by supermarket chains that have tended to bypass black neighborhoods." How a near-total diet of ultra-processed food affects health and longevity can be seen in the city's mortality statistics.

Cocktail of 41 Supplements Ensures Long Life, Says 89-Year-Old Scientist

Cocktail of 41 Supplements Ensures Long Life, Says 89-Year-Old Scientist

Ames, an 89-year-old biochemist from California who has written over 500 scientific papers during his career, envisions a future in which a person can put their finger in a machine that will analyze their blood and determine the exact vitamin and mineral cocktail they need to slow the inevitable march toward aging.

Consumer Reports takes wide, mostly critical view of 'natural cures'

Consumer Reports takes wide, mostly critical view of 'natural cures'

·       The writers point to American Health Association research finding that omega-3s “might” help people with a history of heart disease, but also state that “there wasn’t enough evidence to show whether they improved cardiac health in people without existing heart problems.” No mention is made of the fact that upwards of 80 percent of American’s don’t eat the AHA-recommended two servings a week of fish, a primary omega-3 source.