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A Switch to Salt Substitute Could Slash Your Heart Risks

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 10, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Swapping salt out for the salt substitute potassium chloride lowers blood pressure, and thereby the risk of heart attack, stroke and cardiovascular disease, a new analysis finds.

"It's in processed and prepared foods where most people ...

Vegan? Weightlifting May Protect Your Bones

While a plant-based diet may be associated with lower bone mineral density and increased fracture risk, there might be a way to counteract that: pumping iron.

New Austrian research shows that vegans who lift weights or do strength training have stronger bones than vegans who only do othe...

Which Source of Dietary Fiber Works Best?

THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- If your diet is low in fiber, you can do your gut some good by adding more -- regardless of the fiber source, new research suggests.

Many people know fiber as the nutrient that keeps you regular. But it's also a key player in the makeup of the gut mi...

Your Dog's Gut Microbes Change Quickly With New Diet

Switching Fido to a new dog food? What happens in his gut as a result is nothing short of remarkable, a new study reveals.

The population of bacteria living in his gut — his microbiome — will change dramatically in as little as a week.

It starts when "wallflower bacteria," those that were on ...

Could One Type of Cheese Help Strengthen Your Bones?

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 3, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Enjoying just two slices of Jarlsberg cheese every day may help stave off osteoporosis, a small Norwegian study suggests.

The protective effect of cheese on bone-thinning appears to be an exclusive benefit of Jarlsberg, and a mere 2 ...

Red Meat Raises Your Heart Risk, and Scientists May Know Why

TUESDAY, Aug. 2, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A daily hamburger might raise the risk of developing heart disease, but not necessarily for the reasons people often think, new research suggests.

The study of nearly 4,000 older Americans found what many have before: People who ate a lot of...

Had a Kidney Stone? This Diet May Help Prevent Another

TUESDAY, Aug. 2, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Anyone who has ever had a kidney stone never wants a repeat of the blinding pain that comes when it passes. Now, a new study maps out a diet that can help guard against that.

The cornerstones of that diet include eating plenty of foods that contain

Dietary Supplements: Are You Throwing Money Away?

Most Americans swear by dietary supplements, with nearly 3 of 4 people taking some type of supplement on a daily basis, a new HealthDay/Harris Poll has revealed.

But many have a mistaken belief in the effectiveness of these supplements, which for the most part don't help folks live longer or healthier live...

USDA Gets Tough on Salmonella in Breaded Chicken Products

The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to toughen regulations on certain raw chicken products.

The agency has notified food processors that new rules would require they lower the amount of salmonella found in breaded and stuffed chicken products, which include frozen foods such as chicken cordon bleu and chicken Kie...

Tweets Show Americans Eating Healthier in Pandemic

Whether it's fact or brag, tweets suggest people ate healthier during COVID lockdowns and restaurant closures, a new study finds.

Tweets about healthy foods rose 20% between May 2020 and January 2021, while those about fast food and alcohol dropped 9% and 11%, respectively, researchers found.

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Diets Heavy in 'Ultra-Processed' Foods Could Harm the Brain

THURSDAY, July 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Eating lots of ultra-processed foods may dramatically increase your risk for dementia, according to a new study by researchers in China.

Ultra-processed foods are high in sugar, fat and salt, but low in protein and fiber. Sodas, salty and sugary snacks and desserts, ice cream, sausage, deep-fried chicken, flavored yogurt, ketc...

Eat These Foods, Your Kidneys Will Thank You

Eating a rainbow of fruits and vegetables is common advice, but many Americans eat few of these nutrient powerhouses, according to a new study.

This includes adults with chronic kidney ...

Fasting Diet Could Help Folks With Type 2 Diabetes

Intermittent fasting might help people with type 2 diabetes better control their blood sugar levels, a new study has found.

People with diabetes who restricted their eating to within a daily 10-hour window wound up with blood sugar levels in the normal range for about three hours longer than when they ate whenever they pleased, the researchers reported.

These patients also experien...

Go Bananas for Female Heart Health

It may sound bananas, but new research shows eating this potassium-rich food can improve heart health.

Avocados and salmon also are high in potassium, helping counteract the negative effects of salt in the diet and

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  • July 22, 2022
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  • FDA to Take a Hard Look at Its Food, Tobacco Programs

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will begin a comprehensive review of its food and tobacco programs amid a high-profile infant formula shortage and recent rulings on e-cigarettes.

    FDA Commissioner Robert Califf first announced the re...

    Raw Meat Diet May Have a Downside for Dogs

    Feeding raw meat to your dog may spread antibiotic-resistant bacteria, according to researchers who studied the poop of dogs fed these diets.

    What did the British scientists find? Dogs who were fed raw meat were more likely to shed antibiotic-resistant

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  • July 21, 2022
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  • Freeze-Dried Organic Blueberries Recalled Due to Lead Levels

    Certain 1.2-ounce Natierra Organic Freeze-Dried Blueberry pouches have been recalled in the United States because of possible lead contamination.

    The recall of two lots by manufacturer BrandStorm Inc. is due to lead levels above the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's recommended limits.

    "People with high levels of lead in their blood may show no symptoms, but the condition may...

    Could Fasting Diets Lower COVID Severity?

    A fasting diet might be the ticket to avoiding a COVID-19 hospitalization, a new study suggests.

    Researchers at Intermountain Healthcare in Utah found that people who had practiced water-only intermittent fasting for decades were less likely to experience severe complications as a result of a COVID infection.

    "Intermittent fasting has already been shown to lower inflammation and i...

    Your Salt Shaker May Prove Deadly, Study Finds

    People who douse their meals in salt may have a shorter life than those who rarely reach for the salt shaker, a large new study suggests.

    The study, of more than 500,000 British adults, found that those who always sprinkled salt on their food at the table were 28% more likely to die prematurely than people who rarely added salt to their meals.

    On average, salt lovers shaved about tw...

    Think You're at High Risk of Prostate Cancer? Healthy Living Can Slash Odds for Lethal Disease

    Genes can put some men at heightened risk of prostate cancer, but a new study suggests they can undo much of that potential harm with a healthy lifestyle.

    Researchers found that among men at increased genetic risk of prostate cancer, those who maintained a healthy lifestyle were much less likely to die of the disease over...

    Troubled Infant Formula Plant Resumes Production

    Abbott Inc. has announced that it has resumed production at its infant formula plant, following a February shutdown over contamination concerns that triggered a months-long shortage of infant formula.

    The Sturgis, Mich., factory had restarted production earlier this summer, but had to

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  • July 11, 2022
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  • Hot Stuff: Spicy Foods Can't Harm You, Can They?

    Spicy food challenges are all the rage these days, but can munching red hot peppers and sizzling hot sauces harm you?

    One nutrition expert from University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center in Ohio suggests that while it may burn your tongue at the dinner table and trigger some gastrointestinal distress as it travels through your body, it could actually help improve your lifelong health....

    Feeling 'Hangry'? It's Natural, New Study Finds

    The concept of "hangry" helps sell candy bars, and it's a convenient excuse to snap at someone when you're in a foul mood.

    But is hangry -- being angry when you're hungry -- a real thing? Do people really become more irritable when they want food?

    "My wife sometimes used to tell me, 'you're being hangry.' And I kind of always thought that's not a real thing -- it's not a real psycho...

    U.S. Opens Baby Formula Market to Foreign Suppliers

    The Biden administration said Wednesday it is taking steps to ensure that international makers of baby formula can continue marketing their products in the United States, to avoid any infant formula shortage in the future.

    The move to help foreign suppliers who have had temporary approval for their formulas will provide consumers with more choices and bolster the industry against future s...

    Most U.S. Kids Score Low on Heart Health

    Most U.S. children and adults have poor scores for heart health, according to a new assessment tool called "Life's Essential 8."

    Fewer than 30% of 2- to 19-year-olds had high scores for cardiovascular health on the new American Heart Association scoring tool. And their scores got lower with age. Just 14% of 12- to 19-year-olds had high scores, compared to 33% of 6- to 11-year-olds and 56%...

    Vitamin D Deficiency Common in Young Black, Hispanic Americans

    Vitamin D, the "Sunshine Vitamin," boosts the immune system and helps prevent cancer, among other health benefits, but a significant number of Black and Hispanic teens have low levels of this nutrient, according to a new study.

    "This paper calls attention to the need to raise...

    Both Food and Drink Keep You Hydrated for Summer Exercise

    Keeping your body well-fueled and hydrated is a must during outdoor summer sports and exercise, a nutrition expert says.

    "For summer workouts, it's important to make sure that adequate carbohydrates, fluids and electrolytes are consumed," said sports dietitian Kristen Chang, assistant director of the master's program in nutrition and dietetics at Virginia Tech University.

    "You need...

    Beer Might Do a Man's 'Microbiome' Good

    Putting a new spin on the term "beer gut," a small study suggests that a bottle a day may do a man's gut bacteria some good.

    In a clinical trial of 19 healthy men, researchers found that a daily bottle of beer - alcoholic or non-alcoholic - changed the composition of the men's gut bacteria over four weeks...

    Abbott Infant Formula Plant Closed Again After Flooding

    EleCare specialty infant formula production at Abbott's Michigan plant has been halted after severe storms triggered flooding in the plant. The closure comes less than two weeks after the factory resumed production following a months-long shutdown that fueled a national formula shortage.

    As a result of the flooding, "Abbott has stopped production of its EleCare specialty formula that was ...

    Plant-Based Diet May Help Keep Breast Cancer Away

    Women who follow a healthy plant-based diet after menopause appear to face a substantially lower risk for breast cancer, new French research indicates.

    After tracking more than 65,000 women for two decades, investigators found those who consumed a healthy, primarily plant-based diet saw their risk for developing any type of breast cancer drop by an average of 14%.

    But the accent is...

    Want Reliable Diet Advice? Don't Head to TikTok

    A new study warns that the social media giant TikTok is filled with confusing and wrong information about the heart-healthy, plant-based approach to eating dubbed the Mediterranean diet.

    For the study, researchers analyzed 200 videos posted to the platform last August. They were the first to pop up on a search for content tagged #mediterraneandiet. By definition, that tag, or label, sugge...

    Bitter or Savory, Taste Genes Could Influence Your Diet

    People who have never outgrown an aversion to broccoli, or an addiction to potato chips, can place part of the blame on their genes, preliminary research suggests.

    The study, of over 6,200 adults, turned up correlations between certain taste-related genes and people's preferences for particular

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  • Americans Think They Eat Healthier Than They Really Do

    Many people think they make healthy food choices, but they may be viewing their diet through rose-colored glasses.

    That's the main finding of a new study that aimed to identify disconnects between how healthfully Americans think they eat and how they actually do.

    "It appears difficult for adults in the United States to accurately assess the quality of their diet, and most adults bel...

    Could Lots of Sugary Sodas Raise a Woman's Odds for Liver Cancer?

    Sodas and other sugar-sweetened drinks may raise a woman's odds of developing liver cancer, new research suggests.

    A study of more than 90,000 postmenopausal women found that those who drank at least one sugar-sweetened beverage a day had a 78% higher risk, compared with those who drank fewer than three a month.

    "Our findings suggest sugar-sweetened beverages are a potentially modif...

    Teens May Have Eaten Healthier During Pandemic

    Of all the health harms the pandemic brought, new research has uncovered one positive effect: For the first time in 30 years, teens' consumption of junk food fell following school closures, social restrictions and more parents working from home.

    The study included 452 participants,...

    Eat Lots of Fish? Your Melanoma Risk May Rise

    You've added fish to your diet to eat healthy, but now a new study delivers some bad news: Fish lovers may have a slightly increased risk of melanoma.

    Researchers followed over 490,000 older Americans and found the 20% wit...

    Could Milk Raise a Man's Odds for Prostate Cancer?

    Men who drink lots of milk may be more likely to develop prostate cancer than men who don't, new research finds.

    When compared to men who consumed just 1 or 2 teaspoons of milk every day, men who drank about 1¾ cups of milk daily were about 27% more likely to develop prostate cancer, a new study showed.

    What's more, they had about a 60% increased risk for developing prostate cance...

    Abbott Baby Formula Plant Tied to Shortage Reopens

    Production has resumed at the Michigan infant formula plant forced to close in February over product contamination and safety lapses, but it will take about three weeks before new formula from the plant makes its way to American consumers, Abbott Nutrition said Saturday.

    The plant is the largest formula factory in the United States and its closure triggered a nationwide shortage that is e...

    Amid Shortage, More Infant Formula to Arrive in US Next Week

    Shipments of infant formula from Australia and the U.K. are expected to arrive in the United States next week as part of the Biden administration's ongoing effort to ease a nationwide shortage of formula.

    Under the Operation Fly Formula program, 2...

    Abbott to Re-Open Baby Formula Plant on June 4

    Beginning June 4, Abbott Nutrition will restart producing baby formula at a shuttered factory that's been central to the ongoing shortage of infant formula in the United States, the company announced on Tuesday.

    The factory in Sturgis, Mich., has been closed since February for what the U.S. Food and Drug Administration called "insanitary conditions." In the first three months of the year...

    Your Daily Vitamin D From Tomatoes? Gene Tweak Could Make It Happen

    A genetically engineered tomato could one day rival salmon as a dietary source of vitamin D, if early research pans out.

    British scientists used gene "editing" to produce the tomato, which is chock full of provitamin D3, a precursor that the body can convert into vitamin D.

    The gene twe...

    Emergency Shipment of Baby Formula Arrives From Europe

    A 35-ton shipment of hypoallergenic baby formula from Switzerland arrived in the United States on Sunday, the first delivery in what the Biden administration is calling "Operation Fly Formula" to deal with a nationwide shortage.

    The 132 pallets of formula arrived in Indianapolis on a military C-17 cargo plane from Germany, and will be fed to babies intolerant of the protein supplied by co...

    Senate OKs Bill to Overhaul Infant Formula Rules

    A bill that would allow families in a U.S. government assistance program to buy whatever brand of baby formula they can find is on the way to President Joe Biden to be signed into law.

    The bill, which is meant to help families in the WIC program obtain baby formula in the midst of a nationwide shortage, was passed by the S...

    Closed Baby Formula Plant May Reopen by Next Week

    A baby formula plant closed in February at the heart of the current U.S. shortage of the product could reopen as soon as next week, U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf told House lawmakers on Thursday.

    The Abbott Nutrition's Michigan formula plant is the largest in the nation, and it was closed due to contamination issues.

    Earlier this week, the FDA...

    Biden Invokes Defense Act to Boost Supply of Infant Formula

    Faced with mounting pressure to help desperate parents, President Joe Biden on Wednesday invoked the power of the wartime Defense Production Act to get more of the precious product into American homes.

    Under the new powers, the federal government can use commercial aircraft or air cargo planes owned by the Defense Department to transport infant formula from countries abroad and fly it in...

    Could Omega-3 Fatty Acids Fight Acne?

    As many as 50 million Americans deal with acne. The blemishes can be painful and, for some, embarrassing.

    Now, researchers may have found a new weapon to fight acne - one without harsh side effects.

    A study in Germany has pinpointed omega-3 fatty acids - found in fish oil, wild salmon, nuts and seeds - as a nutrient helpful for reducing acne.

    Among 100 participants with acne,...

    ER Docs to Parents: Please Don't Dilute Infant Formula

    As the United States faces critical shortages of baby formula, parents are being cautioned against watering down formula in an effort to stretch out what they have.

    "Adding extra water to baby formula to try and make it last longer can put a child at risk of a seizure or another medical emergency," said Dr. Gillian Schmitz, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)....

    Folks Choose Healthier Foods When Around 'Outsiders'

    Will it be a cheeseburger or a salad? What will they think of me?

    A new study finds you're more likely to choose to eat healthy if you're with an "outsider" because you don't want them to have a poor opinion of you.

    The study consisted of a series of experiments with several hundred adults in a large...

    FDA Expands Baby Formula Market to Foreign Suppliers, Moves to Reopen Abbot Plant

    Dealing with a crippling shortage of infant formula that has many U.S. parents desperate, the Food and Drug Administration on Monday announced "increased flexibilities" in allowing foreign manufacturers to help boost American supply of the vital product.

    Also on Monday, the FDA announced that an Abbott Nutrition baby formula manufacturing facility in Michigan that has been closed since F...

    As Baby Formula Shortage Continues, Experts Offer Guidance to Frantic Parents

    A nationwide baby formula shortage continues across the United States, with desperate parents scouring shelves to find nutrition for their infants.

    Millions of babies rely on formula -- the only source of nutrition recommended for infants who aren't exclusively breastfed.

    Two prominent pediatricians have advice for parents who are scrambling to find formula, offering a list of do's ...

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