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Health in a Nutshell: Daily Nut Consumption Could Help Your Heart

Health in a Nutshell: Daily Nut Consumption Could Help Your HeartTUESDAY, March 21, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- One way to reduce the risk of heart disease: Eat more nuts and seeds, according to a new review of 60 studies.Scandinavian researchers found that eating nuts could reduce the risk of a heart attack.“If you eat a handful of nuts every day, that is around 30 grams, you will have a 20% to 25% lower risk of suffering from cardiovascular disease. In comparison, adults in the Nordic countries only eat on average around 4 grams of nuts a day. Many do not eat nuts or seeds at all,” said study co-author Erik Arnesen, research fellow at the University of Oslo.Although scientists say, “the more the better,” eating just a few nuts is better than none at all, Arnesen said in a university news release. Almonds, pistachios and walnuts appeared to be...

Gerber Baby Formula Recalled Due to Bacteria Concerns

20 March 2023
Gerber Baby Formula Recalled Due to Bacteria ConcernsMONDAY, March 20, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Perrigo Co., which makes Gerber Good Start SootheProTM Powdered Infant Formula, has recalled the product over concerns about contamination with a potentially dangerous bacteria. Cronobacter sakazakii was possibly present between Jan. 2 and Jan. 18 at the company’s Gateway Eau Claire, Wisc., manufacturing facility.No distributed products have tested positive for the bacteria. No one has reported adverse events, the company added in a news release. No other products made by the company are affected by the recall at this plant or other Perrigo facilities. The recall is being made voluntarily in consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.Just last month, infant formula manufacturer Reckitt recalled 145,000 cans of Enfamil ProSobee...

Have Type 2 Diabetes? Switch to Plant-Based, Lower-Carb...

20 March 2023
Have Type 2 Diabetes? Switch to Plant-Based, Lower-Carb Diet to Boost Life SpanMONDAY, March 20, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Cutting some carbohydrates may help people with type 2 diabetes live longer -- as long as they are swapping sugar for vegetables instead of steak, new research suggests.The study, of more than 10,000 U.S. adults with type 2 diabetes, found that those who ate relatively fewer carbohydrates were less likely to die over the next 30 years, versus those with a bigger taste for carbs.But the quality of those lower-carb diets was key: People who ate a moderate amount of carbs but still fit in plenty of vegetables, fruit, fiber-rich grains and beans tended to live longer, versus people with higher-carb diets.Then there were the folks with lower-carb diets that were heavy in meat and dairy. They saw no such survival advantage.Experts said the findings,...

Your Body Clock Knows When It's Time for Dinner: Study

20 March 2023
Your Body Clock Knows When It`s Time for Dinner: StudyMONDAY, March 20, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Do you ever wonder why you typically feel hungry when it’s time for dinner?Researchers say that’s not just a habit, but a physiological drive, with the human body able to predict the timing of regular meals.“We often get hungry around the same time every day, but the extent to which our biology can anticipate mealtimes is unknown. It is possible that metabolic rhythms align to meal patterns and that regularity of meals will ensure that we eat at the time when our bodies are best adapted to deal with them,” said study author Jonathan Johnston. He is a professor of chronobiology and integrative physiology at the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom.To investigate if the human circadian system anticipates meals, the researchers...

It's National Nutrition Month: Here's Tips to Eating Right

18 March 2023
It`s National Nutrition Month: Here`s Tips to Eating RightSATURDAY, March 18, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Cutting out nutrients such as carbs, fat or protein may be a popular way to shed pounds but doing so can have unintended consequences.Instead, aim for a balance of those macronutrients to fuel your life and activities, said Dr. Elizabeth Albright of University of Michigan Health-West in Wyoming, Mich.In a university news release, she offered some suggestions for a balanced diet that will fit your lifestyle and offer the right fuel.Food is necessary to live, so don't think of it as "good" or "bad": Just because certain foods may fuel you toward your goals more effectively doesn’t make other foods bad, Albright said. Like putting unleaded gas in a diesel engine, some foods just aren't the right fuel for you and can damage your body. Gender,...

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