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Vegan? Weightlifting May Protect Your Bones

Vegan? Weightlifting May Protect Your BonesFRIDAY, Aug. 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- 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 other forms of exercise such as biking or swimming."Veganism is a global trend with strongly increasing numbers of people worldwide adhering to a purely plant-based diet," said Dr. Christian Muschitz, of St. Vincent Hospital Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna. "Our study showed resistance training offsets diminished bone structure in vegan people when compared to omnivores."Generally, people who follow vegan diets eat only plant-based foods and avoid all...

Wildlife Park's 'Splash Pad' Source of Severe Gastro...

4 August 2022
Wildlife Park`s `Splash Pad` Source of Severe Gastro Infections in KidsTHURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Splash pads -- those shallow pools of wet, cooling summertime fun for kids -- can also be sources of nasty gastro infections for youngsters who swallow water during their play.That's the take-home lesson from a new analysis of outbreaks of two bacterial illnesses, shigellosis and norovirus, that struck kids frolicking in a splash pad at a Kansas wildlife park last summer. Overall, 21 kids came down with shigellosis (caused by the Shigella bacterium) in an outbreak that started June 11, 2021, and another six cases of norovirus were tied to visits to the wildlife park a week later, according to researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Both illnesses can be easily transmitted through swallowed water if it's...

Which Source of Dietary Fiber Works Best?

4 August 2022
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 microbiome -- the vast collection of bacteria and other microbes that reside in the digestive tract.When bacteria in the gut break down the fiber, they produce certain short-chain fatty acids that are the main source of nutrition for cells in the colon. Research also suggests the fatty acids play a role in regulating functions as vital as metabolism and immune defenses.But it hasn't been clear whether any one type of fiber supplement is better for people's gut bacteria than others.In the new study,...

Your Dog's Gut Microbes Change Quickly With New Diet

4 August 2022
Your Dog`s Gut Microbes Change Quickly With New DietTHURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- 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 the sidelines, multiply rapidly to replace the old, the study found. The chemical byproducts of these microorganisms change as they vie for dominance. Many of these byproducts are crucial for your dog’s overall health.“Metabolites change really quickly, within a couple of days," said study co-author Kelly Swanson, a professor of human nutrition at the University of Illinois, in Urbana. "Bacteria responsively metabolize and deal with the substrates...

Could One Type of Cheese Help Strengthen Your Bones?

3 August 2022
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 ounces a day seems to be enough to protect bone health, the investigators reported."Jarlsberg cheese might have a prophylactic effect on osteopenia and metabolic diseases," said lead researcher Dr. Helge Einar Lundberg, from Skjetten Medical Center in Skjetten. "This has to be further investigated in a long-term study on a larger population of elderly females and men at risk of developing osteoporosis."Jarlsberg is a mild, semi-soft cheese made from cow's milk from Jarlsberg in eastern Norway. The TINE Group, the...

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