Is it better to get nutrients from food or supplements?

Researchers have found that nutrients from food may be linked to lower risks of death, while excess intake of certain supplements may have the opposite effect.Research examines the effects of nutrients from food and supplements. Taking supplements leads to an increased level of total nutrient intake. Dietary supplements include vitamins, minerals, herbs, amino acids, and … Read more

Nutrients from food, not supplements, linked to lower risks of death, cancer: Study also identifies association between excess calcium supplement intake and increased risk of death from cancer

Adequate intake of certain nutrients is associated with a reduction in all-cause mortality when the nutrient source is foods, but not supplements, according to a new study. There was no association between dietary supplement use and a lower risk of death. In addition, excess calcium intake was linked to an increased risk of cancer death, … Read more

Men who eat a healthy diet cut risk of physical impairment by 25 percent

Healthy diet helps older men maintain physical function A new study shows that older men who maintain healthier diets are 25 percent less likely to develop physical impairment with aging. Pixabay Associated with 25 percent lower likelihood of developing age-related impairments A person’s ability to maintain independence and physically care for themselves is an essential … Read more

Nutrients from food, not supplements, linked to lower risks of death, cancer

Researchers from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts have found that adequate intake of certain nutrients from foods — but not supplements — is linked to a reduction in all-cause mortality. Credit: Pixabay Adequate intake of certain nutrients is associated with a reduction in all-cause mortality when the nutrient source is … Read more

Blocking opioid receptors could reduce hormone-therapy-fueled increases in sugar intake: Findings of rat study suggest the opioid system is responsible for hormone treatment’s effect on sugar consumption

Estradiol is a commonly prescribed estrogen therapy. Previous research has found that rats treated with the hormone experience an increase in sugar consumption. But according to new research, blocking the body’s opioid receptors can reverse this effect. The findings will be presented today at the American Physiological Society’s (APS) annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2019 … Read more

Frequent urination at night may be a sign of hypertension

A new study conducted in Japan found that the need to urinate in the night, called nocturia, may be linked to hypertension and high salt intake. Frequently going to the toilet at night may be a sign of high blood pressure, according to a new study. Nocturia is a condition in which people wake up … Read more

Higher consumption of sugary beverages linked with increased risk of mortality

Sickly sweet Pixabay Sugar-sweetened drinks increase risk of mortality, especially in women The more sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) people drink, the greater their risk of premature death — particularly from cardiovascular disease, and to a lesser extent from cancer, according to a large, long-term study of U.S. men and women. The risk of early death linked … Read more

‘Even moderate alcohol consumption increases stroke risk’

Some research has suggested that drinking alcohol in moderation could have protective effects against stroke. However, a large cohort study in a Chinese population shows that this is not the case at all. A large new cohort study emphasizes that any alcohol intake can increase the risk of stroke. We know that alcohol consumption can … Read more

Is the ‘sugar rush’ a myth?

It is common knowledge that consuming a large quantity of sugar can give you a physical and psychological high. A recent analysis concludes that, in fact, the reverse might be true.Does sugar really give us a psychological boost? It will have escaped nobody’s attention that sugar consumption across the United States has skyrocketed. In particular, … Read more

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