Posts tagged as: Diet

Scientists investigate link between unhealthy diet during pregnancy and ADHD

Eating a balanced diet and making healthy choices during pregnancy could influence the mental health of children, according to a study from King's College London. Researchers based in Britain have identified unhealthy pregnancy nutrition — namely high-fat and high-sugar diets heavy on processed food — as a risk factor that could be linked to the […]

Parents who insist on vegan diet for children may risk jail in Italy

By Philip Pullella ROME (Reuters) – If parliamentarian Elvira Savino has her way, Italian parents who insist on a vegan diet for their children will risk up to four years in jail. Savino, from the conservative Forza Italia party, has put forward a law that would hold parents legally responsible for feeding their children on […]

Culture gap can make diabetes diet harder

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – Patients with diabetes must work hard every day to count the carbs they consume, to avoid dangerous spikes or dips in blood sugar. Learning how to do it can be close to impossible, though, when language and cultural barriers make it difficult for doctors to understand what patients typically […]

Gluten-Free Market on the Rise, But the Diet Not Best for All Kids: Report – Latin Post

Latin Post Gluten-Free Market on the Rise, But the Diet Not Best for All Kids: ReportLatin PostA new Journal of Pediatrics published article finds that a gluten-free diet may not be in the best interest of all children. Entitled "The Gluten-Free Diet: Recognizing Fact, Fiction, and Fad," the article concludes gluten-free may not be the […]

‘McDonald’s Diet’ brand ambassador dropped from schools: company

By Lisa Baertlein LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The former Iowa science teacher and McDonald's Corp "brand ambassador," who preached the virtues of walking and near-daily french fries in presentations to youth, is no longer visiting U.S. schools, the fast-food chain said on Friday. The program presented by John Cisna, author of the book "My McDonald's […]

Healthy diet may cut blood pressure risk after pregnancy-related diabetes

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) – Diabetes during pregnancy, known as gestational diabetes, raises a woman’s risk of high blood pressure years later, but eating healthy may bring that risk back down, according to a new study. Diets rich in fruits and vegetables and whole grains, low in red and processed meats, and low in […]

Low-carb diet doesn’t always cut diabetes risk after pregnancy

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – For women who develop diabetes during pregnancy, low-carbohydrate diets may not necessarily help keep the disease at bay after the baby arrives, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers found that women eating diets high in animal proteins and low in carbs actually raised their diabetes risk. A low-carb diet that […]

Perceived discrimination linked to smoking and poor diet

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – Feeling like the target of discrimination may increase a person’s odds of harmful behaviors like smoking, eating fatty foods and getting less sleep, a study of African-Americans suggests. Researchers examined the connection between discrimination and these unhealthy habits among almost 5,000 African-American residents of the Jackson, Mississippi metropolitan area. […]

Mediterranean diet plus olive oil may reduce breast cancer risk

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) – Over time, eating a Mediterranean-style diet that emphasizes fish, vegetables and particularly olive oil, may lower women’s risk of breast cancer compared to following a low-fat diet, suggests a new study from Spain. In the five-year trial that randomly assigned women to different kinds of diets, those instructed to […]

Study Links ‘Southern Diet’ To Heart Disease. Now What? – Forbes

Forbes Study Links 'Southern Diet' To Heart Disease. Now What?ForbesA new study finds that people who eat a traditionally Southern diet, high in fried and fatty foods, are at higher risk for heart disease. Although this may sound like it falls under the category of “not surprising,” the study is important, since it …Southern US […]

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