U.S. researchers who followed healthy male veterans for up to 24 years found that older men who ate more high-fiber fruits were less likely to show signs of gum disease.
For more than 600 men participating in a long-running Veterans Affairs dental study, each serving of high-fiber food was linked to an almost 30 percent lower likelihood of lost teeth and a 24 percent lower risk of bone loss associated with receding gums.
The apparent benefit wasn't … full story
People who eat lots of magnesium-rich foods such as leafy green vegetables, nuts and beans have fewer strokes, according to an international analysis covering some 250,000 people.
But the authors of the study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, stopped short of recommending people take a daily magnesium supplement because their analysis focused on magnesium in food -- and it may be another aspect of the food that is responsible … full story
Elderly people with higher levels of certain vitamins and omega 3 fatty acids in their blood score better on mental acuity tests than those who eat junk food, a new study has shown.
The study published in Neurology, the journal of the American Academy of Neurology, also showed that eating better could help reduce the brain shrinkage commonly associated with Alzheimer's disease.
"This approach clearly shows the biological and neurological activity … full story
Eating dry fruit is also one of the favorite pass times of the people in winter they enjoy it while using dry fruits in daily diet is very healthful and energetic.
Dry fruits are also used in making medicines Almonds which the often called the king of dry fruits is used in many medicines and almond oil is used for many hair treatments.
Dry fruits are also used as gifts in the winter and many people often pack them in beautiful packets along with … full story
Proline, a simple amino acid that recurs at the centre of proteins found in tooth enamel, makes teeth stronger and more resilient, according to a new research.
University of Illinois-Chicago (UI-C) researchers compared proline repeats in amphibian and animal models and discovered that when the repeats are short, such as in frogs, teeth will not have the enamel prisms that are responsible for the strength of human enamel.
Conversely, when the proline … full story
The recommendation to drink six to eight glasses of water daily to prevent dehydration is a “thoroughly debunked nonsense”, says an expert.
There is currently no clear evidence of benefit from drinking increased amounts of water, according to Margaret McCartney, medical expert with the National Health Service (NHS), yet the “we-don’t-drink-enough-water” myth has endless advocates.
The NHS Choices website states: “Try to drink about six to eight … full story
Drinking, smoking and unhealthy diets have fuelled a doubling in mouth, throat and food pipe cancers in young people.
Every year the diseases, known as upper aero-digestive tract (UADT) cancers, kill 10,000 people in Britain and more than 100,000 across Europe.
Sufferers include Michael Douglas, 66, who is receiving gruelling treatment for throat cancer.
But the cancers are also becoming increasingly common among younger people and researchers … full story
Scientists have found that a glass of milk may contain up to 20 painkillers, antibiotics and growth hormones.
Through a highly sensitive test, scientists found a host of chemicals used to treat illnesses in animals and people in samples of cow, goat and human breast milk, Daily Mail reported.
Though the doses of drugs were far too little to create an effect on anyone drinking them, the results highlight how man-made chemicals were now found throughout … full story
Red wine and chocolate make for a deadly combination to keep your mind sharp and alert, a study suggests.
Polyphenols, plant chemicals abundant in dark chocolate and wines, dilate blood vessels, speeding the supply of blood to the brain.
This provides it with a rush of oxygen and sugars, making complex calculations easier and quicker. Besides polyphenols are more effective in combination than alone, the Daily Mail reports.
The theory follows two … full story
Avoid coffee during a fast food meal because it could have dangerous repercussions for your wellbeing as it causes a spike in blood sugar levels.
A healthy person’s blood sugar levels shoot up after eating a high-fat meal, but that spike doubles after having both a fatty meal and caffeinated coffee – jumping to levels similar to those of people at risk of diabetes, says Marie-Soleil Beaudoin from University of Guelph.
“The results tell us that … full story
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