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Vitamin D deficiency may account for health difference in blacks and whites
Date: 2009-04-24 19:48:13
It is possible that darker skin's reduced ability to efficiently produce vitamin D in response to sunlight may explain the higher rate of vitamin D deficiency in African-Americans, and possibly even some of the health gap between black and white Americans, according to an article in USA Today.... Full Story

Study: Tart cherries increase antioxidant activity
Date: 2009-04-21 22:37:19
Eating as little as one and a half cups of tart cherries can significantly increase the antioxidant activity in the body, according to researchers presenting at the 2009 Experimental Biology meetings in New Orleans. High antioxidant activity in the blood has been linked to reduced risk of heart disease and is believed to have anti-inflammatory effects.... Full Story

Low-sodium vegetable juice may help weight loss for people with metabolic s
Date: 2009-04-20 22:15:14
Overweight people with metabolic syndrome may do better at losing weight if they drink at least one glass of low-sodium vegetable juice per day, according to results presented at the 2009 Experimental Biology Meeting.... Full Story

What you eat for breakfast affects workout results
Date: 2009-04-17 22:09:19
Eating a low glycemic index breakfast may improve the amount of fat-burning benefit from exercise before lunch, according to a recent study in the Journal of Nutrition.... Full Story

Study: More people lack Vitamin D
Date: 2009-04-15 18:43:26
Vitamin D levels have decreased in the U.S. Population, according to a new study appearing in the Archives of Internal Medicine.... Full Story

Researchers: Mediterranean diet may be most heart healthy
Date: 2009-04-14 18:16:38
In a massive review of more than 50 years of heart disease and diet research, researchers from McMasters University in Hamilton, Ontario, found that despite many claims, only some food groups and diet patterns have evidence of real benefit. The study appears in the latest Archives of Internal Medicine.... Full Story

Benefits of gluten free diet
Date: 2009-04-13 22:57:36
For some people, embracing a gluten-free diet may be a healthy and vital change in one's life, especially if they may have mild allergic reactions to some foods, according to the Full Story

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