Category Archives: Diet and Nutrition

Gene-Tweaked Tomatoes, Probiotics Aim to Lower Your Cholesterol

Mouse and human trials show nonpharmaceuticals have beneficial effect By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) — People who took a probiotic supplement containing a beneficial bacteria saw their cholesterol levels improve, and a freeze-dried concoction made from a genetically engineered tomato had a similar effect on mice, two new studies show. The…

Eating More Fruits, Veggies May Help Kidney Patients

Other studies found race, income also play a part in how well disease is controlled FRIDAY, Nov. 2 (HealthDay News) — Some people with kidney disease can improve their health by adding fruits and vegetables to their diet, a new study indicates. A second study found that poor nutrition plays a role in the association…

Health Tip: Enlist a Dietician

For a customized eating plan (HealthDay News) — If you’re having trouble making healthy food choices or getting to your ideal weight, a registered dietitian can help. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says a dietician can: Create a tailored eating plan and offer advice that fits your needs. Assist in managing a chronic condition,…

Health Tip: Handling Food During Pregnancy

Wash your hands before and after (HealthDay News) — Women are more susceptible during pregnancy to foodborne illness, which also can harm the unborn baby, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says. The academy offers these food safety suggestions for pregnant women: Wash your hands frequently. Make sure you keep raw meat separate from ready-to-eat…

Fish, But Not Fish Oil Supplements, May Shield Against Stroke

Two servings per week of an oily fish such as mackerel or sardines seemed beneficial, study found TUESDAY, Oct. 30 (HealthDay News) — Eating fish, particularly oily fish, a couple of times a week may help protect you against stroke, but fish oil supplements don’t have the same effect, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed…