Category Archives: Diet and Nutrition

High-Carb Diet in Old Age Linked to Mental Decline

Elderly who consumed the most carbohydrates, sugar had more memory, thinking problems, study finds FRIDAY, Oct. 19 (HealthDay News) — Seniors who consume lots of carbohydrates and sugar are at increased risk for mild cognitive impairment, according to a new study. Mild cognitive impairment — which includes problems with memory, language, thinking and judgment —…

Low Calcium Linked to Hormone Condition in Women

Lowest levels may raise risk of overactive parathyroid glands, which can weaken bones, study says FRIDAY, Oct. 19 (HealthDay News) — Women who do not get enough calcium in their diet are at greater risk for developing a hormone condition caused by overactive parathyroid glands that leads to weak bones and fractures, a new study…

Antioxidants in Tea, Fruit, Veggies Might Fight Prostate Cancer: Study

Preliminary research found men who consumed more flavonoids had milder form of the disease By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17 (HealthDay News) — Prostate cancer patients who, before their diagnosis, routinely consumed hefty helpings of the flavonoid compounds found in plant-based foods and drinks may be at lower risk for the most aggressive form…

Brain Scans Suggest Downside to Skipping Breakfast

Small study found fasting prompts people to seek out high-calorie foods WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17 (HealthDay News) — People who skip breakfast may end up eating more and making less healthy food choices throughout the day, according to a new study. Eating breakfast, on the other hand, helps people avoid overeating and cravings for high-calorie foods.…

B Vitamin Supplements Don’t Affect Colon Cancer Risk: Study

Findings are reassuring, experts say By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 12 (HealthDay News) — Research concerning B vitamins’ possible effect on colon cancer has been mixed, but a new study concludes that a B-vitamin combination supplement — including folic acid (B9), B6 and B12 — neither raises nor reduces the risk of colon cancer.…