Health and Fitness News - Nutrition
There is extensive research supporting the protective effects of a high fiber diet in certain disease states, including heart disease and cancer. However, little is known about fiber and its relationship to lung health. According to new research, a diet rich in fiber-containing foods may play a role in improving lung health.
Atherosclerotic Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is responsible for one in every six deaths in the United States as well as being the leading cause of death throughout the developed world. In an article published in the journal Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases, research scientists examined the question of whether that focus may be misplaced and ask does sugar have a greater impact on coronary heart disease than saturated fat?
Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages every day was associated with an increase in a particular type of body fat that may affect diabetes and heart disease risk. Researchers said this study adds another piece of evidence to the growing body of research suggesting that regular sugar-sweetened beverage consumption may be harmful to our health.
There is compelling evidence that drinking too many sugar-sweetened beverages, which contain added sugars in the form of high fructose corn syrup or table sugar (sucrose), can lead to excess weight gain and a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, according to a new review paper published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
A new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found that men who ate mostly a Western diet (red and processed meat, high-fat dairy foods, and refined grains) had two-and-a-half times higher risk of prostate cancer-related death—and a 67% increased risk of death from any cause—than those in the lowest quartile. Men who ate mostly a “prudent” diet (rich in vegetables, fruits, fish, whole grains, and healthy oils) had a 36% lower risk of death from all causes.
Damage to muscle cells exposed to oxidative stress was significantly reduced when also exposed to doses of blueberry fruit extracts, according to findings published in Molecular Nutrition & Food Research.
Regular consumption of deep-fried foods such as French fries, fried chicken and doughnuts is associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer, and the effect appears to be slightly stronger with regard to more aggressive forms of the disease, according to a study.