Late night snack with cottage cheese has no major adverse metabolic effects

Associate Professor of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences Michael Ormsbee and former Florida state university graduate student Samantha Leyh found that consuming 30 grams of protein about 30 minutes before bed appears to have a positive effect on muscle quality, metabolism, and overall health. They compared protein from whole food (cottage cheese) versus liquid protein … Continue reading Late night snack with cottage cheese has no major adverse metabolic effects

Pecan consumption linked to improved cardiovascular and diabetic biomarkers

Researchers have conducted a study to see if eating pecans had an impact on cardiovascular disease and diabetes biomarkers. This study was funded by National Pecan Shellers Association and findings are published in journal Nutrition.Researchers conducted a placebo-controlled crossover trial of 26 subjects. All subjects were provided with meals to carefully control their food intake. For … Continue reading Pecan consumption linked to improved cardiovascular and diabetic biomarkers

Study finds effectiveness of fasting diet (5:2 diet) in clearing fat

Researchers from the University of Surrey examined the effectiveness of the 5:2 diet vs. daily calorie restriction diet. They found that 5:2 diet clears triglycerides from blood quicker after eating meals. Their findings are published in British Journal of Nutrition reports.The study divided overweight people into two groups. One group was assigned 5:2 diet another … Continue reading Study finds effectiveness of fasting diet (5:2 diet) in clearing fat

Diets rich in fruits and vegetables associated with lower depression risk

People who eat vegetables, fruit and whole grains may have lower rates of depression over time, according to a preliminary study that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 70th Annual Meeting.Research found that people whose diets adhered more closely to the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet were less likely to … Continue reading Diets rich in fruits and vegetables associated with lower depression risk

Vitamin E requirements increased in people suffering from metabolic syndrome

New research has shown that people with metabolic syndrome need significantly more vitamin E - which could be a serious public health concern, in light of the millions of people who have this condition that's often related to obesity. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition also made it clear that conventional … Continue reading Vitamin E requirements increased in people suffering from metabolic syndrome

Decreased mortality associated with eating red hot chili peppers

Researchers at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, who found that consumption of hot red chili peppers is associated with a 13 percent reduction in total mortality primarily in deaths due to heart disease or stroke in a large prospective study. The study was published recently in PLoS ONE.Chili Peppers. WikipediaGoing … Continue reading Decreased mortality associated with eating red hot chili peppers

Chronic headache and Vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency may increase the risk of a chronic headache, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. The findings were published in Scientific Reports.The Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study, KIHD, analyzed the serum vitamin D levels and occurrence of a headache in approximately 2,600 men aged between 42 … Continue reading Chronic headache and Vitamin D deficiency

Walnut consumption is key to better mood and happiness in college students

Professor Pribis recommends a handful of walnuts, 1 to 3 ounces,daily for increased health benefits. The benefits from the tree nut not only positively affect mood but also the cardiovascularsystem and can be used as a support for weight loss.Credit: California Walnut CommissionCollege can be a stressful time for young adults as they figure out how … Continue reading Walnut consumption is key to better mood and happiness in college students