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LOTS OF BENEFICIAL DIET, SUPPLEMENT STUDIES 4. Lycopene intake reduces cancer risk
AJCN May, 2010 -DETAILS
1. Proper diet in first trimester is vital - Results: After adjustment of multivariate models, a positive association was observed between diet quality and adjusted birth weight and adjusted birth length.
4. No Fours diet reduces women's ovarian cancer risk - Conclusion: Our results suggest that low consumption of processed meat and higher consumption of poultry and fish may reduce the risk of ovarian cancer.
5. Eating refined carbohydrates is at least as harmful as eating saturated fat - For several decades, the diet-heart paradigm that high intake of saturated fat and cholesterol increases the risk of atherosclerosis and ischemic heart disease (IHD) has been the driving force behind national and international dietary recommendations for prevention of IHD (1)...The changed landscape in obesity and dietary patterns suggests a need to reassess the dominant diet-heart paradigm and related dietary recommendations, ie, the strategy of replacing total and saturated fats with carbohydrates. A recent pooled analysis of 11 American and European cohort studies (n = 344,696 persons) found no association between decreased risk of IHD and replacement of saturated fat with carbohydrates; indeed, the approach was associated with a slightly increased risk (2)...the term complex carbohydrates is not useful in characterizing the quality of carbohydrates. More useful indicators of carbohydrate quality include the amount and type of fiber, the extent of processing, and glycemic index (GI) and glycemic load (GL). Each of these characteristics represents partially overlapping but physiologically independent aspects of carbohydrate quality. The complete study
6. Moderate alcohol intake reduces diabetes risk 40% - Conclusion: In subjects already at lower risk of type 2 diabetes on the basis of multiple low-risk lifestyle behaviors, moderate alcohol consumption was associated with an 40% lower risk compared with abstention.
7. Resveratrol helps brain blood circulation - Conclusion: These results showed that single doses of orally administered resveratrol can modulate cerebral blood flow variables. [link to source for resveratrol]
8. Vitamin D status decreases risk for diabetes - Conclusions: Our findings suggest that higher vitamin D status is associated with decreased risk of T2D.
9. 45 mg zinc daily increases immune status - Daily value is only 15 mg. Design: To examine these effects, we conducted a randomized, double-blinded, placebo trial of zinc supplementation in elderly subjects. We recruited 40 healthy elderly subjects (aged 56–83 y) and randomly assigned them to 2 groups. One group was given an oral dose of 45 mg zinc/d as a gluconate for 6 mo. Conclusion: These findings suggest that zinc may have a protective effect in atherosclerosis because of its antiinflammatory and antioxidant functions.
10. Lycopene intake reduces cancer risk - Background: Prospective studies indicate that tomato consumers are protected against prostate cancer. Lycopene has been hypothesized to be responsible for tomato health benefits. Conclusion: Dietary lycopene can affect gene expression... after consumption of red tomato paste and purified lycopene.
11. Lack of sleep causes overeating - Conclusions: One night of reduced sleep subsequently increased food intake and, to a lesser extent, estimated physical activity–related energy expenditure in healthy men...sleep restriction could be a factor that promotes obesity.
12. Binge eating leads to metabolic syndrome - Conclusion: Binge-eating disorder may confer a risk of components of the metabolic syndrome over and above the risk attributable to obesity alone.
-Roc, Nutrition Investigator
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