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AJCN Sep, 2010 -
Apology -
Classes are starting, I am working on several grants, the roses still need tending, and I am sorry that my editing is suffering. But the research news is exciting and I still want to share it with you. Thanks for understanding.
SUMMARY
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GOOD-vitamin K, exercise, caffeine, vitamin D, fiber, soy, Mediterranean diet, Fabuless
1. Vitamin K is important for bone formation, regulation of inflammation and energy metabolism, as well as blood clotting. Deficiency i is common unless you get 1000 micrograms daily.
2. Gradually increasing exercise level will lower body weight and keep it off over 10 years
3. Caffeine consumption does not cause atrial fibrillation in women
4. Fiber and isoflavones in soy prevent early puberty
5. Vitamin D helps prevent tuberculosis
6. Mediterranean diet lowers risk of breast cancer
7. Fabuless, a palm and oat oil emulsion, may limit hunger and food intake

BAD - carbohydrates, artificially sweetened soda drinks, obesity
8. Drinking artificially sweetened soft drinks may increase preterm delivery of infants - One serving a day increased risk 38%...
9. Carbohydrate consumption causes oxidative stress, inflammation, and mortality
10. Adolescent women develop weak bones when they eat too few calories
11. Institute of Medicine guidelines for weight gain during pregnancy may be too lenient, especially for obese women.
12. Maternal obesity interferes with breastfeeding

AJCN Sep, 2010 -DETAILS

1. Vitamin K is important for bone formation, regulation of inflammation and energy metabolism, as well as blood clotting. Deficiency in vitamin K is common among otherwise healthy adults who get less than 1000 micrograms daily.

2. Gradually increasing exercise level will lower body weight and keep it off over 10 years - People increased from no exercise to up to 7 hours per week.

3. Caffeine consumption does not cause atrial fibrillation in women - Up to 4 cups of coffee per day did not increase this cardiovascular risk.

4. Isoflavones, a class of phytoestrogen in soy, prevent early puberty in girls. Fiber delays puberty also. Early puberty is a major problem, especially associated with obesity in children. Fiber and isoflavones slow the onset of puberty.

5. Vitamin D helps prevent tuberculosis - Vitamin D is metabolized to produce an antimicrobial peptide that kills the Mycobacterium causing the disease.

6. Mediterranean diet lowers risk of breast cancer - Diet includes vegetables, legumes, fruit and niuts, cereals, fish and seafood, and a high ratio of unsaturated to saturated fats.

7. Fabuless, a palm and oat oil emulsion, may limit hunger and food intake. Eaten in yogurt twice daily, this new product may aid weight management.

8. Drinking artificially sweetened soft drinks may increase preterm delivery of infants - One serving a day increased risk 38%, four raised risk 78%.

9. Carbohydrate consumption causes oxidative stress, inflammation, and mortality in older women - Death risk was 3 times greater in the one-third of people eating the most carbs.

10. Adolescent women develop weak bones when they eat too few calories - Energy, calcium, and vitamin D intake are essential to improve bone development.

11. Institute of Medicine guidelines for weight gain during pregnancy may be too lenient, especially for obese women. Birth weight is abnormal when too much weight is gained by mother.

12. Maternal obesity interferes with breastfeeding - Obesity may delay the production of breast milk and may cause early weaning.

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