Monthly Archives: February 2013

Prenatal DHA and Low Birth Weight

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published a study conducted by researchers at the University of Kansas. They found that mothers who prenatally took took 600 mg of DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid, had fewer babies born earlier than 34 weeks, had babies that weighed more at birth, and had infants that were less likely […]

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Diet Soda Linked to Diabetes

According to a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, both sugar-sweetened drinks and sugar free drinks are associated with a higher rate of diabetes. Surprisingly however, those drinking the sugar-free diet drinks had an even higher incidence of diabetes that those drinking regular sweetened soft drinks. These results were not found for those […]

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A Pill for Celiac Disease on the Horizon

The Journal of the American Chemical Society just published a study showing that a new enzyme, called KumaMax, may one day be a new treatment for Celiac Disease. The enzyme was 95% effective in breaking down the gluten into much smaller pieces in a test tube. These smaller pieces are much less likely to cause […]

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Link Between Alcohol and Cancer

The American Journal of Public Health published a study showing the association between alcohol intake and cancer. According to the study, alcohol is responsible for about 20,000 deaths per year in the United States. As much as 60% of these deaths were attributed with heavy drinkers, who consumed three or more drinks per day. However, […]

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Vitamin D Label Discrepancy

According to research published in JAMA Internal Medicine, the supplements we buy may not contain what they claim to contain. Researchers specifically studied the content of Vitamin D supplements, and they found that these supplements contained from 9%-140% of the listed dose on the label. Twelve different manufacturers of Vitamin D were examined. A previous […]

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