March 5, 2014

Linked to Lower Obesity Risk

1 Fatty Dairy Items May Be Healthier

Based on the findings of two new independent studies, drinking whole milk, the kind with the most fat, may actually help to reduce the milk drinker's body fat, compared to low- or non-fat milk. A 12-year Scandinavian study of men aged 40 to 60 found that those in the group that consumed full-fat milk, as well as butter and cream, were statistically less likely to become obese than those who usually or always avoided such dairy items. Similarly, an analysis of data from 16 different studies of dairy consumption and obesity published in the European Journal of Nutrition found that in 11 of them, high-fat dairy was actually linked to a reduced likelihood of becoming obese. Researchers suggest greater feelings of fullness or more efficient burning of dairy fat as possible explanations.

More at Care2.com | Posted 4 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Milk Drinkers Lose More Weight

Tags: Causes of Obesity, Dairy Products and Diet, Dairy and Body Fat, Dairy Products and Obesity, Value of Low-Fat Milk

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Lowers Risk of Early Birth

2 Study Stresses Healthy Eating When Pregnant

Pregnant women who ate a healthy diet with plenty of produce, fewer processed foods and less sugar had a 15% lower risk of delivering prematurely, finds a new study. Researchers studied a database of 66,000 Norwegian women who filled out a food diary while pregnant and found that what women ate during pregnancy was as important as what they didn’t eat. In other words, it wasn’t that women who ate processed foods and sugars were at greater risk to deliver prematurely. It was that healthier eating reduced that risk. “Our results indicate that increasing the intake of foods associated with a prudent dietary pattern is more important than totally excluding processed food, fast food, junk food, and snacks,” wrote researchers.

More at NBCNews.com | Posted 4 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Mother's High Fat Diet Increases Birth Defect Risk

Tags: Diet During Pregnancy, Healthy Eating, Pregnancy, Premature Birth, Premature Birth Risk Factors, Reducing the Risk of Premature Birth

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Obama's Budget Proposal

3 CDC Wants More Funding to Fight Superbugs

Infections that withstand the strongest antibiotics kill more than 23,000 Americans each year, says the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). To combat these superbugs and to accurately spot outbreaks, the Obama Administration is seeking $30 million per year for 5 years for specialized laboratories in 5 areas of the U.S. to help local hospitals diagnose and combat drug-resistant infections. If funding is approved, the CDC estimates that the program could half the rate of Clostridium difficile or C-diff, a potentially lethal intestinal germ, and prevent 20,000 deaths in addition to fighting other superbugs. In related news, the CDC called for all hospitals to improve antibiotic prescribing noting that some doctors prescribe antibiotics three times as often as others for similar health issues.

More at Hosted.ap.org | Posted 4 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: NightmAre Superbugs Are Spreading, Warn Docs

Tags: Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria, Antibiotics, C-Diff, Centers for Disease Control, Clostridium Difficile, Superbugs, Lethal Intestinal Germ

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