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Childhood asthma: look at the diet

By | June 26th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Two recent studies highlight how vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids in a child’s diet benefit lung function and reduce the risk of asthma. In a study at the University of Southern California in LA, researchers investigated the possible relationship between children’s lung function and their intake of fruits, vegetables and juices. These foods provide [...]

Food Nutrients in Decline: Modern farming practices blamed for nutritional changes

By | June 25th, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

A recent study of 43 garden crops suggests that their nutrient value has declined in recent decades while farmers have been planting crops designed to improve other traits. The study was designed to investigate the effects of modern agricultural methods on the nutrient content of foods. The researchers chose garden crops, mostly vegetables, but also [...]

Arthritis Protection: High vitamin C levels can keep arthritis away

By | June 23rd, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

A high vitamin C intake may protect against the development of painful widespread rheumatoid arthritis, report researchers. The findings are based on 23,000 men and women taking part in the ongoing European Prospective Investigation of Cancer (EPIC). All were aged between 45 and 74 when they entered EPIC between 1993 and 1997. As part of [...]

Avoiding Asthma: Antioxidants, fruit and veggies are key

By | June 12th, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

A review by researchers at the University of Southampton has revealed that there is substantial evidence to suggest that people who eat plenty of fruit and vegetables have a lower risk of poor respiratory health than those who eat unhealthier diets. The researchers believe that this may be due to the antioxidant nutrients in fruit [...]

Choose Organic! Chemical-free foods have more anticancer protection

By | June 11th, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

Fruits and veggies grown organically show significantly higher levels of cancer-fighting antioxidants than conventionally grown foods, according to a new study of corn, strawberries and marionberries, a type of blackberry. The findings appear in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. The research suggests that pesticides and herbicides actually thwart the production of phenolics - [...]

Ovarian cancer and diet

By | June 7th, 2015|HNU Archive|

New research on ovarian cancer, one of the five most deadly cancers among women in developed countries, suggests that a balanced plant-based diet may help in its prevention. The National Cancer Institute says this strategy is important since ovarian cancer often produces no clear symptoms until late in its development and is difficult to detect [...]

Cut breast cancer risk

By | May 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

A new study provides evidence that certain nutrients found in vegetables may help protect against breast cancer. Women with high blood levels of several different carotenoid substances faced up to two times lower breast cancer risk than women with low levels, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. Perhaps the [...]