Friday, August 8, 2008

Ask Good Questions About Online Info

Anywhere you look on the Internet, you can find information about dieting and nutrition. The problem is, not all nutrition information is created equal -- or is even correct.

Use the same healthy skepticism with online information that you use to evaluate other nutrition claims.

Does the information come from a reliable source? Usually, web addresses with the suffixes .gov, .edu and .org are the most reliable. Those ending in .com are commercial sites, and .net are networks, Internet service providers or organizations. Many .com's have responsible consumer information, but you need to be a savvy consumer and ask good questions

Are a site's nutrition and health claims backed up by specific scientific research? You want cold, hard facts, not opinions and personal testimonials.


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Friday, July 18, 2008

Malnutrition among Ilonggo pre-schoolers decline

THE prevalence of malnutrition among pre-school children in Iloilo has decreased from 40.8 percent in 1998 to 14.85 percent in 2006.

This was disclosed by Iloilo Provincial Nutrition Program Coordinator Rosarie San Luis in an interview with the Philippine Information Agency recently.

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Data obtained showed that the prevalence of malnutrition among pre-schoolers in the province was recorded at 40.8 percent in 1998, it went down to 20.4 percent in 2004, 16.7 percent in 2005 and 14.85 percent last year.

San Luis attributed the decline to the integrated nutrition, health, agriculture and environment programs being implemented by the provincial government and the different municipal nutrition councils.


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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Low Glycemic Diet Works Better Than Low Fat Diet New Study Reveals

Low glycemic diets, which stabilize blood sugar after eating, are more effective than low-fat diets in people who secrete large amounts of insulin, reports a new study in JAMA (16.05.07). Saul Katz, President and CEO of Solo GI Nutrition Inc said, "Until recently adoption of a low GI/GL diet has been limited in part, due to the scientific nature of the GI". SoLo GI Nutrition, the low glycemic diet company, was established to offer low GI/GL food solutions to help address the growing epidemics that comprise "Diabesity." The award winning and patent-pending SoLo Gi® Bars are clinically validated as very low GI, and make it easy for people to follow a low GI diet without having to do the math.

Edmonton, AB, Canada (PRWEB) June 15, 2007 -- Until now, there has been debate in the scientific community regarding the most effective diet (low glycemic index, low fat or low carb) for weight loss.


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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

New Website Provides Helpful Advice on Health and Nutrition

Suffolk, VA (OPENPRESS) June 8, 2007 -- Harry Monell has devoted a great deal of time to personal health and fitness, as well as, keeping up with the latest news surrounding the food and vitamin industry worldwide. As the issues and details focusing on the recent pet food recall started unfolding, he was struck with the realization that the general public is typically uninformed regarding many important issues affecting not only the pet industry, but food safety and nutrition in general, as outsourcing to overseas manufacturing steadily increases. "There are many websites that specialize in a particular aspect of health, nutrition and even fitness, such as organics, natural vitamins, health issues, etc. but few that cover the entire range of topics, as well as, the latest health and nutrition related news headlines," says Monell.


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Sunday, May 4, 2008

Daily Egg Consumption can Reduce Risk of Macular Degeneration

AUSTRALIA - With Macular Degeneration Awareness Week to be held from 25 June to 1 July, Australians should be reminded about simple ways to reduce their risk of developing the condition, the leading cause of blindness in Australia.One way is via the humble egg, with studies showing that the consumption of one egg a day can reduce the risk of developing macular degeneration. The study, previously published in The Journal of Nutrition, a leading international nutrition journal, shows that eating one egg per day raises the levels of antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin (which protect the retina) by 26 per cent and 36 per cent respectively compared with no egg consumption1. Sharon Natoli, Accredited Practising Dietitian and Founding Director of Food & Nutrition Australia, described the study results as very promising.


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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Omega 3 taken during pregnancy improves infant problem solving

Mothers who regularly ate a functional food containing an Omega 3 fatty acid during pregnancy gave birth to infants with better problem-solving abilities as measured at nine months of age, according to a new UConn study to be published in the June issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

The study is the first to report on problem-solving abilities during the first year of life tied to prenatal dietary intake of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an Omega 3 fatty acid found in particularly high concentrations in specific regions of the brain, including the cerebral cortex, synapses, and retinal rod photoreceptors.

A functional food is any foodstuff that is enhanced by additives and marketed as beneficial to health.

DHA consumption is especially important during pregnancy.


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Sunday, April 6, 2008

Get the power for health

The adventure sports couple has formed Power My Health, a healthy lifestyle coaching service to help Big Bear get healthy.

Power My Health is a company that designs fitness and nutrition programs to fit a individual's lifestyle. Salzer and Devito established the company in February to take advantage of their knowledge of physical training, nutrition and exercise.

But don't think this is just another average get-in-shape program. Devito and Salzer want clients who are serious about being healthy. "We don't want people to hire us to do their push ups for them," Salzer says. They are looking for clients who are committed to developing a healthier lifestyle.

The first step in the program is a free consultation with Devito or Salzer. "We think of it as a sample interview," Devito says.


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