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Good Diet Cuts Cancer Risk

Eating a diet that is low in omega-6 fatty acids could reduce the risk of developing cancer, according to new research. A new study suggests that cutting vegetable oil, corn oil, corn-fed red meat and other foods that are rich in omega-6 oils could prevent as many as one in every three cancer deaths.

Desk-work Linked to Chocolate Cravings

Scientists have found that desk-bound workers are more likely to crave sweet treats that widen the waist-line. Researchers at the University of Copenhagen claim that the stress of working at our computers affects blood sugar levels, causing the brain to believe that it must replace calories quickly. Researchers claim that watching TV and playing computer games could also trigger the same cravings for calorie-rich treats including chocolates, cake and biscuits.

Cycle Yourself Slimmer

Slimming experts are advising people to "get on your bike" in order to shed excess pounds after new report from the Harvard School of Public Health showed that pre-menopausal women who walked briskly or cycled regularly were less likely to become obese.

Healthy Diet Could Slow Vision Loss

Eating a healthy nutrient-rich diet could slow the progression of age-related macular degeneration, according to new research. Scientists at the Tufts University in Boston found that eating low GI foods that allowed the body to steadily research energy instead of spiking blood sugar levels, seemed to protect against the blinding eye disease.

Dieting Wonder-Drug Under Development

British scientists have discovered a chemical that suppresses the appetite naturally that could be used to develop a dieting 'wonder-drug' that would help slimmers to battle the bulge by blocking unhealthy cravings.

High Meat Diet Linked to Osteoporosis

Older women who eat a high protein, low carbohydrate diet could be increasing their risk of developing osteoporosis, according to new research. Researchers at Purdue University found that post-menopausal women who followed protein rich diet plans, such as the Atkins diet, were more likely to lose weight and develop the bone-wasting disease.

Milk Could Be Key to Trim Figure

Drinking milk could be the key to achieving a slim-line figure, researchers claim. Research published in the June issue of Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise showed that women who drank two glasses of milk built more muscle and burned more fat after exercising.

Food Cravings Damage Health

Researchers in Australia claim that food cravings could damage more than the waistline. Scientists at Flinders' University, Melbourne, claim that obsessing over a sweet treat could cause memory lapses and breaks in concentration that could increase the risk of accidents occurring.

Dieting May Be Health Hazard

New research shows that dieting could be hazardous to health and may even increase your risk of developing serious health conditions including heart disease, diabetes, cancer and more. Researchers at California University and Minnesota University, found that people who limited their daily calorific intake to 1,200 calories or less were more likely to experience stress, put on weight and suffer damage to their mental health. The researchers hope that their findings will improve the eating habits of slimmers and may even affect the way in which doctors and other medical professionals advise patients who need to lose weight.

Therapy Could Curb Binge Eating

Scientists in America have found that simple therapies could stop people from binge eating. The research, due to be published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, shows that reading a self help book and using talking therapy could dramatically improve the eating habits of binge eaters and help them to lose weight and save money. It is hoped that this research could be used to treat the growing problem of binge eating which is thought to affect over 9 million Americans.

A Diet Tailored To You

A diet that is specifically adapted to suit every person’s individual needs may soon be taking the world by storm. The diet as under investigation by Kansas State University looks deep into the genetics of a person to determine what foods will and will not benefit their health. Additionally, this use of the fast growing phenomenon of nutrigenomics could even help prevent disease later on in life.

Link Found Between Ovarian Cancer and Diet

From an early age the majority of us are warned to eat our five fruit and vegetables a day, to “help keep the doctor away”; but in women’s cases it is perhaps time to really take note of this advice. A recent study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association reveals that a diet rich in fruit and vegetables may be the difference between surviving and mortality from ovarian cancer.

Vitamin Supplements Overhanging Questions

With nearly half of the UK’s overall population regularly taking vitamin supplements to try and improve their health by supplementing their natural vitamins and nutrients; important questions are being raised as to just how efficient these supplements really are. There have been questions as to whether or not supplements are in fact a risk to people’s wellbeing and even increased mortality rates.

Eat like a Viking

Following recent news that the Mediterranean style of eating could help us shed all of our unwanted pounds, Professor Arne Astrup who is a leading obesity expert has waged war on the Mediterranean diet with the Nordic diet. In fact, he is that confident that this diet could help us Brit’s who have an obesity rate twice of Scandinavia’s, that he has recently launched a £12.2 million scheme to expand the Nordic diet.

Dieting the Mediterranean way cuts the risk of stomach cancer

Following a study published in the online version of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition it has been revealed that the Mediterranean diet can be associated with lower risks of devastating diseases such as stomach cancer or gastric cancer. Typically, the Mediterranean diet consists of healthy vegetables, olive oil, and little red meat or dairy. With the diet also being linked to lower risks of diabetes, depression, obesity and so on, perhaps we should all be adopting the Mediterranean’s style of cuisine.

Try a Holistic New Years Resolution

So, we’re ten days into the New Year, ten days into our new diets and fitness regimes and already many of us are failing. With work, children, cooking, cleaning and so much more to think about, dieting, healthy eating and exercise are some of the last things we have time to think about.

Dieting device that tells you if you are eating too quickly

This latest dieting device to take the media by storm is the Mandometer developed by scientists in Stockholm of the Karolinska Institute. The device acts like a set of portable scales that not only weighs the portion size but also the speed at which that portion is consumed. Whilst the Mandometer was first developed to help not only dieters but people suffering from bulimia who tend to eat too quickly; it is now hoped that the device could help in the battle against childhood obesity.