B vitamins slow progression of Alzheimer’s: Study

Vitamins don’t make Girl Scout cookies healthful

Researchers remain unsure whether it is high levels of homocysteine, low levels of acetylcholine, or some other factor that leads to the development of Alzheimer’s. Whatever the case, however, the 2010 study was the first to directly showed that increasing B vitamin levels might have a clinical effect. “B vitamins lower homocysteine, which directly leads to a decrease in GM atrophy, thereby slowing cognitive decline,” the researchers wrote. New analysis strengthens findings One of the weaknesses of the original analysis, however, was that researchers could not prove that the observed improvements in memory were related to the decreased rate of brain shrinkage. In the new study, researchers conducted a more advanced analysis of the original data and found that the effect of the B vitamins was actually much greater than they had in initially thought: Among those taking the vitamins, brain shrinkage was reduced by an astonishing 90 percent, not just 50 percent. “I’ve never seen results from brain scans showing this level of protection,” said brain imaging expert Paul Thompson, who heads the world’s largest brain scan database at the UCLA School of Medicine’s Imaging Genetics Center.
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Particularly if its the only claim to health fame they can make. And its one of several reasons to be suspicious of government attempts to engineer our eating habits through bans, taxes and other restrictions. There are the perennial proposals for soda taxes and the New York ban on selling sodas bigger than a certain size (which was tossed out in court). Food is complicated stuff. Apple juice is right up there with soda in sugar content and isn’t a significant source of vitamins or minerals. So what parameters do we use to define junk food? Government restrictions on particular foods will lead many food producers to rejigger their formulas to escape new regulations.
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Get your vitamins from your plate!

A study this year in the Journal of American Medical Association Internal Medicine analysed the use of supplements among a large sample of American adults. We found half of US adults use dietary supplements, most commonly a multivitamin and mineral supplement, says the lead author, Regan Bailey, a dietitian and nutritional epidemiologist in the Office of Dietary Supplements at the National Institutes of Health. Bailey adds: Our study reveals that adults use supplements primarily for their assumed health benefits, yet there remains a lack of sufficient research on this. Interestingly and somewhat predictably, Baileys research showed that the adults studied tended to report eating more healthily, practising moderation with alcohol, exercising and abstaining from smoking. Another important concern raised by Baileys study is only a quarter of the supplements taken by adults were recommended by their health-care provider. This can be dangerous because of potential interactions of supplements, prescribed medications and other therapies. Your health-care provider should be asking about your supplement use, but if they dont, bring it up.
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Sports nutrition puts breakfast on track to sports success

Tanzania: Nutrition Experts Warn Against Unprofessional Diet Regimes

The baked items emphasize whole grain nutrition in small baked buns and thinly sliced toast. These provide a good foundation for vegetable based oils and fruit spreads. Fresh fruit, cherry tomatoes and canned pineapple slices appeal to taste buds at the same time that they pack in extra vitamins. Hydration and high performance sports work well together. The sports nutrition breakfast choices add good taste. Strawberry juice is also a good source of antioxidants with twice the Vitamin C content of orange juice and featured in this breakfast buffet along with the ever popular orange juice and skim milk. Herbal tea helps fatigued muscles to relax and warms the body for cool early morning outdoor exercise.
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Fats and sweets should be kept to a minimum. Among Boutwells other lunchtime tips for school children: – Mix it up. Variety is good. For example, avoid packing the same type of bread every day and make sandwiches using pitas, bagels, crackers or tortillas. – Simplify things.
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Pinecrest Elementary piloting nutrition, exercise initiatives

Fourth grade students at Pinecrest Elementary School hold a banner declaring the school as a Blue Cross Blue Shield “Be Healthy” grant winner. Students are standing in the area that will soon be an educational vegetable and flower garden.

Students will also receive weekly lessons to introduce them to different fruits and vegetables and math and science instruction that incorporates correlating exercises. The schools efforts kicked off last year with installation of the vegetable grow towers and the UAB grant award, which is part of a study that will follow rural elementary students through high school to determine the impact of school nutrition and exercise programs. This semester, though, is when the full array of wellness initiatives will be implemented. Its exciting, and its going to be really nice once we get everything going, said fourth-grade teacher Pam Roberts, who Rivers called the brainchild behind the wellness push.
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Good Nutrition Can Boost School Performance

The doctor said that for the moment TFNC has no mandate to stop business minded people from selling the diet regimes without professional ethics and that the Tanzania Food and Drug Authority (TFDA) had the mandate. “The centre is currently working on reviewing the law that we had since the early 70s. When the law was passed, we didn’t have civil society organisations and non- governmental organisations (NGOs) dealing with nutrition and so coordinating them is very difficult without new legislation,” she explained. Until the ‘Sunday News’ went to press, the TFDA Public Relations Officer, Ms Gaudensia Simwanza who was contacted for comment had not responded to the questions that had been forwarded to her. Mr Jackson Mushi, a pharmacy owner in Mwenge area admitted that he sells diet regimes in his pharmacy for 5,000/-, standing his ground that he was doing nothing illegal.
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Health insurance marketplaces are not for seniors

Health Beauty Awards: 13 best makeup products

“Do we have to go sign up like they’re saying everyone else has to? Does the new law apply to us seniors at all, and if so, how?” Enrollment in health plans offered on the marketplaces, also called exchanges, begins Oct. 1 and runs for six months. Meanwhile, the two-month sign-up period for private health plans for millions of Medicare beneficiaries begins Oct. 15.
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Health law coverage can be tough sell in some states

A free market for medical care would have individuals owning high deductible insurance policies and paying for most of their care out-of-pocket. Free markets occur spontaneously. They cannot be legislated. Conservatives should realize this and advocate removing the two major impediments to a U.S. free market in medical care: the income tax and the Federal Reserve Bank. Without an income tax and tax incentives to job-based health care, workers will move to individual insurance policies. This means they will no longer lose their medical coverage when they change jobs.
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AP Health Care Exchange

The shea butter, vitamin E and aloe keep lips velvety, so you avoid the usual drying effects of longwear lipsticks. The pointy tip allows you to reach the inner corners of your eyes with precision, and the ultra-creamy texture blends in easily without tugging at delicate under-eye skin, says Gerstein. Lip balm Nivea Lip Butter ($4; at mass retailers) The buttery formula works; Gerstein uses it to prep lips before she applies red or other strong colors, which make any speck of dryness obvious. Eye shadow This multitasker smoothes skin, neutralizes uneven tone, and cuts rednessand it lasts.
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Obama signing

With little more than one month left before the insurance marketplaces are set to open, the federal government has yet to release the premium rates in Texas. Perry suggested that Booker sign up for text-message updates about the law. The federal government is also running a 24-hour toll-free hotline to field consumer questions in 150 languages and to eventually help people choose and apply for insurance. Booker said he knew little about the law, other than I heard Obamacare was coming, coming and coming, and that you could go to any hospital for free. How much consumers will ultimately pay depends on a variety of factors. Americans with annual household incomes up to four times the federal poverty level $45,960 for an individual or $94,200 for a family for four will receive subsidies to buy private insurance. Subsidies will average $5,548 per family next year for those eligible who now buy coverage on the individual market, according to a new study by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Farther down the street, a 51-year-old single mother invited Perry into her air-conditioned dining room.
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A cure for snoring? New research offers hope for sufferers

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According to Medical Xpress, researchers have discovered a potential treatment for those suffering from the disruptive condition: singing. In a study published in the International Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, researchers studied 60 patients who were simple snorers and 60 patients who suffered from obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), a condition that can cause people to temporarily stop breathing during sleep. Over a period of three months, half of the group participated in a series of singing exercises, while the other half of the group did nothing. At the end of the study, the singing group experienced a significant reduction in snoring and an improvement in sleep quality compared to those in the control group, who experienced no change. According to researchers, the singing exercises may help strengthen the weak muscles in the soft palate and upper throat area responsible for causing both snoring and OSA, Medical Xpress reported.
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Singing exercises reduce snoring

Snoring may not be a life-threatening condition, but it disrupts lives and sufferers often seek medical advice. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), on the other hand, is potentially much more serious. It can cause people to stop breathing during deep sleep, and severely diminish sleep quality. A recent study found that moderate obstructive sleep apnea may raise sudden cardiac death risk .
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Stop Snoring Mouthpiece Reviews – SBS Picks the Top 3

The GMSS mouthpiece is FDA approved, and free from Latex and Bisphenol A (BPA). It is made from organic plastic that is completely safe inside of your mouth. It’s size and comfort is matched by none, as it is the smallest mouthpiece in the market. It’s slim and low profile design make it comfortable and non-intrusive to wear. Users reported that they sometimes would try to eat food while it is still in their mouth, because they forgot they had it in their mouth.
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Nutrition Coordinator- Nigeria 13-344

BS in Nutrition required with 8-10 years of field experience or Masters Degree required in Nutrition or other relevant field, 6-8 years of international experience in nutrition response, including experience in emergency response and recovery following natural disaster. Experience in assessment, program design and evaluation and technical training and support. 2. An up-to date understanding of nutrition, risk reduction, emergency response, and sustainable development concepts.
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Nutrition: What does a ‘gluten-free’ label really mean?

While these folks do not have a diagnosis of CD, they report feeling better off foods with gluten. Following a gluten-free diet can prove to be a serious challenge as it requires the elimination of common staple foods like breads, cereals and pasta made from wheat and other gluten-containing grains, as well as avoidance of all foods with any gluten-containing ingredients such as soy sauce and malt vinegar. Those who are sensitive to gluten need to avoid gluten cross contamination, which can occur at restaurants and in food processing. The new ruling sets the limit for gluten at 20 parts per million in products labeled gluten-free. Those with celiac disease can get sick from consuming even trace amounts of gluten. Now people who cannot consume gluten can manage their diet more carefully knowing that there is a uniform definition for gluten-free across all food companies and products.
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Recipe: Gluten-free banana waffles from nutrition expert Allen Lim

Time: 20 minutes Ingredients 1 cup coarse gluten-free bread crumbs cup white rice flour cup ground almonds Heat the waffle iron. Place the dry ingredients in a food processor and pulse quickly to combine. In a small bowl or measuring cup, combine the eggs and almond milk and stir briskly. Pour this into the food processor, add the banana, and pulse. Batter should be smooth and somewhat dense. Pour enough batter into each waffle form to nearly fill all the squares (the batter will expand when pressed).
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