Vayner Day: Meeting with Gary Vee

By Dietitian Life

Alcohol has been a fixture in human society for thousands of years, however the long-term effect of alcohol on the human body has only recently begun to be exposed. Professor Dipak Sarkar, of Rutgers University, authored a study on the genes linked to the control of drinking behaviour in partnership with the Yale School of […]

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Study Links Excessive Alcohol Consumption to Changes in Genetic Profile

By Dietitian Life

Alcohol has been a fixture in human society for thousands of years, however the long-term effect of alcohol on the human body has only recently begun to be exposed. Professor Dipak Sarkar, of Rutgers University, authored a study on the genes linked to the control of drinking behaviour in partnership with the Yale School of […]

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Study Links Healthy Eating to Decreased Risk of Cardiovascular Death

By Dietitian Life

A recent study has found that, out of all cardiovascular deaths in Europe over the last ten years, almost half (49%) could have been prevented with better nutrition! This just reiterates what us Dietitians have been saying for years – let food be thy medicine! When it comes to good nutrition for heart health, we […]

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Keto Diet Linked to Increased Inflammation of the Bowel

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Recent research using an artificial intestine or human gut simulator has found that switching from a balanced diet to a high-fat, no-carb diet increased strains of bacteria that metabolise fatty acids and lowered the number of bacteria such as Bacteroides, Clostridium, and Roseburia which break down protein and carbohydrates. Reducing the diversity in our microbiome […]

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New Study Reveals Public Confusion Between Allergies and Intolerances

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A recent survey has estimated 1 in 10 adults have a food allergy, but twice as many (1 in 5) thinkthey do. When asked about their symptoms, many people were actually describing a possible food intolerance, rather than a true allergy. The public’s confusion between a food allergy vs. intolerance has heightened in recent times, […]

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Probiotics Found to Protect the Skeletons of Older Women

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For the first time in the world, researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have demonstrated that probiotics, dietary supplements with health-promoting bacteria, can be used to affect the human skeleton. Among older women who received probiotics, bone loss was halved compared to women who received only a placebo. The research opens the door to […]

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New Study Sheds Light on the Link Between Alcohol and Mood

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Do different kinds of alcohol have different impacts on mood? According to a study by the Global Drug Survey, many people felt that certain alcoholic beverages made them behave in certain ways – but does this actually occur? Turns out there is no evidence that different types of alcohol effect your mood differently. One potential […]

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Gratitude Linked to Healthier Eating in New Study

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New research in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology has discovered that gratitude can lead to healthier eating habits. In the study, researchers split up 1,017 ninth- and tenth-grade students into four groups. Each group spent five minutes per week, over the course of a month, writing a letter on one of the following topics […]

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Lyrica Linked to Depression and Suicides

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The sinister side-effects of prescription medications… Lyrica is used widely in populations with simple neural pain such a sciatica to the complex needs of clients with peripheral neuropathy. Once considered a safer alternative to Opioids for pain relief, it has now come to our attention that not only is it being abused in our vulnerable […]

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High Salt Diet may Kill off Good Gut Bacteria

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New data suggests that high salt consumption may prove fatal to certain gut bacteria, and that this could contribute to high blood pressure and diseases affecting the immune system. But how does salt upset our body’s delicate balance? Scientists are already aware of a link between high blood pressure and a diet high in salt, […]

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Rebellion can be used to make Teenagers Eat Healthier

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That’s right, if your teenager won’t eat their greens, try telling them NOT to eat them. The findings suggest that advising teenagers about the manipulative marketing tactics found throughout the food industry reduces their consumption of sugary food and drinks. Contrasting this however, the study also found that promoting healthy diet habits based on future […]

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Exercise and Diet Apps Shown to Improve Youth Health

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With concerns of digital technology harming young people’s health, a new study from the University of Birmingham says that mobile applications focused on exercise, diet and wellness promote their overall well-being and act as effective learning tools. The study showed that young people are “critical participants” of digital health technologies and are able to judge which […]

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Whole Grains Shown to be Superior to Refined Grains

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If you choose to eat grains (note: there is no law that says you have to – only guidelines), then here’s some really interesting research showing yet another benefit of why you should be eating whole-grains over refined grains. The positive link with wholegrains and weight regulation is likely from the fibre and is a […]

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Impact of Nutrition on Development of Babies

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According to new research, women hoping to conceive should follow a healthy diet for years in preparation. A new study led by researchers at The University College of London has revealed the importance of a healthy and consistent diet when it comes to motherhood. Women aiming to become pregnant are of course already advised about […]

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High Protein Diet Shown to Reduce Risk of Alzheimers

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High-protein diets rich in fish, meat and nuts may help to stave off Alzheimer’s disease later in life, new research from Edith Cowan University suggests. The study found a link between high protein intake and lower levels of dangerous protein in the brain, but more research is needed to better understand what is behind this […]

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Why Personal Trainers shouldn’t give Nutrition Advice

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Qualified fitness trainers certainly know how to do a workout correctly, but do they know what we should be eating? You don’t have to go too deep into social media to find a personal trainer offering both fitness programs AND “Personalised Diet Plans” – sounds like a winning combo, but is it? So how much […]

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Diabetes Management Improved by Weekly Nutrition Education

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New research points to nutritional education and dietary changes as best treatment for diabetes, rather than just prescription medication according to a study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Researchers from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine held free nutrition classes in their offices after working hours for groups of […]

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Chromium Supplementation may Reduce Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

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Everybody wants a quick fix with nutrition. These easy options rarely exist, but in terms of managing or reducing the risk of Type 2 Diabetes, chromium supplementation may be an option that provides benefits without taking much willpower. A review of 25 RCTs found that on average, Chromium supplementation reduced HbA1C by 0.55% and fasting […]

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The Link Between Macular Degeneration and Diet

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According to new research from the Krieger Eye Institute in Baltimore, Maryland, a poor diet has been placed amongst smoking, age and family history as the main risk factors for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). According to an ophthalmologist at Krieger Eye Institute, patients who eat high-fat, high-cholesterol diets have a higher risk of developing macular […]

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Fatty Fish Linked to Lower Risk of Heart Disease

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According to a new study published in the Journal of Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, consuming fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel and herring, up to four times a week may help increase the amount of good cholesterol and lower the risk of heart disease. For the study, around 100 men and women aged 40-70 […]

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Parkinson’s Disease may be Prevented by Eating Fish

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A New study from Chalmers University of Technology has revealed a surprising link between a protein found in fish (β-parvalbumin) and the prevention of Parkinson’s disease. The protein, β-parvalbumin, which is interestingly also a common allergen found in fish, has been shown to prevent the formation of toxic fibres throughout the human body which contribute to […]

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Could Vitamin D Supplements Treat IBS?

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An interesting new review has come out demonstrating that people with IBS are likely to be deficient in vitamin D! There is also evidence to suggest that supplementation with vitamin D may significantly reduce the symptoms in those who were deficient. The sample sizes available were too small for this to be 100% conclusive, however […]

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High Levels of Toxins found in Vegan Protein Supplements

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According to a new study from The Clean Label Project, an American non-profit organisation that investigates the safety and claims of labels, a good portion of the most popular protein supplements may have unsafe levels of metals and toxins. In fact, out of the 134 products tested, more than 90% contained detectable levels of at […]

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Paleo Diet Inaccurate According to New Study

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New research suggests that the controversial Paleo Diet should be incorporating more fish, rather than red meat. A new study from Lund University in Sweden has revealed that importance of red meat in the Paleo Diet has most likely been exaggerated. . The researchers at Lund examined Stone Age, skeletal remains from 82 individuals, and found […]

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Omega-3 Supplementation Effectiveness Questioned by New Study

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“There is evidence that taking omega-3 capsules does not reduce heart disease, stroke or death.”⠀ ⠀ New Cochrane review was just released. ⠀ ⠀ These findings will throw a spanner into the nutrition world. ⠀ ⠀ As you will find however, it does not show that it will worsen the effect either. So people don’t […]

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