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    National Nutrition Week: Can a plant-based diet help reduce the risk of Covid?

    A recent study published by the online journal BMJ Nutrition – Prevention & Health showed that a plant-based and pescatarian (fish) diet could potentially reduce the risk of Covid infection. But to what extent is it true for the world population? Minal Shah, senior nutrition therapist at Fortis Hospital, Mulund says that it is important to first understand the different kinds of diets and how they impact our health. “A vegetarian diet is a healthy diet that may lower LDL cholesterol levels and blood pressure. It can reduce the incidence of hypertension, metabolic disease, including obesity and type-2 diabetes,   Read More

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    Tyson Foods Recalls 8.5 Million Lbs. of Frozen and Cooked Chicken Products Due to Listeria Risk

    Tyson Tyson is issuing a recall. On Saturday, the food company announced that it is voluntarily recalling about 8.5 million pounds of frozen and cooked chicken products that may have been contaminated with listeria. The affected products include chicken strips, chicken pizza and pulled chicken breasts that were sold under brand names including Tyson, Jet’s Pizza and Casey’s General Store, according to Tyson. Those products were produced at a single facility in Dexter, Missouri, between Dec. 26, 2020 and April 13, 2021, and were distributed to foodservice and retail customers across the United States and Puerto Rico, the company   Read More

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    Researchers say zero risk not possible in food safety

    There is no such thing as zero risk when it comes to food safety, according to researchers. Consumers, industry and governments typically desire foods that are free of any risk but scientists said zero risk is unattainable in food production regardless of the severity of inactivation treatments or stringency of sampling programs. Risk-based approaches such as Microbial Risk Assessment (MRA) are increasingly used to manage food safety hazards, evaluate risks and identify control strategies that reduce risks to an acceptable level. Researchers Marcel Zwietering, Alberto Garre, Martin Wiedmann and Robert Buchanan presented the study, published in Current Opinion in Food   Read More

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    Mediterranean Diet May Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

    Share on PinterestExperts say Mediterranean diets can help cleanse the brain. golero/Getty Images Researchers say a Mediterranean-style diet can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease by helping cleanse the brain. Experts add that Mediterranean diets can also lower inflammation and blood sugar levels. They recommend filling up on Mediterranean-style foods and then supplementing with other items only if you’re still hungry. Eating a Mediterranean-style diet may help protect your brain from Alzheimer’s disease. That’s the conclusion of a new study published May 5 in the online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Researchers   Read More

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    This Popular Diet Can Lower Your Stroke Risk, New Study Says

    If you’re looking to reduce stroke risk, as well as improve overall cardiovascular health, a recent study in the journal Neurology suggests you stock up on plant-based foods. Researchers looked at health data from over 200,000 men and women in two large-scale studies that covered more than 25 years of diet questionnaires, as well as health changes over time. They found that participants who reported regular consumption of healthy, plant-based foods had a significantly lower risk of experiencing a stroke. (Related: The 7 Healthiest Foods to Eat Right Now). Plant-based diets are heavy on choices such as dark leafy greens—including   Read More

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    Can veganism really lower a person’s COVID-19 risk?

    A vegan or plant-based diet cannot prevent a person from developing COVID-19, but it may help support a healthy immune system. This in turn could aid in SARS-CoV-2 infection prevention and lower the risk of severe symptoms. Plant-based diets can also decrease a person’s risk of obesity and chronic diseases. These are conditions that tend to worsen the outcome of COVID-19. This article explores plant-based diets and their health benefits in relation to COVID-19 and otherwise. It also looks at how a vegan diet could decrease the risk factors for more severe effects of COVID-19. There is no specific diet   Read More

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    Could Going Vegetarian Lower Kids’ Asthma Risk? | Health News

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) MONDAY, Dec. 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Compounds in meat may trigger wheezing in some children that can potentially lead to asthma or other respiratory conditions, a new study suggests. These compounds, called advanced glycation end products (AGEs), are released as meat is cooked at high temperatures while grilling, frying or roasting. AGEs attach themselves to cells in the lungs, causing inflammation and an immune system response that can cause wheezing, the study authors explained. “Childhood wheeze is often the first manifestation of airway disease, most notably asthma,” said lead researcher Dr. Jing Gennie   Read More

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    Drinking milk while breastfeeding may reduce the child’s food allergy risk

    Children of mothers who drink relatively more cow’s milk during breastfeeding are at reduced risk of developing food allergies. That is the conclusion of researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, in a new study published in the scientific journal Nutrients. The result is based on a survey of more than 500 Swedish women’s eating habits and the prevalence of allergies in their children at one year of age. “We have found that mothers of healthy one-year-olds consumed more cow’s milk during breastfeeding than mothers of allergic one-year-olds. Though the association is clear, we do not claim that drinking   Read More

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    Vegans at higher risk for bone fractures

    Vegan-based diets have gained popularity over the past few years, and while it can help you eat healthier and less processed foods, it could have long term health impacts. A recent study published Sunday in the journal BMC Medicine showed vegans and vegetarians might be at a greater risk for bone fractures.  This finding was attributed to the low body mass index, low physical activity and inadequate intake of calcium and protein that is synonymous with a plant-based diet, CNN reported. The study surveyed 55,000 adults from the UK on diet, socio-economic characteristics, lifestyle and medical history in 1993 –   Read More

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    Study finds vegans may face greater bone fracture risk than meat eaters

    A study published over the weekend has reported that vegans and others who generally avoid animal products in their diets may face a greater risk of bone fracture compared to people who eat meat. The study focused on all varieties of plant-based diets, including vegan, vegetarian, and pescatarian, finding that the bone fracture risk increased as the animal products in the diet decreased. Generally speaking, a vegan diet is one that avoids any and all animal-based food products, including things like eggs and honey. Vegetarians avoid the flesh of animals, but often eat eggs and dairy. Pescatarians, meanwhile, essentially eat   Read More

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