Parental Omega-3 Deficiency Can Affect Offspring

  Dietary choices by parents may affect their adolescent's behaviour and cognitive performance. Using a rodent model, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh found that the adolescents of parents who were low in omega-3 fatty acids had more anxiety, hyperactivity and learning difficulties than adolescents whose parents had sufficient dietary omega-3’s. The nutritionally deficient parents…

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Perfect Peace Benefits Mind and Body

Gene-expression profiles were analyzed in 26 experienced practitioners of relaxation and in 26 novices. Both groups showed changes within a 20 minute session. However, more genes were effected in the experienced practitioners. There was increased expression in genes involved in positive, health-giving expressions, as well as decreased expression in those involved in the inflammatory response.…

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Are Really Chubby Babies Healthy?

Ten percent of children under the age of 2 are overweight, and the percentage of overweight children between 2 and 5 years old has more than doubled since 1980.The New York Times has reported that obesity may start even before birth, and that prevention needs to start even earlier. Leann Birch, of the Penn State Center…

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GEMINAL Study Suggests Benefits of Diet and Lifestyle

Early results from the GEMINAL study may hold exciting potential for those with prostate cancer. This pilot study demonstrated that intensive lifestyle and nutrition changes positively modulated gene expression in patients who already had prostate cancer. Significant changes to biological processes were observed in systems that play a role in how tumors grow. Those patients…

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