Sunday, March 25, 2007

Nutrition in the news...

Low-carb diet speeds initial weight loss: study ...
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a study of overweight and obese people, those who went on a low carbohydrate diet lost more weight -- and more fat -- than their peers who went on a low-fat, portion-controlled diet.

Acids in Popular Sodas Erode Tooth Enamel ...
Prolonged exposure to soft drinks can lead to significant enamel loss, even though many people consider soft drinks to be harmless or just worry about their sugar content and the potential for putting on pounds, the study says.

Obese Men With Prostate Cancer Face Higher Death Risk ...
MONDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) -- Men who are obese when they're diagnosed with prostate cancer are 2.6 times more likely to die of the disease than normal-weight men, new findings suggest.

Omega-3 fatty acids slash colorectal cancer risk in men by 66 percent...
NewsTarget) Omega-3 fatty acids, found in flaxseed, fish and other foods, may reduce the risk of getting colorectal cancer by two-thirds in men, a new study suggests. There is one caveat, though: the effect is seen in men who do not take aspirin.

Christopher Wiechert, C.N.C.

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