Conflicting studies in recent years report that egg consumption both may, and may not be, a risk factor for the development of heart disease. Liegang Liu, from Huazhong University (China), and colleagues Shari get completed a meta-analysis of eight studies that included 263,938 study subjects for coronary heart disease and 210,404 participants for stroke. All studies followed subjects for up to 22 years, during which 5,847 cases of coronary heart disease and 7,579 cases of stroke occurred. The team found that one egg per day (containing 210 mg of cholesterol) did not associate with an increased risk of heart disease or stroke. The lead investigator also comments that eggs are a low-calorie source of nutrients including minerals, proteins, and unsaturated fatty acids, which could lower the risk of heart cardiovascular disease.
Rong Y, Chen L, Zhu T, Song Y, Yu M, Shan Z, Sands A, Hu FB, Liu L. “Egg consumption and risk of coronary heart disease and stroke: dose-response meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies.” BMJ. 2013 Jan 7;346:e8539.
Consumption of eggs does not associate with an increased risk of heart disease or stroke.
Low levels of vitamin D associate with an increased risk of depression, in midlife.
Among healthy adults, simple changes in diet can be effective in reducing inflammation in as little as six weeks.
Bisphenol S (BPS), a purported replacement for Bisphenol A (BPA) may be just a significant hormone disruptor and disrupt patterns of cell growth.
Worldwide, people are dying at older ages and early childhood survival rates have risen dramatically.
The type of jobs people have may increase their risk for developing asthma.
Getting a good night of rest promotes feelings of gratitude for relationships.
Hot noodle soup served in melamine bowls can prompt the plastic compound to leach and then be ingested.
Increased consumption of lycopene associates with a reduction in the incidence of cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease.
Among older adults, hearing loss associated with accelerated cognitive decline and cognitive impairment.
Older adults who drink sweetened beverages, and artificially sweetened diet drinks in particular, are at increased risk for depression.
Gazpacho, the cold vegetable soup, may help to reduce high blood pressure (hypertension) by as much as 27%.
Glucose appears to temper brain activity in regions that regulate appetite and reward -- but fructose does not.
Carotenoids – and particularly beta carotene, found abundantly in carrots, may help to reduce the risk of hip fractures, among lean men.
Consuming unhealthy snacks may associate with development of colorectal carcinoma, in patients genetically at-risk for the disease.
People with known cardiovascular disease, or diabetes with end-organ effects, are at a lower risk if they consume a healthy diet.
Increasing consumption of dairy foods helps to prevent hip fractures and reduce healthcare costs.
Produced with high-temperature cooking such as grilling, advanced glycation end products (AGEs) may worsen heart issues often seen as complications of diabetes.
Oranges and grapefruits contain flavonoids, potent antioxidant compounds that may lower the risk for aggressive prostate cancer.
Exerting a beneficial effect on blood pressure, a diet rich in vegetables may extend life expectancy by nine years or more.
#117 - 117 – A Healthy Gum-ption
Enjoy these foods and beverages that have been shown to promote good oral health:
• Green tea: University of Illinois-Chicago (USA) researchers found that drinking green tea reduced the number of bacteria in the mouth that cause bad breath. In a separate study, Pace University (USA) scientists found that flavorids, a compound in green tea, work with the germ killers in toothpaste and mouthwash, boosting their effectiveness at warding off viruses and preventing cavities.
• Black tea: A study by the Vivekananda Institute (India) reported in 2005 that people who drank black tea for one year had a reduced risk of developing oral cancer.
• Cranberry juice: Researchers at the University of Rochester (USA) have shown that cranberry juice helps to stop bacteria from sticking to teeth, thereby preventing the formation of plaque (the cause of tooth decay and gum disease). Separate research by a team at University of Illinois-Chicago (USA) found that cranberry juice interfered with the viability and growth of oral pathogens.
• Raisins: In 2005, University of Illinois-Chicago (USA) researchers found that two compounds in raisins were successful in fighting bacteria in the mouth that cause cavities and gum disease.