Low vitamin D among the elderly is associated with significant decline in cognition, dementia

UC Davis news release Vitamin D insufficiency among the elderly is highly correlated with accelerated cognitive decline and impaired performance, particularly in domains such as memory loss that are associated with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, researchers with the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center and Rutgers University have found. The effect is “substantial,” with individuals with…

Keeping older muscles strong – University of Iowa scientists discover cause of and potential treatment for muscle weakness and loss due to aging

University of Iowa news release   As we grow older, we lose strength and muscle mass.  However, the cause of age-related muscle weakness and atrophy has remained a mystery. Scientists at the University of Iowa have discovered the first example of a protein that causes muscle weakness and loss during aging. The protein, ATF4, is…

Eating foods rich in amino acids could be as good for your heart as stopping smoking or getting more exercise – according to new research from the University of East Anglia

UEA news release A new study published today reveals that people who eat high levels of certain amino acids found in meat and plant-based protein have lower blood pressure and arterial stiffness. And the magnitude of the association is similar to those previously reported for lifestyle risk factors including salt intake, physical activity, alcohol consumption…

Why Seniors Don’t Eat: It’s Complicated.

American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) newsroom More than half of older adults who visit emergency departments are either malnourished or at risk for malnutrition, but not because of lack of access to health care, critical illness or dementia. Despite clear signs of malnutrition or risk of malnutrition, more than three-quarters had never previously been…

7 Ways To Eat Healthy For $4 A Day

If it feels like eating clean costs more, well, it just might. A recent study in the journal Preventive Medicine found that people who picked more nutrient-rich foods ended up shelling out more at the grocery store on average. But according to Leanne Brown, author of the new cookbook and shopping guide Good & Cheap:…

Widely Used Food Additive Promotes Colitis, Obesity And Metabolic Syndrome, Research Shows

Georgia State University news release Emulsifiers, which are added to most processed foods to aid texture and extend shelf life, can alter the gut microbiota composition and localization to induce intestinal inflammation that promotes the development of inflammatory bowel disease and metabolic syndrome, new research shows. The research, published Feb. 25 in Nature, was led by…

McCormick Products Not Involved in Recent Peanut Contamination of Cumin

February 19, 2015 –McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE: MKC), a global leader in flavor, today released the following statement in response to the FDA Consumer Advisory regarding the recent episodes of peanut contamination of cumin. Due to the FDA Consumer Advisory and increased attention surrounding peanut contamination of cumin in the marketplace, we want to…

Apple Cider Vinegar and Health

You probably have a bottle of apple cider vinegar in your pantry right now. It’s a tasty addition to homemade pickles, marinades, and salad dressing, but is it also good for you? As a folk remedy, apple cider vinegar has been credited with curing everything from the flu to warts. Many of its supposed benefits are unproven, but…