By Barbara Quinn The Monterey County Herald Mon., April 23, 2018 Blame it on spring fever. Or perhaps the fact that I’m staring out the window as a beautiful spring storm rages through our area. At any rate, my mind is jumping to several findings that relate our diet to the development or protection from cancer: It’s been estimated that we could prevent more than half of all cancers if we would modify our habits, especially those related to smoking (don’t do it) and diet. And one of every three cases of cancer can be traced to what we eat or don’t eat. Still, the evidence of what and how we should eat to prevent cancer is at best inconsistent, according to a review on this topic in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Although researchers are hard pressed to find dietary components that directly cause cancer, certain components in our diet are linked to an increased risk. For example, a high intake of added sugar and soft … [Read more...] about Nutrition affects cancer risk
Scientist shares new studies on infant nutrition CONSUMERLINE - Ching M. Alano (The Philippine Star) - April 10, 2018 - 12:00am We can’t stress this enough: Breast milk is best for babies. Colostrum — the sticky, yellowish breast milk produced at the end of pregnancy — is nature’s perfect food for newborns, with all the nutrients thrown in for infants’ healthy growth and development. It’s got antibodies that help protect infants from common life-threatening diseases like diarrhea and pneumonia. Above all, nothing compares to that magical, poignant bonding moment when a baby latches on to its mother’s breast. Our own celebrities — Marian Rivera, Jolina Magdangal, Bianca Gonzales-Intal, Yasmien Kurdi, Ciara Sotto, Rica Peralejo, Andi Manzano, to name a few — are staunch breast friends. And now, let’s hear it from multi-awarded British singer and songwriter Adele of … [Read more...] about Scientist shares new studies on infant nutrition
Business J. M. Smucker Co said on Wednesday it would acquire pet food and pet snacks maker Ainsworth Pet Nutrition in an all-cash transaction for about US$1.7 billion to strengthen its pet food portfolio in an fast-growing pet food market. 05 Apr 2018 05:00AM Bookmark REUTERS: J. M. Smucker Co said on Wednesday it would acquire pet food and pet snacks maker Ainsworth Pet Nutrition in an all-cash transaction for about US$1.7 billion to strengthen its pet food portfolio in an fast-growing pet food market.The deal comes nearly a month after rival General Mills Inc said in February it would buy Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc for about US$8 billion.The pet food and pet snacks market generates over US$30 billion in annual retail sales in the United States, J. M. Smucker said.The company said it expects annual cost synergies of US$55 million within first three years and net sales of about US$800 million in the first full year, following the deal.J. M. Smucker also said it plans … [Read more...] about J.M. Smucker to buy Ainsworth Pet Nutrition for US$1.7 billion
Parents, take note. You need to keep a check on your child's diet as a new study suggests that young adults who were undernourished as preschool children were approximately twice as likely to suffer from hearing loss. The findings of the study also suggest that nutritional interventions could help prevent hearing loss. "Our findings should help elevate hearing loss as a still-neglected public health burden, and one that nutrition interventions in early childhood might help prevent," said co-author of the study, Keith West Jr., Professor from the Johns Hopkins University. According to the researchers, hearing loss is the fourth leading cause of disability worldwide, and an estimated 80 per cent of affected individuals live in the low- and middle-income countries. For the study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers analysed the relationship between the hearing of more than 2,200 young adults and their nutritional levels as children 16 years earlier. All … [Read more...] about Poor nutrition in early childhood can make you deaf: Study
By Megan Ogilvie Health Reporter Wed., Feb. 21, 2018 Samurachi burrito, $12.99 SU&BU, three locations in Toronto The ask Sarah Jamal was instantly attracted to sushi burritos. She likes their grab-and-go convenience, their pretty rainbow colours and, of course, the delicious mash-up of tastes. Article Continued Below “In a sushi burrito you get many more flavours than you would get in just one bite of sushi,” she says. “It’s like eating three kinds of sushi all together.” Living above SU&BU, a Toronto mini-chain that specializes in this trendy seafood hybrid, has also helped to fuel her affair. Jamal is usually drawn to the samurachi burrito, which is made with chunks of tuna and salmon, handfuls of spiral-sliced cucumber and shredded red cabbage, avocado slices and leaf lettuce, plus a sweet sauce and a sweet chili vinaigrette, all carefully wrapped in nori and a layer of rice. “It’s … [Read more...] about Sushi burritos are all the rage, but do they measure up on nutrition?