Tag: Diet

National Nutrition Week

It’s National Nutrition Week (12-18 October 2014). Are you up for a healthy challenge? We challenge you to prepare healthy meals for you and your family every day for seven days. Cook, eat and enjoy. Even if it’s only one meal per day, it… Continue Reading “National Nutrition Week”

Effect of resveratrol on glucose control and insulin sensitivity

Effect of resveratrol on glucose control and insulin sensitivity A meta-analysis was performed to evaluate the effects of resveratrol on glucose control and insulin sensitivity. Resveratrol consumption significantly reduced fasting glucose, insulin, glycated haemoglobin, and insulin resistance levels in participants with diabetes. There was… Continue Reading “Effect of resveratrol on glucose control and insulin sensitivity”

Obesity and other noncommunicable disease risk factors are increasing in low- and middle-income countries

Vorster and colleagues assessed the relationship between added sugar intake and noncommunicable disease risk factors in an African cohort study. Added sugars were defined as all monosaccharides and di-saccharides added to foods and beverages during processing, cooking, and at the table. The study was… Continue Reading “Obesity and other noncommunicable disease risk factors are increasing in low- and middle-income countries”

Gluten may cause depression in subjects with non-coeliac gluten sensitivity

Gluten, the major protein of wheat, has been established as the causative agent in the development of coeliac disease, characterised by small intestinal injury and immunological activation. Gluten has also been implicated as a causal factor in the development of chronic functional gastrointestinal symptoms… Continue Reading “Gluten may cause depression in subjects with non-coeliac gluten sensitivity”

The influence of diet and nutrients on platelet function

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death worldwide. Platelet activation and aggregation play an integral role in hemostasis and thrombosis. Diets and nutrients play a potential role in modifying cardiovascular disease progression, particularly in platelet function, and have the potential of altering… Continue Reading “The influence of diet and nutrients on platelet function”

Effects of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids on platelet function in healthy subjects and subjects with cardiovascular disease

Hyperactivation and aggregation of platelets play a major role in thrombosis and hemostasis. The aims of this study were to investigate the effects of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) on platelet function. Light transmission aggregometry and flow cytometric analyses of platelet activation and platelet-leukocyte… Continue Reading “Effects of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids on platelet function in healthy subjects and subjects with cardiovascular disease”

Effect of omega-3 fish oil on cardiovascular risk in diabetes

PURPOSE: Diabetes and cardiovascular disease are major public health concerns worldwide and are leading causes of morbidity and mortality. People with type 2 diabetes are at an increased risk for cardiovascular disease. Diet has a substantial affect on the progression of many diseases, including… Continue Reading “Effect of omega-3 fish oil on cardiovascular risk in diabetes”