Δευτέρα, 16 Ιουνίου 2014

ScienceDaily: Living Well News

ScienceDaily: Living Well News


Canola oil may be an oil of choice for people with type 2 diabetes

Posted: 14 Jun 2014 12:03 PM PDT

New research suggests canola oil may be one of the oils of choice for people with Type 2 diabetes. Researchers compared people with Type 2 diabetes who ate either a low glycemic index diet that included bread made with canola oil, or a whole wheat diet known to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. The research found that those on the canola bread diet experienced both a reduction in blood glucose levels and a significant reduction in LDL, or "bad," cholesterol.

6,000 steps a day keeps knee OA limitations away

Posted: 12 Jun 2014 05:51 AM PDT

Walking reduces risk of functional limitation associated with knee osteoarthritis (OA), new research shows. In fact, the study suggests that walking 6,000 or more steps per day may protect those with or at risk of knee of OA from developing mobility issues, such as difficulty getting up from a chair and climbing stairs.

Dad’s Environmental Exposure, Reproductive Success

Posted: 11 Jun 2014 12:11 PM PDT

A new study, among the first in humans, is underway to investigate whether phthalate (plastics) levels in expectant fathers have an effect on the couples' reproductive success, via epigenetic modifications of sperm DNA. Phthalates are detectable in nearly 100 percent of the U.S. population, and phthalate exposure, known to disrupt endocrines, is associated in human studies with changes in semen quality, androgen levels, birth outcomes and offspring neurodevelopment, but a mechanism has not been clearly identified.

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