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World Hypertension Day

Increasing artichoke consumption is good for your heart

Increasing your weekly artichoke consumption may help reduce the risk of suffering cerebrovascular diseases, like strokes, by 7% because of its high content of dietary fibre, according to research by the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service.The studies also highlight that an.....

Researchers suggest tomato extract fights stomach cancer

A new study shows that whole tomato extracts from two different Southern Italian cultivars inhibit gastric cancer cell growth and malignant features, paving the way for future studies aimed at implementing lifestyle habits not only for prevention, but potentially as a support to conventional therapies.“Their.....

US health care firm prescribes healthy food

"Folks, good morning, and welcome to the ribbon-cutting and opening of the Fresh Food Pharmacy," intoned Sam Balukoff, the master of ceremonies at Geisinger Health System's recent debut of a new food pharmacy located on the grounds of a hospital in central Pennsylvania.Each week, participants come to the food.....

FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva:

"Japan is a global model for healthy diets"

Japan has a very unique food culture that can greatly contribute to improvements in global nutrition, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said during his visit to the country."Japan is a global model for healthy diets," he said. "Japan currently has the lowest rate of obesity among developed countries......

Greenhouses promote healthy eating for Qatar's youth

A vast array of fruit and vegetables has been grown by school students as young as seven as part of learning about health, nutrition and healthy living.Students took part in Project Greenhouse, an initiative from Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar's Sahtak Awalan — Your Health First campaign, that is designed to.....

Vegetables could help children perform better in school

Parents have another reason to get there kids to eat there vegetables according to an Australian study which found that children who ate vegetables each day performed better in school.The study of more than 4,200 children found they scored 86 points higher on literacy and numeracy tests if they had vegetables.....

Broccoli could help reduce damage from strokes

The damaging effects of strokes could soon be reduced with a pill which releases a chemical commonly found in broccoli. British researchers have proved that a molecule called sulforaphane, which occurs naturally in the vegetable, turns on a protective enzyme in the brain.Scientists at King’s College London.....