• Adopting a Healthy Diet May Reduce Skin and Joint Inflammation in Psoriasis

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr July 14, 2021

    Swapping a Western diet for a healthy, balanced diet may reduce skin and joint inflammation while improving gut health in people with psoriasis, a new study in mice suggests.  In the study, a Western diet caused immune cells to migrate into mice skin and joints, where they released inflammatory proteins that caused redness and swelling in the skin around the ears and digits. It also reduced the diversity and amounts…

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  • Salmon slices on a brown board explaining that fatty fish reduces migraine headaches

    High Fatty Fish, Low Vegetable Oil Diet Reduces Migraine Headaches, New Study Suggests

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr July 12, 2021

    Diets high in fatty fish and low in vegetable oils reduce headaches in adults with migraines, a new study suggests.  In the randomised controlled study (NCT02012790), participants eating diets rich in pain-reducing omega-3 fats from fatty fish with minimal pain-promoting omega-6 fats from vegetable oils had significantly fewer headaches than people eating diets limited in fatty fish and rich in vegetable oils. The study, “Dietary alterations of n-3 and n-6…

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  • How Specific Foods Influence Breast Cancer Risk

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr July 9, 2021

    Peer-review research is full of controversial information on the influence of specific foods items on breast cancer risk.  This is hardly surprising because scientists mostly base dietary advice on findings from observational studies that typically analyse self-reports of participants’ diets. We know this is highly inaccurate because participants may lie about what they eat or genuinely forget.  Moreover, many of these studies are conducted in Caucasian populations, poorly representing other…

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    Probiotic Dairy Products May Prevent Pneumonia and Colds

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr July 5, 2021

    Eating fermented probiotic dairy products may prevent pneumonia and common colds in children, adults and the elderly, a new study suggests.  The study, “Effect of probiotic fermented dairy products on incidence of respiratory tract infections: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised clinical trials, was published in Nutrition Journal. Respiratory tract infections (RTIs)– infections that affect parts of the body involved in breathing, such as the sinuses, throat, airways or lung…

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    Singapore-style Noodles with Edamame & Prawns

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr July 4, 2021

    Want dinner in a hurry? These 10-minute Singapore-style noodles with prawns and edamame are perfect for you and your family! Just like you, I have days when I want something tasty that cooks quickly! Singapore-style noodles are one of my go-to dishes. They’re a great way to up my vegetable intake, ready within 10 minutes and a crowd-pleaser because my whole family loves them!  I love my noodles very spicy,…

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