ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Childhood Food Allergies on the Rise
Herbal Remedy Could Halt Peanut Allergy
Air Quality Better in Northeast, Midwest
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Awareness of Alternative Therapies May Be Lacking
Supplement Hampers Thyroid Cancer Treatment
Acupuncture May Ease Depression During Pregnancy
ANIMAL CARE
Beware of Dog Bites
Animals Respond to Acupuncture's Healing Touch
Safe Toys for Dogs
BONES & JOINTS
Most Kids With Type 1 Diabetes Lack Vitamin D
In Elderly Women, Hip Fractures Often Follow Arm Breaks
More Faces Being Spared in Motor Vehicle Accidents
CANCER
Many Cancer Patients Turn to Complementary Medicine
Smoking Exposure Now Linked to Colon, Breast Cancers
Seaweed May Help Treat Lymphoma
CAREGIVING
Study of Everest Climbers Questions Oxygen Use
Caregivers Face Multiple Strains Tending Older Parents
Memory Loss Help from Brain Supplement Prevagen
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Obesity Linked to Heart Failure Risk
Secondhand Smoke Quickly Affects Blood Vessels
Firefighters Have Narrower-Than-Normal Arteries, Study Finds
COSMETIC
Gum Chewing May Cut Craving for Snacks
What to Do If You Have Unsightly Veins
Science May Banish Bad Hair Days
DENTAL, ORAL
Most Insured Adults Worry About Health Care Costs: Poll
Gum Disease Treatment Doesn't Cut Preterm Birth Risk
Acid Drinks Blamed for Increase in Tooth Erosion
DIABETES
Drug May Not Help Diabetes-Related Eye Damage
Whole Grains Take a Bite Out of Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Doctors Urged to Screen Diabetics for Sleep Apnea
DIET, NUTRITION
Coffee Drinking Lowers Women's Stroke Risk
Many Kids Don't Need the Vitamins They're Taking
More Whole Grains May Mean Less Fat
DISABILITIES
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Plastics Chemical Tied to Aggression in Young Girls
Air Quality Better in Northeast, Midwest
Genetics, Environment Shape Sexual Behavior
EYE CARE, VISION
'Blind' Man Navigates Obstacle Course Without Error
Vision Test for Young Children Called Unreliable
Gene-Transfer Proves Safe for Vision Problem
FITNESS
Barefoot Best for Running?
As Temperature Plummets, It's Still Safe to Exercise
Mom and Baby Alike May Benefit From Exercise
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Gum Chewing May Speed Colon Surgery Recovery
Soothing Imagery May Help Rid Some Kids of Stomach Pain
Bowel Prep Harder on Women Than Men
GENERAL HEALTH
Uncover Why Turmeric Helps You Heal
For Women, Moderate Midlife Drinking Linked to Healthier Old Age
More Single Women Are Having Babies
HEAD & NECK
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
Using Light Therapy to Silence Harmful Brain Activity
Study Suggests Link Between Cell Phones and Brain Tumors
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
HEARING
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Polyunsaturated Fats Really May Lower Heart Risk
Boosting Vitamin D Can Do a Heart Good
Fructose Boosts Blood Pressure, Studies Find
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Bacterial Infections May Succumb to Honey
Hand Washing 10 Times a Day May Help Keep Flu Away
Swine Flu Now Reported in All 50 States
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Older People at Greater Risk of Swine Flu Death
Health Tip: Back Pain in Children
Teen Internet Addicts More Likely to Self-Harm: Study
MEN'S HEALTH
Sunlight May Help Protect Men From Kidney Cancer
Physical Activity May Prolong Survival After Colon Cancer
Lots of Sex May Prevent Erectile Dysfunction
MENTAL HEALTH
Heal Your Life® Tips for Living Well
Using the Mind to Heal the Heart
Meditation, Yoga Might Switch Off Stress Genes
PAIN
Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain
Alleviating Rheumatoid Arthritis
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Pregnant Women Exposed To Certain Pollutants Could Lower Childs IQ
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
For Baby and Mom Alike, Breast-Feeding May Be Best
SENIORS
Exercise Benefits Even the Oldest Old
Common Antioxidant Might Slow Parkinson's
Keeping Mentally Active Seems To Keep The Brain Active
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Better Sleep, Grades Seem to Go Up
Pay Attention to Signs That Say You're Too Fatigued to Drive
Meditation May Help Put Primary Insomnia to Bed
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Alternative Treatments May Boost IVF Success
Health Tip: Be More Comfortable During Childbirth
Omega-3 May Reduce Endometriosis Risk
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Whole Grains Lower Risk of Heart Failure

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Keep eating whole grains and reduce your consumption of eggs and high-fat dairy food to improve your odds against suffering heart failure, a new long-term study shows.

The study, which looked at more than 14,000 people over 13 years, found that participants had a 7 percent lower risk of heart failure (HF) per one-serving increase in whole grain consumption. The risk increased by 8 percent per one-serving increase in high-fat dairy intake and by 23 percent per one-serving increase in egg consumption. Other food groups did not appear to directly affect risk of heart failure.

The findings were published in the November issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.

"The totality of literature in this area suggests it would be prudent to recommend that those at high risk of HF increase their intake of whole grains and reduce intake of high-fat dairy and eggs, along with following other healthful dietary practices consistent with those recommended by the American Heart Association," article co-author Jennifer A. Nettleton, an assistant professor in the Division of Epidemiology and Disease Control at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston, said in an association news release.

More information

The American Heart Association has more about heart failure.



-- Kevin McKeever



SOURCE: American Dietetic Association, news release, Oct. 27, 2008

Last Updated: Nov. 05, 2008

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