Registered dietitian Dana Angelo White says making sure a kitchen is gluten-free means thoroughly cleaning pots and pans and using separate cookware and toasters for foods that do not contain gluten. White says plastic or metal kitchen utensils are better than porous wooden ones that can soak up gluten, and condiments should be in squeeze bottles or labeled to prevent crumbs from contaminating them.
Coffee creamers add flavor to the morning brew but often are made with unhealthy oil, sugar and thickeners instead of dairy, registered dietitian Dana Angelo White writes. Even coffee creamers made of dairy products contain thickeners and stabilizers, so White recommends going back to small amounts of simple sugar and cream for a bit of added flavor.
Data from almost 90,000 patient questionnaires found vitamins do not appear to protect against bladder cancer in men. One survey of 10,000 men who had prostate screening found that more than 60% said they took supplements, with multivitamins, fish oil and vitamin C being the most commonly used.
A U.S. study found that postmenopausal women who drank soy-enriched shakes daily for three months were able to lose more abdominal fat compared with those who drank placebo shakes daily over the same period. The study also found that while white postmenopausal women lost more abdominal fat, black women lost more body fat overall.
A study of 4,500 men and women found that people who were the most obese were more than three times more likely to have asthma compared with normal-weight peers. The reason for the connection is not clear, researchers said.