CoQ10 and selenium taken long term can reduce the risk of death by 49% by cardiovascular and heart-related issues
Low selenium levels have been linked to a higher risk prostate cancer
Dark chocolate may boost athletic performance by boosting nitric oxide levels
Low vitamin D levels have been associated with an increased cancer risk
Oral probiotic lozenges can reduce the incidence of cavities and improve oral health
Higher Omega-3 Index linked to better processing speeds in teenagers
Teenagers with higher blood levels of omega-3s may have better information processing speeds, compared with those with lower levels, says a new study. Read more here.
Curcumin supplements may boost heart health
Consuming curcumin supplements may improve endothelial-dependent dilation (EDD) of blood vessels in middle-aged and older, says a new study. Read more here.
Olive oil polyphenols may boost brain function
Supplementing the diet with olive oil polyphenols may beneficially affect gene expression linked to brain function, says a new study from Italy. Read more here.
Omega-3 linked with lower depressive symptoms
Even in countries with higher fish intakes, omega-3 may lower depressive symptoms, according to Japanese research in over 2000 people. Read more here.
Berries can reduce heart attack and erectile dysfunction risk
Increasing intake of berries and citrus fruits may improve erectile function as well as reduce heart attack risk, researchers at the University of East Anglia and Harvard Medical School have said. Read more here.
Almonds show prebiotic promise for the whole family
Eating almonds is beneficial to maintaining a healthy gut microbiota composition and improving diet quality of parents and children, suggests a new study. To read more, click here.
Pine bark extract shows cognition for Boomers
Daily supplements of an extract from French Maritime Pine bark may improve decision making and attention span in people over 55, says a new study from Italy. To read more, click here.
Yoga improves arthritis symptoms and mood, according to research
8 weeks of yoga classes improved the physical and mental well being of people with two common forms of arthritis, knee osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. To read more, click here.
Tart cherry supplements may reduce muscle soreness and speed recovery post-workout
Short-term supplementation with Montmorency Tart Cherry powder may speed recovery from muscle soreness, slow strength decline during recovery, says a new study. To read more, click here.
Olive oil may protect against damages of air pollution: EPA study
Dietary supplementation with olive oil may protect blood vessels from the deleterious effects of air pollution, suggests a new study from the US Environment Protection Agency. Read more about the study here.
Cocoa flavanols may boost skin from within
High-flavanol cocoa supplementation may have positive impacts on facial wrinkles and skin elasticity in photo-aged Korean women, says a new study from scientists from Seoul National University. Read more about the study here.
Supplements may improve teenage behavior in school
Giving nutrition supplements to teenagers may improve behavior in schools, research from the University of Oxford has suggested. Read more about the study here.
Grape seed extract reduces systolic blood pressure
Grape seed extract reduces systolic blood pressure in middle aged adults with pre-hypertension by 5.6% after six weeks, a study published in the British Journal of Nutrition has suggested. Read more about the study here.
Two decades of data support role of lutein-zeaxanthin in lowering AMD risk
Increased levels of lutein and zeaxanthin are associated with a whopping 40% reduced risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to researchers from Harvard and Brown. Read more about the study here.
Healthy Mediterranean style diet could block brain aging
People who eat a diet rich in fish, fruits and vegetables but low in meat may end up with bigger brains and slow down the cognitive aging process, say researchers. Read more about the study here.
NAC supplements may benefit cardiovascular health
Four weeks of supplementation with N-acetylcysteine (NAC) may reduce levels of homocysteine and improve blood pressure, says a new analysis of two randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials. Read more about the study here.
Study supports cranberry’s heart health benefits
Drinking cranberry juice may improve vascular function and blood pressure, says a new study. Read more here.
Krill oil may support immune health for athletes
Supplements of krill oil may strengthen immune function of healthy exercising adults, says a new study. Read more here.
Berries may enhance motor performance and improve cognition
Strawberries and blueberries may boost brain health by enhancing motor performance and improving working memory, says a new study. Read more here.
Omega-3 supplements may help attention for kids with and without ADHD
A daily dose of the omega-3s DHA and EPA may improve attention in kids with and without attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), says a new study from Unilever. Read more about the study here.
JAMA study links low vitamin D levels to ‘profound’ and ‘rapid’ cognitive decline
Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency may have “substantial” accelerating effects on cognitive decline in the elderly, says a new study from UC Davis and Rutgers University. Read more about the study here.
Drinking before each meal aids weight reduction
Drinking 500 ml of water (slightly over 2 cups) around 30 minutes before main meals could help obese and overweight people to lose more weight, according to new research. Read more about the study here.
EVOO and a Mediterranean diet cuts breast cancer risk
Eating a Mediterranean-style diet with extra-virgin olive oil may lower the risk of developing breast cancer, according to a new analysis of a trial in Spain. Read more about the study here.
Just one coffee affects glucose metabolism in overweight men
Just one cup of coffee is enough to impair glucose metabolism, which can contribute to overweight and obesity, research has found. Read more about the study here.
Can high dose vitamin D enhance athletic performance?
Maintaining higher levels of vitamin D may boost athletic performance and reduce the time needed to recover from exercise, says a review of the scientific literature. Read more about the study here.
Elderberry extract may improve obesity inflammation
Black elderberry extract may improve obesity-related metabolic disturbances like triglyceride levels, inflammation and insulin resistance, research in mice finds. Read more about the study here.
Krill and fish oil supplements equally effective at boosting omega-3 levels
There are no differences in blood levels of omega-3 after consuming equal doses of fish oil or krill oil, says a new study from scientists at DSM. Read more about the study here.
Vitamin D and eye health: Study links sunshine vitamin to AMD risk
Low blood levels of vitamin D are associated with an increased risk of age-related macular degeneration, says a new study. Read more about the study here.
Magnesium supplements may help blood sugar management for pre-diabetics
Magnesium chloride supplements may lower blood sugar levels and counter insulin resistance, says a new study from Mexico. To read more about the study, click here.
Healthy fats make leaner kids
Children who report eating more polyunsaturated fatty acids are leaner and have lower body fat percentages than those who consume higher amounts of saturated fats, say researchers. To read more about the study, click here.
Kids with poor diets score poorly on cognitive tests
The worse the diet quality of children, the worse they score on cognitive tests - especially boys, research finds. To read more about the study, click here.
Coffee consumption may improve colon cancer survival rates
Regular consumption of caffeinated coffee could help to prevent the recurrence of colon cancer in people who have been treated with the disease, say researchers. To read more about the study, click here.
Curcumin for sports pain reduction after heavy exercise
Supplements of curcumin, the yellow pigment that gives turmeric its color, may reduce pain associated with exercise, and perhaps boost performance, says a new study. To read more about the study, click here.
Crying Has Its Perks
Effect of crying on your mood: Crying provides emotional relief and ultimately influences mood for the better. To read more, click here.
Dairy boosts probiotics when taken together
Probiotics are more effective when ingested with dairy products, UC Davis research suggests. Read more about the study here.
High-fat diets may change gut microflora and signals to the brain
A high-fat diet may affect the bacterial populations in the gut and detrimentally affect satiety signaling to the brain. Read more about the study here.
Vitamin C intake linked to lower risk of heart disease and early death
People with high levels of vitamin C from the intake of fruit and vegetables may have a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and early death. Read more about the study here.
Olive oil polyphenols improve cardiovascular markers for young healthy men
Polyphenols from olive oil may reduce LDL cholesterol levels and the build-up of LDL in the arterial walls in healthy young men, says a new research from Europe. Read more about the study here.
Omega-3s show ‘positive effects’ for athletic endurance and muscle function
Supplements of omega-3s may improve neuromuscular function and aspects of fatigue for athletes, says a new study from the University of Toronto. Read more about the study here.
Vitamin E significantly improves liver function for fatty liver patients
Vitamin E can significantly improve liver function in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases. Read more about the study here.
Can ginger help reduce muscle damage post-exercise?
Ginger supplements may accelerate recovery of muscle post-exercise, says a new study, but it may not be suitable for all sports. Read more about the study here.
Tart cherries may protect marathon runners from upper respiratory tract symptoms
Juice made from Montmorency cherries may reduce the development of upper respiratory tract symptoms after running a marathon. Read more about the study here.
Dietary trans fat linked to worse memory
On average, men aged 45 and younger recalled 86 words -- however, for each additional gram of trans fats consumed daily, performance dropped by 0.76 words. To read more about the study, click here.
Too much time in front of a screen? Omega-3s may ease computer-related dry eye
Daily omega-3 supplements may improve symptoms of dry eye associated with prolonged exposure to computer screens, says a new study from India. To read more about the study, click here.
Orange juice could help improve brain function in the elderly
Orange juice’s flavones could help provide ‘brain boosting nutrients’ in diets which aim to reduce the effects of cognitive decline, according to researchers at the University of Reading. To read more about the study, click here.
Omega-3s may slow age-associated muscle loss
Fish oil-derived omega-3s may slow the normal decline in muscle mass and function in healthy older people, says a new study from Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis. To read more about the study, click here.
Drinking chamomile tea decreases risk of death in older Mexican American women
Consuming chamomile tea was associated with a 29% decreased risk of death from all causes among women compared with nonusers in Mexican-American American women over 65. To read more about the study, click here.
Zeaxanthin + lutein may speed up visual processing
Supplements of zeaxanthin with or without lutein may boost macular pigment optical density (MPOD) and visual processing speed in young adults, says a new study. To read more about the study, click here.
Can eating nuts extend life? Research backs ‘handful a day’ to prevent early death
Snacking on half a handful of nuts every day could significantly lower overall and cause-specific mortality, Dutch researchers have reported. To read more about the study, click here.
Vitamin D may offer gut barrier benefits in people with Crohn's disease
Supplementation with vitamin D may have a positive impact on intestinal barrier dysfunctions associated with the onset and worsening of Crohn's disease, according to a new pilot study. To read more about the study, click here.
Green tea supplement backed for prostate cancer reduction
Consumption of a green tea extract has been suggested to reduce rates of cancer in certain indiviuals while reducing levels of the cancer biomarker prostate-specific antigen (PSA), say researchers. To read more about the study, click here.
Carotenoids lower lipid oxidation and DNA damage in middle-aged men
Daily carotenoid intake lowers lipid and oxidative stress markers in middle-aged men, say researchers. To read more about the study, click here.
Research Shows Vitamin D Helps with Muscle Function
In the healthy elderly who are vitamin D deficient, supplementation with even a small amount of vitamin D has been shown to dramatically improve muscle strength and function. Read more about the study here.
Study Links Sugar-Sweetened Beverages to Stroke Risk
In a 10-year study of healthy men and women, consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages was associated with an increased risk of stroke. Read more about the study here.
Flaxseed Helps Medications Further Improve Cholesterol Levels
Researchers recently found that flaxseed was associated with lower total and LDL cholesterol in patients with peripheral artery disease taking cholesterol-lowering medications. Read more about the study here.
Lack of diversity in processed foods may be causing obesity and cancer
It’s not just the high fat, salt or sugar content of processed foods that is driving obesity and diet-related illnesses – the lack of food diversity is killing our gut flora, claims one researcher. Read more about the study here.
Vitamin K1 Improves Blood Sugar Management in Pre-diabetic Women
Researchers recently found that vitamin K1 supplementation was associated with beneficial effects on glycemic status and insulin sensitivity in pre-diabetic women. Read more about the study here.
More iron equals bigger babies, research suggests; personalised nutrition can help
Depleted maternal iron levels in early pregnancy is associated with a higher risk of the baby being ‘small for gestational age’, something the study’s authors say needs a personalised nutrition solution in the absence of official recommendations. Read more about the study here.
Study Shows Benefits of Vegetarian Diet in Helping Protect against Colorectal Cancer
A recent study suggests that vegetarian diets are associated with an overall lower incidence of colorectal cancers. Read more about the study here.
Compound found in grapes, red wine may help prevent memory loss
Compound found in grapes, red wine may help prevent memory loss A compound found in common foods such as red grapes and peanuts may help prevent age-related decline in memory, according to new research published by a faculty member in the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Read more about the study here.
Another reason to drink wine: It could help you burn fat
Another reason to drink wine: It could help you burn fat, study suggests Drinking red grape juice or wine -- in moderation -- could improve the health of overweight people by helping them burn fat better, according to a new study coauthored by an Oregon State University. Read more about the study here.
Low Vitamin D Levels Associated with Cardiovascular Disease
Researchers recently found that low levels of vitamin D in childhood were associated with atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) in adults. Read more about the study here.
Melatonin Improves Sleep Quality in Intensive Care Patients
A recent study suggests that melatonin supplementation may help offset the negative effects of light and noise on sleep in an intensive care environment. Read more about the study here.
Study Links Low Vitamin D Levels to Depression in Healthy Women
Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency are common in healthy young women, and a recent study found that lower vitamin D levels were associated with clinically significant depressive symptoms. Read more about the study here.
Glucosamine and Chondroitin Benefits May Go Beyond Joint Health
Researchers found that glucosamine and chondroitin supplementation was associated with reducing circulating C-reactive protein (CRP) levels and other inflammatory-related pathways that are a factor in many chronic diseases. Read more about the study here.
Vitamin K Supplementation Shown to Improve Blood Sugar & Insulin Levels
Researchers recently found that vitamin K supplementation was associated with lower insulin and glucose levels in pre-diabetic, pre-menopausal women. Read more about the study here.
Study Documents Changes in Eye Function After Lutein/Zeaxanthin Supplementation
A recent study suggests that lutein and zeaxanthin may improve eye function for those in the early stages of age-related macular degeneration. Read more about the study here.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil Superior to Regular Olive Oil for Heart Health
Olive oil consumption, specifically the extra-virgin variety, has been found to be associated with reduced risks of cardiovascular disease and mortality in individuals at high cardiovascular risk. Read more about the study here.
Vitamin C Increases Physical Activity and Immune System Strength in Men
Researchers suggest that vitamin C supplementation may improve both physical activity level and immune system strength. Read more about the study here.
Pycnogenol Helps Blood Sugar and Blood Pressure Health in Type 2 Diabetics
In a recent study, Pycnogenol was found to help improve long-term blood sugar control and blood pressure control, both of which can help better manage diabetes. Read more about the study here.
Curcumin Benefits Those with Metabolic Syndrome
Curcumin supplementation was recently found to lower triglyceride levels in metabolic syndrome patients. Read more about the study here. Read more about the study here.
Vitamin D and omega-3 together may help mental illness
Vitamin D and omega-3 could work together to improve cognitive function and social behaviour with particular relevance for battling ADHD, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, say researchers. Read more about the study here.
Breakfast is key for diabetics
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day for people with type 2 diabetes, an international study has claimed. Read more about the study here.
Power Naps Produce a Significant Improvement in Memory Performance
Power naps: Even a brief sleep lasting 45 to 60 minutes can significantly improve retention of learned material in memory and a five-fold improvement in information retrieval from memory. Read more about the study here.
New Study Helps Explain Links between Sleep Loss And Diabetes
Insufficient sleep -- a highly prevalent condition in modern society -- may disrupt fat metabolism and reduce the ability of insulin to regulate blood sugars. Read more about the study here.
Obesity May Shorten Life Expectancy By Up To 8 Years And Cut Healthy Life By Up To 19 Years
Obesity and extreme obesity have the potential to reduce life expectancy by up to 8 years and deprive adults of as much as 19 years of healthy life as a result of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Read more about the study here.
Magnesium May Lower Cholesterol
Some evidence indicates that even modest increases in Magnesium intake may lower LDL cholesterol. Read more about the study here.
Glucosamine and Chondroitin Comparable to Medication for Knee Arthritis
A recent study suggests the supplement combination of glucosamine and chondroitin is an effective natural option in helping manage pain for people with severe knee arthritis. Read more about the study here. Read more about the study here.
Red Wine Compound May Help Prevent Memory Loss
A compound found in red wine could help prevent age-related decline in memory, according to a study in the journal Scientific Reports. Read more about the study here.
Curcumin May Reduce Cholesterol Levels
Daily supplements of curcumin, the yellow pigment from turmeric, may help slash LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels in people with metabolic syndrome, says a new study from Taiwan. Read more about the study here.
Review Finds Vitamin E Beneficial for Liver Health
Researchers recently found that vitamin E supplementation was associated with improved liver function in those with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Read more about the study here.
Garlic Extract May Help Cystic Fibrosis Patients Fight Lung Infection
Allicin extracted from garlic may help fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria that cause lung infections in people with cystic fibrosis, according to researchers from the University of Edinburgh. Read more about the study here.
New Study Finds Multivitamins Benefit Women’s Health
A new study from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), found that women’s intake of multivitamins was associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, when taken for three or more years. Read more about the study here.
Calcium and Vitamin D Improve Blood Profiles in Diabetics
Research suggests that supplementing with both calcium and vitamin D may be beneficial to diabetics to help control their glycemic profiles. Read more about the study here.
Cocoa Improves Cognitive Health
Cocoa flavanols can play an important role in maintaining cognitive health in ageing consumers, a new study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has claimed. Read more about the study here.
Exposure to Mercury and Seafood Linked to Autoimmune Disease Risk
Exposure to mercury, seafood associated with risk factor for autoimmune disease One of the greatest risk factors for autoimmunity among women of childbearing age may be associated with exposure to mercury such as through seafood, a new University of Michigan study says The findings, which appear in Environmental Health Perspectives, found that mercury -- even at low levels generally considered safe -- was associated with autoimmunity. Read more about the study here.
Vitamin D may boost immune response to colorectal cancer risk
Vitamin D may help to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer by priming the immune system to respond against tumor cells, according to new data. Read more about the study here.
Fenugreek for painful periods
In a study of young women, fenugreek was shown to decrease the pain severity and associated symptoms of painful periods. Read more about the study here.
Whey protein may benefit muscle mass in calorie restricted weight loss diets
A recent study suggests that supplementing weight loss diets with whey protein may help preserve muscle mass and increase the quality of weight loss. Read more about the study here.
Selenium levels linked to colorectal cancer risk in women
Researchers recently found that women with higher selenium levels had a lower risk of colorectal cancer risk than women with lower selenium levels. Read more about the study here.
Niacin lessens alcohol fatty liver in rats
In a recent study on rats, those exposed to alcohol showed a lessening of fatty liver development when the rats were supplemented with dietary niacin. Read more about the study here.
Coffee is the new sunscreen? Study links consumption to reduced melanoma risk
Researchers suggest drinking four or more cups of coffee a day could decrease the risk of melanoma by 20%, saying it is possible that the drink has a ‘protective role’ against UVB-induced skin cancer. Read more about the study here.
The healing power of gratitude
People who practice gratitude on a daily basis are actually healthier than people who do not practice gratefulness. Read more about the study here.
Oatmeal for breakfast may increase satiety and mean a lower calorie lunch
Consumption of oatmeal, rather than ready-to-eat-cereal, at breakfast may result in greater feelings of fullness and lower calorie intake at lunch, especially in overweight people, says research backed by PepsiCo owned Quaker Oats. Read more about the study here.
Pistachios benefit blood sugar control and inflammation levels
In a recent study, researchers found that pistachios have a glucose- and insulin-lowering effect and promote a healthier metabolic profile. Read more about the study here.
Cocoa flavanols may fend off age-related cognitive dysfunction
A new study has provided further evidence that high cocoa flavanol consumption may help improve cognitive function, possibly through changes to insulin sensitivity. Read more about the study here.
Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Decreased Lung Health in the Elderly
Recent research suggests that higher vitamin D levels may help manage asthma in the elderly. Read more about the study here.
Pea protein supplements match whey for muscle thickness gains
Supplementation with pea protein may produce the same bicep muscle thickness improvements as whey protein, suggests a new study from Roquette and the University of Burgundy in France. Read more about the study here.
Pine bark extract may reduce symptoms & severity of common cold
Daily consumption of supplements containing extracts from French maritime pine bark may shorten the duration of the common cold and reduces the severity of sore throat, congestion, headache, coughing and sneezing, says a new study from Italy. Read more about the study here.
Nattokinase: A Natural Option for High Blood Pressure
Research suggests that nattokinase supplementation may represent a natural option for hypertension. Read more about the study here.
Study Links Vitamin D Deficiency to Progression of Knee Arthritis
Researchers recently found that low serum vitamin D levels are associated with an increased risk of knee osteoarthritis progression. Read more about the study here.
Key role in brain health for vitamin E
Vitamin E has a key role to play in reducing the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, fatty liver diseases and other health risks, say experts at a recent symposium on vitamin E. Read more about the study here.
Magnesium Shows Significant Benefits for Blood Sugar Control
A recent study suggests that diets higher in magnesium can help slow the progress of pre-diabetes to type 2 diabetes. Read more about the study here.
Vitamin D Shows Benefits for Lupus
A recent study suggests that vitamin D may benefit those with lupus by decreasing levels of inflammatory proteins. Read more about the study here.
Whey Supplements Help Preserve Muscle During Weight Loss
Adding whey to a short-term weight loss regime may prevent muscle loss, but the effects were not observed for soy protein, says a new research. Read more about the study here.
Fish Oil Benefits Those with Lupus
Research suggests that fish oil’s anti-inflammatory activities may benefit lupus patients. Read more about the study here.
Higher Vitamin D Levels Associated with Improved Lung Health
Researchers recently found that adequate intake of vitamin D throughout the year is associated with respiratory health benefits. Read more about the study here.
Review Finds Magnesium Beneficial for Metabolic Health
Recent research suggests that magnesium intake may help maintain metabolic health. Read more about the study here.
CoQ10 Helps Offset a Side Effect of Statin Drugs
A recent study found that CoQ10 supplementation may help statin users reduce statin-related muscle pain. Read more about the study here.
Tea Consumption Benefits Blood Pressure
Researchers recently found that tea consumption is inversely associated with diastolic blood pressure in Chinese adults. Read more about the study here.
Vitamin D Supplementation Benefits Blood Lipids in Postmenopausal Women
A recent study suggests that vitamin D supplementation may help postmenopausal women maintain healthy levels of triglycerides. Read more about the study here.
Green tea extract may boost short term memory
Extracts from green tea may boost a range of cognitive functions, with particular benefits observed for short term memory, report researchers from Japan. Read more about the study here.
Trans fat consumption linked to diminished memory in working-aged adults
High trans fat consumption is linked to worse memory among working-age men, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2014. In a recent study of approximately 1,000 healthy men, those who consumed the most trans fats showed notably worse performance on a word memory test. Read more about the study here.
Curcumin Improves Both Mental Health and Blood Lipid Levels in the Elderly
A recent study suggests that curcumin may boost cognition and mood, and also improve cholesterol levels, in healthy older adults. Read more about the study here.
Green tea may lower blood pressure - but only for non-smokers
Green tea, but not black tea, may lower blood pressure, but this effect is cancelled out by smoking, according to a five-year study in China. Read more about the study here.
Vitamin D Promotes Skin Health in Children
Researchers recently found that vitamin D supplementation improved winter-related eczema among Mongolian children, a population likely to have vitamin D deficiency in winter. Read more about the study here.
Study Links Soda Consumption with Accelerated Aging
A recent study suggests that soda consumption may accelerate aging by shortening telomere length. Read more about the study here.
High-Dose Vitamin D Strengthens Immune System in HIV-Infected Subjects
Research suggests that daily 7,000 IU vitamin D for 12 months is safe in HIV-infected subjects and effective in increasing vitamin D blood levels. Read more about the study here.
Optimal selenium status linked to better mood for young adults
Maintaining optimal levels of selenium may improve mood and be associated with lower risk of depressive symptoms for young adults, says a new study from New Zealand. Read more about the study here.
Study Highlights How Lifestyle Decreases Stroke Risk in Women
A recent study suggests that certain healthy lifestyle factors reduce the risk of stroke in women. Read more about the study here.
Fruit juice consumption linked to higher blood pressure
Habitual consumption of fruit juice may be a predictor for high blood pressure, according to new research. Read more about the study here.
Omega-3 Fats Improve Behavior in Children
In a recent study of children aged 8 to 16, researchers found that omega-3 supplementation was associated with sustained reductions in behavior problems. Read more here.
Can an apple a day keep obesity away?
Non-digestible compounds found in some types of apples, and especially in Granny Smith apples, could help to fight obesity by re-establishing the balance of a disturbed microbiota, say researchers. Read more here.
Vitamin D3 can reduce atopic dermatitis in kids via 'innate immunity': Study
Vitamin D supplementation improves winter-related atopic dermatitis (AD) in children at risk of vitamin D deficiency and could provide a safe alternative to UV light treatments says a new study. Read more here.
Montmorency tart cherry shows gout potential
Evidence that Montmorency tart cherry could be useful in managing gouty arthritis and other inflammatory conditions is mounting, as a new study shows that tart cherry concentrate lowers uric acid. Read more here.
Vegan Diets Come with Many Benefits
The health benefits of a vegan diet center on research showing significant reductions in the risks of heart disease, with vegans having 32% lower total cholesterol levels and 44% lower LDL cholesterol levels than non-vegans. Read more here.
Mediterranean diet, olive oil and nuts can help reverse metabolic syndrome
Mediterranean diet, olive oil and nuts can help reverse metabolic syndrome For people with metabolic syndrome, a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil or nuts may help reverse the condition, indicate findings from a clinical trial published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Read more here.
Exercise Before School May Reduce ADHD Symptoms In Kids
Offering daily before-school, aerobic activities to younger at-risk children could help in reducing the symptoms of ADHD in the classroom and at home. Read more here.
Low Vitamin D Levels Increase Risk of Death in Those with Severe Infection
Research suggests that patients with severe sepsis or septic shock who are deficient in vitamin D are at greater risk of death than those who are not deficient in vitamin D. Read more here.
Research backs EPA omega-3 to prevent depression
Just two weeks of supplementation with the long chain omega-3 eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) is associated with the prevention of inflammation-induced depression, according to new data. Read more here.
L-Carnitine Improves Cellular Health in Those with Heart Disease
Research suggests that Coronary Artery Disease patients may benefit from using L-Carnitine supplements to increase their anti-oxidation capacity. Read more here.
Pine bark extract may support venous health post-pregnancy
Daily supplements of Pycnogenol, an extract from French maritime pine bark, may improve blood flow and reduce swelling, pain and the number of faulty veins post-pregnancy, says a new study. Read more here.
How Physical Exercise Protects The Brain From Stress-Induced Depression
Exercise induces changes in skeletal muscle that can purge the blood of a substance that accumulates during stress, and is harmful to the brain. Read more here.
Study Links Protein Intake to Frailty Prevention
A recent study of elderly Japanese women found that higher protein intake was significantly associated with a lower risk of frailty. Read more here.
Vitamin D associated with 'a range of important health outcomes'
Increased blood levels of the sunshine vitamin are associated with significantly lower risks of cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, and fractures, according to data collected in the UK over 13 years. Read more here.
Vitamin E Improves Nerve Health in Diabetics
Vitamin E is a natural antioxidant that has been found to be effective in reducing pain in diabetic neuropathy patients. Read more here.
Omega-3 reduces anti-social behaviour in kids: Long term study
High-dose omega-3 supplementation can reduce anti-social behaviour in children, 2-year study has found. Read more here.
Low Vitamin D Levels Associated with Complications after Surgery
A recent study found that having adequate vitamin D blood levels may be a simple way to help reduce the risk of death from post-surgical complications. Read more here.
Cinnamon may be used to halt progression of Parkinson's disease, study suggests
Neurological scientists at Rush University Medical Center have found that using cinnamon, a common food spice and flavoring material, can reverse the biomechanical, cellular and anatomical changes that occur in the brains of mice with Parkinson's disease. Read more here.
Restricting Calories May Improve Sleep Apnea, Blood Pressure
Restricting calories may improve sleep apnea and reduce blood pressure in obese adults and those who restricted their calories had higher levels of oxygen in their blood and a greater reduction in body weight. Read more here.
Study Identifies Dietary Contributors to Acne
A recent study suggests that diet, particularly foods with a high glycemic index, may influence or aggravate acne development. Read more here.
Missing sleep may hurt your memory
Lack of sleep, already considered a public health epidemic, can also lead to errors in memory, finds a new study by researchers at Michigan State University and the University of California, Irvine. Read more here.
Eating more beans can increase fullness
Eating about one serving a day of beans, peas, chickpeas or lentils can increase fullness, which may lead to better weight management and weight loss, a new study has found. A systematic review and meta-analysis of all available clinical trials found that people felt 31 per cent fuller after eating on average 160 grams of dietary pulses compared with a control diet. Read more here.
Resveratrol supplements may boost mitochondrial function
Supplements containing the red wine polyphenol resveratrol may counter the detrimental effects of a high fat diet including restoring mitochondrial function, suggest results of a study with mice. Read more here.
Grape Seed Extract Helps Maintain Cholesterol Health
Researchers found that grape seed extract was associated with a reduction in oxidized LDL and may be useful in helping to prevent cardiovascular disease. Read more here.
Glucosamine and Chondroitin Use Helps Maintain Healthier Levels of Inflammation
A new study suggests that glucosamine and chondroitin supplementation may be an effective way to help manage inflammation levels. Read more about the study here.
Study Showcases Several Ways Lutein Benefits Heart Health
Researchers recently found that lutein was associated with significant decreases in inflammatory proteins, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides in patients diagnosed with early atherosclerosis. Lutein is commonly taken for its benefits to eye health, so it’s nice to have another unrelated benefit from taking it! Read more about the study here.
Gluten-free diet relieves 'brain fog' in patients with Celiac disease
Individuals with celiac disease often experience 'brain fog' in addition to intestinal problems, but a new study shows that adhering to a gluten-free diet can lead to improvements in cognition that correlate with the extent of intestinal healing. Read more about the study here.
Pycnogenol Shown to Improve Meniere’s Disease and Ringing in the Ear
Recent research has found that Pycnogenol may help those suffering with Meniere’s Disease and ringing in the ear. Read more about the study here.
Omega-3 foods linked to Lou Gehrig disease risk reduction
Eating foods high Omega 3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of developing the incurable neurodegenerative disease Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) a study suggests. Read more about the study here.
Green Tea Antioxidants Benefit Skin Health in Women
Researchers recently found that regular consumption of a beverage rich in tea flavonols contributed photoprotection against harmful UV radiation and helped maintain skin structure and function. Read more about the study here.
Indole-3-Carbinol Preliminary Study for Breast Cancer Research
In a preliminary study, indole-3-carbinol (a specialized broccoli extract) was shown to have anti-estrogen properties that may prove valuable against cancers with estrogen receptors. Read more about the study here.