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.