Health Studies- November 2014

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.