Health Studies- January 2014

Encouragement for Women with Depression
Researchers recently found that women in the upper third of omega-3 consumption had lower levels of depression compared to women in the lowest third of omega-3 consumption.  To read more,click here.


Pycnogenol and the Common Cold
A recent study found that pycnogenol was associated with a decrease in the length of a cold when used alone or with vitamin C and zinc.  To read more, click here.


Effects of Vitamin D in Gestational Diabetes

A recent study found that women with gestational diabetes who take vitamin D supplements can improve their glucose levels, insulin resistance and cholesterol levels.  To read more, click here.


Tryptophan Relieves Sleep Terrors in Children
Research suggests that the amino acid tryptophan may be an effective natural alternative to help with night terrors.  To read more, click here.


Probiotics Improve Lung Health in Physically Healthy Adults
A new study suggests that probiotic supplements may help to reduce the risk of upper respiratory tract infections in healthy, physically active adults.  To read more, click here.


Treating ADHD with Vitamin B-3 (Niacinamide)
A recent press release from the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service reported that niacinamide is an effective remedy for hyperactivity and lack of mental focus.  To read more, click here.


Fiber and Cardiovascular Risks
Recent research indicates U.S. adults have inadequate intakes of fiber and these lower intakes are associated with a greater prevalence of cardiovascular disease risk factors.  To read more, click here.


Eating Nuts May Reduce the Risk of Pancreatic Cancer

In a recent study, researchers found that women who consumed two or more servings of nuts per week had a lower incidence of pancreatic cancer than women who consumed little or no nuts.  To read more,click here.


Apples and Heart Health

Offering a daily apple to the over 50 population would avert nearly as many vascular deaths as offering a daily statin.  To read more, click here.


Mouse Study Suggests Magnesium May Preserve Nerve Health in Alzheimer's Patients

A new study in mice suggests that magnesium may help protect nerve health in patients with Alzheimer’s disease.  To read more, click here.


Review Finds Tea Beneficial Against Cardiovascular Disease
Research suggests that flavonols, a type of antioxidant in both black and green tea, have cardiovascular-protective properties.  To read more, click here.


Active component of grape seed extract effective against cancer cells

B2G2, the most active component of grape seed extract, induces the cell death known as apoptosis in prostate cancer cells while leaving healthy cells unharmed.  To read more, click here.


Collagen Improves Joint Health
In a recent study, researchers found that collagen supplementation was associated with joint health benefits.  To read more, click here.