Health Studies- June 2014

Flaxseed Found to Benefit High Blood Pressure 
A new study suggests that flaxseed may be an effective and affordable way to help manage blood pressure.  To read more, click here.


Omega-3 Fatty Acids Help Manage Triglyceride Levels

A research review found that omega-3 fatty acid supplementation is associated with a decrease in high triglyceride levels.  To read more, click here.


Green Tea and Memory

Research suggests that EGCG, an antioxidant in green tea, may be associated with improvements in working memory, due to its positive effect on a receptor in the brain called NMDA receptor.  To read more, click here.


Inactivity has greatest impact on women's lifetime heart disease risk

From the age of 30 onwards, physical inactivity exerts a greater impact on a woman's lifetime risk of developing heart disease than the other well-known risk factors, suggests research published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.  To read more, click here. 


Yoga Can Help Keep Expectant Mothers Stress Free 

Yoga and pregnant women: Results show it can reduce the risk of anxiety and depression, which have been linked to premature birth, low birth weight and increased developmental and behavioral problems.  To read more, click here. 


Study Finds Oats Helpful for Exercise-Induced Inflammation in Postmenopausal Women

Research suggests that antioxidants found in oats are associated with reduced inflammation after demanding physical exercise in postmenopausal women.  To read more, click here.


Melatonin for Bones?

McGill researchers have shown that melatonin supplements may make bones stronger in old rats. This suggests a possible avenue for the prevention of osteoporosis.  To read more, click here. 


Indoor Tanning and Melanoma  

Indoor tanning raises the risk of developing melanoma even if a person has never had burns from either indoor or outdoor tanning.  To read more, click here. 


Tocotrienols May Help Maintain Mental Health by Protecting Brain Tissue

A recent study suggests that tocotrienols may be an effective way to help protect the brain’s white matter against the damages of cardiovascular disease.  To read more, click here.


Vitamin C May Increase Survival in Women with Breast Cancer

Research suggests that because vitamin C is a strong antioxidant it could protect the body from free radical damage, which increases the progression of cancers.  To read more, click here.


Ashwagandha may promote healthy testosterone production in men

Daily supplements of root extracts of ashwagandha may promote healthy testosterone production and other metrics related to male sexual function, say results of a pilot study.  To read more, click here.


Resveratrol Improves Blood Sugar Control in Diabetics

A recent study found that resveratrol, an antioxidant known to help heart health, inflammation, and digestive health may help diabetics control their blood sugar.  To read more, click here.


Tart Cherry Juice May Help Insomniacs Sleep

Researchers have found that drinking two glasses of cherry juice daily increased sleep time by 90 minutes in adults with insomnia.  To read more, click here. 


Omega-3 Fatty Acids Beneficial for Blood Pressure

Research suggests that EPA+DHA supplementation may lower blood pressure and reduce the incidence of associated chronic diseases.  To read more, click here.


Changing Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fat Intake May Help with Chronic Headaches

A recent study found that specific intakes of both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids may be an effective way to help with headaches.  To read more, click here.


Resveratrol enhances the effects of diabetic drug

Red wine-sourced antioxidant resveratrol – found in the skin of red grapes and wine – can amplify and extend the beneficial effects of anti-diabetic drug Metformin, says a new peer review study.  To read more, click here.


Racism: Not What The Doctor Ordered

Interpersonal racism perpetrated by healthcare providers, may be a key driver of racial disparities in health.  To read more, click here.


Frequent arguments linked to doubling of death risk in middle age

Frequent arguments with partners, relatives, or neighbors may boost the risk of death from any cause in middle age, suggests research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.  Men and those not in work seemed to be the most vulnerable, the findings indicate.  To read more, click here.