Health Studies- July 2014

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 The Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics findings indicate that ridding the diet of gluten may help address problems that celiac disease patients can experience related to attention, memory, and other mental tasks.  To read more, click here.

Tomato Extract Effective in Helping Control Blood Pressure
Researchers found that tomato extract was associated with a clinically significant decrease in systolic and diastolic blood pressure.  To read more, click here.

Study Finds Whey Protein Best for Short-Term Appetite Control
Researchers recently found that whey protein supplementation has a positive effect on satiety and fullness in overweight and obese individuals.  To read more, click here.

Dietary Fiber and Prostate Cancer Risk 
A new study suggests that dietary fiber, especially insoluble fiber, is associated with a lower risk of prostate cancer.  To read more, click here.

Could coffee protect DNA from damage?
Regular consumption of coffee may reduce DNA damage and reduce energy intake and body fat, according to two new studies from Europe.  To read more, click here.

Stress Hormone Linked To Short-Term Memory Loss as We Age 
Stress hormone (cortisol) elevation is associated with working memory deficits in aging.  To read more, click here.

Black tea shows cholesterol-busting potential: Meta-analysis
Regular consumption of black tea may reduce LDL cholesterol levels, according to a new meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.  To read more, click here.

Increased Fiber Intake Beneficial after a First Heart Attack
Increased fiber intake may help survival after a first heart attack, by reducing both inflammation and LDL cholesterol, and improving insulin sensitivity, blood sugar control, and the bacterial environment in the digestive tract.  To read more, click here.

Physical Activity Improved Brain Health in Those with Genetic Risk for Alzheimer's Disease
Researchers recently found that physical activity can help maintain brain health in those genetically at risk for Alzheimer’s Disease.  To read more, click here.

Iron Supplementation Shows Benefits in Physical Performance in Females 
Recent research found that iron supplementation is associated with improved exercise performance in women who trained athletically or were iron deficient.  To read more, click here.

Speaking Two Languages Benefits the Aging Brain 
Individuals who speak two or more languages, even those who acquired the second language in adulthood, may slow down cognitive decline from aging.  To read more, click here.

Increased Fitness Reduces Risk of Death in Elderly Men with High Blood Pressure
A new study found that greater cardio respiratory fitness is associated with a lower overall risk of death in older men with high blood pressure.  To read more, click here.