Health Studies- September 2014

Glucosamine and Chondroitin Use Helps Maintain Healthier Levels of Inflammation

A new study suggests that glucosamine and chondroitin supplementation may be an effective way to help manage inflammation levels.  Read more about the study here.

Study Showcases Several Ways Lutein Benefits Heart Health

Researchers recently found that lutein was associated with significant decreases in inflammatory proteins, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides in patients diagnosed with early atherosclerosis.  Lutein is commonly taken for its benefits to eye health, so it’s nice to have another unrelated benefit from taking it!  Read more about the study here.

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.  Read more about the study here. 

Pycnogenol Shown to Improve Meniere’s Disease and Ringing in the Ear

Recent research has found that Pycnogenol may help those suffering with Meniere’s Disease and ringing in the ear.  Read more about the study here. 

Omega-3 foods linked to Lou Gehrig disease risk reduction

Eating foods high Omega 3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of developing the incurable neurodegenerative disease Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) a study suggests. Read more about the study here.  

Green Tea Antioxidants Benefit Skin Health in Women

Researchers recently found that regular consumption of a beverage rich in tea flavonols contributed photoprotection against harmful UV radiation and helped maintain skin structure and function.  Read more about the study here. 

Indole-3-Carbinol Preliminary Study for Breast Cancer Research

In a preliminary study, indole-3-carbinol (a specialized broccoli extract) was shown to have anti-estrogen properties that may prove valuable against cancers with estrogen receptors.  Read more about the study here.