Health Studies- March 2015

Magnesium May Lower Cholesterol
Some evidence indicates that even modest increases in Magnesium intake may lower LDL cholesterol. Read more about the study here.

Glucosamine and Chondroitin Comparable to Medication for Knee Arthritis
A recent study suggests the supplement combination of glucosamine and chondroitin is an effective natural option in helping manage pain for people with severe knee arthritis. Read more about the study here. Read more about the study here.

Red Wine Compound May Help Prevent Memory Loss
A compound found in red wine could help prevent age-related decline in memory, according to a study in the journal Scientific Reports. Read more about the study here

Curcumin May Reduce Cholesterol Levels 
Daily supplements of curcumin, the yellow pigment from turmeric, may help slash LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels in people with metabolic syndrome, says a new study from Taiwan. Read more about the study here.

Review Finds Vitamin E Beneficial for Liver Health
Researchers recently found that vitamin E supplementation was associated with improved liver function in those with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Read more about the study here.

Garlic Extract May Help Cystic Fibrosis Patients Fight Lung Infection 
Allicin extracted from garlic may help fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria that cause lung infections in people with cystic fibrosis, according to researchers from the University of Edinburgh. Read more about the study here.

New Study Finds Multivitamins Benefit Women’s Health
A new study from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), found that women’s intake of multivitamins was associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, when taken for three or more years. Read more about the study here. 

Calcium and Vitamin D Improve Blood Profiles in Diabetics
Research suggests that supplementing with both calcium and vitamin D may be beneficial to diabetics to help control their glycemic profiles. Read more about the study here.

Cocoa Improves Cognitive Health
Cocoa flavanols can play an important role in maintaining cognitive health in ageing consumers, a new study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has claimed. Read more about the study here.

Exposure to Mercury and Seafood Linked to Autoimmune Disease Risk
Exposure to mercury, seafood associated with risk factor for autoimmune disease One of the greatest risk factors for autoimmunity among women of childbearing age may be associated with exposure to mercury such as through seafood, a new University of Michigan study says The findings, which appear in Environmental Health Perspectives, found that mercury -- even at low levels generally considered safe -- was associated with autoimmunity. Read more about the study here.