Health Studies- April 2015

Pycnogenol Helps Blood Sugar and Blood Pressure Health in Type 2 Diabetics
In a recent study, Pycnogenol was found to help improve long-term blood sugar control and blood pressure control, both of which can help better manage diabetes. Read more about the study here.

Curcumin Benefits Those with Metabolic Syndrome
Curcumin supplementation was recently found to lower triglyceride levels in metabolic syndrome patients. Read more about the study here. Read more about the study here.

Vitamin D and omega-3 together may help mental illness
Vitamin D and omega-3 could work together to improve cognitive function and social behaviour with particular relevance for battling ADHD, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, say researchers. Read more about the study here.

Breakfast is key for diabetics
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day for people with type 2 diabetes, an international study has claimed. Read more about the study here.

Power Naps Produce a Significant Improvement in Memory Performance
Power naps: Even a brief sleep lasting 45 to 60 minutes can significantly improve retention of learned material in memory and a five-fold improvement in information retrieval from memory. Read more about the study here.

New Study Helps Explain Links between Sleep Loss And Diabetes
Insufficient sleep -- a highly prevalent condition in modern society -- may disrupt fat metabolism and reduce the ability of insulin to regulate blood sugars. Read more about the study here.

Obesity May Shorten Life Expectancy By Up To 8 Years And Cut Healthy Life By Up To 19 Years
Obesity and extreme obesity have the potential to reduce life expectancy by up to 8 years and deprive adults of as much as 19 years of healthy life as a result of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Read more about the study here.