Natural Health Studies- August 2015

Dairy boosts probiotics when taken together

Probiotics are more effective when ingested with dairy products, UC Davis research suggests. Read more about the study here.

High-fat diets may change gut microflora and signals to the brain 

A high-fat diet may affect the bacterial populations in the gut and detrimentally affect satiety signaling to the brain.  Read more about the study here.

Vitamin C intake linked to lower risk of heart disease and early death

People with high levels of vitamin C from the intake of fruit and vegetables may have a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and early death.  Read more about the study here.

Olive oil polyphenols improve cardiovascular markers for young healthy men

Polyphenols from olive oil may reduce LDL cholesterol levels and the build-up of LDL in the arterial walls in healthy young men, says a new research from Europe.  Read more about the study here.

Omega-3s show ‘positive effects’ for athletic endurance and muscle function

Supplements of omega-3s may improve neuromuscular function and aspects of fatigue for athletes, says a new study from the University of Toronto. Read more about the study here.

Vitamin E significantly improves liver function for fatty liver patients 

Vitamin E can significantly improve liver function in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases.  Read more about the study here.

Can ginger help reduce muscle damage post-exercise?

Ginger supplements may accelerate recovery of muscle post-exercise, says a new study, but it may not be suitable for all sports.  Read more about the study here.

Tart cherries may protect marathon runners from upper respiratory tract symptoms

Juice made from Montmorency cherries may reduce the development of upper respiratory tract symptoms after running a marathon.  Read more about the study here.