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April 16, 2014

Link Between Melatonin & Prostate Cancer
 
Melatonin is a hormone that is produced at-night in the dark and is an important output of the circadian rhythm, or the body's internal clock. Many biological processes are regulated by the circadian rhythm, including the sleep-wake cycle. Sarah C. Markt, from the Harvard School of Public Health, and colleagues investigated the association between urine levels of the main breakdown product of melatonin, 6-sulfatoxymelatonin, and risk of prostate cancer.

Read more about the research here.

 

April 16, 2014

Fish Oil Dramatically Improves Brain Health
 
(NaturalNews) Researchers have known for quite some time that fish oil is highly beneficial to optimal human health. These benefits include better brain health, which is why so many manufacturers of infant milk substitutes rushed to add both DHA and omega-3 fatty acids, amino acids found in high quantities in fish, to their products. Some recent research has shown that these benefits go beyond the developing brains of the smallest people and can help people of all ages enjoy a dramatic increase in the health of their brains.

Read more about the research here.

April 15, 2015

Are Benefits of Resveratrol's Blood Sugar Management Limited to Diabetics?
 
By Stephen DANIELLS

Daily intake of resveratrol may improve glucose control and insulin sensitivity in people with diabetes, says a new meta-analysis of 11 studies.

Read more about the study here.

April 15, 2015

Can Olive Oil Help Protect Against Diabetes?
 
Previously, a number of studies have shown that adherence to a Mediterranean diet – rich in olive oil, nuts, as well as fruits, vegetables, and legumes, and limited amounts of dairy products, red meat, soda drinks, processed meats, and sweets – inversely associates with cardiovascular risks. Jordi Salas-Salvado, from the Hospital de Sant Joan de Reus (Spain), and colleagues studied data collected on 3,541 men and women, ages 55 to 80 years, at high cardiovascular risk but without diabetes at the study’s start.

Read more about the research here.

 

April 15, 2015

Can Strawberries Help Cure Gastritis?
 
(NaturalNews) Gastritis, a condition in which the stomach lining becomes inflamed, can be caused by a number of factors. Too much alcohol consumption, viral and bacterial infections, taking aspirin or ibuprofen, having an autoimmune disorder and even stress are common culprits behind this digestive problem. That's the bad news.

The good news? European researchers have uncovered the powerful ability that strawberries have to combat gastritis.

Read more about the research here.

 

April 14, 2014

Big Health Benefits of A Little Sun
 
A number of studies observe that the incidence of hypertension and cardiovascular disease correlates with latitude and rises in winter, but a biological cause has remained unclear. Martin Feelisch, from the University of Southampton (United Kingdom), and colleagues completed a study that suggests that sunlight alters levels of the small messenger molecule, nitric oxide (NO) in the skin and blood, reducing blood pressure.

Read more about the research here.

 

April 14, 2014

Folate Shows Eye Health Benefits in 20 Year+ Cohort Study
 
By Shane Starling

Folate, or vitamin B9, has been shown to boost homocysteine levels that are important in warding off a condition known as exfoliation glaucoma (EG) that can provoke blindness and severe visual impairment, researchers have found.

Read more about the research here.

 

April 14, 2014

Can Vitamin A Derivative Help Turn Precancerous Cells Back Into Healthy Ones?

(NaturalNews) One of the chemicals that the body produces from vitamin A can turn precancerous cells back into healthy cells, even on a genetic level, according to a study conducted by researchers from Thomas Jefferson University and published in March 2014 in the International Journal of Oncology.

The research was supported by grants from Friends for an Earlier Breast Cancer Test and the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition.

Read more about the research here.

 

April 14, 2014

The Dangers of CT Scan Side Effects
 
by Dr. Julian Whitaker

CT scans are the biggest breakthrough ever in diagnostic radiology. They’re fast and comfortable for patients, and they provide a noninvasive way for doctors to assess everything from head trauma and abdominal pain to blocked arteries and fractures.

So it’s not surprising that the use of these scans is exploding. What does come as a surprise to most people, however, is the dangerous downside of CT scans side effects.


Read more about the report here.
 

April 11, 2014

European Sports Nutrition Group Faises Fed Flags for London Marathoners
 
By Shane Starling

The 40,000 professional and amateur runners that will spill through the streets of London this weekend for the London marathon can benefit from sports supplement use but should be wary of dangerous products, the biggest European sports nutrition group has said.

Read more about the report here.

 

April 11, 2014

Warning Signs You are Deficient Zinc, and What to Eat to Get It
 
(NaturalNews) Are your wounds slow to heal? Is your immunity impaired? Are you more frequently stricken by colds and flu? Are you also more prone to other types of infections? Do you have poor sexual health? Are your senses of taste and smell somewhat impaired? If so, you could be suffering from a zinc deficiency.


Read more about the report here.

April 11, 2014

HIT to Set Healthy Food Choices
 
High intensity training (HIT) is an exercise program that is performed with a high level of effort, for a brief yet intense period, in an aim to stimulate the body to produce an increase in muscle strength and size. Daniel Crabtree, from the University of Aberdeen (United Kingdom), and colleagues enrolled 15 lean healthy men, average age 22.5 years with an average BMI of 24.2 kg/m2, in a study involving two 60-minute trials: exercise (70% maximum aerobic capacity) and rest, in a counterbalanced order.

Read more about the research here.

 

April 10, 2014

Eastern Europe to Follow Italian Botanical Fate?
 
By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Eastern European countries hoping to join the European Union could find a threatened botanical industry in wait, according to an EU food law expert.

Read more about the report here.

 

April 10, 2014

High Cost of Fruit and Vegetables Linked to Higher Body Fat in Young Children
 
By Nathan Gray

High prices for fresh fruits and vegetables are associated with higher Body Mass Index (BMI) in young children in low- and middle-income households, according to new research.

Read more about the research here.
 

April 9, 2014

Are Hawthorn Berries Helpful for Heart Related Conditions?
 
(NaturalNews) The hawthorn plant comes from the Northern hemisphere, more precisely from Europe, North America and certain parts of Asia. The tree produces berries that are filled with important flavonoids known to be vital antioxidants that are capable of effectively removing damaging free radicals. The hawthorn berries certainly help to maintain healthy cardiovascular functions by protecting veins and arteries while contributing to better blood circulation.


Read more about the report here.

 

April 9, 2014

Are Cooked Foods and Meats Linked to Alzheimer's Risk?
 
By Nathan Gray

Foods that are rich in advanced glycation end products (AGEs) from high cooking temperatures - including fried and cooked meats - may increase the risk of developing dementia, according to new research.

Read more about the research here.

 

April 9, 2014

Skip the Soda to Avoid Cancer
 
A number of previous studies link the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages to an increased risk of obesity and type-2 diabetes. Maki Inoue-Choi, from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and colleagues analyzed data collected by the Iowa Women's Health Study, involving women ages 55 to 69 years.

Read more about the research here.

 

April 8, 2014

Seed of Exotic Herb Helps to Manage Blood Sugar
 
Widely cultivated in arid geographic regions such as the Indian subcontinent, Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) is an annual plant in the family Fabaceae. Fenugreek leaves and seeds are commonly used as a traditional medicine for diabetes in Asia, with a number of previous studies demonstrating its capacity to acutely lower postmeal glucose levels.

Read more about the study here.

 

April 8, 2014

Vegetarian diet Could Slash Blood Pressure: Meta-Analysis

Consuming a vegetarian diet may be associated with lower blood pressure, and as such could be used to reduce blood pressure and heart disease risk, say researchers.

Read more about the research here.

 

April 8, 2014

Heart Disease Risk Rises with Osteoarthritis
 
Recently, scientists suggest that inflammation plays a role in osteoarthritis, considered most often to be a disease of "wear and tear." M. Mushfiqur Rahman, from the University of British Columbia (Canada), and colleagues analyzed data collected from 600,000 men and women.

Read more about the research here.

 

April 4, 2014

Omega-3s Improve Cardiovascular Markers
 
A condition characterized by central obesity, hypertension, and adverse glucose and insulin metabolism, Metabolic Syndrome also adversely affects cardiovascular health. Dimitris Tousoulis, from the University of Athens (Greece), and colleagues enrolled 29 men and women with Metabolic Syndrome, to receive either an omega-3 dietary supplement (2 g, as 46% EPA and 38% DHA) or placebo, for 12 weeks; followed by a 4-week ‘washout’ (no intervention) and crossover to the other intervention.

Read more about the research here.

 

April 2, 2014

Useless Medicine? PSA Testing
 
by Dr. Julian Whitaker 

In a multicenter study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers compared the outcomes of more than 76,000 men, ages 55 through 74, who were randomly assigned to have annual PSA testing plus digital rectal exams or “usual care.”

After seven years of follow-up, there was a 22 percent increase in prostate cancer diagnosis in the screening group compared to the control, but no difference in the death rate from this disease. PSA testing clearly did not save lives.

Read more about the study here.

 

April 2, 2014

The Brain Boosting B-12: Hydroxocobalamin
 
Hydroxocobalamin (hi-DROX-oh-koe-BAHL-a-min) is a natural and uniquely powerful form of vitamin B-12. Clinical studies and practice have shown it can help to improve cognitive functioning, fight fatigue, promote heart health, and more.

Read more about the report here.

 

April 2, 2014

Strawberries Show Significant Heart Health Benefits
 
By Stephen Daniells,

Daily consumption of strawberries may improve blood lipid levels and platelet function in healthy subjects, says a new study from Italy that supports the heart health benefits of the fruit.

Read more about the study here.

 

April 1, 2014

Gender Differences in Keys to Longevity

While quality sleep and a healthy diet are basic tenets of the anti-aging lifestyle, the extent to which these factors contribute to an extended lifespan may differ between men and women. Mark L. Wahlqvist, from Monash University (Australia), and colleagues investigated the ways that diet contributed to the relationship between sleep quality and mortality, among a group of 1,865 men and women, ages 65 years and older, enrolled in the Nutrition and Health Survey in Taiwan. 

Read more about the study here.

 

March 31, 2014

Daily Multivitamin Supplement May Decrease Cataract Risk in Men

By Nathan Gray

Long-term daily multivitamin supplement use may lower cataract risk by around 9%, according to a new trial of nearly 15,000 men.

Read more about the study here.

 

March 31, 2014

The Underappreciated Role of Muscle in Health and Disease

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Muscle plays a central role in whole-body protein metabolism by serving as the principal reservoir for amino acids to maintain protein synthesis in vital tissues and organs in the absence of amino acid absorption from the gut and by providing hepatic gluconeogenic precursors. Furthermore, altered muscle metabolism plays a key role in the genesis, and therefore the prevention, of many common pathologic conditions and chronic diseases. Nonetheless, the maintenance of adequate muscle mass, strength, and metabolic function has rarely, if ever, been targeted as a relevant endpoint of recommendations for dietary intake. It is therefore imperative that factors directly related to muscle mass, strength, and metabolic function be included in future studies designed to demonstrate optimal lifestyle behaviors throughout the life span, including physical activity and diet.

Read more about the report here.

 

March 27, 2014

High Cholesterol Feeds Breast Cancer

Previously, a number of studies have suggested a connection between elevated cholesterol and breast cancer risk, but the mechanism for this action has remained unclear. Donald McDonnell, from Duke University School of Medicine, and colleagues studied whether an estrogen-like cholesterol compound, that 27-hydroxycholesterol – or 27HC, exerts a role in estrogen receptor (ER)-positive breast cancers.

Read more about the research here.

 

March 27, 2014

UK Research Takes Aim at Beneficial Bacteria's Ability to Break Down Carbs
 
By Nathan Gray

New funding from the UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) could help researchers to better understand how beneficial bacteria break down non-digestible carbohydrate.

Read more about the research here.

 

March 24, 2014

Are Mammograms More Harmful Than We Think?
 
(NaturalNews) Mammograms are widely touted as an effective breast cancer screening tool. But some research and experts suggest that it could be causing more harm than good.

Read more about the report here.

 

March 24, 2014

Folic Acid - The Double-Edge Sword of the Golden Micronutrient

Folic acid is backed to deliver important health benefits in the scientific literature and by regulators, but is over-consumption a real problem?

Read more from Dr. Robert Verkerk.

 

March 14, 2014

In Health and Nutrition, What's Old is Suddenly New Again

(NaturalNews) When it comes to health and nutrition, it seems like everything old is new again. Many foods or health protocols that used to be commonly enjoyed were later attacked and discredited by industry-funded "scientists" trying to sell toxic substitutes like vegetable oil or aspartame.

But as health awareness has radically increased over the last two decades, many "old" things are new again. In this article, I share my list on many of these "old" things which are suddenly back in vogue.

Read more about the report here.

 

March 14, 2014

Omega-3 Backed for Alzheimer’s Disease Potential

By Nathan Gray

Supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids could help to prevent and even reverse the progression of Alzheimer’s disease by stimulating newly identified ‘resolution pathways’, according to research outlining an ‘entirely new’ approach to the condition.

Read more about the research here.

 

March 13, 2014

Chill Down to Burn More Calories

Our homes, offices, and public spaces are cooled and heated primarily to achieve comfort, but doing so may minimize the body’s innate ability to modulate its own temperature – potentially increasing a person’s risk of obesity. Wouter van Marken Lichtenbelt, from Maastricht University Medical Center (The Netherlands), and colleagues observe that frequent exposure to mild cold can effect energy expenditure over time, and nonshivering thermogenesis -- or a cold-induced increase in heat production -- may activate calorie-burning brown fat.

Read more about the research here.

 

March 13, 2014

High Consumption of Omega-3 Fish Oils May Reduce Artery Calcification

By Nathan Gray

An intake of omega-3 fatty acids comparable to those of people living in Japan may be linked to protection against artery calcification and heart disease, according to new research.

Read more about the research here.

 

March 12, 2014

High Cost of Fruit and Vegetables Linked to Higher Body Fat in Young Children

By Nathan Gray

High prices for fresh fruits and vegetables are associated with higher Body Mass Index (BMI) in young children in low- and middle-income households, according to new research.

Read more about the study here.

 

March 12, 2014

Omega-3 Supplements May Boost Neuropsychological Measures for Kids Who Need Support

By Stephen Daniells

Daily supplements of omega-3 fatty acids may improve attention, processing speed, executive function and hand-to-eye coordination in malnourished children, scientists report.

Read more about the report here.

 

March 7, 2014

Magnesium May Protect Against Hip Fractures

By Nathan Gray

Drinking water with a relatively high concentration of magnesium may protect against hip fractures, according to results of a study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

Read more about the study here.

 

March 7, 2014

Fordham University Mumps Outbreak Affecting Only Vaccinated Students

(NaturalNews) One of New York's lesser-known institutions of higher learning is making headlines after 13 confirmed cases, and counting, of mumps emerged on two of its campuses, prompting school officials to impetuously ban all unvaccinated students from attending classes. But these same reports clearly indicate that all affected students had already been vaccinated for mumps, proving once again the utter uselessness of vaccines and the imbecilic tendencies of organizations chained to the vaccine status quo.

Read more about the report here.

 

March 7, 2014

Daily Breakfast Consumption Linked To Lower Obesity Risk In Girls

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Girls who eat breakfast every day are less likely to be overweight than those who skip breakfast, according to a study published in The International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition.

Read more about the study here.

 

March 5, 2014

Could Polio or Other Vaccinations Be Behind the New "Polio-Like" Illness Outbreak?

(NaturalNews) According to reports, there are now about 25 or more cases, and counting, of a new "polio-like" outbreak in California children. Disease control officials have yet to determine the cause of the outbreak and they are looking for a new virus. Perhaps one direction they should take a look at is polio and other childhood vaccinations.

Initial reports have indicated that the children being affected by the new disease have all been vaccinated against polio. The scenario of children vaccinated against polio and other illnesses coming down with a "polio-like" illness is all too familiar. Look for example at what happened in India when widespread polio vaccinations were used to reportedly eradicate polio from India.

Read more about the report here.

 

March 5, 2014

Omega-3-Rich Fish Intake During Pregnancy May Boost Birth Weight for Babies

By Stephen Daniells

Higher intakes of fish during pregnancy may lead to infants with a higher birth weight, as well as reducing the risk of pre-term births, according to data from 19 European birth cohort studies.

Read more about the study here.

 

March 4, 2014

FDA Study Shows Pertussis Vaccination Spreads Pathogenic Bacteria

(NaturalNews) In a failed attempt to explain away why vaccinated individuals seem to be the only ones contracting and spreading whooping cough during major outbreaks, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently launched an inquiry aimed at better understanding how the controversial vaccine works. But what the agency ended up discovering is that the vaccine for whooping cough, also known as pertussis, spreads the very same pathogenic bacteria that causes whopping cough in the first place, which in some people can lead to serious infections.

Read more about the report here.

 

 

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