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July 25, 2015
 
ALS Risk Reduced by Higher Omega-3 Fatty Acid Intake

A pooled analysis reported online on July 14, 2014 in JAMA Neurology unveils an association between higher omega-3 fatty acid intake and a reduction in the risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease), a devastating progressive disease of the central nervous system.

Read more about the report here.
 
July 24, 2014
 
Is Coconut Oil the "Miracle" Prevention Solution for Dementia?

(NaturalNews) There have been three attempts since 2012 to create an effective and not too terribly toxic pharmaceutical solution to Alzheimer's. They all failed and even caused worsening conditions with an occasional death during testing.

Read more about the report here.
 
July 23, 2014
 
Tomato Compound Boosts Blood Vessel Function

Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death among most industrialized nations, but its incidence is notably reduced in southern Europe, where a Mediterranean diet consisting of a larger consumption of fruit, vegetables and olive oil is common.

Read more about the report here.
 
July 23, 2014
 
Omega-3 Could Help Protect Alcoholic Brain

An article published in the journal PLOS ONE indicates that omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil could help protect the brain from some of the long term adverse effects of excessive alcohol consumption.

Read more about the report here.
 
July 22, 2014
 
Top 10 Magnesium-Rich Foods to Boost Your Intake of this Essential Mineral

(NaturalNews) Magnesium is one of the most important -- and yet often overlooked -- nutraceutical required for a healthy body and mind. Magnesium plays an important role in more than 300 biochemical reactions and processes in the body, but despite its importance, many people fail to get enough of the mineral in their regular diet. In fact, some reports estimate that as many as 80% of Americans don't get enough of this important mineral.
 
Read more about the report here.

 
July 21, 2014
 
Boost Balance with Ballroom Dancing
 
Postural balance is important for the avoidance of falls – and subsequent potential fractures and hospitalization. Remaining sedentary further accelerates the loss of strength and balance. Eliane Gomes da Silva Borges, from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and colleagues enrolled 59 elderly nursing home residents to either a program of ballroom dancing (dances included the foxtrot, waltz, rumba, swing, samba and bolero); or control (no dance or other exercise).

Read more about the report here.
 
July 18, 2014
 
Blueberry Powder Shows Immune and Cardiovascular Benefits
 
By Stephen Daniells

Supplements containing blueberry powder may boost the levels of the immune system’s natural killer cells and lowers blood pressure in sedentary men and women, says a new study.

Read more about the study here.
 
July 18, 2014
 
Top 5 Health Benefits of Green Tea
 
(NaturalNews) Get the most health benefits out of your cup by filling it with green tea. People have been enjoying the benefits of green tea for centuries. Scientists are just now discovering what people all over the world have known for centuries -- drinking green tea has many health benefits. Now you can learn the top 5 health benefits of green tea too.

Read more about the report here.
 
July 17, 2014
 
UK Stubs Out Nutrient Cigarette Health Claims

NutriCigs UK must quit its nutrient-fortified electronic cigarette claims that include sleep, satiety and energy benefits. That's according to the UK Advertising Standards Authority.

Read more about the report here.
 
July 17, 2014
 
Can Coffee Help Protect Against Parkinson's Disease?
 
A new research has found that drinking coffee could reduce risk of developing several neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's.

Researchers identified a specific genetic variation (GRIN2A gene) as a protective factor against Parkinson's, Press TV reported.

Researchers at the Linkoping University in Sweden examined a combination of the protective factor caffeine and the genetic variant in GRIN2A among Parkinson's patients from two counties in south east of the country.

The research revealed that those individuals holding both factors could benefit a significantly lower risk of developing the disease.

Read more about the report here.
 
July 16, 2014
 
Mustard Seeds Treat Inflammatory Conditions and More

(NaturalNews) The seeds of the mustard plant have enjoyed a close connection with human civilizations since time immemorial. The Ancient Greeks and Romans would regularly use them for cooking, and they have been a staple in Indian cuisine for centuries. These robust, spicy-smelling seeds were even mentioned in the New Testament of the Bible in the "Parable of the Mustard Seed," in which Jesus emphasized that the Kingdom of Heaven could grow from humble beginnings.

Read more about the report here.
 
July 16, 2014
 
Ashwagandha Ingredient May Counter Endothelial Dysfunction in Diabetics

By Stephen Daniells

Daily supplements of an extract from ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) may improve the health of cells lining the blood vessels, and reduce levels of markers of oxidative stress and inflammation in type-2 diabatics, according to results of a randomized, double-blind, controlled study.

Read more about the study here.
 
July 16, 2014
 
Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Impair Men’s Reproductive Health
 
Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are thought to alter the body's hormonal balance by replicating the activity of naturally occurring estrogen. EDCs are ever present in an array of commonly available food, textiles, drugs, household, and personal-care products such as plastic bottles, toys, and cosmetics.

Read more about the report here.
 
July 16, 2014
 
Huge New Study Proves Organic Foods are Healthier and More Nutritious
 
(NaturalNews) The most comprehensive analysis ever performed comparing organic foods with those "conventionally" grown with synthetic pesticides and fertilizers has concluded that organic fruits and vegetables are not just less toxic but actually more nutritious than conventional produce.

Read more about the report here.
 
July 15, 2014
 
Fish Oil Linked to Structural Changes in the Brain: Human Data

By Stephen Daniells DANIELLS

Fish oil supplements may produce beneficial structural changes in the brain, according to a new study from Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital.

Read more about the study here.
 
July 15, 2014
 
Higher Vitamin D Levels Associated with Better Cancer Prognosis
 
The British Medical Journal published the results of a meta-analysis which indicate having a higher level of vitamin D is associated not only with a lower risk of dying from any cause over follow-up, but also with a reduction in the risk of dying from cancer among those with a history of the disease.

Read more about the report here.
 
July 14, 2014
 
You Can Grow These Six Vegetables in Your Home
 
(NaturalNews) For many who love warmth and the outdoors, summer can, by far, be their favorite season. With summer, too, comes growing seasons, and gardeners who love to produce fresh fruit and vegetables for themselves, their families and their friends.

Read more about the report here.
 
July 14, 2014
 
DHA Omega-3 Linked to ‘Significantly Improved Periodontal Outcomes’: Harvard Data
 
By Stephen Daniells

Scientists from Harvard report that supplementation with DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) omega-3 may improve periodontal outcomes in people with periodontitis.

Read more about the research here.
 
July 14, 2014
 
In Arthritis Prevention, What You Eat May Be More Important Than How Much
 
Despite the importance of limiting the number of calories consumed to maintain a healthy weight in the prevention of osteoarthritis, a study involving mice suggests that the type of fat consumed rather than the amount of weight gained may be a more important factor.

Read more about the study here.
 
July 11, 2014
 
Can Statin Use Lead to Heart Failure?
 
(NaturalNews) Promoters of statin drugs for high cholesterol often claim that this particular class of pharmaceutical is no more harmful than a placebo, providing vast benefits without inflicting any harm. But credible scientific research suggests otherwise, having determined in multiple instances that taking statins tends to deplete levels of a key coenzyme responsible for protecting against heart failure.

Read more about the report here.
 
 
July 11, 2014
 
Almonds Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease, Research Shows
 
Science Daily

Eating almonds can reduce the risk of heart disease by keeping blood vessels healthy, research has shown. Research found that they significantly increase the amount of antioxidants in the blood stream, reduce blood pressure and improve blood flow. These findings add weight to the theory that Mediterranean diets with lots of nuts have big health benefits.

Read more about the research here.
 
July 10, 2014
 
Scientists Crack Alzheimer's Protease Structure

The Baluchistan Express

Scientists have been able to crack the structure of the protease complex, which has been identified as one of the causes of Alzheimer's disease.

The research team from China's Tsinghua University has been studying the structure of gamma secretase, as the protease is known, for 10 years, Press TV reported.

Read more about the research here.
 
July 9, 2014
 
Tips To Enjoy Holiday Summer Food While Protecting Your Health at the Same Time

(NaturalNews) In the United States of America, July 4th is a celebration of political independence from tyranny rule, but it's also a holiday in which millions of Americans terrorize their own bodies with barbequed meats, aspartame-laced sodas and toxic sunscreen chemicals.

Here are five simple put powerful things you can do this weekend to protect your health while still enjoying the celebration!
 
July 9, 2014
 
Charge Up on Cherries Before Cycling
 
Strenuous exercise can cause temporary inflammation and oxidative stress that can lead to muscle damage, muscle soreness and reduced capacity to recover quickly. Previous studies have found that tart cherries may exert beneficial effects on recovery following weight lifting exercise and marathon running.

Read more about the research here.
 
July 8, 2014
 
What to Eat to Relieve High Blood Pressure
 
(NaturalNews) High blood pressure can have potentially serious, even fatal, consequences. The good news is that there are scientifically proven changes to one's diet which can be made to help deal with this condition. While serious cases (e.g. 160+/115+) may require the attention of a doctor and immediate pharmaceutical intervention, too many people and doctors unfortunately turn to medical drugs too quickly, when in reality there are many simple foods and herbs which can help bring mild-to-moderate cases of high blood pressure under control.

Read more about the report here.
 
July 8, 2014
 
Anti-Cancer Mechanism of Green Tea Revealed
 
Lactate dehydrogenase A (LDHA) is an enzyme that is elevated in several human cancers, including pancreatic cancer. Wai-Nang Lee, MD, from the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed), and colleagues observe that epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), the active biologic constituent in green tea, changes the metabolism of pancreatic cancer cells by suppressing LDHA expression.

Read more about the research here.
 
July 7, 2014
 
Omega-3 Fats May Reduce Risk of Gastrointestinal Diseases
 
STOCKHOLM – New research shows that dietary fats impact gut bacteria – some for the better (omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids or PUFAs) and some for the worse (omega-6 PUFAs). The omega-3s EPA and DHA found in seafood and marine oils may reduce inflammation and increase beneficial microorganisms to protect against gastrointestinal (GI) diseases.These findings were presented at the 11th Congress of the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL) in Stockholm 1 July, 2014.

Read more about the research here.
 
July 7, 2014
 
Top 5 Foods to NOT Eat to Avoid Belly Fat
 
(NaturalNews) No one wants to be overweight, but there's something about belly fat that seems worse than other types. Even the names make us cringe: Muffin top. Beer belly. Spare tire. Widening at the waistline, however, is not just aesthetically unpleasant; it's also bad for your health. Studies have shown that the larger your waist measurement, the more likely you are to have high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and some types of cancer. While eating well, taking supplements and exercising are all excellent ways to slow the expansion of your waistline, there are also some foods that you should completely avoid if losing belly fat is your goal.

Read more about the report.
 
July 3, 2014
 
Could Probiotics Boost Performance and Increase Power for Athletes?
 
By Stephen Daniells

A combination of a probiotic with a slow digested protein may increase athletic performance in healthy resistance-trained individuals, suggest results from a pilot study.

Read more about the research here.
 
July 3, 2014
 
Impact of Whooping Cough on Vaccinated Children Same as Rest of Population?
 
(NaturalNews) The effectiveness of the pertussis vaccine at preventing whooping cough has been called into question by a new study recently published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ). Researchers from the University of Oxford's Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences and Public Health England found that whooping cough prevalence among vaccinated children is roughly equal to that of unvaccinated children, suggesting that the shot may, in fact, be useless.

Read more about the report.
 
July 2, 2014
 
Half of All American Adults Have a Chronic Disease - CDC
 
Half of all adults in the US have at least one chronic condition, such as diabetes, heart disease or obesity, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published in The Lancet.

Read more about the report here.
 
July 2, 2014
 
More Than Two-Thirds of Conventional Sunscreens Contain Harmful Chemicals
 
(NaturalNews) It is one of the most pervasively destructive health myths circulating today -- if you don't use sunscreen, your skin will burn and you will get skin cancer! Besides the fallacious nature of this popular claim, the fact of the matter is that many sunscreen products on the market today are inherently dangerous and could cause skin cancer themselves, as well as a host of other serious health problems.

Read more about the report here.
 
July 1, 2014
 
Cognitive Function Improved by B-Vitamin Supplementation in Men and Women with Elevated Homocysteine  
 
On June 18, 2014, the journal Nutritional Neuroscience reported the findings of a clinical trial of middle-aged and older men and women who experienced a reduction in homocysteine and better cognition in association with B vitamin supplementation.

Read more about the study here.
 
 
June 30, 2014
 
Too Little, and Too Much, Sleep Ages the Brain
 
Achieving quality sleep is an anti-aging essential, yet many of us fail to feel rested upon waking. Elizabeth Devore, from Brigham and Women's Hospital, and colleagues evaluated associations of sleep duration at midlife and later life, and change in sleep duration over time, with memory in 15,263 participants of the Nurses' Health Study.

Read more about the study here.
 
June 30, 2014
 
Aspartame and Artificial Colors in 'All Natural' Yogurt Products?
 
(NaturalNews) If you're buying so-called "All Natural" yogurt sold at the grocery store, you might assume the phrase means the product contains nothing artificial or synthetic. After all, that's the definition of "all natural."

But food marketing companies can get pretty sneaky about using the term. They know the FDA doesn't regulate "all natural" claims, so technically any food product can be claimed as "all natural" even if it contains artificial sweeteners, synthetic chemical coloring, hexane solvent chemicals, laboratory-derived antibiotics, toxic heavy metals and anything else imaginable. (Seriously, you could mix jet fuel into yogurt and still label it "All Natural.")

Read more about the report here.
 
June 27, 2014
 
Are Higher Vitamin D Levels Associated with a Reduced Risk of Premature Mortality?
 
The results of a systematic view published in the American Journal of Public Health reaffirm what a number of studies conducted over the past decade have indicated: that having a higher serum level of vitamin D is associated with a lower risk of dying prematurely.

Read more about the report here.
 
June 27, 2014
 
Is MSG Hidden In Food?
 
(NaturalNews) Monosodium glutamate, or MSG, has long been at the center of health debates, with the Food and Drug Administration saying the product is "generally regarded as safe" (GRAS) on one side and many scientific studies demonstrating the ill effects of MSG on the other. (1) In fact, MSG has been shown in several studies to have neurotoxic effects, and although the FDA claims that problems associated with MSG affect only about 2 percent of the population, many health experts say that number is significantly higher. (2) Moreover, they aver that MSG is at the root of many health problems for tens of millions of people.

Read more about the report here.
 
June 26, 2014
 
Can Creatine Reduce Markers of Aging?
 
A naturally occurring organic acid known as creatine has long been used by athletes to boost their performance and build muscle strength without steroids. But emerging research is showing that creatine also has important anti-aging effects in vital tissues throughout the body.

Read more about the report here.
 
June 24, 2014
 
Can DNA from GMOs Pass Directly Into Humans?
 
(NaturalNews) The idea that DNA from genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is broken down in the digestive tract and rendered innocuous, a common industry claim, is patently false. A recent study published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE found that large, meal-derived DNA fragments from GMOs are fully capable of transferring their genes directly into the bloodstream, deconstructing the myth that transgenic foods act on the body in the same way as natural foods.

Read more about the report here.
 
June 19, 2014
 
Herbal Tea Lowers Colon Cancer Risk
 
Previously, some studies suggest a beneficial effect of teas on cancer incidence. Lin Fritschi, from Curtin University (Australia), and colleagues analyzed data from 854 incident cases and 948 controls in a case-control study of colorectal cancer in Western Australia.

Read more about the study here.
 
June 18, 2014
 
Top Five Foods to Eat to Avoid Belly Fat
 
(NaturalNews) Studies have linked excess belly fat to high blood pressure, heart disease and even premature death, yet millions of Americans remain overweight, packing on pounds and inches each year. (1) While getting adequate exercise is certainly a key component in keeping belly fat at bay, there are dietary changes that you could -- and should -- be making to help hit fatty deposits with a one-two punch. Here are the top five foods to eat to help get rid of excess belly fat:

Read more about the report here.
 
June 18, 2014
 
Black Tea Shows Cholesterol-Busting Potential
 
By Stephen Daniells

Regular consumption of black tea may reduce LDL cholesterol levels, but has no effect on HDL cholesterol, according to a new meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Read more about the study here.
 
June 17, 2014
 
Does Vitamin D Deficiency Cause Weight Gain?
 
(NaturalNews) For years, the mathematical equation offered to those trying to lose weight seemed simple enough: Burn more calories than you consume. Piece of cake, right? Unfortunately, as with almost everything concerning the human body, it's not quite as simple as that. Over the years, more and more scientific evidence leaks out -- confirming what many of us have suspected all along -- that proves that weight gain and loss is affected by many, many factors. Among them: genetics, gender, age, hormones, stress levels, exposure to toxins and many health conditions. Even social and environmental factors can come into play

Read more about the report here.
 
June 17, 2014
 
Exercise Remains Best Way to Combat 'Long Goodbye'
 
COULD scientists be close to finding a vaccine or cure for Alzheimer's disease? While, unfortunately, the answer is 'not yet', there does seem a case for saying exercise and diet and a healthy lifestyle could go some way to preventing the disease. A discussion by two leading scientific researchers into the disease which will affect 50 per cent of all 90 year-olds in the UK and already afflicts 800,000 Britons threw up these possibilities at the Cheltenham Science Festival.

Read more about the report here.
 
June 16, 2014
 
Natural Antibiotics to Stockpile Now: 10 Herbs and Foods That Kill Superbugs
 
(NaturalNews) Longtime readers of Natural News know that, because of massive over-prescribing by the modern healthcare industry, today's crop of antibiotics are becoming less and less effective. Another culprit: The increased use of antibiotics in factory-farm animals.

Read more about the report here.
 
June 13, 2014
 
Cut Stroke Risk with Fruits & Veggies
 
Diet is the leading lifestyle factor in stroke risk. Fruits and vegetables are rich in key micro- and macro-nutrients that contribute to healthy blood vessels. Yan Qu, from Qingdao University (China), and colleagues completed a meta-analysis of 20 studies published over the last 19 years to assess the effects of fruit and vegetable consumption on risk of stroke globally.

Read more about the research here.
 
June 13, 2014
 
10 Amazing Diet Secrets to Lower Cholesterol Naturally
 
(NaturalNews) Approximately 71 million adults suffer from high cholesterol, and only a third of these have it under control. (1) Considering that the condition significantly increases the risk of heart disease, management of high cholesterol is critically important. (2) While many Americans turn to prescription meds to control their cholesterol levels, there is a safer and more permanent approach: changing your diet. Read on to learn our picks for 10 amazing diet secrets to lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease.

Read more about the report here.
 
June 11, 2014
 
Time to Recognise ‘Core Benefits of Certain Probiotics’
 
By Shane Starling

The evidence has grown so strong for the best-documented probiotic strains that a generic digestive health claim should exist, according to a consensus statement from leading international researchers published this week in Nature Reviews: Gastroenterology & Hepatology.

Read more about the report here.
 
June 10, 2014
 
Does Green Tea Really Help You Lose Weight?
 
(NaturalNews) While many people turn to extreme dieting measures and toxic prescription meds for weight loss, the answer may be as simple as brewing up a cup of green tea. If you're wondering, "Does green tea really help you lose weight?" the answer is a resounding "Yes!" Read on to learn about the many health and weight loss benefits of incorporating green tea into your diet.

Read more about the report here.
 
June 10, 2014
 
DRIs for Bioactives? Start with Lutein, Set the Template, and Work Out the Kinks
 
By Stephen Daniells

Efforts to establish a framework for dietary reference intakes for bioactives should start with lutein, says a leading researcher, with ‘different kinds of data saying the same thing’.

Read more about the research here.
 
June 9, 2014
 
Sleep Medication Impairs Your Ability to Drive the Next Day
 
(NaturalNews) In the face of growing evidence that sleep drugs cause people to be unsafe drivers even the next day, the FDA has once again required a dose reduction for a popular sleeping pill.

Read more about the report here.
 
June 6, 2014
 
Banish These Beverages
 
While the temperatures rise with the summer season, your blood pressure doesn’t have to do the same. Aaqib Habib Malik, from Griffin Hospital (Connecticut), and colleagues completed a literature review of 12 studies with a total of 409,707 participants) involving sugar sweetened beverages and blood pressure.

Read more about the study here.
 
June 6, 2014
 
Feast, Then Fast: Large Meals Healthier for Diabetics, Says New Science
 
(NaturalNews) People with faster metabolisms often fare better when eating many smaller meals throughout the day as opposed to following the traditional three-meal regimen. But new research published in the journal Diabetologia suggests that eating just two large meals a day, breakfast and lunch, might be better for Type 2 diabetics as it may help improve weight loss and lower blood glucose and fasting insulin levels.

Read more about the research here.
 
June 5, 2014
 
Large Study Reaffirms Calcium Supplementation Safe for Women's Heart Health
 
A new study published in the May issue of the peer-reviewed scientific journal, Osteoporosis International1, found no independent associations between supplemental calcium intake and risk of incident coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke. This prospective cohort study of 74,245 women in the Nurses' Health Study, with 24 years of follow-up, counters studies from a research group in New Zealand that suggested calcium supplements may be associated with increased cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk.

Read more about the study here.
 
June 5, 2014
 
Latest Study Links Vitamin D Deficiency in Men to Increased Risk of Prostate Cancer
 
(NaturalNews) A vitamin D deficiency has been linked to a host of health problems ranging from depression to increased levels of bone fractures in adults and even certain cancers.

One of the latest studies confirms the importance of having proper levels of vitamin D in the system, concluding that men with low levels of vitamin D are at an increased risk of developing prostate cancer.

Read more about the study here.
 
June 4, 2014
 
Managing Depression Without Drugs
 
A study has found that curcumin fights depression by attacking multiple underlying targets without harmful side effects. The study showed curcumin is as effective as an anti-depressant medication—and that curcumin promoted the creation of new hippocampal brain cells!

Read more about the study here.
 
June 3, 2014
 
Why Statins Side Effects May (Literally) Be Killing You
 
(NaturalNews) Millions of Americans take statins to lower their cholesterol levels. While these highly prescribed drugs may seem like a magical cure-all for high cholesterol, the truth is that statins lead to a multitude of dangerous -- and sometimes fatal -- conditions. Read on to learn why statins' side effects may (literally) be killing you.

Read more about the report here.
 
June 3, 2014
 
High Dose Vitamin C Reduces Epstein-Barr Viral Infection
 
The journal Medical Science Monitor recently reported a benefit for intravenous vitamin C in patients with high levels of antibodies to the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), which has been implicated in chronic fatigue syndrome, Burkett's lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and some autoimmune conditions. "This is, to our knowledge, the first clinical study of ascorbic acid and EBV infection," announce authors Nina A. Mikirova and Ronald Hunninghake of the Riordan Clinic in Wichita.

Read more about study here.
 
May 30, 2014
 
Sudy Finds Vaccine-Induced Immune Overload Now Affects Majority of US Children
 
(NaturalNews) Immunity is crucial. But the artificial kind brought about by vaccines can be extremely damaging, especially when the body's immune response is too strong. A groundbreaking new study published in the peer-reviewed journal Molecular and Genetic Medicine highlights the consequences of this vaccine-induced immune overload, stating that the majority of American children now suffer from the often debilitating condition.

Read more about the study here.
 
May 28, 2014
 
Are Doctors Seeing the Preventative Eye Health Potential of Carotenoids?
 
By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Carotenoids like lutein are well-documented to boost eye health yet the approach of the medical fraternity and some regulators lacks vision when it comes to prevention, says a leading professor in the area.

Read more about the report here.
 
May 23, 2014
 
Chemotherapy Accelerates Molecular Aging
 
Oncologists from the University of North Carolina (UNC) have directly measured the impact of chemotherapy treatment on biological aging. Hanna Sanoff, MD, MPH, assistant professor with the UNC School of Medicine and member of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, and colleagues measured the level of p16, a protein that causes cellular aging, in the blood of 33 women (aged >50) who had undergone chemotherapy for curable breast cancer.

Read more about the study here.
 
May 23, 2014
 
Green Tea Diet Secrets: How to Get Results More Safely and Quickly
 
(NaturalNews) Green tea diet secrets are not so secret any more. If you're trying to shed a few pounds, adding green tea to your diet can really help jump start the process. Studies have proven the efficacy of green tea for weight loss. Green tea has been shown to speed up metabolic rates and increase energy expenditure during exercise in healthy adults. Additionally, a study (1) published by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that green tea increases fat oxidation during moderate exercise, improves insulin sensitivity and increases glucose tolerance, all of which can help prevent obesity

Read more about the report here.
 
May 22, 2014
 
Mediterranean Diet Lowers Sudden Cardiac Death Risk in Women
 
An article published online in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reports a protective effect for a Mediterranean diet against the risk of undergoing sudden cardiac death among postmenopausal women. The diet, characterized by a high intake of fruit, vegetables, whole grain, unsaturated fat, nuts, and fish, moderate alcohol intake, and a low intake of saturated fat, has been linked with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and other conditions in a number of studies.

Read more about the report here.
 
May 21, 2014
 
Meta-Analysis Links Greater Calcium Intake to Lower Colorectal Cancer Risk
 
The results of a dose-response meta-analysis published online in the International Journal of Cancer support a reduced risk of colorectal cancer among men and women with a higher intake of calcium.

Read more about the report here.
 
May 20, 2014
 
Eating an Organic Diet for Only One Week Can Reduce Pesticide Levels by 90%
 
(NaturalNews) A new study due to be published in the July 2014 edition of the Journal of Environmental Research has found that eating an organic diet for just one week can reduce pesticide levels in adults by almost 90%. The study reaffirms the findings of a 2006 study on children which found that organic diets greatly lowered children's levels of organophosphorus pesticides.

Read more about the study here.
 
May 19, 2014
 
Fiber May Increase Post Heart Attack Life Expectancy By A Quarter
 
by Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Recommending a higher intake cereal fiber after a heart attack may improve long-term survival rates, according to a nine-year research project.

Read more about the research here.
 
May 19, 2014
 
Higher Vitamin D Levels Correlated with Improved Breast Cancer Prognosis
 
An article published online in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment reports the results of a meta-analysis conducted by Canadian researchers which found an association between higher serum levels of vitamin D and better prognosis for women with early stage breast cancer.

Read more about the study here.
 
May 16, 2014
 
UK Data Shows Most People Do Not Meet Healthy Eating Targets
 
By Nathan Gray

The UK population is still consuming too much saturated fat, added sugars and salt and not enough fruit, vegetables, oily fish and fibre, says a new report.

Read more about the report here.
 
May 14, 2014
 
Correcting Low Vitamin D Levels Results in Weight Loss and Reduced Inflammation
 
The May 2014 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published the results of a trial of vitamin D supplementation in women which found that correction of vitamin D insufficiency resulted in weight loss and a significant reduction in C-reactive protein (CRP), a marker of inflammation.

Read more about the study here.
 
May 14, 2014
 
The 5 Best Home Remedies for Joint Inflammation
 
(NaturalNews) Joint inflammation can accompany a wide variety of health conditions, including arthritis, gout and lumbar spinal stenosis. (1) Inflammation is an immune response, but it can become a problem itself when it becomes continuous. With inflammation, you can experience redness, pain, swelling and other sensations that are uncomfortable and can greatly affect your quality of life. Our 5 best home remedies, including lifestyle changes, will help you combat inflammation and its uncomfortable symptoms without the use of drugs. You simply have to look for common items you probably already have in your home or make changes to your lifestyle.

Read more about the report here.
 
May 12, 2014
 
Low Dose Iron May Help Reduce Iron Deficiency and Anemia in Pregnant Women
 
By Stephen Daniells

Daily supplements containing low doses of ferrous bisglycinate (Aminojern, a product containing Albion’s Ferrochel) may help pregnant women avoid iron deficiency and anemia, says a new study from Denmark.

Read more about the study here.
 
May 7, 2014

Music-Based Multitasking Training Improves Cognition & Mental Health
 
Developed in the early 1900s, music-based multitasking training is a specific regimen which has been shown to be effective in improving gait and reducing falls. Melany Hars, from Geneva University Hospitals (Switzerland), and colleagues studied 134 men and women, average age 75 years, who were all at increased risk for falls but who did not live in a nursing home or other facility. These subjects were randomly divided into a study group that attended hour-long music-based multitasking sessions once a week for 25 weeks, or a comparison group that just kept up their normal lifestyles and did not attend training sessions.

Read more about the study here.
 
May 2, 2014

Can Coffee Help Prevent Diabetes?
 
(NaturalNews) Americans are coffee drinkers, with over 50% of us relying on the stuff to wake us up in the morning and keep us alert throughout the day. Besides being able to help fight fatigue, recent research has found that increasing your consumption of coffee can help prevent the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Read more about the report here.
 

May 1, 2014

Can A South American Berry Protect from Alzheimer’s?
 
The South American palm acaí berry (Euterpe oleraceae Mart.) is abundant in polyphenols and other antioxidants. Daphne Wong, from the University of Adelaide (Australia), and colleagues employed a laboratory model of Alzheimer's Disease, in which cells were pretreated with acai extract and then exposed to a specific form of beta-amyloid.

Read more about the study here.

 

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