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Vitamin C intake associated with lower risk of gout in men
Men with higher vitamin C intake appear less likely to develop gout, a
painful type of arthritis, according to a report in the March 9 issue
of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.
Mar 16, 2009 - 9:50:43 AM
Diabetes and elevated levels of cholesterol linked to faster cognitive decline in Alzheimer's patients
Heart disease and stroke linked to increased cognitive decline only in
Alzheimer's patients who carry the APOE-e4 gene -- previously
implicated in late-onset disease
Mar 16, 2009 - 9:49:14 AM
Is one diet as good as another?
Any diet will do? Not if you want to
lose fat instead of muscle. Not if you want to lower your triglyceride
levels so you'll be less likely to develop diabetes and heart disease.
Not if you want to avoid cravings that tempt you to cheat on your diet.
And not if you want to keep the weight off long-term.
Mar 4, 2009 - 1:22:00 PM
Garlic helps patients with diabetes or high blood pressure
A new study suggests
that eating garlic daily may help patients with diabetes and or high blood
Mar 3, 2009 - 11:14:47 AM
Vitamin B and folic acid may reduce AMD risk
Taking supplements with vitamins B6, B12 and
folic acid helps reduce risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in
women, according to a study reported in the Feb 23, 2009 issue of Archives of
Mar 3, 2009 - 9:43:50 AM
Broccoli compound may help prevent respiratory inflammation
high amounts of broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cabbage daily may reduce
the risk of respiratory inflammation that causes conditions like
asthma, allergic rhinitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,
according to a new study.
Mar 2, 2009 - 3:43:32 PM
Chili peppers help to unravel the mechanism of pain
the active ingredient in chili peppers, is most often experienced as an
irritant, but it may also be used to reduce pain. A new work published
by Drs. Feng Qin and Jing Yao in this week's
PLoS Biology uses
capsaicin to uncover novel insight into how pain-receptor systems can
adapt to painful stimuli.
Feb 23, 2009 - 9:59:42 PM
Vitamin B and folic acid may reduce risk of age-related vision loss
Taking a combination of vitamins B6
and B12 and folic acid appears to decrease the risk of age-related
macular degeneration in women, according to a report in the February 23
Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the
Feb 23, 2009 - 9:55:22 PM
Forget the antioxidants? McGill researchers cast doubt on role of free radicals in aging
For more than 40 years, the prevailing explanation of why we get old
has been tied to what is called oxidative stress. This theory
postulates that when molecules like free radicals, oxygen ions and
peroxides build up in cells, they overwhelm the cells' ability to
repair the damage they cause, and the cells age.
Feb 17, 2009 - 2:39:15 PM
Vitamin supplements may protect against noise-induced hearing loss
supplements can prevent hearing loss in laboratory animals, according
to two new studies, bringing investigators one step closer to the
development of a pill that could stave off noise-induced and perhaps
even age-related hearing loss in humans.
Feb 17, 2009 - 2:37:41 PM
Supplement of probiotics provides a new therapy for ulcerative colitis
The animal and clinical studies indicated that gastrointestinal bacteria play an important role in the development of UC, and the supplement of probiotics was beneficial for UC.
Feb 17, 2009 - 9:33:47 AM
Chewing gum helps treat hyperphosphatemia in kidney disease patients
Chewing gum made with a phosphate-binding ingredient can help treat
high phosphate levels in dialysis patients with chronic kidney disease
(CKD), according to a study appearing in the March 2009 issue of the
Journal of the American Society Nephrology
(JASN). The results suggest that this simple measure could maintain
proper phosphate levels and help prevent cardiovascular disease in
Feb 12, 2009 - 12:02:00 PM
Drinking too much soda doubles risk of early kidney disease in women
Women who drink two or more cans of soda pop per day
are nearly twice as likely to show early signs of kidney disease, a
recent study has found.
Feb 9, 2009 - 10:29:40 AM
Berry Compound Reduces Aging Effect
In a new study, aged laboratory animals that ate a diet rich in the
berry and grape compound pterostilbene performed better than those in a group
that did not eat the enriched diet, scientists with the
Agricultural Research Service (ARS) have
reported. Pterostilbene reversed measurable negative effects of aging on brain
function and behavioral performance.
Feb 7, 2009 - 10:20:08 AM
Genetic study shows direct link between vitamin D and MS susceptibility 'gene'
Researchers have found evidence that
a direct interaction between vitamin D and a common genetic variant
alters the risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS). The research,
published on 6 February in the open-access journal
suggests that vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy and the early years
may increase the risk of the offspring developing MS later in life.
Feb 5, 2009 - 8:32:37 AM
Eating eggs may raise type 2 diabetes risk
Eating too much of eggs too often may increase the risk
of type 2 diabetes, a new study published in the Feb 2009 issue of Diabetes
Feb 4, 2009 - 11:59:24 AM
Does hotter mean healthier?
Phytophthora blight, caused by
is a major plant disease that affects many crop species worldwide,
including chile peppers in New Mexico. Farmers' observations suggested
Phytophthora capsici caused less damage in pepper crops of the hot pepper varieties than low-heat pepper varieties.
Feb 3, 2009 - 2:49:25 PM
Household chemicals may be linked to infertility
Researchers at the UCLA School of
Public Health have found the first evidence that perfluorinated
chemicals, or PFCs — chemicals that are widely used in everyday items
such as food packaging, pesticides, clothing, upholstery, carpets and
personal care products — may be associated with infertility in women
Jan 30, 2009 - 10:00:38 AM
Neutralizing Acidosis and Bone Loss among Mature Adults
A new study funded in part by the Agricultural Research Service (ARS)
suggests that neutralizing an acid-producing diet may be an important
key to reducing bone breakdown, or "turnover," while aging. The study
comes on the heels of several ARS-reported studies suggesting that
consuming more-than-recommended amounts of calcium may not be the main
answer to protecting bone.
Jan 30, 2009 - 8:32:15 AM
Chondroitin Slows Progression and Relieves Symptoms of Knee Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis (OA) causes
disability and is a major public health problem. A new study examined
the effect of chondroitins 4 and 6 sulfate (CS) on OA progression and
symptoms. CS, unlike other chondroitin sulfate products sold as dietary
supplements in the U.S., has been approved as a prescription
symptomatic slow acting drug for OA in many European countries. The
study was published in the February issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism
Jan 29, 2009 - 9:56:31 AM
Caloric restriction can help aging brains
may help the elderly retain memory and thinking skills, according to a new
study published in the Jan. 27 online edition of the Proceedings of the
National Academy of Sciences.
Jan 28, 2009 - 11:56:22 AM
Diabetes treatment may lie in helping muscles to burn fat better
Sydney and Melbourne have produced results that could silence the
current debate about exactly how fat molecules clog up muscle cells,
making them less responsive to insulin.
Jan 28, 2009 - 8:40:02 AM
'Sunshine vitamin' link to cognitive problems in older people
Researchers from the Peninsula Medical School, the University of Cambridge
and the University of Michigan, have for the first time identified a
relationship between Vitamin D, the "sunshine vitamin", and cognitive impairment
in a large-scale study of older people. The importance of these findings lies in
the connection between cognitive function and dementia: people who have impaired
cognitive function are more likely to develop dementia. The paper will appear in
a forthcoming issue of the
Journal of Geriatric Psychology and Neurology.
Jan 26, 2009 - 11:06:37 AM
Eating less may not extend life
lean mice – and possibly for lean humans, the authors of a new study
predict – the anti-aging strategy known as caloric restriction may be a
pointless, frustrating and even dangerous exercise.
Jan 23, 2009 - 8:57:52 AM
Getting Less Sleep Associated With Lower Resistance to Colds
Individuals who get less than seven hours of sleep per night appear
about three times as likely to develop respiratory illness following
exposure to a cold virus as those who sleep eight hours or more,
according to a report in the January 12 issue of
Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.
Jan 12, 2009 - 4:57:18 PM
Of mice and peanuts, a new mouse model for peanut allergy
Chicago researchers report the development of a new mouse model for
food allergy that mimics symptoms generated during a human allergic
reaction to peanuts.
Jan 12, 2009 - 4:52:23 PM
Vitamin D is the 'it' nutrient of the moment
Vitamin D is quickly becoming the "it" nutrient with health benefits
for diseases, including cancer, osteoporosis, heart disease and now
Jan 12, 2009 - 9:22:35 AM
The prevalence of gluten-sensitive enteropathy in iron-deficient anemia patients
Gluten sensitive enteropathy
(GSE) is an autoimmune enteropathy due to food gluten intolerance in
genetically predisposed people. While GSE was thought to be a rare
disease in the past and was believed to be essentially a disease of
Europeans, recent screening studies showed that GSE is one of the most
frequent genetically based diseases occured worldwide. Iron deficiency
anemia could be a sole manifestation of GSE, and it might result in the
delayed diagnosis of GSE, resulting in complications.
Jan 8, 2009 - 5:38:25 PM
Low-carb diets prove better at controlling type 2 diabetes
In a six-month
comparison of low-carb diets, one that encourages eating carbohydrates
with the lowest-possible rating on the glycemic index leads to greater
improvement in blood sugar control, according to Duke University
Medical Center researchers.
Jan 5, 2009 - 1:59:03 PM
Antioxidants offer pain relief in patients with chronic pancreatitis
was found to be effective in relieving pain and reducing levels of
oxidative stress in patients with chronic pancreatitis (CP), reports a
new study in Gastroenterology
Jan 1, 2009 - 1:51:53 PM