Month: April 2016

A vitamin that stops the aging process of organs

Public Release: 28-Apr-2016   Nicotinamide riboside rejuvenates stem cells, allowing better regeneration processes in aged mice Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Nicotinamide riboside (NR) is pretty amazing. It has already been shown in several studies to be effective in boosting metabolism. And now a team of researchers at EPFL’s Laboratory of Integrated Systems Physiology (LISP),…

Peppermint tea can help improve your memory

Public Release: 28-Apr-2016   Peppermint tea can improve long-term and working memory and in healthy adults British Psychological Society Peppermint tea can improve long-term and working memory and in healthy adults. This is the finding of a study by Dr Mark Moss, Robert Jones and Lucy Moss of Northumbria University who presented their research thist…

Gut bacteria may predict risk of life-threatening infections following chemotherapy

Public Release: 28-Apr-2016   Study could help physicians choose care path for some cancer patients University of Minnesota A new study led by researchers at the University of Minnesota and Nantes University Hospital in France shows that the bacteria in people’s gut may predict their risk of life-threatening blood infections following high-dose chemotherapy. The study…

Black raspberry improves cardiovascular risk in metabolic syndrome

  Public Release: 28-Apr-2016   Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News New Rochelle, NY, April 28, 2016–A new study shows that black raspberry extract can significantly lower a key measure of arterial stiffness-an indicator of cardiovascular disease. Black raspberry intake was also associated with increased levels of circulating endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs), which help repair…

No time to get fit? Think again — just 1 minute of intense exercise produces health benefits

Public Release: 27-Apr-2016   McMaster University Researchers at McMaster University have found that a single minute of very intense exercise produces health benefits similar to longer, traditional endurance training. The findings put to rest the common excuse for not getting in shape: there is not enough time. “This is a very time-efficient workout strategy,” says…

Rosemary aroma can help older adults to remember to do things

Public Release: 27-Apr-2016   British Psychological Society   The aroma of rosemary essential oil may improve ability of people over 65 to remember events and to remember to complete tasks at particular times in the future. This is the finding of a study by post-graduate student Lauren Bussey, Lucy Moss and Dr Mark Moss of…

All hairstyles are not created equal

Public Release: 27-Apr-2016   What dermatologists need to know about African-American hairstyling practices and the risk of traction alopecia Johns Hopkins Medicine   IMAGE: The contributing factors of traction alopecia are shown. Credit: Johns Hopkins Medicine In a review of 19 studies, researchers at Johns Hopkins say they can confirm a “strong association” between certain…

Nutrient supplements can give antidepressants a boost

Public Release: 26-Apr-2016   International evidence review gives thumbs up to omega-3s University of Melbourne   An international evidence review has found that certain nutritional supplements can increase the effectiveness of antidepressants for people with clinical depression. Omega 3 fish oils, S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe)*, methylfolate (bioactive form of folate) and Vitamin D, were all found to…

Probiotics protect mice from estrogen deficiency-related bone loss

Public Release: 25-Apr-2016   Journal of Clinical Investigation After menopause, a decline in estrogen levels is linked to increases in inflammation that can cause osteoporosis. Intestinal bacteria have been shown to influence inflammation by modulating immune responses, and a new study suggests that differences in gut microbial populations may determine the extent of post-menopausal bone…

Could a combined dietary supplement help ward off heart disease?

Public Release: 25-Apr-2016   Cardiff University Combining marine fish oil, cocoa extract and phytosterols into a dietary supplement could offer new hope in the fight against heart disease, a new study suggests. A collaborative study between Cardiff University scientists and South Wales-based nutritional supplement manufacturer, Cultech Ltd, examined the potential of combining the three ingredients…

Health News for 25 APR 2016:

Health News for 25 APR 2016: 1. Transfer of gut bacteria can make you depressed 2. Fructose alters hundreds of brain genes, which can lead to a wide range of diseases (HFCS) 3. Watercress extract detoxifies carcinogens in smokers, clinical trial demonstrates Links in order 1. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/04/160420104209.htm 2. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/04/160422091900.htm 3. http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-04/uops-wed041816.php

Gut feeling: ONR research examines link between stomach bacteria, PTSD

Public Release: 25-Apr-2016   Office of Naval Research ARLINGTON, Va.–Could bacteria in your gut be used to cure or prevent neurological conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety or even depression? Two researchers sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) think that’s a strong possibility. Dr. John Bienenstock and Dr. Paul Forsythe–who work…

Why is visceral fat worse than subcutaneous fat?

Public Release: 25-Apr-2016   University of Illinois at Chicago   Researchers have long-known that visceral fat – the kind that wraps around the internal organs – is more dangerous than subcutaneous fat that lies just under the skin around the belly, thighs and rear. But how visceral fat contributes to insulin resistance and inflammation has…

How Much Vitamin C to help with Cataracts

How Much Vitamin C to help with Cataracts We review the Twin study ” Increased vitamin C in the diet could help protect against cataracts “. * Citation Title : Genetic and Dietary Factors Influencing the Progression of Nuclear Cataract

Mexican researchers observe natural insect control without pesticides

Public Release: 20-Apr-2016   Entomological Society of America Scale insects known as cochineals are major pests of prickly pear in Mexico, and pesticides are often used to control them. However, one prickly pear farmer has been controlling them without the use of insecticides since the year 2000. The farmer tipped off a team of scientists…

Consuming too much fructose during pregnancy raises the child’s risk for heart disease

Public Release: 20-Apr-2016   The study could have worldwide implications for people because a large proportion of processed foods and carbonated beverages contain high-fructose syrup and other fructose-based sweeteners University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston   The negative health effects of consuming large amounts of fructose could impact several generations, according to researchers at…

Chemical exposure could lead to obesity, UGA study finds

Public Release: 20-Apr-2016   University of Georgia Athens, Ga. – Exposure to chemicals found in everyday products could affect the amount of fat stored in the body, according to a study by University of Georgia researchers. Phthalates are chemicals found in everything from plastic products to soap to nail polish–they give plastic its bendy stretch.…