Month: August 2017

Omega-3’s shown to reduce the risk of cardiac death by 29.1%

Omega-3’s shown to reduce the risk of cardiac death by 29.1% Omega-3’s shown to reduce the risk of cardiac death by 29.1% from Clinical News – VHFILM on Vimeo. We review the publicly cited research ” Omega-3 intake reduces cardiac death risk according to comprehensive new study “, in which the risk of cardiac death…

Dark chocolate with olive oil associated with improved cardiovascular risk profile

Public Release: 29-Aug-2017   European Society of Cardiology Barcelona, Spain – 29 Aug 2017: Dark chocolate enriched with extra virgin olive oil is associated with an improved cardiovascular risk profile, according to research presented today at ESC Congress.1 “A healthy diet is known to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease,” said lead author Dr Rossella…

Bone-derived hormone reverses age-related memory loss in mice

Public Release: 29-Aug-2017   Study also identified possible target for novel therapies Columbia University Medical Center New York, NY (August 29, 2017)–Age-related memory loss may be reversed by boosting blood levels of osteocalcin, a hormone produced by bone cells, according to mouse studies led by Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers. The research team also…

New osteoporosis treatment uses traditional Chinese herb to prevent bone loss

Public Release: 29-Aug-2017   University of British Columbia An herb widely used in traditional Chinese medicine might hold the key to a new osteoporosis therapy that could prevent bone loss without causing side effects. Using a compound derived from red sage, UBC researchers have found a way to selectively block an enzyme called Cathepsin K…

80-year-olds as street-savvy as 18-year-olds

Public Release: 28-Aug-2017   Gut instinct about danger as sharp in old age as in young adults University of Portsmouth Our gut instinct about whether a stranger poses a threat is as good when we’re 80 as when we’re 18, according to new research. Older people are as good as young adults at knowing when…

Antioxidant/zinc supplement cost saving and effective for degenerative eye disease

Public Release: 23-Aug-2017   NHS should fund this for people with ‘wet’ age-related macular degeneration, say researchers BMJ A supplement that combines antioxidants with zinc and copper is a relatively inexpensive and effective means of halting the progression of a certain type of degenerative eye disease, concludes research published online in the British Journal of…

Omega-3 intake reduces cardiac death risk according to comprehensive new study

Public Release: 23-Aug-2017   Greater risk reduction seen in subjects with high cholesterol or triglycerides GOED IMAGE: This is a table assessing meta analysis results. Credit: Maki et al Results from a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Lipidology showed that in 14 randomized, controlled trials (RCTs) of 71,899 people, consumption of EPA…

Omega-3 supplements may help slow the development of diseases like cancer, Alzheimer’s and multiple sclerosis.

Public Release: 24-Aug-2017 Understanding how omega-3 dampens inflammatory reactions Norwegian University of Science and Technology   Omega-3 fatty acids, which we primarily get through eating fatty fish, have long been thought to be good for our health. Many dietary studies have suggested that high intake is associated with a reduced risk of various disorders. Clinical…

HKBU clinical observation finds efficacy rate of over 70 percent in Chinese medicine treatment of chronic renal failure

Public Release: 24-Aug-2017   Hong Kong Baptist University   The School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) recently conducted a clinical observation on Chinese medicine treatment of chronic renal failure (CRF). The results indicates that a particular type of Chinese medicine treatment which nourishes kidney, removes blood stasis and turbidity is…

Caffeine tempers taste, triggering temptation for sweets

Public Release: 24-Aug-2017   Cornell University   ITHACA, N.Y. – Caffeine, the widely consumed stimulant and igniter of sluggish mornings, has been found to temper taste buds temporarily, making food and drink seem less sweet, according to new Cornell University research. Caffeine is a powerful antagonist of adenosine receptors, which promote relaxation and sleepiness. Suppressing…

How Walnuts help control appetite

How Walnuts help control appetite from Clinical News – VHFILM on Vimeo. How Walnuts help control appetite We review the recent public cited research ” In a nutshell: Walnuts activate brain region involved in appetite control ” in how walnuts may help reduce appetite and food cravings. Citation: Walnut consumption increases activation of the insula…

Common antiseptic ingredients de-energize cells and impair hormone response

Public Release: 22-Aug-2017   Some disinfectants inhibit cell energy and alter reproduction University of California – Davis A new in-vitro study by University of California, Davis, researchers indicates that quaternary ammonium compounds, or “quats,” used as antimicrobial agents in common household products inhibit mitochondria, the powerhouses of the cell, as well as estrogenic functions in…

Study suggests serotonin may worsen tinnitus

  Oregon Health & Science University Millions of people suffer from the constant sensation of ringing or buzzing in the ears known as tinnitus, creating constant irritation for some and severe anxiety for others. Research by scientists at OHSU shows why a common antidepressant medication may worsen the condition. The study, to be published Aug.…

Low Vitamin D associated with a 12 fold increase in heart failure

Low Vitamin D associated with a 12 fold increase in heart failure from Clinical News – VHFILM on Vimeo. We review the research ” Association between vitamin D deficiency and heart failure risk in the elderly ” in which they reported a 12.2 times increased risk of heart failure among those with low Vitamin D…

High dose Vitamin C may encourage blood cancer stem cells to die

Public Release: 17-Aug-2017 NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine Credit: NYU Langone Health Vitamin C may “tell” faulty stem cells in the bone marrow to mature and die normally, instead of multiplying to cause blood cancers. This is the finding of a study led by researchers from Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone…

Latency of seizures determined by diet, omega-3 fatty acids

Public Release: 17-Aug-2017   Estrogen-mediated brain protection directly linked to intake of fatty acids found in oils Hiroshima University   The latest research from Hiroshima University connecting DHA synthesis to estrogen production, and consequentially brain health, backs up further the old adage that a daily intake of fish oil is good for you. Credit: Yasuhiro…

Antibiotics found to weaken body’s ability to fight off disease

Public Release: 17-Aug-2017 University of Virginia Health System   Caption Bill Petri, MD, PhD, of the University of Virginia Health System, and his colleagues at UVA and the icddr,b have determined that antibiotics can weaken the body’s ability to fight off disease by decreasing the variety of beneficial microbes in the gut. Credit: Sanjay Suchak,…

In a nutshell: Walnuts activate brain region involved in appetite control

Public Release: 16-Aug-2017   First-of-its-kind study reveals mechanism of walnuts’ documented ability to decrease hunger Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center   IMAGE: fMRI tests revealed increased activity in right insula, the part of the brain that regulates satiety and cravings, after participants consumed walnuts. Credit: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center BOSTON – Packed with nutrients…