Daily aspirin doubles the risk of melanoma in men

Public Release: 3-May-2018 Daily aspirin linked to higher risk in men Women taking daily aspirin do not have higher risk in the same population Northwestern University Results surprising because aspirin is often reported to decrease risk of certain cancers Men who take daily aspirin may benefit from periodic skin exams by the dermatologist ‘This does…

Walnuts impact gut microbiome and improve health

Public Release: 3-May-2018   University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences   URBANA, Ill. – Diets rich in nuts, such as walnuts, have been shown to play a role in heart health and in reducing colorectal cancer. According to a new study from the University of Illinois, the way walnuts impact the…

Protein Supplements With Meals, better for weight control?

Protein Supplements With Meals, better for weight control?   A new systematic review of available evidence indicates that consuming protein supplements with meals may be more effective at promoting weight control than consuming supplements between meals in adults following a resistance training regimen. Citation: Joshua L Hudson, Robert E Bergia, Wayne W Campbell. Effects of…

Diet rich in fish and legumes may help to delay natural menopause

Public Release: 30-Apr-2018   But high dietary intake of refined carbs may help to hasten it, suggests research BMJ A diet rich in fish and legumes may help to delay the natural menopause, while high dietary intake of refined carbs, such as pasta and rice, may instead help to hasten it, suggests the first UK…

Hemp shows strong potential for treating cancer

Hemp shows strong potential for treating cancer Hemp shows strong potential for treating cancer Results from some of the first studies to examine hemp’s ability to fight cancer show that it might one day be useful as plant-based treatment for ovarian cancer. KY Hemp-induced Modulation of Ovarian Cancer Cell Metastasis: Sara Biela, Annie Wang, and…

Metastatic cancer gorges on fructose in the liver

Public Release: 26-Apr-2018   Discovery of metabolic reprogramming in metastatic cancer could lead to new therapies Duke University DURHAM, N.C. — Biomedical engineers at Duke University have demonstrated that metastatic cancer cells can reprogram their metabolism to thrive in new organs. Specifically, the research shows that cells originating from colorectal cancer change their dietary habits…

Did eating dark chocolate improve vision?

Public Release: 26-Apr-2018 JAMA Ophthalmology Bottom Line: A small study found slight improvement in vision after eating dark chocolate. Why The Research Is Interesting: Eating dark chocolate has been associated with better blood flow, mood and cognition in the short term but little is known about its possible effects on vision. Who and When: 30…

Probiotics useful in the fight against infection prevention

Public Release: 26-Apr-2018   New research shows probiotics may be a prevention tool for Clostridium difficile infections Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America NEW YORK (April 26, 2018) – Probiotics may be a relatively safe, simple, and low-cost solution for preventing Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) in hospital settings, according to two studies published today in…

Bacteria in the small intestine indispensable for fat absorption

Public Release: 26-Apr-2018 New study shows that Western diets, high in fat and simple sugar, promote the growth of bacteria in the small intestine that increase fat digestion and absorption Midwestern University A researcher at Midwestern University led a new study showing that Western diets, high in fat and simple sugar, promote the growth of…

Drinking kefir may prompt brain-gut communication to lower blood pressure

Public Release: 25-Apr-2018 Long-term probiotic use balances gut microbiota, brain chemicals in rodent study Experimental Biology 2018 Drinking kefir may have a positive effect on blood pressure by promoting communication between the gut and brain. Kefir is a fermented probiotic milk beverage known to help maintain the balance of beneficial bacteria in the digestive system.…

Consuming protein supplements with meals may work better for weight control

Public Release: 25-Apr-2018 Oxford University Press USA A new systematic review of available evidence appearing in Nutrition Reviews indicates that consuming protein supplements with meals may be more effective at promoting weight control than consuming supplements between meals in adults following a resistance training regimen. It is well established that consuming dietary protein proximate to…

Common class of drugs linked to dementia even when taken 20 years before diagnosis

Public Release: 25-Apr-2018   Regenstrief Institute INDIANAPOLIS – The largest and most detailed study of the long-term impact of anticholinergic drugs, a class of drugs commonly prescribed in the United States and United Kingdom as antidepressants and incontinence medications, has found that their use is associated with increased risk of dementia, even when taken 20…

Drinking baking soda could help combat autoimmune disease

Drinking baking soda could help combat autoimmune disease Drinking baking soda could help combat autoimmune disease A daily dose of baking soda may help reduce the destructive inflammation of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, scientists say. Citation: Oral NaHCO3 Activates a Splenic Anti-Inflammatory Pathway: Evidence That Cholinergic Signals Are Transmitted via Mesothelial Cells J Immunol…

New app could make cannabis use safer

Public Release: 24-Apr-2018 ‘Am I Stoned’ app designed to help users understand their impairment Experimental Biology 2018   IMAGE: A test of tapping speed helps app users assess their level of impairment from marijuana use.  Credit: Harriet de Wit Although cannabis, also known as marijuana, has been shown to impair memory, reaction time and attention,…

Preconception zinc deficiency could spell bad news for fertility

Public Release: 24-Apr-2018   Micronutrient availability can have early and long-lasting effects on egg quality American Physiological Society   San Diego (April 24, 2018)–An estimated 10 percent of couples in the U.S. struggle with infertility. While a variety of factors can make it difficult for some people to get pregnant, ovulation disorders are a leading…

Research explains link between exercise and appetite loss

Public Release: 24-Apr-2018   Albert Einstein College of Medicine   IMAGE: This is Young-Hwan Jo, Ph.D. Credit: Albert Einstein College of Medicine April 24, 2018–(BRONX, NY)–Ever wonder why intense exercise temporarily curbs your appetite? In research described in today’s issue of PLOS Biology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine researchers reveal that the answer is all…

New studies show dark chocolate consumption reduces stress and inflammation

Public Release: 24-Apr-2018   Data represent first human trials examining the impact of dark chocolate consumption on cognition and other brain functions Loma Linda University Adventist Health Sciences Center   IMAGE: Research shows there might be health benefits to eating certain types of dark chocolate. Clinicalnews.org Credit: LLU Health New research shows there might be…

Commonly prescribed heartburn drug linked to pneumonia in older adults

Public Release: 24-Apr-2018 American Geriatrics Society Researchers at the University of Exeter have found a statistical link between pneumonia in older people and a group of medicines commonly used to neutralize stomach acid in people with heartburn or stomach ulcers. Although proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) are still a valuable group of medicines, research is indicating that…

Hemp shows potential for treating ovarian cancer

Public Release: 23-Apr-2018 Hemp shows potential for treating ovarian cancer Researchers demonstrate hemp’s ability to slow cancer growth and uncover mechanism for its cancer-fighting ability Experimental Biology 2018   IMAGE: Researchers used cultured ovarian cancer cells to investigate the anti-cancer properties of hemp extract. Credit: Annie Wang Results from some of the first studies to…