Asian Mushroom May Combat ObesityLiquid extract of the Ganoderma lucidum (reishi) mushroom may counteract obesity-related inflammation and metabolic dysfunction
In that obesity is associated with low-grade chronic inflammation and intestinal dysbiosis, scientists have become increasingly interested in ways to modulate the gut microbiota as a potential approach to address ...More »
Preventable Diseases Shorten LifespanHeart disease, stroke, and type-2 diabetes may reduce lifespan by as much as 23 years.
Whereas smoking is thought to reduce lifespan by 10 years, preventable diseases such as heart disease, stroke and type-2 diabetes may shorten lifespan by as much as 23 years. Researchers ...More »
Acupuncture Aimed at Blood PressureTraditional Chinese therapy may markedly lower blood pressure, with the effects persisting for 90 days.
Acupuncture is a longstanding Chinese medicine therapy, and a team from University of California/Irvine (California, USA) submits data that validates its effects on mild to moderate hypertension (high blood ...More »
Eyeing Brain HealthEnhancing macular pigments may improve cognitive skills in aging.
A number of previous studies report that lutein and zeanthin are two carotenoid compounds that associate with eye health – particularly, the macula (the region that enables central vision). JM Nolan ...More »
Blueberries Bump Up Blood Vessel HealthSmoothies made with blueberry powder may improve endothelial function, among men and women with Metabolic Syndrome.
A risk factor for diabetes and heart disease, Metabolic Syndrome is a condition involving a large waistline, high triglycerides level, low HDL cholesterol level, high blood pressure, and high fasting ...More »
The Brain-Gut ConnectionBoth a high-fat and a high-sugar diet can cause changes in gut bacteria that appear related to a significant loss of "cognitive flexibility"
Previously, some studies suggest a link between fat and sugar on cognitive function and behavior, positing that such problems may be linked to alteration of the microbiome -- a complex mixture ...More »
Salmon Compound Minimizes InflammationAstaxanthin may improve muscle recuperation, among athletes.
Astaxanthin is a pink-orange carotenoid found in salmon and has been shown by some published studies to exert antioxidant effects, Ivana Baralic, from the Sports Medicine Association of Serbia (Serbia ...More »
Customized Stem Cells Enable Anti-Aging R&DA high-throughput robotic platform enables researchers to create thousands of patient-specific stem cells with less variability.
Scientists at The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Research Institute have designed a revolutionary, high-throughput, robotic platform that automates and standardizes the process of transforming patient samples into stem ...More »
A Treat for Your BrainDark chocolate can markedly improve attention skills.
Shown by a number of previous studies to widen blood vessels and lower blood pressure (vasodilation), dark chocolate may also boost a person’s attention skills. Larry C Stevens, from ...More »
Stand Up Against AnxietyLow-energy activities that involve sitting down may raise the risk of anxiety.
A mental health concern that can debilitate a person's ability to complete routine daily activities, anxiety can also cause physical complaints ranging from difficulty breathing to irregular heartbeat to ...More »
Pitch the PastriesRefined carbohydrates may be a risk factor for depression, among women.
Consumption of carbohydrates increases blood sugar levels to varying degrees, depending on the type of food ingested. The more highly refined the carbohydrate, the higher its score on the glycemic ...More »
Disease Dangers of Chronic InflammationNutritional factors may contribute to – and may thus counteract – the unchecked inflammatory response.
Whereas acute inflammation is often necessary as a protective defense against infection and other insults, unchecked, chronic inflammation is implicated in a number of diseases – most notably, arthritis autioimmune diseases ...More »
Post-Meal Coffee Changes Metabolic MarkersWhen enjoyed after a meal, coffee may increase levels of an appetite-regulating hormone, improve blood sugar levels, and boost endothelial function.
Coffee contains a number of compounds – most notably, polyphenols that numerous previous studies suggest exert beneficial effects for metabolic and cardiovascular disorders. Japanese researchers enrolled 19 healthy men in a ...More »
Fit Body = Fit BrainOlder adults may improve brain function by raising their fitness level.
Non-drug approaches that aim to reduce age-related cognitive decline are an important public health preventive strategy. Jeffrey Burns, from the University of Kansas (Kansas, USA), and colleagues completed a six-month ...More »
Potato PowerPurple-fleshed potatoes contain compounds that suppress the growth of colon cancer tumors (cell and mouse models).
Purple-fleshed potatoes are a rich source of anthocyanins – potent plant-based antioxidant compounds. Jairam K.P. Vanamala. from Penn State University (Pennsylvania, USA), and colleagues previously discovered that baked purple-fleshed potato ...More »
Pressure PointHigh blood pressure in your 50's may impact cognitive skills in your 80's.
Previously, a number of published studies demonstrate that high cardiovascular risk at midlife, particularly high blood pressure (hypertension), is linked to subsequent increased risk of dementia. Rhoda Au, from Boston ...More »
Spice Combats SorenessCurcumin may reduce tissue damage that causes pain, in delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS).
The yellow pigment that gives turmeric its color, curcumin has been shown by numerous previous studies to exert antioxidant and anti-inflammation effects. David S. Rowlands, from Massey University (New Zealand ...More »
Cognitive Health May Depend on Cardiovascular FactorsPhysiological changes in specific brain regions associated with memory may be precipitated by vascular risk factors.
A number of previous studies suggest that cardiovascular risk factors may contribute to cognitive decline. Kevin S. King, from the University of Southern California (USC; California, USA), and colleagues assessed ...More »
New Health Benefit of Resveratrol IdentifiedResveratrol supplemention found to counteract the negative impact of a high fat/high sugar diet. More »
Chronic Stress Compromises LongevityWomen under chronic stress have significantly lower levels of klotho – a hormone associated with aging.
Previous studies on lab animal models suggest that when the longevity factor klotho is disrupted, it promotes symptoms of aging, such as hardening of the arteries and the loss of ...More »
Green Tea May Reduce Men’s Cancer RiskSupplements of green tea extract may reduce prostate cancer risk, among men with lesions or neoplasia.
Green tea (Camelia sinensis) is an abundant source of antioxidants – notably, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). Previous studies have suggested that supplements of green tea extract may confer a variety of cardiovascular ...More »
Aging Alters the Immune ResponseDietary antioxidants may help to protect the thymus.
A key component of the immune system, T lymphocytes are produced by the thymus. But, with aging the thymus atrophies, resulting in progressively reduced production of new T cells. Howard ...More »
Doctor Decides to Give up Board Certification After 7-Hour Medical Board ExamApril 15, 2016
Today (April 15, 2016) I sat for my family practice board exam–for SEVEN hours. That will be the last time I put myself through something as ridiculous as that ...More »
Saliva Suggests Cognitive ConcernsHigher levels of cortisol in evening saliva is linked to smaller total brain volume.
Cortisol is a hormone that, when produced at high levels (often in response to emotional stress) can have a toxic effect on the hippocampus area of the brain – a region ...More »
Tree Nuts May Reduce Cancer RiskOne-ounce of almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and/or walnuts daily may lower colorectal cancer risk by 13%
Colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer in women and the third most common cancer in men worldwide. Previously, a number of studies link increased nut consumption to reduced ...More »
Rapamycin Shows Further Promise for Anti-AgingInitial results of anti-aging medical trial on dogs are ‘astonishing'
Rapamycin is a bacterial by-product that was discovered in 1964 in the soil at Easter Island, by a group of Canadian scientists who had gone there to study the health ...More »
Agave Extracts Help Improve GI HealthThe agave plant is abundant in inulin, which may shift gut bacteria populations and activities.
Prebiotics are digestion-resistant compounds that feed the “good bacteria” in the GI tract. The agave plant contains inulin, a polysaccharide for which some previous studies suggest a physiologic effect. Kelly ...More »
Mighty MineralDietary supplementation of magnesium may lower blood sugar and combat insulin resistance.
Magnesium is a mineral that is essential to hundreds of biochemical reactions in the body – notably, the metabolism of glucose and the production of cellular energy. F. Guerrero-Romero, from the ...More »
How to Live to 100+50-year long study of Swedish men reveals specific factors that associate with extended longevity.
For 50 years, Swedish researchers have followed the health of 855 Gothenburg men born in 1913. The first surveys were conducted in 1963, and now that the study is ending ...More »
Ginger Gives Workouts A Boost4 grams of ginger for 5 days pre-exercise accelerates recovery of muscle strength following exercise-related muscle damage.
An abundant source of antioxidants, previous studies suggest that ginger (Zingiber officinale) confers analgesic and pharmacological properties mimicking non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs. James M. Smoliga, from High Point University (North Carolina ...More »
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New Health Benefit of Resveratrol Identified
Resveratrol supplemention found to counteract the negative impact of a high fat/high sugar diet.Read the full article »
How to Live to 100+
50-year long study of Swedish men reveals specific factors that associate with extended longevity.Read the full article »
Chili Peppers Cheat Death
People who eat spicy foods daily may reduce their risk of death by as much as 14%.Read the full article »
Dark Chocolate for Athletic Performance Boost
New study shows daily consumption of chocolate may give athletes an extra edge in their fitness training.Read the full article »
Genetic Cost of Lost Sleep
The genes that control the biological clocks in cells throughout the body are altered after losing just a single night of sleep.Read the full article »
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