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Would you like metabolic syndrome with that?
If your busy lifestyle frequently finds you in the drive-through lane of a fast food restaurant ordering a burger, fries and a diet coke, you may be the next in line to develop metabolic syndrome according to research.
Despite Consumer Opposition FDA Approves Food From Clones
On January 15, the FDA announced its final approval of meat and milk from cloned animals.
About Drinking Water
Are you drinking the amount of water you should every day?
Study shows homocysteine may hurt vision
High levels of homocysteine could harm the eyes, say researchers at the Medical College of Georgia. They suspect homocysteine - already believed to contribute to heart attack, stroke and dementia - likely helps cause retinal damage and vision loss.
EPA warns of radon risks
The U.S. Environmental Agency urged people to test their homes for radon, a radioactive gas that can cause cancer. The EPA said radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer after cigarette smoking.
Strategies for Keeping Lost Weight Off
Researchers are just beginning to recognize that losing weight and weight maintenance are two very different events. Anyone can go "on" a diet, but a diet is temporary whereas weight maintenance is permanent.
It's Hot Stuff! How Curry Can Spice Up Your Life and Health
Turmeric is not the only curry ingredient with healthboosting compounds. New research shows there are ten key ingredients found in popular curries, which have been linked to health benefits in conditions as diverse as lung cancer, heart disease, asthma, constipation, dementia, period pain, osteoarthritis and loss of libido.
Blueberry Extracts Boost Brain Function
Scientists noted significant differences in maze performance in Alzheimer's-prone animals after feeding them blueberry extracts from the equivalent of their early adulthood to early middle age.
Phosphatidylcholine shows promise for ulcerative colitis treatment
A study  published in the Annals of Internal Medicine showed that phosphatidylcholine was superior to a placebo in the treatment of ulcerative colitis among patients for whom immunosuppressive drugs and steroid treatment were not effective.
Experimental research finds silibinin reduces the growth of liver cancer
Silibinin, derived from milk thistle, significantly reduces the growth of several human liver cancer cell lines. The compound has previously demonstrated an inhibitory effect on prostate, colon, skin, bladder and lung cancer cell cultures.
Effective Treatment for Fibromyalgia Featured on Oprah Winfrey Show
Treatment focuses on four vital areas of health: Sleep; Hormonal deficiencies (despite normal blood tests); Infections/Inflammation; and Nutritional deficiencies.
Creatine, CLA improve muscle strength and lower body fat in exercising seniors
Research shows that supplementing older exerciseres with the naturally occurring compound creatine monohydrate and conjugatted linoleic acid (CLA) results in increased muscle strenght and a reduction in fat mass compared with unsupplemented exercisers.
Pills made from rice, berries and red wine could soon be available to help prevent cancer
British scientists are pioneering the use of food compounds to protect against tumours in the breast, colon and prostate. They are studying four different pills after examining the diets of people who are less likely to develop cancer.
An active approach to managing menopause
Physical activity, the most effective alternative therapy available for women suffering menopausal symptoms, allows women to manage both their bodies and emotions. When you exercise, your adrenal glands convert more precurser hormones into estrogen.
Study is first to show that green tea catechins detoxify cancerous compounds
Researchers find that catechins derived from green tea help detoxify cancer-causing compounds. The discovery may help explain the cancer preventive effect of green tea found in a number of studies.
Pollution Causes 40 Percent Of Deaths Worldwide, Study Finds
About 40 percent of deaths worldwide are caused by water, air and soil pollution, concludes a Cornell researcher. Such environmental degradation, coupled with the growth in world population, are major causes behind the rapid increase in human diseases
Unraveling the misinformation about a new study on vitamins E and C
A new study published in the August 13, 2007 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine found that vitamins E and C, when taken together, result in a significant reduction in the risk of strokes (31 percent) and heart attacks (22 percent).
Alternative Approach : Lifestyle Changes Might Help with Alzheimer's
It has been thought that Alzheimer's disease is irreversible. Research presented at this conference, however, indicated Alzheimer's disease might be reversible to some degree or even prevented by simple lifestyle changes.
Caffeine, exercise can team up to prevent skin cancer
Low to moderate amounts of caffeine along with exercise can be good for your health. A new study has found that regular exercise and moderate amounts of caffeine may prevent sun-induced skin damage that could lead to cancer.
Study: Diet soda and regular soda linked to heart risks
People who drank more than one diet soda each day developed the same risks for heart disease as those who downed sugary regular soda, a large but inconclusive study found.
Research Review: Cherries May Help Lower Cancer Risk
Fresh sweet cherries are loaded with a compound called cyanidin, part of a family of antioxidants called anthocyanins. Together, these compounds help combat the development of cancer and a host of age-related illnesses.
Exercise and Alzheimer's
People who exercised at least twice a week in middle age were 60 percent less likely to develop Alzheimer‘s disease when they get older.
High protein diets cause appetitte reduction & weight loss
Scientists in France discovered that a high protein diet significantly upregulated the activity of genes that play a role in glucose production in the small intestine.
Probiotics help prevent antibiotic-associated diarrhea
The July 14, 2007 issue of the British Medical Journal reported the conclusion of researchers that consuming probiotic bacteria, such as are found in yogurt, kefir, and probiotic supplements, helps prevent diarrhea associated with antibiotic use.
Scientists reveal that pesticides are reducing crop yields by one-third
The National Academy of Sciences dropped a bombshell on the agri-toxics lobby in June when it published a study indicating that pesticides are actually decreasing crop yields by one-third.
Eating more flavonoids extends lifespan, reduces heart disease
Flavonoids -- found in apples, strawberries, bran and even chocolate -- can reduce cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease, according to new research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Vitamin D deficiency is common yet preventable
The July 19, 2007 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine published a review authored by renowned vitamin D expert Michael Holick, MD, PhD, which concluded that vitamin D deficiency is widespread although easily prevented.
Low folate levels associated with depression
A review of observational studies conducted by researchers at the University of York in the United Kingdom has confirmed that low folate levels are associated with depression.
Study: Chocolate reduces blood pressure
Here's some good and bad news for chocoholics: Dark chocolate seems to lower blood pressure, but it requires an amount less than two Hershey's Kisses to do it, a small study suggests.
Omega-3 fatty acids help prevent retinopathy
Researchers find that omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids have a protective effect in mice against the development and progression of deterioration of the retina of the eye, known as retinopathy.
Aspartame found to cause breast cancer, leukemia and lymphomas in latest animals experiments
The study, entitled "Lifespan Exposure to Low Doses of Aspartame Beginning During Prenatal Life Increases Cancer Effects in Rats" has been accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP).
Research Shows Echinacea May Prevent, Shorten Colds After All
A recent meta-analysis of 1,600 patients pooled from 14 previously published studies on the herbal remedy echinacea showed that the remedy actually reduces the chances of catching a cold by 58 percent and shaves 1.4 days off the duration of a cold.
Diabetes lowers life expectancy by seven to eight years
The Archives of Internal Medicine published the results of a study that having diabetes decreases the life expectancy of individuals over the age of 50 by an average of 7.5 years for men, and 8.2 years for women, compared to nondiabetics.
Medical researchers have proven that a folate supplement might slow cognitive decline
The research, presented at the US-based Alzheimer's Association’s first conference on prevention of dementia, demonstrated that otherwise healthy people could slow the decline in their brain function by taking double the recommended daily dose of folate.
Low testosterone death risk
A study of 800 men over 50 found that those with low levels had a 33% increased risk of death over an 18-year period than those with higher levels.
Proper lifestyle choices can help prevent blindness
The eye care advocacy organization, Prevent Blindness America, offers a checklist of ideas to help Americans take better care of their vision.
Vitamin D and calcium reduce cancer risk in clinical trial
A four year trial recently revealed a protective effect for vitamin D and calcium against cancer in women. The findings bolster a recent study which uncovered an association between calcium and vitamin D intake and a lower risk of breast cancer.
Cancer fighters have new weapon: black raspberries
Most widely known for being a key ingredient in cobblers and pies, black raspberries may soon gain a new reputation as the most promising form of cancer treatment.
Pesticides increase Parkinson’s risk
The risk of developing Parkinson’s disease is increased by exposure to pesticides, a study has found.
Got mercury? Get Tested!
The Sierra Club and Greenpeace make it easy and affordable for you to find out how much mercury is in your body from a small hair sample.
Studies show that fish oil supplements battle heart, brain, and infammatory diseases
In the past month, three major findings have been published in journals, suggesting that consuming daily amounts of omega-3 fatty acids can improve the heart, brain and prevent inflammatory diseases.
Supplement use could save U.S. $24 billion
A report released this month by the Dietary Supplement Education Alliance (DSEA) concluded that the use of dietary supplements by specific American populations could result in a savings of at least 24 billion in health care costs over a five year period.
Greater flavonol intake associated with reduced pancreatic cancer risk
Diets high in plant compounds known as flavonols have a reduced rate of pancreatic cancer. Onions, broccoli, berries, kale, and apples among other plants provide high amounts of the compounds, which include kaempferol, quercetin and myricetin.
Studies show we need a larger dose of vitamin D in order to reap its benefits
It's only a simple vitamin, but it sounds like a miracle drug -- one that top researchers say may help you stave off everything from osteoporosis to multiple sclerosis to diabetes, schizophrenia and breast cancer.
Feet May Hold the Key to Health
Authorities on foot health say that keeping an eye on your feet is just as important as keeping an eye on your overall health. Your feet can signal problems with undiagnosed diabetes, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease and even cancer, they say.
Green tea compound may reduce inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis
The results of a study presented on April 29 at the Experimental Biology 2007 meeting in Washington, DC indicate that a compound found in green tea may have preventive and therapeutic benefits for rheumatoid arthritis.
Are Daily Multivitamins Really Helpful?
A new finding about the value of daily multivitamins comes from a study published this year in the Annals of Internal Medicine which concluded that taking a daily multivitamin can reduce the incidence of infections.
Black raspberries shown to be highly effective in preventing cancer
A new study has documented the power of black raspberries to prevent the development of tumors in the esophagus and colon. The study's findings were presented at the March 2007 national meeting of the American Chemical Society.
Study Shows Vitamin K2 Plays Significant Role in Cardiovascular Health
Research Published in Blood Journal Leads to New Human Test for Cardiovascular Disease Risk to Be Presented at American Heart Association Conference ATVB Conference April 19-21 2007
Can Fish Oil Fight Alzheimer's Disease?
A nationwide trial is trying to determine whether one component of fish, an oil called docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), can slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease.
Dark chocolate lovers get more sweet news: Daily dose of cocoa might improve blood flow, study says
Researchers found that six weeks of daily consumption of a dark chocolate cocoa mix significantly improved the blood vessel health of those who participated in the study.
Study shows organic fruits have right stuff for health
Organic agriculture got a big boost Monday from a study proving that fruit grown without chemical inputs contains significantly larger quantities of at least three compounds associated with improved health.
Nutrient combo helps prevent hearing loss
The protective mechanisms produced by pretreatment with the nutrients are a reduction in free radicals that form in the cochlea of the inner ear during and after noise exposure, and decreased constriction of blood flow to the inner ear.
Multivitamins reduce the risk of delivering low weight children
Supplying multivitamin supplements to HIV negative pregnant women decreases the risk of giving birth to low weight and small-for-gestational-age infants. The study is largest of its kind to date.
Pomegranate leaf extract shows promise as appetite suppressant in animal experiments
In an experiment on mice, pomegranate leaf extract was found to reduce fat absorption and suppress appetite in obese mice, according to a study published in the International Journal of Obesity.
Americans still haven’t gotten the message concerning increasing fruit and vegetable intake
A report published in the April, 2007 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine concluded that Americans still haven’t gotten the message concerning increasing fruit and vegetable intake.
Prenatal vitamins shown to reduce children's risk of cancer
Taking folic acid and multivitamins while pregnant can nearly halve the chance of a child getting a common cancer before the age of 18, new evidence from a Toronto children's hospital shows.
Drug/tea combo reduces prostate cancer growth
The journal Clinical Cancer Research published a report which revealed that a low dose of the COX-2 inhibitor celecoxib combined with the green tea polyphenol epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) could retard the growth of prostate cancer.
These 34 Tips Offered for Timeless Good Nutrition
In honor of 34 years of good nutrition, here are 34 tips to help you eat right, courtesy of the American Dietetic Association.
Children fed a simple diet supplement experienced increased brain development
The brains of children given dietary supplements for just three months underwent three years' worth of development, researchers reported yesterday.
Journal of American Medical Association Says Synthetic Supplements are Dangerous
Last week, major news publications reported on a peer-reviewed study from JAMA which found that a number of synthetic vitamins appear to be damaging the health of consumers.
Nutrients that may help lower blood pressure
Nutrients that may help lower blood pressure include: C12 casein peptide; Grape seed extract; Pomegranate extract; Arjuna bark extract; Calcium; CoQ10; Garlic; Hawthorn berry extract; L-arginine; Magnesium; Olive leaf extract; and more.
Extract of Chinese Herbal Plant Appears to Improve Cognitive Function
Extracted from a Chinese herbal plant, HuperzineA is expected to manage symptoms associated with dementia.
Selenium intake prevents loss of brain function as we age
A person's selenium intake throughout life may influence how well they retain cognitive function as they age, according to a new study published in the "American Journal of Epidemiology."
Plant-sourced food, vitamin intake associated with lower risk of endometrial cancer
A higher proportion of animal-sourced protein and fat is associated with an increased risk of endometrial cancer, while plant sources of nutrients and vitamin supplements are associated with a decreased risk.
Vitamin D: Cheap Wonder Drug?
Exposing most of your body to about 15 minutes of sunlight a day or taking large doses of vitamin D pills could substantially reduce the risk of getting various cancers, the flu, diabetes, heart disease, autoimmune diseases and neurological disorders.
Vitamin B-12 and folic acid can improve cognitive function as a person ages
A new study published in the "American Journal of Clinical Nutrition" suggests that the interaction between vitamin B-12 and folate may play a significant role in protecting cognitive function as a person ages.
Zinc helps prevent hardening of arteries, study finds
A study evaluating the relation of zinc to fighting athlerosclerosis – the buildup of fatty material inside blood vessels – suggested further evidence that the mineral can help preserve heart health.
Higher vitamin A intake cuts stomach cancer risk by half
The February, 2007 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition described the finding of researchers that men and women who have a higher intake of vitamin A from food and supplements have half the risk of developing stomach cancer than that experienced by those whose intake is low.
A cup a day will keep the doctor away
A regular dose of apple cider vinegar, honey and water can help the body pass acid crystals, thus preventing and/or reducing muscle and joint stiffness, including pains due to arthritis.
Quercetin prevents viral illness
A study conducted at Appalachian State University in North Carolina has demonstrated that quercetin, an antioxidant compound found in such foods as red grapes and green tea, reduces viral illnesses and helps maintain mental performance in individuals under extreme physical stress.
New research on Pycnogenol and type 2 diabetes
Pycnognenol is found to be more potent than type 2 diabetes drug.
Vegetables, beta-carotene, vitamin C associated with reduced risk of BPH
The study evaluated data from participants in the Health Professionals Follow Up Study of 51,529 dentists, veterinarians, pharmacists, optometrists, osteopathic physicians and podiatrists who were enrolled in 1986.
An unpleasant 'surprise': Higher risks from pollution
Air pollution has long been known to be bad for the lungs. But new University of Washington research, involving thousands of older women in dozens of cities nationwide, shows that it also raises the risk of women dying from heart disease or stroke.
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