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  1. New Research Suggests Green Tea Compound EGCG Fights Atherosclerosis

    New Research Suggests Green Tea Compound EGCG Fights Atherosclerosis

    According to a new study funded by the British Heart Foundation, the green tea compound EGCG fights atherosclerosis, a condition which can lead to heart attack and stroke. What is Atherosclerosis? Atherosclerosis is a condition that occurs when fatty deposits build up inside the blood vessels that carry oxygenated blood to the heart, brain and other parts of the body. Over time...
  2. Discovered: How the Immune System Promotes Friendly Gut Bacteria

    Discovered: How the Immune System Promotes Friendly Gut Bacteria

    Scientists from Japan's RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Science and Kyoto University have uncovered how our guts secrete antibodies that promote good bacteria to flourish. According to their research, the immunoglobulin A (IgA) antibodies secreted in the gut alter gene expression in bacteria, which allows different species of bacteria to work with each other to form a bacterial community that...
  3. B12 Deficiency: Are You in Danger?

    B12 Deficiency: Are You in Danger?

    Vitamin B12, a part of the essential B-complex, is necessary for our bodies to create and repair DNA, red blood cells and nerves, as well as a whole host of other functions. New research out of Ireland illuminates the worrying magnitude of vitamin B12 deficiency among older populations. Over the Age of 50? You’re More at Risk for B12 Deficiency...
  4. Exercise: A New Link Between Gut Bacteria and Heart Health

    Exercise: A New Link Between Gut Bacteria and Heart Health

    Much previous research has been devoted to the myriad of health benefits provided by the microbes that thrive in our bellies. These microbes form a colony within the body known as a microbiome, which consists of trillions of microbes that flourish in the nose, esophagus, mouth and in the gastrointestinal tract. These microbes actually help us by assisting the body's immune...
  5. New Study Suggests Capsaicin Fights Obesity

    New Study Suggests Capsaicin Fights Obesity

    A new study has led researchers at the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy to develop a new treatment for eliminating obesity in mice. The main ingredient in the new treatment is capsaicin, which is the compound that gives chili peppers their spiciness. When ingested, capsaicin has a positive effect on the peripheral nervous system, which is that part of the nervous...
  6. Weight Loss: Brain Structure Could Predict Dieting Success or Failure

    Weight Loss: Brain Structure Could Predict Dieting Success or Failure

    People who give in to their cravings are often seen as lacking willpower, with the inability to easily tame impulses commonly viewed as a character flaw, but this line of thinking assumes we all have the same ability to exercise self-control, and according to new research, that may not be the case. The results of a new study published in The...
  7. Exploring the Link Between Low Vitamin D and Lung Disease

    Exploring the Link Between Low Vitamin D and Lung Disease

    A study conducted at Johns Hopkins University looked at 10 decade’s worth of medical records for more than 6,000 patients to determine how vitamin D was related to instances of interstitial lung disease (ILD). While the group of ILD diseases are rare, they can have devastating effects on people who contract one of these conditions. For that reason, researchers wanted to identify...
  8. Recent Study Supports Using Multivitamins for Heart Health

    Recent Study Supports Using Multivitamins for Heart Health

    For heart patients who don't already take statins, a new study reveals there are great benefits in taking multivitamins for heart health. The Importance of Multivitamins for Heart Health Looking at how multivitamins affect heart health, an expansive study evaluated patients at 134 different sites throughout North America. The study's initial purpose was to examine how effective and safe EDTA chelation is...
  9. Mood-Boosting Neurotransmitter Serotonin Enhances Learning Speed

    Mood-Boosting Neurotransmitter Serotonin Enhances Learning Speed

    According to new data from the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown (CCU) and University College London (UCL), the neurotransmitter serotonin plays a vital role in the learning process, helping to speed learning. Researchers believe this explains why selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants are more effective when combined with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Their findings were recently published in the...
  10. Ironing Out the Kinks of Age: How Smoothing Cellular Wrinkles May Reverse Aging

    Ironing Out the Kinks of Age: How Smoothing Cellular Wrinkles May Reverse Aging

    As we age, our risk for a number of health complications increases. Neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s, potentially terminal illnesses such as cancer and heart disease and metabolic disorders such as fatty liver disease and diabetes are just a few of the health hurdles that many seniors will have to face. Scientists have long struggled with understanding the mechanisms underlying aging...

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