Posts in the ‘Nutrition’ Category


Popular Spice Rivals Stimulant for ADHD The popular and expensive spice saffron (Crocus sativus L), appears to be as effective as the stimulant methylphenidate(MPH) in treating symptoms in youngsters with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research suggests. In a randomized 6-week trial, a team of investigators from Tehran University of Medical Sciences in Iran,


Fish Oil Supplementation Can Slow Muscle Loss During Periods of Immobilization Researchers enrolled 20 healthy young women (age range, 19-31 years) who were recreationally active (ie, active but engaging in structured exercise 2 days/week or fewer). They randomly assigned women to two groups: one group received an omega-3 fatty acid (fish oil) supplement (active group) and the other group

Child Enterovirus Infection – Celiac Disease Risk

Child Enterovirus Infection May Up Risk for Developing Celiac Disease Correlation seen for infections after introduction of gluten; no link for adenovirus. A higher frequency of enterovirus infections in early childhood is associated with an increased risk for developing celiac disease, according to a study published online in the The BMJ. Christian R. Kahrs, M.D.,

Concussion and Depression

CONCUSSION AND DEPRESSION There has been much discussion in the media and sporting circles again about the short and long term effects of concussion ( known medically as TBI – Traumatic Brain Injury) and mental health (depression and anxiety). These effects also apply to those who work in areas where physical injuries can occur (military,


Association of Frequency of Organic Food Consumption With Cancer Risk TAKE-HOME MESSAGE * This study investigated the association between organic food consumption and the risk of cancer in France. Among 68,946 individuals included in the study, 1340 incident cancer cases were identified during follow-up, with the most prevalent being breast cancers, prostate cancers, skin cancers,

How Are Your Allergies?

Sneezing, Sniffing and Scratching? Allergies Blow! Does your dog send you into a sneezing frenzy? Do certain foods leave you bloated and headachy? Or do pollens and certain grasses leave your skin desperately itchy? If you answered yes, then you know this is a daily reality for you and the millions of people living with

Higher Omega-3 Levels Linked to Healthier Aging

Higher Omega-3 Levels Linked to Healthier Aging Higher serum levels of serum omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) are associated with healthy aging in adults, defined as survival without chronic disease, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, lung disease, or severe chronic kidney disease, a new study suggests. Researchers measured cumulative levels of plasma phospholipid n-3 PUFAs in

Are You Getting Enough Zinc?

  Zinc is Essential For Health You may currently take zinc when you have a cold or flu. However, did you know that your cells need zinc on a daily basis? The adult body contains approximately 2.0 to 3.0 g of zinc, mostly stored inside your cells. Zinc has far-reaching actions which affect the health


Increase Fibre To Fight Depression An apple a day may keep more than your dentist away with a new study from China showing that there is an inverse association between fruit and vegetables consumption and depressive symptoms among US adults. The study, published in the journal Nutrition, looked at dietary data from 16,807 adults who were aged


DIET, MICROBES AND MENTAL HEALTH A new American study has summarised findings from a number of clinical studies using dietary intervention to improve depression, anxiety, or stress and the role the gastrointestinal microbiota may have in these disorders. Published in Nutritional Neuroscience the review found that diet quality, as well as specific dietary components and dietary supplements aid

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