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Ginger Lowers Blood Pressure

Ginger supplements lower blood pressure The blood pressure lowering effects of ginger have been confirmed in a recent systematic review and meta-analysis published in the journal, Phytotherapy Research. The review was comprised of six randomised trials with a total of 345 participants, and found that ginger supplementation can reduce systolic blood pressure (mean difference: -6.36

POSTMENOPAUSAL WOMEN & INSULIN RESISTANCE & CANCER

Insulin Resistance and Cancer-Specific and All-Cause Mortality in Postmenopausal Women TAKE-HOME MESSAGE • This analysis of the Women’s Health Initiative was designed to evaluate the relationship between insulin resistance and cancer-specific and all-cause mortality among postmenopausal women. • Insulin resistance was associated with a heightened risk for both cancer-specific and all-cause mortality, in postmenopausal women,

Lower Liver Cancer Risk With Whole Grains

Eating More Whole Grains Tied to Lower Liver Cancer Risk Foods include whole-grain bread, breakfast cereal, cooked oatmeal, quinoa, and brown rice Higher intake of whole grains and possibly cereal fiber and bran may be associated with reduced risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) among adults in the United States, according to a large observational study

SAFFRON RIVALS STIMULANT FOR ADHD

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 CAN SLOW MUSCLE LOSS

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,

IS ORGANIC FOOD WORTH IT?

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

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