Studies

Post image for Hormone therapy raises breast cancer deaths: study

By Julie Steenhuysen
(Reuters) – Women who took hormone replacement pills had more advanced breast cancers and were more likely to die from them than women who took a dummy pill, raising new concerns about the commonly prescribed drugs, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday.
The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, is the […]

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By Bill Hendrick
WebMD Health News
Regularly eating a handful of walnuts can affect the blood pressure response to stress, according to a new study.
“People who show an exaggerated biological response to stress are at higher risk of heart disease,” study author Sheila G. West, PhD, of Pennsylvania State University, says in a news release. “We wanted to find out […]

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By Elaine Magee, MPH, RD
WebMD Feature
Some call it one of the most powerful plant foods on the planet. There’s some evidence it can help reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes. That’s quite a tall order for a tiny seed that’s been around for centuries: flaxseed.
Flaxseed was cultivated in Babylon as early as […]

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Post image for CoQ10 uptake improves by 50% with grapefruit juice

By Aaron Melius
HealthTechMall.com
CoQ10 was first identified in 1957 and was named “ubiquinone” because it is found everywhere in the body.  It is found in the highest amounts in the heart, liver, kidneys, and pancreas and in lowest amounts in the lungs.  One issue with CoQ10 supplementation is its low bioavailability, meaning it is poorly absorbed […]

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Although the beneficial effects of antioxidants have been well established, a recent study has now shed light on how antioxidants improve hormonal action in obese individuals with metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of metabolic risk factors including problems with blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol, abdominal fat and more. Metabolic syndrome significantly increases a […]

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Post image for Study links cholesterol, nonstick coating chemical

By Julie Steenhuysen
CHICAGO (Reuters) – Chemicals used to make non-stick coatings on cookware and to waterproof fabrics may raise levels of cholesterol in children, U.S. researchers said on Monday.
Children in a study with the highest levels of these compounds in their blood had measurably higher levels of total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein, or LDL – […]

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(NaturalNews) Heart failure is a progressive condition marked by a worsening of the heart’s ability to pump enough blood to supply the body’s needs. It is most often caused by a heart attack, years of high blood pressure or other injuries to the cardiovascular system and kills about 250,000 people in the U.S. each year, […]

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(NaturalNews) A vitamin D supplement is more effective at reducing the risk of flu infection than vaccines or antiviral drugs, according to a study conducted by researchers from Jikei University School of Medicine in Tokyo and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Researchers conducted the double-blind, randomized study on 354 children between the ages […]

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Post image for Resveratrol (grape extract) shown to suppresses inflammation, free radicals in humans

New research has observed the suppressive effects of resveratrol on inflammation and oxidative stress in humans – the first time such effects have been observed.
Oxidative stress and chronic inflammation are part of the root causes of many diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, insulin resistance, auto-immune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, and Alzheimer’s disease.
The new study, published […]

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