Studies

By Amy Norton
(Reuters Health) – Though millions will turn to the herb echinacea for some relief this cold season, a study out Monday suggests they will get little, if any, benefit.
Based on their findings, the researchers say they cannot recommend the popular herbal remedy to cold sufferers. But they are not advising people against using […]

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When you shop for a good supplement you expect a clean product right?  Think again.  In a recent study completed by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on 40 major herbal dietary supplement products tested showed 37 contained trace amounts of at least 1 potentially hazardous contaminant (such as lead, mercury, or arsenic), although none of them in amounts […]

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(NaturalNews) Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago have confirmed that omega-3 fatty acids exhibit powerful antidepressant and brain boosting benefits that have not received the high level of attention they deserve. The team, led by Dr. John M. Davis, discovered that eicosapentenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) — two types of omega-3 […]

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by Allison Aubrey
NPR News
If you want to eat less, first imagine eating a lot.
The notion may be counterintuitive, but researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have found that imagining what we eat before we take the first bite may help us feel less interested in really chowing down.

To tease out the effect, psychologist Carey Morewedge and his […]

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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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Post image for Disturbing Diabetes Forecast Linked to Obesity – 1 in 3 by 2050

ABC News
Up to one in three American adults will have diabetes by 2050 unless something is done to curb unhealthy lifestyle trends in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned on Friday.
A new CDC report predicts that the number of new diabetes cases each year will increase from eight per 1,000 people in […]

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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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Post image for High Fructose Corn Syrup Causes Obesity & Liver Disease in Children

By Aaron Melius
HealthTechMall.com
High fructose corn syrup has been suspect for some time as being an underlying cause for obesity.  Found in many everyday items from juice drinks, chips and even bread, it has become the sweetener of choice for most manufacturers because it’s cheaper than sugar and more concentrated.
Most people understand that if you eat […]

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