Specific multinutrient combination benefits patients with early stage Alzheimer’s disease

A new longitudinal study has shown that a nutritional drink designated a “food for special medical purposes” containing the multinutrient combination Fortasyn Connect can benefit patients with the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), mild cognitive impairment, who are at risk of progressing to the dementia stage of AD, report scientists in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease Reports. The purpose […]

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Lentils will help you run faster: Communicating food benefits gets kids to eat healthier

Communicating food benefits to children that they can relate to may get them to eat healthier. That’s according to a study published today in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior by Washington State University and Florida State University scientists. The researchers found affirming statements like ‘eat your lentils if you want to grow bigger and run faster’ were more […]

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New drug mimics benefits of ketamine for depression

A new small-molecule drug produced a rapid antidepressant response similar to that of ketamine when tested in mice, a new Yale-led study published April 16 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation shows. The effects of the drug, called NV-5138, in rodent models mimicked the rapid actions of the anesthetic ketamine, a variation of which, Esketamine, was recently approved by the […]

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Preeclampsia treatment for mothers also benefits offspring

An estimated six to 15 million people in the U.S. are children born of a pregnancy complicated by preeclampsia. New research performed in rats reveals that treating preeclampsia with sildenafil citrate (Viagra) may help protect the cardiovascular health of the offspring. Preeclampsia occurs when women with otherwise normal blood pressure experience elevated blood pressure during pregnancy. Children of women with […]

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Easy ways to reap the benefits of extra virgin olive oil

(HealthDay)—When it comes to healthy oils, extra virgin olive oil—EVOO for short—is the top choice for your healthy pantry. Because it’s the first press of the olives, extra virgin olive oil not only tastes better, but also has higher levels of antioxidants and other micronutrients that may help protect against diseases, from Alzheimer’s to breast cancer. When you shop for […]

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Do essential oils have any healing benefits, or are they just a fad?

Using the essential oils of plants and flowers to improve one's health or mood has been practised since ancient Egyptian times. But aromatherapy, as we now call it, is currently having a boom. Hundreds of thousands of Australians are buying and using these botanic compounds in a bid to improve health and wellbeing. Vara Maranda, who has practised and taught […]

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New findings indicate additional benefits of exercise to breast cancer survivors

Can exercise reduce the risk of heart disease in women with breast cancer? That’s what Kyuwan Lee Ph.D. ’19 investigated as a part of study led by Christina Dieli-Conwright, “Effects of Aerobic and Resistance Exercise on Metabolic Syndrome, Sarcopenic Obesity, and Circulating Biomarkers in Overweight or Obese Survivors of Breast Cancer: A Randomized Controlled Trial.” Their findings, published in the […]

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AHA News: Are There Health Benefits From Chocolate?

TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Every year, Americans spend $22 billion on chocolate, and it’s a safe bet that Valentine’s Day accounts for a decent percentage of that total. While a heart-shaped box of chocolates may seem like the opposite of healthy, experts say it’s less about the occasional small indulgence and more about making good […]

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Does the 7-day GM diet work? Benefits, risks, and meal plans

According to one GM diet plan website, this diet helps users lose at least 10–17 pounds in 1 week. It claims to promote weight loss by burning calories without affecting mood or energy levels. However, this plan may exclude essential nutrients, and it might not be a sustainable long-term weight-loss strategy. In this article, we look at the GM diet […]

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Flaxseed oil: Benefits, side effects, and how to use

In this article, learn about the health benefits of flaxseed oil, including reduced cholesterol, fewer skin problems, and decreased inflammation. We also cover the possible risks of using flaxseed oil. What is flaxseed oil? Flaxseed oil comes from ripened flaxseeds that manufacturers have cold pressed to extract the oil. Another name for flaxseed oil is linseed oil. Flaxseed oil is […]

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