Health Alerts - Important News from Current Research About Health and Nutrition
Learn which vegetables protect you from calcium build up in your arteries.
Australian scientists found older women who ate more cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, kale, cauliflower or Brussels sprouts were much less likely to have extensive calcium build-up on their aorta, which is a key marker for structural blood vessel disease.
October 19, 2020
Vitamin D is critical for growth and development according to new research.
Scientists from North Carolina State University found that zebrafish deprived of vitamin D during a critical growth phase were half the size of the others studied and also had significantly more fat reserves.
October 12, 2020
Yoga and meditation could be used as an alternative to medication for chronic pain.
A total of 89 percent of respondents in an eight-week study said yoga and meditation helped them find better ways to cope with their chronic pain.
October 05, 2020
It seems insomnia can be reduced if you add a little weight to the problem.
Researchers in Sweden found study participants reported significantly reduced insomnia severity, better sleep maintenance, a higher daytime activity level, and reduced symptoms of fatigue, depression and anxiety when sleeping with a weighted chain blanket.
September 28, 2020
Vitamin C is important if you want to avoid sarcopenia as you age.
Researchers from the University of East Anglia in England discovered the seniors they studied who had the highest levels of vitamin C circulating in their bloodstream also had the highest levels of muscle mass.
September 21, 2020
The use of antibiotics could lead to health issues down the road for patients.
Researchers in Sweden and the U.S. have found the use of antibiotics, especially those with broad spectrum microbial coverage, is associated with an increased risk for new-onset inflammatory bowel disease and its subtypes, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.
September 14, 2020
A new phenomenon is causing college students to lose sleep.
Research shows many students lose sleep because of a condition called nomophomia, which is the fear of being detached from mobile phone connectivity.
September 04, 2020
Don't skimp when it comes to olive oil and your heart will thank you.
Researchers in Australia have found consuming extra virgin olive oil on a daily basis can lower blood pressure, thereby reducing a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
August 31, 2020