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Green Tea Could Help You Lose Weight

Green tea promotes a healthy gut microbiome and that may help some people lose weight.

Mice fed a fat-inducing diet had less weight gain and lower insulin resistance when they were given green tea.

, March 18, 2019


Fish Oil May Help Prevent Pre-Term Births

Fish oil was shown in experiments to reduce inflammation linked to pre-term births, miscarriages and still births.

Fish oil is well-known for its ability to combat inflammation and the latest research suggests those properties could help more mothers carry their babies to full term.

, February 25, 2019


Gut Health is Linked to Mental Health

More evidence of the link between a healthy gut microbiome and a healthy mental outlook has been established

Researchers in Belgium used a population-level study to identify specific gut bacteria linked to depression and also compiled more evidence that gut bacteria can produce neuroactive compounds.

, February 11, 2019


Frequent Aspirin Use Increases the Risk of Bleeding

New research has people thinking about the risks of aspirin use because of hidden dangers

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that taking aspirin on a regular basis to prevent heart attacks and strokes can increase the risk of a major bleeding episode nearly 50 percent.

, January 28, 2019


Study Shows How Fiber Protects the Heart

The connection between the gut and heart health is built on a diet rich in fiber.

In a study published in the journal Circulation, researchers from the Experimental and Clinical Research Center in Berlin detailed how the short-chain fatty acid propionate was beneficial in limiting the damage of high blood pressure in mice.

, January 07, 2019


Green Leafy Veggies May Combat Fatty Liver Disease

Spinach and other green leafy vegetables may help a condition for which there is currently no known treatment.

Inorganic nitrate found in green leafy vegetables may help reduce the accumulation of fat in the liver. It was shown to be effective in keeping mice from a buildup of fat in laboratory experiments.

, December 21, 2018


Nutrition Scientist Discovers Longevity Vitamins

Nutrition researcher Bruce Ames says the key to healthy aging is adequate consumptions of what he calls “longevity vitamins.”

Using his own research and the findings of other scientists, Ames identified a key class of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients vital to longevity and staving off chronic conditions like heart disease, cancer and possibly neurodegeneration.

, December 17, 2018


Lack of Vitamin D Increases Depression Risk

The important of vitamin D in keeping depression at bay as people age is confirmed in the results of this new study.

Researchers at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland found a deficiency in vitamin D among the 4,000 study participants 50-years-of-age and older equated to a 75% greater risk of developing depression.

, December 10, 2018


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