Health Alerts - Important News from Current Research About Health and Nutrition
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
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
The key to living long and living well is not modern medicine but old fashioned exercise according to researchers at Ball State University.
People in their 70s who have been exercising throughout their lifetime have the muscle fitness as well as heart and lung capacities of healthy people in their 40s.
December 03, 2018
Researchers at the University of California have determined sugary drinks may be addictive.
Their link to a long list of poor health consequences such as obesity and diabetes is well established, but studies now show sugary drinks may be addictive. Researchers at the University of California observed signs of addiction in their study of teens in the San Francisco area.
November 26, 2018
Probiotics could eventually be used to treat osteoporosis as a result of the information learned in this recent study.
Scientists at Emory University have determined probiotics helped increase bone volume in mice and are hoping to see if a similar result can be found in humans.
November 19, 2018
A majority of workers studied started their day without being properly hydrated
Focusing on workers from Europe in the fields of manufacturing, agriculture, law enforcement, tourism and construction, researchers from the University of Copenhagen found that seven out of 10 workers are not getting enough water.
November 12, 2018
The key to protecting your eyes from age-related macular degeneration may just be in what you eat.
Researchers in Australia have learned vegetable nitrites, which are found in abundance in beetroot and leafy green vegetables like spinach, could help reduce the chance of developing early-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
November 05, 2018
Researchers saw surprising results in mice prone to develop breast cancer when the mice were given omega 3 fatty acids.
Mice given a diet rich in omega 3 fatty acids had fewer and smaller tumors than those on a diet rich in omega 6 polyunsaturated fats. That’s what researchers from the University of Nebraska Medical Center found.
October 29, 2018