Health Alerts - Important News from Current Research About Health and Nutrition
Research shows naps are no substitute for good sleep.
Scientists at the Michigan State University sleep lab found people who used short naps to make up for lack of sleep performed much worse in cognitive testing than those who got plenty of sleep in the first place.
August 16, 2021
Cocoa flavanols could help sedentary people start an exercise program.
Researchers in Liverpool, England found sedentary adults had faster oxygen uptake kinetics during exercise after supplementing with cocoa flavanols.
August 09, 2021
Brightly colored foods provide beneficial flavonoids to support brain health.
A recent study published in the journal Neurology shows a diet with at least a half serving a day of foods high in flavonoids may lower the risk of cognitive decline by 20 percent.
August 02, 2021
Longer lunch periods at school mean healthier eating for children.
Research shows when school children have ample time at the lunch table the likelihood they will eat fruits and vegetables increases dramatically.
July 26, 2021
Whole grains keep you healthier as you age.
Middle-aged and older adults who ate at least three servings of whole grains daily experienced smaller increases in blood pressure, blood sugar and waist size over time than those who averaged less than one serving per day.
July 19, 2021
Dancing helps Parkinson's sufferers manage symptoms.
Researchers found weekly dance lessons led to a reduction in motor impairment and a significant improvement in some Parkinson's symptoms.
July 12, 2021
Lowering your blood pressure can be done with little effort in only 5 minutes per day.
Researchers at the University of Colorado found strength training for your breathing muscles was able to lower systolic blood pressure and improve some measures of vascular health as much or more than regular exercise or drugs.
July 02, 2021
Tryptophan does more than make us sleepy.
Researchers have found tryptophan plays a critical role in gut health and helps keep inflammation under control as we age.
June 24, 2021