Vitamin B12 improves mitochondrial health and increases the ability to fight off infection
Roundworms share a unique characteristic with humans in that they cannot make vitamin B12 and must get it from their diet and scientists used roundworms to uncover a direct link between a lack of vitamin B12 and an increased risk of infection by two potentially deadly pathogens.
March 20, 2019
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 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
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
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
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
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 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