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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


Sugary Drinks Shown to Be Addictive

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 Shown to Increase Bone Density

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


Spinach Could Help Prevent Macular Degeneration

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


Fish Oil Slows Breast Cancer Development

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


Omega 3 from Seafood Linked to Healthy Aging

People are living longer but not necessarily enjoying that time because of chronic illnesses. Fish oil may reduce the risk of chronic illness in the aged.

While modern medicine has been able to successfully extend people’s lifespan, research is continually showing nutritional choices are more responsible for whether those people have an extended healthspan.

, October 22, 2018


Gut Bacteria Linked to Heart Transplant Success Rate

Increasing anit-inflammatory bacteria could increase long-term transplant success rate

More evidence of the importance of a healthy gut microbiome has been discovered as researchers have found a link between gut bacteria and heart transplant failure rates.

, October 15, 2018


Leftovers Can Trick You Into Eating More

Learn how the psychology of leftovers can fool you

As restaurant portion sizes have grown, weight-conscious diners wanting to control their intake have started taking more food home. But that choice is leading some well-intentioned people to overindulge because their mind is tricking them into letting their guard down.

, October 01, 2018


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