Health Alerts - Important News from Current Research About Health and Nutrition
Yoga helps people feel better mentally and scientists now better understand why.
Researchers from the Boston University School of Medicine used brain imaging to discover yoga increases the levels in the brain of Gamma-amino butyric acid (GABA) which has been shown to mitigate depressive symptoms.
February 10, 2020
Soybean oil is the most commonly consumed oil in the U.S. but research indicates it probably should not be eaten.
New research from the University of California at Riverside is raising doubts about the safety of soybean oil after study findings show it has the potential to trigger genetic changes in the brain.
February 03, 2020
There is a potential for harm as a result of study findings regarding the absorption of chemicals from sunscreens.
Researchers found the chemicals in sunscreens are being absorbed into the bloodstream at a rate higher than the FDA’s established threshold where they can be presumed safe.
January 27, 2020
Parkinson's disease affects the brain but has roots that reach into the gut.
Scientists have identified a specific strain of probiotic (healthy gut bacteria) that may prevent and reverse the clumping of proteins in the brain associated with Parkinson’s.
January 20, 2020
Drinking tea is an activity that has been linked to longevity and health.
Researchers have concluded people who drink tea at least three times a week live longer and healthier lives than those who drink less or not at all.
January 13, 2020
In addition to adding spice to your food, chili peppers can also provide protection for your heart.
Researchers in Italy who have determined the risk of dying from a heart attack is cut by 40 percent among those who consume chili peppers on a regular basis.
January 06, 2020
Losing weight and keeping it off can help reduce the risk of breast cancer in post menopausal women.
A study of more than 180,000 postmenopausal women over the age of 50 showed those who lost weight had lower rates of breast cancer than women whose weight remained the same; and the more weight lost the greater the reduction in risk.
December 30, 2019
Using artificial sweeteners may leave you with more than a bitter aftertaste.
Researchers at the University of South Australia have concluded those who use artificial sweeteners are more likely to gain weight and it may contribute to an elevated risk for type 2 diabetes.
December 23, 2019