Health Alerts - Important News from Current Research About Health and Nutrition
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
Research shows how pain and lack of sleep can lead to a spiral of more pain and less sleep
New research from the University of California at Berkeley shows the body’s ability to manage pain is controlled in part by the amount of sleep it gets.
February 04, 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
Being in shape before surgery is helpful in preventing damage that can occur as a result.
A new study shows people who exercise are less susceptible to the muscle and nerve damage that can typically occur when blood flow is restored to an area after being restricted like during surgery.
January 21, 2019
The sleep you get or don't get as a child could affect your weight as a teenager.
Children who don’t have regular bedtimes and don’t get sufficient sleep are more likely to have a higher body mass index (BMI) as a teenager.
January 14, 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