January 3, 2012

Is Swimming Best for Lifelong Health?

A recent article by Judy Foreman in the Boston Globe examines a report by Steven Blair, a leading exercise scientist from the University of South Carolina, that
May 3, 2011

Mercury a Likely Cause for Alzheimer’s?

In an article published in the November 15th issue of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers have found that mercury is likely to be one of the multiple causes of Alzheimer’s disease. Mercury is one of the most toxic natural substances. It poses a danger to humans and may lead to neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.
May 3, 2011

Exercise Protects Telomeres from Stress

Findings published in PLoS ONE demonstrate a protective effect for brief periods of exercise against stress-induced damage to telomeres: pieces of DNA that
May 3, 2011

Blueberries Protect Against Heart Disease

An article published online in the Journal of Nutrition describes the
May 3, 2011

Is 50 the new 30? What constitutes ‘Old’?

There might be some truth to the saying “50 is the new 30.” The first of the baby boomers — those born between 1946 and 1964 — will turn 65 next year. They’re hanging onto their youth with Botox, Viagra and health club memberships, while medical advances have enabled them to
May 3, 2011

High Fiber Results in Reduced Heart Disease Mortality

The Journal of Nutrition reports a reduction in the risk of dying from coronary heart disease (CHD) among men and women who consumed high fiber diets.* Researchers evaluated data from 58,730 participants
May 3, 2011

Green Tea Compound Shows Promise for Leukemia

At the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology held in Chicago, researchers from the Mayo Clinic reported results from a Phase II trial which provide additional evidence of clinical activity and low toxicity for epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG, extracted from green tea) in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients.*
May 3, 2011

Increased Use of Vitamin B6 Linked to Less Depression

A report published online recently in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reveals a lower risk of developing depression among men and women who consume greater amounts of vitamin B6 and vitamin B12.*
May 3, 2011

Does the Average American Diet Provide Adequate Nutrition?

“Nearly the entire US population consumes a diet that is not on par with recommendations,”