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Betaine supplement increases sprint muscle power
A study of the effects of betaine – TMG, or trimethylglycine – on muscular power during cycling found that ingesting 2.5 grams of the dietary supplement betaine for 7 days before a series of cyclin...
New Olympian-designed bone health supplements
Aging adults concerned about bone health, bone strength and integrity, and osteoporosis risk might be interested in a new, carefully formulated line of dietary supplements available at OsteoNatural...
The Nrf2 knockout scare ? can dietary antioxidants hurt you?
A recent UCLA study on the actions of a cellular antioxidant regulator, Nrf2, found that it had some connection to the formation of atherosclerotic plaque, and that reducing Nrf2 decreased atherosc...
Vitamin D relieves joint pain, muscle pain from breast cancer medication
WUSTL.edu – High-dose vitamin D relieves joint pain and muscle pain for many breast cancer patients taking estrogen-lowering drugs, according to a new study from Washington University School of Med...
Vitamin D intake recommendations in new clinical practice guideline
Endo-society.org – The Endocrine Society recently released “Evaluation, Treatment, and Prevention of Vitamin D Deficiency: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline.” The clinical practice g...
Yo-yo dieting may improve metabolism and lifespan
Ohio.edu – Yo-yo dieters may be healthier and live longer than those who stay obese, according to a new Ohio University animal study. Mice that switched between a high-fat and low-fat diet every fo...
Vitamin D deficiency linked to muscle injuries in NFL football players
Sportsmed.org – Vitamin D deficiency has been known to cause an assortment of health problems, and a recent study suggests that lack of vitamin D might also increase the chance of muscle injuries i...
Higher vitamin D levels improve bone density drug response 700 percent
HSS.edu – Vitamin D levels should be maintained above the limits recently recommended by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in order to fully optimize a drug therapy for osteoporosis and low bone mine...
Moderate alcohol intake linked to lower fatty liver risk
In a large study of men in Japan, the presence of fatty liver disease by ultrasonography showed an inverse (reduced risk) association with the frequency of moderate alcohol consumption; however, th...
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Affordable Care Act: A Tale of Two Red States
In Oklahoma, which has raged against the law, insurance premiums are among the nation?s highest. New Mexico, which oversees its marketplace, has some of the lowest.
The New Old Age: Could Be the Thyroid; Could Be Ennui. Either Way, the Drug I...
Doctors often prescribe levothyroxine to treat an underactive thyroid, and for most it has no effect.
?Pacemaker? for the Brain Can Help Memory, Study Finds
The timing of stimulation to the brain was determined to be crucial in research published on Thursday, and it might help treat dementia, head injuries and other conditions.
White House Officials, Craving Progress, Push Revised Health Bill
The measure faces an uncertain fate as Congress also must deal with a far more urgent deadline: a looming government shutdown if a new funding measure is not approved.
Should You Worry About Being the Next Henrietta Lacks?
A simple blood test could provide our entire DNA sequence. Could researchers and drug companies use our cells in other ways, without telling us?
Ties: Unmoored by a Psychotic Break
Like a rare butterfly, my son is examined and classified with a label: schizoaffective disorder.
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