Archive for March, 2007

Society for Experimental Biology – Protein degradation and malfunction is a major cause of ageing and can be the result of attacks on proteins by other molecules. One of these processes, called glycation, involves the spontaneous attack by sugars on proteins. If glycation gets out of hand, such as in diabetes, many proteins are degraded […]

Antioxidant-mineral combination protects against damage for days after noise exposure. UMHS – In a new study in animals, University of Michigan researchers report that a combination of high doses of vitamins A, C, and E and magnesium, taken one hour before noise exposure and continued as a once-daily treatment for five days, was very effective […]

Ohio State University – A new study suggests that people whose diets contain dramatically more omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids than omega-3 fatty acids may be at greater risk for both clinical depression and certain inflammatory diseases. While both omega-6 and omega-3 are polyunsaturated, their effects on the body are very different. The report, published online […]

Harvard – High consumption of trans fat, found mainly in partially hydrogenated vegetable oils and widely used by the food industry, has been linked to an increased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). New York and Philadelphia have passed measures eliminating its use in restaurants, and other cities are considering similar bans. A new study […]

University of Minnesota – Participating in moderate to vigorous physical activity, weight training, and limiting time in front of the television are some of the keys to successful weight loss in teens, according to researchers at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Research published in a recent issue of Obesity identified common factors among teens, […]

PRNewswire – A brand name omega-3 supplement – Martek’s life’sDHA™ – successfully reduces diastolic blood pressure in middle-aged subjects, according to an independent study published in the April 2007 issue of the Journal of Nutrition. The study on this pure DHA supplement (no EPA), conducted at King’s College, London, reported a significant reduction in diastolic […]