Archive for May, 2007

JAMA-Archives – Substituting soy nuts for other protein sources in a healthy diet appears to lower blood pressure in postmenopausal women, and also may reduce cholesterol levels in women with high blood pressure, according to a report in the May 28, 2997 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine. The American Heart Association estimates that high […]

JAMA-Archives – Younger women whose diets have higher amounts of calcium and vitamin D may have less risk of developing pre-menopausal breast cancer, according to a report in the May 28, 2007 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine. Data from animal studies have linked calcium and vitamin D to breast cancer prevention, however, until now […]

Newswise — A new study in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research suggests that adults who are overweight and obese experience a lowered response to resistance training when compared to normal weight adults. If this finding is confirmed in future studies, it will highlight the importance of prevention of obesity in adolescents and young […]

Anabolic workout drinks temporarily elevate insulin to protect exercising muscle cells from damage and decrease cortisol levels the next day. Newswise — A new study in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research shows that drinking a carbohydrate and protein supplement prior to and during exercise shifts muscle cell metabolism into an anabolic mode that […]

The debate over the value of the PSA blood test has now reopened. A new study reveals that the single most powerful predictor of aggressive prostate cancer is an elevated rate of increase in prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels. Published in the July 1, 2007 issue of CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer […]

Autoimmune, rheumatic diseases linked to deeper aortic inflammation and risk of aneursym. Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and other inflammatory rheumatic diseases are associated with a high rate of death from heart disease. One explanation is a greater susceptibility to atherosclerosis. Although atherosclerosis is linked to inflammation in healthy individuals as well, the mechanism of inflammation and […]