Archive for December, 2007

University of Haifa – Researchers have discovered a substance derived from yeast, called Glucose Tolerance Factor (GTF), that may become an oral treatment for diabetes and its complications. “The research is now at the stage where the substance has been successfully tested on diabetic rats and was found to reduce sugar and lipids in the […]

Newswise — Many Alzheimer’s researchers have long touted fish oil, by pill or diet, as an accessible and inexpensive “weapon” that may delay or prevent this debilitating disease. Now, UCLA scientists have confirmed that fish oil – the omega-3 DHA in fish oil – is indeed a deterrent against Alzheimer’s, and they have identified the […]

Wishing you and your family a healthy, safe, and blessed holiday season. Thank you all for readership over the past year, and for referring others to us, where we hope people can find news they can use for improving their health and nutrition now and in the coming year. Dr. Zebrun

To mark the 2008 games in Beijing, the Journal of Physiology presents a special issue focusing on the science behind human athleticism and endurance, and one of the research articles raises an interesting question as to whether the antidepressant drug bupropion (Wellbutrin) might enhance the endurance performance of Olympic athletes. This unique collection of original […]

Scientists have found an explanation for runners who struggle to increase their pace, cyclists who can’t pedal any faster and swimmers who can’t speed up their strokes. Researchers from the University of Exeter and Kansas State University have discovered the dramatic changes that occur in our muscles when we push ourselves during exercise, including creatine […]

British Medical Journal – Should we drink at least eight glasses of water a day? Does shaving hair cause it to grow back faster or coarser? Does reading in dim light ruin your eyesight? These are just some of the common medical myths that are unproven or untrue, according to a study in this week’s […]