Archive for December, 2008

Quality of HDL cholesterol is as important as the type of cholesterol. – If you think that your levels of HDL or “good cholesterol” are good enough, a new study published in the December 2008 issue of The FASEB Journal suggests that you may want to think again. In the report, researchers from the […]

New research shows newly recognized vitamin choline in diet during pregnancy can have “genetic impact” on children. – A stunning discovery, appearing online in The FASEB Journal, based on epigenetics (the inheritance of propensities acquired in the womb) reveals that consuming choline – a nutrient and newly recognized vitamin found in eggs and other […] – While it has been known for some time that eating cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage, can help prevent breast cancer, the mechanism by which natural phytochemicals in these vegetables – such as sulforaphane – inhibit cell proliferation was unknown until now. Scientists in the UC Santa Barbara laboratories of Leslie […]

Improving blood flow to brain may slow onset of Alzheimer’s dementia. – A slow, chronic starvation of the brain as we age appears to be one of the major triggers of a biochemical process that causes some forms of Alzheimer’s disease. A new study from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine has found when […] – Quit Smoking. Lose weight. Get more exercise. These are popular New Year’s resolutions, but they are undoubtedly a chore. A third of resolutions, however well motivated, are broken within a week. If better health is your aim, there are many other simple, less obvious things you can do – without a great deal […] – One extra hour of sleep per night appears to decrease the risk of coronary artery calcification, an early step down the path to cardiovascular disease, a research team based at the University of Chicago Medical Center reports in the December 24/31, 2008 issue of JAMA. The benefit of one hour of additional sleep […]