Archive for November, 2009

AHA – If you eat fish to gain the heart-health benefits of its omega-3 fatty acids, baked or boiled fish is better than fried, salted or dried, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2009 (AHA). And, researchers said, adding low-sodium soy sauce or tofu will enhance the benefits. “It appears […]

HopkinsMedicine.org – Maternal depression can worsen asthma symptoms in their children, according to research from Johns Hopkins Children’s Center published online in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology. Analyzing data from interviews with 262 mothers of African-American children with asthma – a population disproportionately affected by this inflammatory airway disorder – the Hopkins investigators found that […]

A new study shows that green tea extract may help minimize liver damage from fibrosis. Green tea is high in specific polyphenols that have been the subject of many scientific studies. Several studies have shown that lipid peroxidation stimulates collagen production in fibroblasts and hepatic stellate cells (HSC), and plays an important role in the […]

UPenn.edu – Thiocyanate, a natural dietary antioxidant found in such vegetables as broccoli and cauliflower, protects cells from damage caused by chemicals generated during the body’s inflammatory response to infection and injury, according to scientists at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.  The finding has implications for such inflammation-based disorders as cystic fibrosis (CF), […]

Ncl.ac.uk – An ancient herbal remedy has been shown to be as effective at relieving pain as an aspirin-style NSAID medication, Newcastle University scientists have found. For thousands of years, Hyptis crenata – otherwise known as Brazilian mint – has been prescribed by traditional healers in Brazil to treat a range of ailments from headaches […]

ARS.USDA.gov – Dehydration has long been known to compromise physical performance. Now, a new study provides insight into the effects of mild dehydration on young athletes, and possibly into the mood and lives of people too busy to consume enough water daily. The study was supported in part by the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and […]