Archive for November, 2009 – Almost half of UK women could be suffering from vitamin A deficiency due to a previously undiscovered genetic variation, scientists at Newcastle University have found. The team, led by Dr Georg Lietz, has shown that almost 50 per cent of women have a genetic variation which reduces their ability to produce sufficient amounts […] – Children who suffer physical or emotional abuse may be faced with accelerated cellular aging as adults, according to new NIH-funded research from Butler Hospital and Brown University. The findings, which are published online in the journal Biological Psychiatry, draw a direct connection between childhood psychological trauma and accelerated reduction in the size of […] – A well-known Eastern medicine supplement – S-methylmethionine (SMM) – may help avoid the most common cause of liver transplantation, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The finding came as a surprise to the scientists, who used a number of advanced genetic and genomic techniques in mice […]

New non-steroidal and tissue-selective anabolic drugs such as Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators (SARMs) are being sold on the black market for their performance enhancing qualities, according to researchers from the German Sport University Cologne in Germany. The availability of authentic SARMs was recently demonstrated for the first time by the detection of the drug candidate […]

Vitamin D deficiency likely increases one’s risk of heart disease, stroke, and death, according to a new study by researchers at the Heart Institute at Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City. The study suggests that inadequate levels of vitamin D may significantly increase this risk even among people who’ve never had heart disease. For […] – Judging from the number of juices and teas advertised as containing antioxidants, consumers are aware of the dangers of oxidative stress. But what is the best way to measure it – and fight it? Doctors at Emory University School of Medicine have identified a substance in the blood that may be useful in […]