Archive for May, 2011

USDA.gov – Laboratory hamsters that were fed rations spiked with blueberry peels and other blueberry-juice-processing leftovers had better cholesterol health than hamsters whose rations weren’t enhanced with blueberries. That’s according to a study led by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) chemist Wallace H. Yokoyama. Yokoyama pointed out that further research is needed to confirm whether […]

Severe deficiency of the vitamins and minerals required for life is relatively uncommon in developed nations, but modest deficiency is very common and often not taken seriously. A new research published online in the FASEB Journal, however, may change this thinking as it examines moderate selenium deficiency and vitamin K deficiency to show how damage […]

Heart.org – Omega-3 fatty acids, combined with two blood-thinning drugs, significantly changed the blood-clotting process and may reduce heart attack risk in patients with stents in their heart arteries, according to research reported in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology: Journal of the American Heart Association. Foods rich in omega-3, such as salmon and other oily […]

Medicine.IU.edu – Omega-3 fatty acids may be beneficial for more than just the heart. Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine disclosed at a molecular level a potential therapeutic benefit of these dietary supplements for alcohol abuse and psychiatric disorders. In a multi-year study, researchers showed conclusive behavioral and molecular benefits for an omega-3 […]

FACS.org – It is well known that rising medical malpractice premiums have reached a crisis point in many areas of the United States, and the economic and emotional costs of these claims are driving physicians and surgeons away from high-risk specialties. However, according to the authors of a study published in the April 2011 issue […]

FASEBJ.org – A new research report appearing online in the FASEB Journal shows that what someone drinks after exercise plays a critical role in maximizing the effects of exercise. Specifically, the report shows that protein drinks after aerobic exercise increases the training effect after six weeks, when compared to carbohydrate drinks. Additionally, this study suggests […]