Health and Wellness Archive

A modest reduction in consumption of carbohydrate foods may promote deep belly fat loss, even with little or no change in weight, a new study finds. Results of the low-carb diet study were presented at The Endocrine Society’s 93rd Annual Meeting in Boston. When paired with weight loss, consumption of a moderately reduced carbohydrate diet […]

New research suggests an effective post-workout recovery drink may already be in your refrigerator: lowfat chocolate milk. Grabbing lowfat chocolate milk after a tough workout helped give both trained and amateur athletes a post-exercise training advantage, according to three new studies presented at the American College of Sports Medicine and published in the Journal of […]

UCDavis.edu – Women who reported not taking a daily prenatal vitamin immediately before and during the first month of pregnancy were nearly twice as likely to have a child with an autistic spectrum disorder as women who did take the supplements – and the associated risk rose to seven times as great when combined with […]

Caffeine reduces muscle activity in the Fallopian tubes that carry eggs from a woman’s ovaries to her womb. “Our experiments were conducted in mice, but this finding goes a long way towards explaining why drinking caffeinated drinks can reduce a woman’s chance of becoming pregnant,” says Professor Sean Ward from the University of Nevada School […]

OregonState.edu – EGCG – a beneficial compound found in green tea – has a powerful ability to increase the number of “regulatory T cells” that play a key role in immune function and suppression of autoimmune disease, according to new research in the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University. This may be one of […]

Older veterans with a history of stroke who participated in a yoga study experienced “exciting” results in Indiana University research project that explored whether this popular mind-body practice can help stroke victims cope with their increased risk for painful and even deadly falls. The pilot study involved 19 men and one woman, average age of […]