Betaine supplement increases sprint muscle power

A study of the effects of betaine – TMG, or trimethylglycine – on muscular power during cycling found that ingesting 2.5 grams of the dietary supplement betaine for 7 days before a series of cycling sprint tests increased several measures of performance power by about 5.5 percent compared to baseline and 3.5 percent compared to […]

New Olympian-designed bone health supplements

Aging adults concerned about bone health, bone strength and integrity, and osteoporosis risk might be interested in a new, carefully formulated line of dietary supplements available at OsteoNaturals.com. What is unique about this set of bone health supplements is the quality of their ingredient formulation, which was personally designed (after extensive research) by an experienced […]

Vitamin D relieves joint pain, muscle pain from breast cancer medication

WUSTL.edu – High-dose vitamin D relieves joint pain and muscle pain for many breast cancer patients taking estrogen-lowering drugs, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The medications, known as aromatase inhibitors, are commonly prescribed to shrink breast tumors fueled by the hormone estrogen and help prevent cancer […]

Vitamin D intake recommendations in new clinical practice guideline

Endo-society.org – The Endocrine Society recently released “Evaluation, Treatment, and Prevention of Vitamin D Deficiency: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline.” The clinical practice guideline (CPG) is published in the July 2011 issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM), a publication of The Endocrine Society. The major source of vitamin D for […]

Yo-yo dieting may improve metabolism and lifespan

Ohio.edu – Yo-yo dieters may be healthier and live longer than those who stay obese, according to a new Ohio University animal study. Mice that switched between a high-fat and low-fat diet every four weeks during their approximate two-year lifespan lived about 25 percent longer and had better blood glucose levels than obese animals that […]

Higher vitamin D levels improve bone density drug response 700 percent

HSS.edu – Vitamin D levels should be maintained above the limits recently recommended by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in order to fully optimize a drug therapy for osteoporosis and low bone mineral density (BMD), according to a new study by researchers from Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. The findings were presented at […]

Vitamin D deficiency linked to muscle injuries in NFL football players

Sportsmed.org – Vitamin D deficiency has been known to cause an assortment of health problems, and a recent study suggests that lack of vitamin D might also increase the chance of muscle injuries in athletes, specifically NFL football players. The study was presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Annual Meeting in […]

Moderate alcohol intake linked to lower fatty liver risk

In a large study of men in Japan, the presence of fatty liver disease by ultrasonography showed an inverse (reduced risk) association with the frequency of moderate alcohol consumption; however, there was some suggestion of an increase in fatty liver disease with higher volume of alcohol consumed per day. Moderate drinkers had lower levels of […]

Omega-3s promising for reducing heart attacks in stent patients

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 […]