Milk tripeptides in AmealPeptide® lower blood pressure

Milk-based dietary supplement produces significant results in two placebo-controlled trials . Two new clinical trials presented by Calpis Co., Ltd. at the American Society of Hypertension (ASH) Twenty-Third Annual Scientific Meeting and Exposition (ASH 2008) show that the milk-derived dietary supplement AmealPeptide® reduces blood pressure in hypertensive patients. The studies, called AHEAD (Achieve Hypertension Efficacy with […]

Avoid jet lag with the anti-jet-lag diet

ANL.gov – As the summer travel season begins, many vacation and business travelers will beat jet lag with the Anti-Jet-Lag Diet developed at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory. A study published in 2002 in the medical journal Military Medicine found that travelers who use the Argonne Anti-Jet-Lag Diet are seven times less likely to […]

Too much water can cause seizures in infants

It’s a recurrent summer-time scenario in the pediatric emergency room and doctors from Johns Hopkins Children’s are sounding the alarm about it: An otherwise healthy infant is brought in by panicked parents after suffering a seizure, which turns out to be caused by drinking too much water. Pediatricians at Hopkins Children’s see at least three […]

30 minutes of good music daily lowers blood pressure

Listening to just 30 minutes of rhythmically homogeneous music every day may significantly reduce high blood pressure, according to researchers at the American Society of Hypertension’s 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting (ASH 2008). In the first study to examine the antihypertensive effect of music listening on ambulatory blood pressure (ABP), today’s findings reveal that patients with […]

Aerobic exercise helps maintain muscle in elderly

Youthful muscle-building insulin response restored with a 45-minute walk. UT Galveston – Why do older people tend to lose muscle mass and grow frail? One reason is the reduced ability of the elderly to respond to the muscle-building stimulus of the hormone insulin. Insulin is best known for its link to diabetes — a condition […]