Dose daily aspirin at bedtime for blood pressure benefit

Data unveiled today at the American Society of Hypertension’s 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting (ASH 2008) revealed for the first time that people with prehypertension who are treated with aspirin may experience significant reductions in blood pressure – but only if they take the pill before bedtime, and not when they wake up in the morning. […]

Green tea polyphenols counteract neurotoxic effects of sleep apnea

Researchers examined the effects of green tea polyphenols (GTP), administered through drinking water, on rats who were intermittently deprived of oxygen during 12-hour “night” cycles, mimicking the intermittent hypoxia (IH) that humans with obstructive sleep apnea experience. People with obstructive sleep apnea have been reported to have increased markers of oxidative stress and exhibit architectural […]

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 […]

Obesity from high-fat diet likely cause of infertility

University of Adelaide – An Australian researcher has discovered scientific evidence that obesity associated with a high-fat diet is a key factor in infertility – because of how it affects the receptor PPARγ in women’s eggs. PPAR-gamma has an insulin-sensitizing effect in the body; it is one of the PPAR set of receptors associated with […]

High CRP linked to cognitive deficit in children with sleep apnea

Newswise – C-reactive protein, a marker of inflammation that is often used to detect cardiovascular disease, may also indicate cognitive impairment in children with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to a new study of children ages 5 to 7. “Children with OSA have increased levels of hsCRP [high-sensitivty C-reactive protein] and also exhibit decreased cognitive […]

Preadolescent boys now abusing performance enhancing drugs

Newswise – More than one per cent of eleven year olds admit using performance enhancing drugs to do better in sports reports a study published online ahead of print in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. By the age of 15, the proportion taking them had increased from 1.2 to 3% and users said they […]

Organic Milk Much Higher in Omega 3 Fatty Acids than Conventional Milk

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has today received a letter from 14 top scientists, asking the organisation to recognise the mounting body of evidence that organic milk naturally contains higher levels of Omega 3 fatty acids than non-organic milk. The letter, sparked by the publication of ground breaking new research and sent to Dame Deidre […]