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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...
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...
How minor vitamin deficiencies might promote age-related diseases
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...
Insomnia worsens insulin resistance in diabetics
UChospitals.edu – In the largest study of it kind to establish a link between sleep and diabetes, researchers found that people with diabetes who sleep poorly have higher (worse) insulin resistance, and a harder time controlling the disease. The findings, published in the June 2011 issue of Diabetes Care, suggest...
Belly fat doubles death risk from heart disease
MayoClinic.org – One of the largest studies of its kind has found that people with coronary artery disease who have even a modest beer belly (belly fat) or muffin top are at higher risk for death than people whose fat collects elsewhere. The effect was observed even in patients with...
Higher vitamin D levels in women under 75 lessen macular degeneration risk
JAMA / Archives – Higher vitamin D levels in the blood appear to be associated with a decreased risk of developing early age-related macular degeneration among women younger than 75 years, according to a report in the April 2011 issue of Archives of Ophthalmology. “Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a chronic,...
The Nrf2 knockout scare – can dietary antioxidants hurt you?
A recent UCLA study on the actions of a cellular antioxidant regulator, Nrf2, found that it had some connection to the formation of atherosclerotic plaque, and that reducing Nrf2 decreased atherosclerosis. But should these study findings scare you away from eating Nrf2-promoting dietary antioxidants found in broccoli, blueberries, and dark...
Estrogen boosts dendritic spines, mental performance
Northwestern.edu - Estrogen is an elixir for the brain, sharpening mental performance in humans and animals and showing promise as a treatment for disorders of the brain such as Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia. But long-term estrogen therapy, once prescribed routinely for menopausal women, now is quite controversial because of research showing it increases the...
Dim light at night worsens mood, dendritic spines in hippocampus
OSU.edu - Exposure to even dim light at night is enough to cause physical changes in the brains of hamsters that may be associated with depressed mood, a new study shows. Researchers found that female Siberian hamsters exposed to dim light every night for eight weeks showed significant changes in a part of...