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Inadequate sleep, poor sleep increase inflammation, CRP, IL-6
People who have poor sleep or do not get enough sleep have higher levels of inflammatory markers C-reactive protein, IL-6, and fibrinogen, indicating increased inflammation in their bodies, researchers have found. Inflammation is a risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Data from a recent study were presented Sunday, November 14, 2010 at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions...
Reducing salt in teen diet linked to future heart health
UCSF.edu - Cutting back on salt in teenagers’ diets by as little as one-half teaspoon, or three grams, a day, could reduce the number of young adults with high blood pressure by 44 to 63 percent, according to new research presented Sunday, November 14, 2010 at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions...
Vitamin D deficiency doubles stroke risk in whites, but not blacks
HopkinsMedicine.org - Low levels of vitamin D, the essential nutrient obtained from milk, fortified cereals and exposure to sunlight, doubles the stroke risk in whites, but not in blacks, according to a new report by researchers at Johns Hopkins. Stroke is the nation’s third leading cause of death, killing more than 140,000 Americans...
Fisetin neuroprotective against Huntington’s disease
Salk.edu - Fisetin, a natural phytochemical found in strawberries and other fruits and vegetables, slows the onset of motor problems and delays death in three models of Huntington’s disease, according to researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. The study, published in the online edition of Human Molecular Genetics, sets the stage...
Vitamin C may be life-saving treatment for sepsis
Physicians caring for patients with sepsis may soon have a new safe and cost-effective, natural treatment for this life-threatening illness - Vitamin C. Research led by Dr. Karel Tyml and his colleagues at The University of Western Ontario and Lawson Health Research Institute have found that vitamin C can not only prevent the...
How SAM-e, vitamin B6 boost hydrogen sulfide in body
UMich.edu - How the dietary supplement SAM-e boosts the activity of a natural protein that uses vitamin B6 to make more hydrogen sulfide in the body has been revealed by researchers at the University of Michigan. The researchers have solved the structure of this protein that is integral to processes responsible for maintaining a healthy heart...
DHA-enriched milk might help brain development of preemies
ULaval.ca - Giving breastfeeding mothers DHA supplements, a type of omega-3 fatty acid, increases the concentration in their milk of this nutrient essential to brain growth and brain development, concludes a study presented recently by Université Laval researcher Dr. Isabelle Marc at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting in Vancouver, Canada. Babies...
Omega-3 fatty acids may fight gum disease
Long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, like DHA and EPA, may serve as a natural treatment to help fight gum disease, according to a new study. Periodontitis, a common inflammatory disease in which gum tissue separates from teeth, leads to accumulation of bacteria and potential bone and tooth loss. Although traditional treatments concentrate on the bacterial infection, more...
Omega-3 DHA may limit stroke brain damage, help stroke recovery
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), a long-chain omega-3 fatty acid found in fish oil, is a powerful therapeutic agent that can protect brain tissue and promote recovery in an experimental model of acute ischemic stroke, even when treatment is delayed by up to five hours, according to research led by Dr. Nicolas Bazan, Director of the...