Using omega 3 fatty acids to treat Alzheimer’s & other diseases?

Using omega 3 fatty acids to treat Alzheimer’s & other diseases?

Understanding how dietary essential fatty acids, such as omega 3 fatty acids, work may lead to effective treatments for diseases and conditions such as stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, age-related macular degeneration, Parkinson’s disease and other retinal and neurodegenerative diseases. The key is to be able to…

Study: Omega-3 fatty acids fight inflammation via cannabinoids

Study: Omega-3 fatty acids fight inflammation via cannabinoids

Chemical compounds called cannabinoids are found in marijuana and also are produced naturally in the body from omega-3 fatty acids. A well-known cannabinoid in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol, is responsible for some of its euphoric effects, but it also has anti-inflammatory benefits. A new study in animal tissue reveals…

Survey Uncovers The Sugary Truth Behind Consumers’ Knowledge

Survey Uncovers The Sugary Truth Behind Consumers’ Knowledge

The war on sugar wages on, but how much do consumers really know? siggi’s, the fastest-growing U.S. yogurt brand and maker of Icelandic-style yogurt, set out to better understand consumer behavior and perception of sugar. To understand how much they really know about the widely…

Diet rich in tomatoes cuts skin cancer in half in mice

Diet rich in tomatoes cuts skin cancer in half in mice

Daily tomato consumption appeared to cut the development of skin cancer tumors by half in a mouse study at The Ohio State University. The new study of how nutritional interventions can alter the risk for skin cancers appeared online in the journal Scientific Reports. It found that male mice fed…

Evidence shows strawberry compound may reduce mental effects of aging

Evidence shows strawberry compound may reduce mental effects of aging

Salk scientists have found further evidence that a natural compound in strawberry reduces cognitive deficits and inflammation associated with aging in mice. The work, which appeared in the Journals of Gerontology Series A in June 2017, builds on the team’s previous research into the antioxidant fisetin, finding it…

Fasting blood sugar and fasting insulin identified as new biomarkers for weight loss

Fasting blood sugar and fasting insulin identified as new biomarkers for weight loss

Researchers from the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports at the University of Copenhagen announced the findings from a weight loss biomarker study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN). The study, “Pretreatment fasting plasma glucose and insulin modify dietary weight loss success: results from 3 randomized…

Drinking coffee could lead to a longer life

Drinking coffee could lead to a longer life

Here’s another reason to start the day with a cup of joe: Scientists have found that people who drink coffee appear to live longer. Drinking coffee was associated with a lower risk of death due to heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, and respiratory and kidney disease for African…

Lutein and zeaxanthin benefits during high screen exposure

Lutein and zeaxanthin benefits during high screen exposure

An exciting new peer-reviewed publication based on ongoing research on macular carotenoids from the University of Georgia demonstrates that supplementation with lutein and zeaxanthin isomers can protect against a growing issue among the general population — the undesirable effects of prolonged exposure to high-energy blue light emitted from…

Lutein may suppress inflammation

Lutein may suppress inflammation

Lutein, a nutrient found in several highly coloured vegetables and fruits, can suppress inflammation, according to a new study by researchers at Linkoping University, Sweden. The results, published in Atherosclerosis, suggest that lutein itself has anti-inflammatory effects in patients with coronary artery disease. Inflammation is a key factor in…

Vitamin D may improve sunburn

Vitamin D may improve sunburn

High doses of vitamin D taken one hour after sunburn significantly reduce skin redness, swelling, and inflammation, according to double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial out of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. The trial results were recently published in the Journal of…