• Vitamin D Deficiency Linked More Closely to Diabetes Than Obesity

    April 1, 2015
    People who have low levels of vitamin D are more likely to have diabetes, regardless of how much they weigh, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. The results helped cl…

  • Curcumin May Address Inflammation in Patients with Metabolic Syndrome

    April 1, 2015
    Oxidative stress and inflammation have been proposed as emerging components of metabolic syndrome (MetS). Curcuminoids are natural polyphenols with strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. A study published in Clinical Nutrition in Jan…

  • Study Confirms Glucosamine + Chondroitin Effective Against Knee Osteoarthritis

    March 2, 2015
    Source: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, Jan. 14, 2015 (e-pub ahead of print) Research: This study compared the efficacy and safety of chondroitin sulfate plus glucosamine hydrochloride (CS+GH) versus celecoxib in patients with knee osteoarthriti…

  • Micronutrient Supplementation Reduced Preterm Births & Low Birth Weight

    March 2, 2015
    Source: JAMA. 2014;312(24):2649-2658. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.16819. Research: Maternal micronutrient deficiencies may adversely affect fetal and infant health, yet there is insufficient evidence of effects on these outcomes to guide antenatal micro…

  • Meta-Analysis Shows Garlic May Reduce Blood Pressure

    March 2, 2015
    Source: Journal of Clinical Hypertension, 2015:1–9. DOI: 10.1111/jch.12473 Research: Garlic supplements are thought to reduce blood pressure (BP). The authors performed a meta-analysis to investigate garlic’s effect on BP. Ovid Medline…

  • Multivitamin/Mineral Use May Reduce CVD Risk Among Women

    March 2, 2015
    Source: Journal of Nutrition, March 2015, 114.204743 Research: Multivitamin-mineral (MVM) products are the most commonly used supplements in the U.S., followed by multivitamin (MV) products. Two randomized clinical trials (RCTs) did not show an ef…

  • Vitamin D May Benefit Serum Triglyceride Levels

    January 5, 2015
    Source: Clinical Nutrition, October 2014 Research: Dyslipidemia is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease that has become an increasing public health problem. Dyslipidemia is especially relevant in vulnerable populations such as postmenopausal w…

  • Meta-Analysis Quantifies Effect of Oat Beta-Glucans on Cholesterol

    January 5, 2015
    Source: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Dec. 2014; Vol. 100, No. 6; 1413-1421 Research: Health claims regarding the cholesterol-lowering effect of soluble fiber from oat products, approved by food standards agencies worldwide, are based on…

  • Resveratrol: Bone Health

    December 1, 2014
    Nutraceutical: Resveratrol Indication: Bone Health Source: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (E-pub ahead of print) Research: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is associated with low-grade inflammation, which may harmfully affect bo…

  • Flavonoids: Ovarian Cancer

    December 1, 2014
    Nutraceutical: Flavonoids Indication: Ovarian Cancer Source: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, October 2014 Research: The impact of different dietary flavonoid subclasses on risk of epithelial ovarian cancer is unclear, with limited pr…

  • Omega-3 DHA: Stress During Pregnancy

    December 1, 2014
    Nutraceutical: Omega-3 DHA Indication: Stress During Pregnancy Source: Obstetrics & Gynecology, November 2014 (online) Research: This study was designed to test the association between docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplementation and perce…

  • Mediterranean Diets May Offer Lasting Health Benefits

    December 1, 2014
    The health benefits of switching to a Mediterranean style diet and upping the amount of time spent exercising for a period of eight weeks can still be seen a year after stopping the regime, a new study has shown. The paper, “Long-term e…

  • Omega-3s: Depression

    November 3, 2014
    Nutraceuticals: Omega-3s Indication: Depression Source: Biological Psychiatry, October 2014 Research: Interferon (IFN)-alpha therapy for chronic hepatitis C virus infection is frequently associated with depression. The routine prophylaxis wi…

  • Fruits & Vegetables: Mental Well-Being

    November 3, 2014
    Nutraceuticals: Fruits & Vegetables Indication: Mental Well-Being Source: BMJ Open (online September 2014) Research: Major behavioral risk factors are known to adversely affect health outcomes and be strongly associated with mental illne…

  • Coffee: Liver Health

    November 3, 2014
    Nutraceutical: Coffee Indication: Liver Health Source: Hepatology; DOI: 10.1002/hep.27367 Research: Coffee may have hepatoprotective effects and higher coffee consumption has been associated inversely with levels of liver enzymatic markers.…

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