• 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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