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heart health

Combine hawthorn and CoQ10 to improve heart health

Combining hawthorn and Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) can boost heart health, according to an article published on the website NaturalHealth365.com. Hawthorn (Crataegus oxyacantha), also referred to as thornapple and whitethorn, is an herbal remedy that has been used for thousands of years as a treatment for heart conditions. Today, research provides scientific evidence that supports hawthorn’s benefits to […]

Nutraceutical agent based on compounds found in the Mediterranean diet found to reduce the risk of metabolic disease

Nutraceutical agent based on compounds found in the Mediterranean diet found to reduce the risk of metabolic disease

A study found that a nutraceutical agent using compounds found in the Mediterranean diet can reduce the risk of metabolic disease. A team of researchers from Italy aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of a nutraceutical agent that contains fermented red rice, phytosterols, and olive polyphenols. In conducting the study, they recruited 80 Caucasian patients […]

resistance training

Elderly women who do resistance training have stronger muscles and are less frail

Older women who do resistance training have stronger muscles and are less frail than those who don’t, according to a study published in the journal Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics. The study suggested that even though regular physical activity may help elderly women enhance their mobility, it may not help with their muscle strength and endurance. A […]

Study: Low vitamin D levels could be the reason why more than HALF of postmenopausal women have a metabolic syndrome

Study: Low vitamin D levels could be the reason why more than HALF of postmenopausal women have a metabolic syndrome

According to a new study, low vitamin D levels could be the reason why over 50 percent of postmenopausal women have a metabolic syndrome. The study, published in the journal Maturitas, found a strong link between the lack of vitamin D and metabolic syndrome in postmenopausal women. Metabolic syndrome is a set of conditions that lead to an […]

weight

If you really want to keep the weight off, eat good food regularly and don’t go on fad diets

Regularly eat good food and ditch fad diets if you really want to maintain a healthy weight, according to a study published in the journal Eating Behaviors.The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Helsinki, also found that going on a diet and skipping meals makes a person gain weight faster instead of preventing it. “Often, people […]

horse mint

Medicinal uses, effects and benefits of horse mint

A review of studies published in the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine discussed the medicinal and phytochemical properties of horse mint. The study review was conducted by a team of researchers from Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences and Tehran University of Medical Sciences in Iran. The research team reviewed studies that looked at the pharmacological activities, therapeutic indications, and phytochemicals of horse […]

acupuncture

Acupuncture found to calm heart rate, increase stamina in athletes engaging in high-intensity training

Acupuncture can normalize heart rate as well as increase the stamina of athletes undergoing high-intensity training, a study published in the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine has found. Prolonged and high-intensity training sessions typically cause athletes to accumulate fatigue and show a decline in performance which increases the risk of sports injuries. Fortunately, recovery and athletic performance can be […]

Niacin, vitamin B3, may improve cognitive and physical function by preventing neurological damage

Niacin, vitamin B3, may improve cognitive and physical function by preventing neurological damage

Vitamin B3 derivative called nicotinamide riboside may protect against neurological damage and enhance both cognitive and physical function, a study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) showed. The study focused on the effect of nicotinamide riboside on Alzheimer’s-related brain damage in mouse models. Nicotinamide riboside is naturally found in small amounts of […]

facebook

Former insiders launch awareness campaign to warn users about the addictive dangers of Facebook and Google

Former employees of Google and Facebook are campaigning to warn users about the addictive dangers posed by social media networks like Google and Facebook, according to a Daily Mail Online report. Tristan Harris, who was a former in-house ethicist at Google, is leading the new group called the Center for Humane Technology which campaigns to raise awareness about the negative […]

prostate cancer

Mediterranean diet linked with lower risk of prostate cancer

A study carried out by a team of scientists from Spain discovered that following a Mediterranean diet lowers the risk of developing prostate cancer. In the study, they analyzed the association of Mediterranean dietary patterns with prostate cancer risk. In conducting the study, the research team used the data from the Multicase-Control Study on Common […]