May 12, 2020

Magnesium reduces chances for, probiotics help manage, type 2 diabetes

Magnesium preventive effects

Magnesium is a mineral that plays a role in over 300 enzymatic reactions in the body including glucose control. In this study, doctors reviewed 26 articles reporting on lo...

May 11, 2020

Understanding blood pressure

The two numbers in a blood pressure (BP) test measure the pressure against artery walls first when the heart contracts to pump blood (systolic), then when the heart relaxes between contractions (diastolic). Normal BP is less than 120/80 mmHg...

May 10, 2020

Soy isoflavones improve cognition

Many studies support the beneficial effect of soy isoflavones on cognition. Here, doctors reviewed 16 soy isoflavone placebo-controlled trials covering 1,386 participants, average age 60. Overall, compared to placebo, those taking soy i...

May 9, 2020

New research shows echinacea may have anti-anxiety effects. In this study, 64 adults with scores over 45 on a standard anxiety scale, took a placebo or 40 mg of echinacea twice per day. After seven days, anxiety scores decreased by 11 points, or 24 percent, for echinac...

May 8, 2020

Early-Stage Discoveries: Vitamin D, Citrus Flavonoids, Resveratrol

Good results in the lab can lead to larger human trials. Here are some of the most promising recent findings.

Vitamin D slows aggressive cancer

Low levels of vitamin D lead to worse outcomes in melanoma, a...

May 7, 2020

Quercetin lowered BP and improved lipids

Earlier clinical trials examining the effects of quercetin on heart and circulation have been inconsistent. Here, doctors reviewed 17 recent placebo-controlled trials examining the effects of quercetin on blood pressure (BP) and...

May 7, 2020

EPA improved cognition in ADHD

A new study finds the omega-3 EPA may be as, or more, beneficial than drugs for treating attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in kids with low EPA levels.

In this study, 92 participants, aged six to 18, with a diagnosis of ADHD,...

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