July 30, 2020

Vitamin E improves liver function in HIV

     Those living with human immunodeficiency viruses (HIV) are more likely than healthy people to have severe liver disease, known as non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), and there is no treatment. Earlier studies found vitamin...

July 23, 2020

Diabetes types 1 and 2

     Type 1 diabetes usually appears early in life when the pancreas cannot produce insulin, and is not preventable. Type 2 diabetes usually occurs later in life, most often due to lifestyle factors that impair the ability of the body to use its i...

July 16, 2020

Cocoa flavonols reduced PAD

     Peripheral arteries—those serving the arms, legs and torso—can narrow due to plaque, a condition called peripheral artery disease (PAD). In this study, 44 adults with PAD added a packet of flavonol-rich, unsweetened cocoa powder or a pla...

July 14, 2020

Good for more than joints and sports performance

     Sports doctors have long used MSM, or methylsulfonylmethane, to boost athletic performance. In this two-phase study, MSM improved skin hydration and appearance.

In the first pilot-study phase, 20 participant...

July 9, 2020

     In this study, 58 healthy adults aged 18 to 70, who complained of sleep problems, took a placebo or 14 mg of saffron extract twice per day. None were being treated for depression, nor were any taking medication except for contraceptives during the prior four weeks...

July 7, 2020

Low vitamin D increases back pain in postmenopause

     Bone density declines with age, a trend that accelerates after menopause. In this study, doctors measured vitamin D levels in 232 postmenopausal women, average age 65, with low back pain and lumbar spine degenerati...

July 2, 2020

Nutrients improve cognition in Parkinson's Disease, and in postmenopause

Pycnogenol reduced symptoms in Parkinson’s

     Parkinson’s disease (PD) affects nerve cells in the brain that control movement, memory, and thinking. Normally, these cells produce dopamine, a chemi...

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