September 28, 2020

More regularity, less pain

    People with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) experience chronic large-intestine abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, excess gas, and diarrhea or constipation. In this study, 330 adults with IBS, aged 18 to 70, took a placebo, lactobacillus ac...

September 24, 2020

Magnesium increased survival in postmenopause

     Women in postmenopause are more susceptible than other male and female adults to heart and circulatory diseases, including sudden cardiac death. Magnesium is important for healthy heart function, and nearly half the U....

September 21, 2020

Vitamin K low in COVID-19 patients

     Vitamin K plays a role in regulating the blood clotting function, which can become impaired in severe cases of Covid-19. For this reason, doctors in this study theorized vitamin K levels might be low in patients with severe Covid-...

September 17, 2020

Selenium increases blood flow

     There is a thin, single layer of cells that lines the blood vessels, called the endothelium, which allows fluids and cellular material to pass from the bloodstream to the tissues. The endothelium also controls the ability of blood vess...

September 14, 2020

Fenugreek boosts muscle mass, strength

     Fenugreek has over 100 phytochemicals that provide a range of health benefits. This sports study included 138 non-smoking men, aged 25 to 47, some healthy weight, some overweight. The men took a placebo, 300 mg, or 600 mg of f...

September 7, 2020

     Doctors now believe it is important to protect the skin from long-wave UV-A and medium-wave UV-B radiation with more than sunscreen. In this study, 60 people with fair to olive skin, who burned more or less easily, took a placebo or the carotenoids 4.25 mg beta-ca...

September 3, 2020

Fish oil improves survival rates

     Fish oil is rich in the omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids EPA and DHA, which doctors have long recommended for preventing heart and circulatory disease, but clinical studies have had conflicting findings. The small size of some pl...

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