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Health News: Green Tea Lowers Cholesterol; Gum Disease Affects Fertility; Vitamin D and Muscle Injuries

September 1, 2011

GREEN TEA LOWERS CHOLESTEROL Researchers have completed a comprehensive meta-analysis, or review of previously done studies, and have found that drinking green tea or taking...

HEALTH NEWS: Prenatal Exposure to BPA Raises Childhood Wheezing; Early-life Nutrition and Long-term Effects; Exercise Improves Glucose Levels

July 1, 2011

PRENATAL EXPOSURE TO BPA RAISES WHEEZING RISK IN CHILDHOOD A study has found that when pregnant women, especially those in their first trimester, are exposed...

News Briefs – June 2011

June 1, 2011

TWENTY-FIVE PER CENT AT RISK OF VITAMIN D INADEQUACY, GOVERNMENT REPORTS About 25% of the population may be at risk for vitamin D inadequacy, 8%...

News Briefs – May 2011

May 1, 2011

SUGAR AND SUGAR-SWEETENED DRINKS LINKED TO HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE Researchers have found that those who consume more fructose and glucose (sugar) than the median have...

News Briefs – March 2011

March 1, 2011

MEDITERRANEAN DIET LOWERS DIABETES RISK A study has determined that either of two different versions of the Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) results in a reduced risk...

News Briefs – December 2010

December 1, 2010

DIABETES CASES COULD TRIPLE BY 2050 A new U.S. federal government study warns that the number of American adults with diabetes could double or triple...

News Briefs – November 2010

November 1, 2010

MULTIVITAMIN USE MAY PREVENT HEART ATTACKS IN WOMEN  A study of 31,671 women has found that, compared to taking no supplements at all, regular daily...

News Briefs – October 2010

October 1, 2010

SELENIUM SUPPLEMENTS REDUCE BLADDER CANCER RISK  A study has found that, depending on a person’s individual characteristics, increasing his/her selenium intake can lower the risk...

News Briefs – September 2010

September 1, 2010

ARTIFICIALLY SWEETENED DRINKS RAISE RISK OF PRE-TERM BIRTHS Sugar-sweetened drinks have been linked to health problems such as weight gain; as a result, artificially sweetened...

News Briefs – July 2010

July 1, 2010

VITAMIN D MAY PREVENT SENIOR DEMENTIA Cognitive performance is much improved among the elderly who are not deficient in vitamin D, and vitamin D deficiency...

News Briefs – May 2010

May 1, 2010

THIS DIET PROTECTS AGAINST ALZHEIMER’S A study has identified a combination of foods that reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Scientists defined various dietary...

News Briefs – April 2010

April 1, 2010

WALNUTS MAY FIGHT PROSTATE CANCER For the first time, a study has found that walnuts, previously shown to help prevent heart disease, might fight prostate...

News Briefs – March 2010

March 1, 2010

NEW SUPPLEMENT FORMULA OFFSETS SYMPTOMS OF AGING Researchers at McMaster University have developed a cocktail of ingredients that forestalls major aspects of the aging process,...

News Briefs – February 2010

February 1, 2010

BPA AFFECTS CHILDREN, ADMITS FDA After earlier statements that declared bisphenol A (BPA) safe for all uses, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) admitted...

News Briefs – December 2009

December 1, 2009

Vitamin D Alleviates Multiple Sclerosis Australian scientists have found that vitamin D may slow the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS). Previously, figures had shown that...