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News Briefs – November 2009

November 1, 2009

High-Fat Diets Damage Muscle A new Canadian study on mice suggests that high-fat diets significantly impair skeletal muscle – long before other pre-diabetic changes appear,...

News Briefs – October 2009

October 1, 2009

Showers Spray Harmful Bacteria A disturbing study reported in the Sept. 15, 2009 edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that the...

News Briefs – September 2009

September 1, 2009

Asparagus Extract Relieves Hangovers The amino acids and minerals found in asparagus extract may alleviate alcohol hangover and protect liver cells against toxins, according to...

News Briefs – July 2009

July 1, 2009

Vitamin D Suggested for Cancer Patients Vitamin D deficiency was found to be prevalent in cancer patients regardless of nutritional status, according to the results...

News Briefs – June 2009

June 1, 2009

VITAMIN D BOOSTS BRAIN POWER? Increased levels of vitamin D – synthesized in the skin following sun exposure and found in certain foods, such as...

News Briefs – May 2009

May 1, 2009

BEANS FIGHT OFF PERIPHERAL ARTERY DISEASE A new clinical study by researchers at the Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine (CCARM) shows...

News Briefs – April 2009

April 1, 2009

VITAMIN D PREVENTS COLDS AND INFLUENZA In the largest study yet of the association between vitamin D and respiratory infections, people with the lowest blood...

News Briefs – March 2009

March 1, 2009

VITAMIN C LINKED TO LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE A study in young adult women links high blood levels of vitamin C with lower blood pressure. This...

New Briefs – February 2009

February 1, 2009

INOSITOL MAY TREAT CANCER, DEPRESSION A natural compound that comes from grains, nuts and beans may be a successful alternative medical treatment for an array...

News Briefs – December 2007

December 1, 2007

CAN THIS VITAMIN SLOW AGING? New research has suggested a possible link between vitamin D and a slowing down in the aging of cells and...

News Briefs – November 2007

November 1, 2007

WHEAT GERM EXTRACT BEATS ANTI-CANCER DRUGS A Hungarian study has found that a fermented wheat germ extract inhibits human breast cancer cells more effectively than...

News Briefs – February 2007

February 1, 2007

FOLATE AND ALZHEIMER’S Higher intake of the nutrient folate may reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, but vitamin B12 and vitamin B6 did not...

News Briefs – February 2006

February 1, 2006

VITAMIN D LINKED TO HEALTHY LUNGS A study by researchers from the University of Auckland has shown that vitamin D may play a role in...

News Briefs – December 2005

December 1, 2005

MINERAL DEFICIENCY LINKED TO ARTHRITIS Insufficient levels of selenium may raise the risk of knee osteoarthritis, according to new research from the University of North...