Posts From Michael Downey

News Briefs – March 2013

March 1, 2013

Study Confirms Link Between Dietary Glycemic Load and Diabetes Risk Scientists have now determined that there is a strong association between a diet that reduces...

News Briefs – December 2012 / January 2013

December 1, 2012

VITAMIN C FOUND TO HELP PREVENT BONE LOSS For the first time, researchers have shown that large doses of vitamin C actively protect against bone...

Health News Briefs: November, 2012

November 1, 2012

ACTIVE LIFESTYLE LINKED TO DECREASED BREAST CANCER RISK The largest-ever study to analyze the links between cancer and lifestyle has found that an active lifestyle,...

Health News Briefs – October 2012

October 1, 2012

CHOLINE IN PREGNANCY MAY REDUCE STRESS DISEASES IN CHILD New research suggests that mothers-to-be taking the B vitamin – choline – in amounts that are...

Health News Briefs – September 2012

September 1, 2012

TURMERIC LOWERS DIABETES RISK A component of turmeric, known as curcumin, reduces the risk of Type 2 diabetes and improves beta-cell function in adults with...

Health News Briefs – July/August 2012

July 1, 2012

FAT-FIGHTING EFFECTS OF BLACK PEPPER REVEALED A study has finally explained the long-known ability of black pepper, and the component known as piperine that gives...

Health News Briefs – June 2012

June 1, 2012

CRUCIFEROUS VEGETABLES IMPROVE BREAST CANCER SURVIVAL Researchers have found that greater consumption of cruciferous vegetables during the 36 months following a breast cancer diagnosis is...

Health News Briefs – May 2012

May 1, 2012

LOW LEVELS OF OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS LINKED TO MEMORY PROBLEMS Scientists have determined that lower levels of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are associated with smaller brain...

Health News Briefs – April 2012

April 1, 2012

ANTHOCYANIN-RICH FOODS LOWER RISK OF TYPE 2 DIABETES Scientists have determined that plant compounds known as anthocyanins, and fruits rich in anthocyanins, reduce the risk...

HEALTH NEWS BRIEFS – March 2012

March 1, 2012

SELENIUM MAY REDUCE RISK OF PANCREATIC CANCER A study has reported that – compared to people with the lowest levels – those with the highest...

B VITAMINS: The Blues Busters

March 1, 2012

While herbal medicine has received considerable attention in regards to its important role in alleviating mood disorders and depression, few people realize that a single...

Health News Briefs – February 2012

February 1, 2012

BISPHENOL A SPIKES AFTER EATING CANNED SOUP After just five days of eating a 12-ounce serving of canned soup per day, subjects were found to...

Health News Briefs – December 2011 /January 2012

December 1, 2011

CERTAIN VEGETABLES VITAL FOR IMMUNE AND REPAIR SYSTEM A study has found that a diet lacking cruciferous vegetables (cabbage, broccoli, kale, etc.) results in a...

News Briefs—November 2011

November 1, 2011

The Latest Research on Nutrition, Health & Anti-Aging From Around the World BLUEBERRY POWDER CUTS CANCER TUMOUR SIZE, PROLIFERATION A study has found that ingestion...

News Briefs – October 2011

October 1, 2011

CURCUMIN HELPS ALLEVIATE TENDONITIS Researchers have found that curcumin, the compound that gives the curry spice turmeric its trademark yellow colour, can suppress the biological...

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...