Study Spotlight

Study Spotlight

Turmerones: Essential protection for your brain

Turmerones are a component of turmeric essential oil, and have many of the same properties as curcumin. While they are well known to enhance…

Chokeberries: Strange Name, but They Love Your Heart

Evidence shows that chokeberries, including members of the Aronia mitschurinii and melanocarpa species may lower blood pressure when consumed…

Another Reason to Get Your Vitamin D: Stopping

Vitamin D continues to amaze researchers for all of its abilities. Add another to its already impressive list: protecting eyesight. That’s…

Anxiety Medications and Fatal Overdose

The increasing popularity of prescription anxiety medications has led to a massive spike in overdose deaths. A recently-published study in the…

There’s more to red wine than a good bouquet.

Although red wine and one of its compounds, resveratrol, made a big splash in natural news a decade ago for healthy aging, there’s more…

Travel much? Get your elderberry and skip the flu.

If you frequently travel by air, and just as frequently catch a cold or flu as a result, than elderberry should be your new best friend. A new…

Lose weight, reverse type 2 diabetes

Although the onset of type 2 diabetes can seem like a permanent condition, it really isn’t, a British clinical study found. In this six-month…

Eat fresh fruit, prevent a stroke

While it’s fairly common sense that the more fresh fruits you eat, the better your overall health will be, a new study adds scientific…

Could Proteins be the Key to Cutting Diabetes Medication?

Recent research points to a resounding “yes!” An Australian randomized trial showed very positive results for individuals with type…

Grape seed proanthocyanidins and metformin act by different mechanisms...

Grape seed proanthocyanidins and metformin act by different mechanisms to promote insulin signaling in rats fed high calorie diet. Oral…

Curcumin and Major Depression

A recent randomised, double-blind, placebo controlled study investigating the potential of peripheral biomarkers to predict treatment response…

Lutein Supplementation Improves Visual Performance in Drivers

In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, 1-year intervention study involving 120 Chinese drivers, supplementation with 20 mg/day…

Low Vitamin D Status Linked to Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

In a study involving 9,841 subjects from the general population, out of which 810 developed type 2 diabetes during 29 years of follow up, lower…

Improving Vitamin D Status Benefits Women with PCOS Deficient in Vitamin D

In a retrospective, unplanned, secondary analysis of 2 cohort studies conducted during different seasons, involving 50 overweight or obese women…

Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Help Reduce CVD Risk Factors in Patients on Mood Stabilizers

In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, within-subject trial involving 41 adult psychiatric patients who were receiving olanzapine…

Pycnogenol Supplementation May Improve Health in Subjects with Metabolic Syndrome

In an open, controlled study involving 64 subjects between the ages of 45 and 55 years, presenting with various risk factors associated with…

Bee Venom Acupuncture in the Treatment of Frozen Shoulder

In a study involving 68 patients with adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder), subjects who received bee venom acupuncture (16 sessions in 2 months)…

Elevated Homocysteine Linked to Lower Cognitive Impairment Scores

In a study involving 288 right-handed participants aged 55 years and older, elevated homocysteine levels were found to be associated with reduced…

Selenium, Cancer, and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

In a review of studies investigating the relationship between selenium, cancer, and type 2 diabetes mellitus, the authors review the results…

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Found to Have Folate and Vitamin B12 Deficiencies

In a study involving 80 Omani children (40 children with autism spectrum disorders and 40 controls), significantly lower levels of folate and…
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