Vitamin E supplements may counteract complications in type-2 diabetics linked to an increased risk of heart disease.* There are an estimated 20 million diabetics in the US. Cardiovascular disease is known to be increased by type-2 diabetes. Researchers studied 37 type-2 diabetics who received received the daily vitamin E supplements for 10 weeks and then followed them for another 20 weeks. The study showed the PAI-1 (plasminogen activator inhibitor) levels [...]
Read More
A recent study by Wageningen University in the Netherlands researched omega-3 and its relationship to protecting against colorectal cancer.* The study showed that consuming more fish per week may cut the risk of colon cancer.  It also implied that fish oil may help protect the heart against cardiovascular disease and could reduce the risk of certain other cancers. Wageningen University researchers suggest increasing your weekly intake of fish by 100g [...]
Read More
A recent study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in November 2007, studied vitamin D and its effects on aging.* Vitamin D helps to stop inflammation, diminishing the turnover of leukocytes. A leukocyte telomere length (LTL) is a predictor of aging-related diseases. It decreases with each cell cycle and increased inflammation. Researchers studied the effect of vitamin D concentrations on LTL. Participants included 2160 women, ages 18-79. Researchers [...]
Read More
The recent Physicians’ Health Study II (PHSII) is researching the effects oxidative stress has on brain aging and whether intake of long-term antioxidant supplements would be cognitively beneficial.* Among the 1904 new recruits given beta-carotene for 1 year, the cognitive tests showed little difference. However, the cognitive tests for the 4052 continuing PHSII study participants (who have been a part of the study for an average of 18 years) did [...]
Read More