A deficiency of B-vitamins may cause vascular cognitive impairment, according to a new study.* Research conducted at Tufts University, studied mice doing tasks such as holding on to a wire and walking a beam as well as spatial learning and memory with the Morris water maze. The mice were divided into three groups and fed different diets for 10 weeks. The control groups were fed a normal diet containing B [...]
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The United States adult population is said to be twenty-five percent obese. Calcium has been debated as a method of helping to enhance weight loss, especially in recent “milk” advertisements suggesting that if you drink 24 oz of milk every 24 hours it can help you lose weight.* Researchers from the University of Sao Paulo have researched this hypothesis. Higher levels of calcium intake were observed among women with normal [...]
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According research in Italy, a daily supplement of omega-3 may reduce mortality and hospital stay for patients with heart failure.1 In the Italian study, patients assigned to receive omega-3 instead of a placebo reduced the rate of mortality by 9%. For this particular study, 6,975 participants with chronic heart failure were randomly assigned to receive either a daily omega-3 supplement or placebo for almost 4 years. Less patients in the [...]
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