A recent Australian study shows that a diet high in red meat is tied to early age-related macular degeneration. A group of 5604 subjects in the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study, aged 58-69 years old completed a food frequency questionnaire from their past year. Red meat consumption of at least 10 times weekly was associated with a higher risk of early AMD (late AMD was not associated). Chicken, however, was not [...]
Read More
A new study suggests that the combination of supplements omega-3, vitamin C and zinc, may improve the symptoms of childhood asthma. The findings of this randomized, double blind, placebo-self-controlled crossover trial were published in Acta Pædiatrica.* The study, led by Mohammed Al Biltagi from Tanta University in Egypt, adds to a growing body of science linking fish consumption and fruit and vegetable intakes to a reduction in the risk or [...]
Read More
New research from Australia, links supplements of B6 and B12, and folic acid to a decrease in migraines. According to findings to be published in an upcoming issue of Pharmacogenetics and Genomics, scientists recruited 52 people diagnosed with migraine with aura. The participants were randomly assigned to receive either vitamin supplements of 2mg of folic acid, 25mg vitamin B6, 400 micrograms of B12, or a placebo, for six months. Results [...]
Read More
Carotenoids are very important for your body and must come from your diet. Some examples of carotenoids are beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, and lycopene.* A recent study of 370 men and 576 women (from the Framingham Osteoporosis Study) with a mean age of 75 years old examined the link between intake of carotenoids and the risk of hip fracture and non-vertebral osteoporotic fracture. When accounting for other risk factors, the study [...]
Read More