A recent study from the British Journal of Nutrition, looked into the relationship between omega-3 and body weight. The study included 124 participants of different weights.* Blood samples were taken from the participants to check for levels of omega-3. Researchers found that the obese individuals had significantly lower plasma concentrations of omega-3, compared to healthy weight individuals. They suggest that omega-3 may contribute to a smaller waist and healthier BMI. [...]
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A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that Vitamin D deficiency may increase heart disease risk for people with type 2 diabetes. Blood was tested from 76 obese people, 55 years old, who had high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and low vitamin D levels. Conversely, blood was tested from 15 similar people who had normal vitamin D levels and another 45 people with [...]
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A new study examined the effect of lutein, zeaxanthin and blackcurrant extract, on visual fatigue. This supplement combination and placebo samples were randomly given to thirteen participants, who took the samples for two weeks and then the opposite for two weeks. All participants completed visual proof-reading tasks for 2 hours during four testing sessions. Before and after the proof reading task participants moved their eyes back and forth between two [...]
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