Thursday, 23 May 2013

Health research

And here we go one more time...

High dose B vitamins help prevent Alzheimer’s, says researchers

A new study is suggesting that a high dose of B vitamins could stop the onset of Alzheimer’s by preventing shrinkage of the medial temporal lobe, the area of the brain that defines the disease.
Is theobromine responsible for cocoa’s cholesterol benefits?

The potential of cocoa to beneficially impact ‘good’ cholesterol levels may be linked to the theobromine content and not the flavonoids, says a new study from Unilever Research & Development Vlaardingen.
Magnesium L-threonate may boost memory, ease anxiety: animal data

Supplementing the diet of lab animals with magnesium L-threonate may boost the memory lead to the consolidation and retention of conditioned taste aversion (CTA), says a new study that adds to the science behind the ingredient.
We should get down to 2,300mg sodium/day, but data does not support 1,500mg target, says IOM

New research supports significant reductions in sodium from where most Americans are today, but does not justify population-wide reductions below 2,300 mg per day, according to a new report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM).
Dark chocolate enhances mood but not cognition, say researchers

Cocoa flavanols in dark chocolate may keep you calmer and content but no link has been established with enhanced cognitive performance, according to a study funded by Barry Callebaut.
Prebiotic inulin shows glycemic benefits for diabetic women

Dietary supplements of inulin may improve some glycemic measures in women when type-2 diabetes, suggests a new study.
Omega-3 may reduce the risk of neurodegenerative diseases

Increased intakes of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA may counter the alleviate oxidative stress in older people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), says a new study from Malaysia.

Study finds ‘no clear evidence’ of calcium supplements affecting cardiovascular death

There is ‘no clear evidence’ that calcium supplements may increase the risk of cardiovascular problems, says a new analysis from an international team of researchers.
Obesity during pregnancy poses lifetime health risk for babies

A woman’s diet and lifestyle before and during pregnancy, and her baby’s diet in early life, can affect the infant’s risk of succumbing to disease later on and this will have important implications for the food industry, a new scientific report has concluded.

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