Nutrition

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The US Army has funded a 20 month project, to identify nutritional therapies that can help prevent, mitigate or treat traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury.   The Institute of Medicine has established an expert committee that will, “consider preventative interventions as well as those that might be effective during the acute phase and […]


A new animal study conducted by University of Massachusetts researchers determined that eating a handful of pecans everyday might have long-term benefits for the nervous system and could help to prevent certain diseases that occur in the latter decades.    The researchers believe consumption might help to ward off such degenerative diseases as Lou Gehrig’s […]


Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis is one of the most common skin disorders occurring during childhood.   It is one of the initial signs of allergy that occurs during early life, and is believed to be due to the immune system’s delayed development.  According to the American Academy of Dermatologists, approximately 10 to 20 per […]



Researchers have found that higher vitamin B6 levels is linked with a 50 per cent reduction in the risk of developing lung cancer in a study involving over 400,000 people, including former and current smokers.  Also, high levels of methionine, an amino, also contributes to a lower risk.   The study authors wrote in the […]


Researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago found that for every 10 milligram increase in the vitamin B6 intake and for every 10 microgram increase in vitamin B12 there was a 2 percent per year decrease in the risk of developing depression symptoms.    Previous studies have associated a lower risk of infection to […]


Researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan have determined that niacin or vitamin B3 after a stroke may help to improve neurological function.   Animals with a stroke were given niacin, their brains experienced the growth of new nerve cells and blood vessels, which improved their brain function.   The researchers are now planning […]


One of the important components in the process of the hardening of the arteries is chronic inflammation and oxidative stress.  They are considered common risk factors for its development.  Zinc is an essential micronutrient that can function as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, and the researchers theorized may protect arteries against its development. Several studies have […]


Researchers at two universities, Cornell and Harvard conducted a study that determined among women 45 years and beyond, the regular consumption of vitamin E decreased the risk of developing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) also known as emphysema by approximately 10% in smokers and non-smokers   COPD is a major cause of lung disease and […]


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