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A study, composed of over 100,000 participants, including 71,354 women enrolled in the Nurses’ Health study and 40,215 men enrolled in the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study were evaluated to determine the number of cases of emphysema.    Emphysema, also known as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is a group of lung diseases that block airflow […]

I was amazed to discover that zinc deficiency affects almost 1 in 3 persons globally.  Mood swings are the most common symptoms associated with this mineral deficiency.    Japanese researchers at Seitoku University and Daiguku  Junior College tested the impact zinc supplementation could have on mood, 30 young women and placed them randomly into 2 […]

In one of our February 2010 newsletters, I shared a research study that predicted the reduction of 100,000 cases of breast and colon cancer annually in the US as well as a 75% reduction of cancer deaths, with adequate vitamin D levels.  As more research studies continue to be reported, I am becoming increasingly impressed […]

A diet containing foods rich in vitamin K2 may reduce the risk of cancer, according to a recent study supporting the potential anti-cancer benefits of this emerging nutrient.   Maintaining intakes   The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, recent published a study that appears to confirm the cancer preventing properties of vitamin K2, with the […]

Researchers of a recent study reported in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition determined that high intake of fish omega-3 fatty acids is linked to a  25 per cent reduction in the risk of developing heart failure .   Since the initial report of the heart health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids were reported in […]

Loyola University’s Nursing School located in Chicago, IL plans to conduct a large trial to evaluate vitamin D’s effect on depression and insulin resistance in women with diabetes.   Sue Penckofer, Ph.D., RN, a professor at the school remarked, “Vitamin D deficiency continues to be a problem despite the nutrient’s widely reported health benefits.   […]

Medical research indicates that a diet rich in vegetables and fruit help to reduce the risk of developing several chronic diseases.   Apples are widely consumed and are a rich source of potent antioxidants.  Studies have linked its consumption with a reduced risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, certain cancers and asthma.   Laboratory evaluation […]

Drinking orange juice while eating a fast food meal helps to reduce the damage to blood vessels caused by eating a high-carbohydrate and high- fat meal, caused by inflammation and oxidative stress, according to the April 2010 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.   University of Buffalo professor of medicine Paresh Dandona, MD […]

The Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition published a study online reporting the positive impact that amino acid arginine and antioxidants had on physical capacity in men over 50.   UCLA researcher Zhaoping Li and associates placed a group of cyclists between 50 and 73 years into two groups, one that received a […]

A recent animal study found walnuts reduced the growth of prostate cancer tumors up to 40 percent.   Dr. Paul Davis, of the University of California, found that in addition to inhibiting prostate cancer development, the mice had lower levels of a protein, IGF (insulin-like growth factor) that is strongly linked to prostate cancer,   […]

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