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Potatoes are Both Cheap and Nutritious: Study Finds
Potatoes are a good source of nutrients and give the best value per penny, a new study has found.
Cinnamon Compounds Could Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease
Two compounds found in cinnamon could play a role in delaying the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, and could even prevent the neurodegenerative condition, according to new research published online in The Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease on Thursday.
Calcium supplements linked to longer lifespans in women
Taking a moderate dose of calcium supplement every day can help women live longer, a study has found.
Health sites too complex, full of cliches: study
The importance of health literacy hit home for Lisa Gualtieri when a Cambodian refugee diagnosed with cancer asked her to act as a patient advocate.
Extra vitamin D may ease crohn's symptoms
Vitamin D supplements may help those with Crohn’s disease overcome the fatigue and decreased muscle strength associated with the inflammatory bowel disease, according to new research.
Ginger compounds may be effective in treating asthma symptoms
Compounds in ginger might help asthma patients breathe easier when combined with bronchodilating medications, a study shows.
Retirement 'harmful to health', study says
The study, published by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), a think tank, found that retirement results in a drastic decline in health in the medium and long term
Combined supplements no better for cholesterol
Adding a plant-derived compound called a sterol to the cholesterol-lowering agent red yeast rice doesn't make it work any better, according to a new study.
Fruit Drinks, Sodas Raise Kidney Stone Risk
Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston have found that drinking large amounts of sugary sodas and fruit drinks might raise your odds for painful kidney stones.
Vitamin C does not lower uric acid levels in gout patients
Despite previous studies touting its benefit in moderating gout risk, new research reveals that vitamin C, also known ascorbic acid, does not reduce uric acid (urate) levels to a clinically significant degree in patients with established gout.
Salt: too much or too little?
A drumbeat of studies urging Americans to consume much less sodium seemed to take a brief pause Tuesday as an independent advisory panel reported that there was no evidence for cutting back beyond the current guidelines for most people.
Small restaurants serving big calories, salt: studies
Despite public health progress in cutting calories, as well as salt and fat from fast foods and supermarket products, neighborhood restaurants are still packing big helpings of each into their meals, a trio of studies suggests
Agent Orange tied to aggressive prostate cancer risk
Men who were exposed to Agent Orange chemicals used during the Vietnam War are at higher risk for life-threatening prostate cancer than unexposed veterans, researchers have found
Get diagnosed before going gluten-free
Researchers have long known that eating gluten, a protein commonly found in certain grains that makes bread light and chewy, can trigger celiac disease in people who are genetically predisposed to the illness
Early Infant Growth Rate Linked to Composition of Gut Microbiota
The composition of gut microbiota in a newborn baby's gut has been linked to the rate of early infant growth, reports research published this week in PLOS Computational Biology
Study questions fish oil benefit before heart attack
Fish oil supplements did not prevent heart problems in people who hadn't had a heart attack yet, in a large long-term study from Italy
Do peppers reduce risk of Parkinson’s?
Eating peppers—which are in the same botanical family as tobacco—may reduce the risk of Parkinson’s disease
Fluids may prevent constipation better than fiber
Everyone knows that getting enough fiber is a secret to staying 'regular', but a large new study finds that people who got plenty of fluids were the least likely to suffer constipation
Supplement builds strength in fibromyalgia trial
Creatine, a supplement favored by bodybuilders, modestly boosted muscle strength in patients with fibromyalgia, Brazilian researchers report.
Study evaluates effect of different supplements on reducing risk of progression to advanced AMD
The addition of the carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin, and the omega-3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA, to a supplement formulation does not further reduce the risk of disease progression in age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
Magnesium may be as important to kids' bone health as calcium
Study shows magnesium intake, absorption significantly associated with bone density in children