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Neu5Gc in red meat and organs may pose a significant health hazard
Neu5Gc, a non-human sialic acid sugar molecule common in red meat that increases the risk of tumor formation in humans, is also prevalent in pig organs, with concentrations increasing as the organs are cooked

Arkansas Childrens Research Shows Folinic Acid Could Help Children with Autism Communicate Better
Prescription doses of folinic acid, which is a reduced form of a B vitamin known as folate, could help improve the language and communication skills of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a study conducted at the Arkansas Childrens Research Institute

Minimal Exercise Can Prevent Disease, Weight Gain in Menopausal Women
Now, according to new research from the University of Missouri, minimal exercise may be all it takes for postmenopausal women to better regulate insulin, maintain metabolic function and help prevent significant weight gai

New study links protein in wheat to the inflammation of chronic health conditions
Scientists have discovered that a protein in wheat triggers the inflammation of chronic health conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, asthma and rheumatoid arthritis, and also contributes towards the development of non-coeliac gluten sensitivity.

Substance with the Potential to Postpone Aging
New research conducted at the Center for Healthy Aging and the American National Institute of Health shows that this new knowledge will eventually be able to help patients with Alzheimers and Parkinsons disease.

Cocoa compound linked to some cardiovascular biomarker improvements
The greatest effects were seen among trial volunteers who ate between 200 and 600 milligrams of flavanols a day

Neem inhibits prostate cancer
A new study has found that consumption of the bioactive compound nimbolide, derived from the leaves of the neem plant, could significantly suppress the development of prostate cancer.

Calcium supplements may damage the heart
When it comes to using vitamin and mineral supplements, particularly calcium supplements being taken for bone health, many Americans think that more is always better

DHA supplementation improves cognition in older adults with mild cognitive impairment
Results from a recent study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease support the cognitive benefits of DHA, which have been consistently demonstrated with doses of 900 mg/day or greater.

Exercise and anger may trigger heart attack, McMaster study finds
A study ties heavy exertion while stressed or mad to a tripled risk of having a heart attack within an hour.

First human clinical trial for nicotinamide riboside
Studies in mice have shown that boosting the levels of this cell metabolite can produce multiple health benefits, including resistance to weight gain, improved control of blood sugar and cholesterol, reduced nerve damage, and longer lifespan.

Study Challenges Idea of Mandatory Water Intake
A multiinstitute study led by Monash University has revealed for the first time the mechanism that regulates fluid intake in the human body and stops us from over drinking, which can cause potentially fatal water intoxication

Review suggests eating oats can lower cholesterol as measured by a variety of markers
A new systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials has concluded that eating oat fibre can reduce all three markers

Got eczema? It may just be bad evolutionary luck, study finds
A genetic variant associated strongly with eczema may be a random artifact of evolution, study finds

Study demonstrates role of gut bacteria in neurodegenerative diseases
Research at UofL funded by The Michael J. Fox Foundation shows proteins produced by gut bacteria may cause misfolding of brain proteins and cerebral inflammation

For Women, Caffeine Could Be Ally in Warding Off Dementia
Higher caffeine intake in women is associated with reduced odds of developing dementia or cognitive impairment, according to the results of a new study published in The Journals of Gerontology

The spice of life: cinnamon cools your stomach
Adding cinnamon to your diet can cool your body by up to two degrees, according to research

Parkinson s disease protection may begin in the gut
Cells located in the intestine spark an immune response that protects nerve cells, or neurons, against damage connected with Parkinsons disease

Caffeine-based drugs show promise in fight against Parkinsons
A team of researchers from the University of Saskatchewan has developed two caffeine-based chemical compounds that show promise in preventing the effects of Parkinsons disease.

Component Of Red Wine, Grapes Can Help To Reduce Inflammation, Georgia State Researchers Find
A component of red wine and grapes can help control inflammation induced by a bacterial pathogen that is linked to upper respiratory tract inflammatory diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) and middle ear infection (otitis media),

Junk science under spotlight after controversial firm buys Canadian journals
Researchers are coming forward with examples of junk science distributed by an international company that now has ties to respectable Canadian journals

Trend in childhood obesity extends down as one in four Canadian toddlers too fat: study
The first study in Canada believed to look at serious weight problems, in toddlers, suggests one in four 18 month olds is already overweight, obese or at risk of becoming overweight

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