Monthly Archives: August 2012
Results from a placebo controlled trial have shown that at the end of the study period, giving volunteers the D3 form of Vitamin D did not affect the overall concentrations of this form of the vitamin in their body, whereas … Continue reading
A published study has shown that increasing levels of vitamin E either via diet or supplements could reduce the risk of liver cancer quie significantly. Researchers found a “clear, inverse dose-response relation between vitamin E intake and liver cancer risk” … Continue reading
Meta-analysis undertaken into the beneficial effects of magnesium in overweight individuals over the age of 55 has shown that for every 100 milligramme increase in intake, the risk of colorectal cancer decreased by 12% and that of adenoma by 13%.
Scientists will be taking a closer look at the positive effects of resveratrol in assiting with age related mobility issues. At the moment, their research has been undertaken in animal trials only, but has shown that feeding mice a diet … Continue reading
Results from a 1 year trial have shown that dried apples may lower the risk of post-menopausal women developing cardiovascular disease. Bad cholesterol levels were reduced by almost 25% and effects were particularly significant with dried apples
Green Tea extracts may lead to improvements in blood sugar levels, blood presure and inflammation. The clicnical trial was undertaken on obese hypertensive participants for 3 months. Benefits in LDL and HDL cholesterol levels were also observed.
Women were recruited to participate in a trial of progesterone to see if it helped with bone health post-menopause. The results showed that only 1 bone marker increased; the scientists also noted a decreased in HDL cholesterol (the good cholesterol). … Continue reading
The European Food Standards Agency has confirmed that there are no safety concerns from taking up to 5g of omega 3 forms in the daily diet for short term periods. The current upper limits range from 1-1.5g. There are no … Continue reading
A study using resveratrol supplements for 3 months demonstrates an improved glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes. Systolic blood pressure was also significantly reduced in the group taking the resveratrol supplements.