Omega 3s Lower Odds of Glaucoma

TUESDAY, Dec. 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Increased daily intake of ω-3 fatty acids is associated with lower odds of glaucoma, but higher levels of total polyunsaturated fatty acid (corn oil, canola oil, “vegetable oil,” soybean oil) intake are associated with higher odds of developing glaucoma, according to a study published online Dec. 21 in JAMA…

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Osteoarthritis could be prevented with good diet and exercise

Date: May 12, 2017 Source: University of Surrey Summary: Osteoarthritis can potentially be prevented with a good diet and regular exercise, a new expert review reports. Osteoarthritis can potentially be prevented with a good diet and regular exercise, a new expert review published in the Nature Reviews Rheumatology reports. During the expert review, researchers from the University…

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Yogurt, But Not Milk, May Lower Hip Fracture Risk

– Findings based on combination of high intake of fermented milk products and fruits, vegetables MONDAY, Dec. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) — High intake of fermented milk products, like yogurt, in combination with a high intake of fruits and vegetables, is associated with lower hip fracture rates in women, according to a study published online…

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Nut Consumption Linked With Lower Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

December 04, 2017 TAKE-HOME MESSAGE The authors of this study aimed to determine if an association exists between intake of specific types of nuts (peanuts, walnuts, other tree nuts) and cardiovascular disease. They analyzed questionnaire and outcome data from three different longitudinal cohort studies. Higher total nut consumption, peanut and other tree nut consumption, and…

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The role of vitamin C in the treatment of pain: new insights

In this article, the author discusses how Vitamin C may help things like spinal pain, surgical trauma, infectious disease, cancer patients and even shingles pain. J Transl Med. 2017; 15: 77. Published online 2017 Apr 14. doi:  10.1186/s12967-017-1179-7 PMCID: PMC5391567 Anitra C. Carr Abstract The vitamin C deficiency disease scurvy is characterised by musculoskeletal pain and recent epidemiological…

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Grilled Vegetables

Serious Eats has a bunch of recipes on grilling vegetables. Grilled Vegetable Recipes

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Conquering Arthritis Naturally

Mark Hyman, M.D. interviews Susan Blum, M.D.  Both physicians practice Functional Medicine, and they have a very interesting discussion over their approach to helping their patients who suffer from arthritis.  If you suffer from arthritis, I recommend getting Dr. Blum’s book. Story Source

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Prenatal Sugar Intake May Increase Asthma Risk in Offspring

Higher intake during pregnancy, in early childhood associated with childhood asthma development FRIDAY, Dec. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Increased maternal prenatal and early childhood intake of sugar-sweetened beverages and fructose is associated with increased odds of developing childhood asthma, according to a study published online Dec. 8 in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.…

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Mediterranean diet and cardiovascular disease

This review article further demonstrates that the Mediterranean Diet reduced the risk of cardiovascular disease to include coronary heart disease and some strokes. European Journal of Nutrition December 06, 2017 Rosato V, et al. – This systematic review was performed to present evidence of the association of Mediterranean diet (MD) on incidence/mortality for cardiovascular disease…

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Supplemental Antioxidants Improve Visual Function in Non-Advanced Macular Degeneration

December 06, 2017 Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science TAKE-HOME MESSAGE This study was designed to assess the impact of the combination of supplemental macular carotenoids with co-antioxidants on visual function in 121 patients with AMD. Patients were randomized to receive zinc alone or the combination of 25 mg zinc and 10 mg meso-zeaxanthin. Letter contrast…

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