• Meat and Endometriosis

    Jul 21, 2004
    In this study women who ate the most servings of green vegetables had a 70% reduction in the risk of developing endometriosis. Eating the most fresh fruit gave a 40% risk reduction. Women who ate the most red meat had a doubling of their risk of developing endometriosis, while eating ham also increased their risk.
  • DHA and Healthy Babies

    Jul 20, 2004
    Researchers have found that babies born to mothers with higher blood levels of the omega-3 fatty acid DHA at delivery had advanced levels of attention spans that existed well into their second year of life. During the first six months of life, these infants were two months ahead of babies whose mothers were low in DHA. Attention is an important component of intelligence early in life.
  • Tocotrienol Form of Vitamin E Inhibits Breast Cancer

    Jul 19, 2004
    Palm tocotrienols were investigated for their effects on estrogen positive and estrogen negative breast cancer cells. Tocotrienols caused complete suppression of growth at 20mcg/ml saturation. The tocotrienols did not work by suppressing estrogen or by inhibiting insulin growth factors but acted in a different way.
  • Binge Drinking and Later Health of Teens

    Jul 16, 2004
    Researchers have found that teens that binge drink at age 13 and continue through adolescence have a 400% increased risk of being overweight or to have high blood pressure by the age of 24 (vs. non-bingers). Journal of Studies on Alcohol March 2004.
  • Niacin and Alzheimer's Disease

    Jul 15, 2004
    Researchers from the Rush Institute for Health Aging in Chicago studied local residents 65 years of age and older for more than 5.5 years. The older adults who got the least Niacin (a form of vitamin B3) were 70% more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease than those who got healthy amounts. Those who got the most Niacin from their diets had a much slower mental decline than those who got the least.