• Fish oil supplements decrease hunger in obese individuals when dieting

    Jun 30, 2008
         Researchers recruited 232 overweight and obese volunteers with an average age of 31 and randomly assigned them to an energy restricted balanced diet and supplemented with either low (260 mg per day) or high dose (1300 mg per day) omega-3 fatty acids fro fish oils for eight weeks. The appetite measurements were taken during the last two weeks of the study. Consumption of the weight loss diet and the high-dose omega-3 led to fewer hunger sensations immediately after the test meals, as well as two hours later.
  • Study shows more benefits of sunshine vitamin – it strongly lowers the risk of dying

    Jun 27, 2008
         People with a vitamin D deficiency are likely to die sooner than people whose blood contains higher amounts of the so-called sunshine vitamin, Austrian researchers said on Monday. Their study - the latest to suggest a health benefit for the vitamin - showed death rates from any cause as well as from heart-related problems varied greatly depending on the level of active vitamin D in the blood. "This is the first association study that shows vitamin D affects mortality regardless of the (primary) reason for death," said Harald Dobnig, an internist and endocrinologist at the University of Graz in Austria, who led the study (actually, this is at least the third; Jerry Hickey, R.Ph.).
  • Long-term study links DHEAS to longevity in men

    Jun 26, 2008
         Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is a natural steroid prohormone produced from cholesterol mostly by the adrenal glands, but also by the gonads, adipose tissue, the brain and in the skin. In the blood, most DHEA is found as DHEAS. The amount of DHEAS that a man has in his blood is a "strong predictor" how long he will live, a new report from a 27-year study conducted in Japan shows.
  • Three Cups of Tea Daily Reduce Heart Attack Risk

    Jun 25, 2008
    Drinking at least three cups of tea daily cuts the risk of a heart attack. A new study found that in addition to being heart-healthy, tea may also help make bones stronger. The study also found other bonuses from tea including improved alertness and mood levels and protection against cavities.
  • Cranberries, Probiotics may fight ulcer-causing bacteria in children

    Jun 24, 2008
    Cranberry juice or healthy Probiotic Intestinal Bacteria clear the stomach of children of the bacteria that causes ulcers and even cancer Results from this new multi-centered, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial involving 271 children who had Helicobacter pylori infection shows that drinking cranberry juice or taking Lactobacillus bacteria (La1 strain) may eradicate the bacteria. "These results suggest that regular intake of cranberry juice or La1 may be useful in the management of asymptomatic children colonized by H. pylori," wrote lead author Martin Gotteland from the Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology at the University of Chile in Santiago.