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Inflammation In Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Affects The Brain

Inflammation In Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Affects The Brain

A new study found that inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis patients affects the brain. First of all, 54 patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) were part of this investigation by researchers at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Furthermore, Andrew Schrepf and co-workers did fu
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Vitamins Can Reduce The Risk Of Metabolic Syndrome

Vitamins Can Reduce The Risk Of Metabolic Syndrome

A South Korean study showed that vitamins can reduce the risk of metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is a change in metabolism in patients with excess abdominal fat. They also often have high blood sugar, high blood pressure and high LDL cholesterol. In addition their liver often d
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Creeping Eruption After A Beach Holiday

Creeping Eruption After A Beach Holiday

A young couple from Windsor/Ontario received an unwanted souvenir, creeping eruption after a beach holiday. They holidayed in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Both developed itchy feet that got worse as they returned home after 1 week of holidays on the beach. The doctor diagnosed cree
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Concerns About Stevia?

Concerns About Stevia?

Are there concerns about stevia? This is the question as the food industry shows more interest in using this natural sweetener. An article in “Medical News Today” pointed out several potential concerns with stevia. I will review this here and add other evidence I found in the literatu
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Cancer Can Be Random

Cancer Can Be Random

A new publication claims that cancer can be random. They found that 66% of all cancers occur spontaneously as mistakes in the DNA when cells are dividing . The Hopkins researchers found further that 29% of cancers are due to environmental factors and 5% occur due to genetic dispositio
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Quercetin Helps Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Quercetin Helps Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

The Journal of the American College of Nutrition published an article in January that quercetin helps rheumatoid arthritis patients. Specifically researchers performed a randomized, double blind clinical trial on 50 women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The women received 500 mg of qu
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Fish Oil Lowers Inflammation

Fish Oil Lowers Inflammation

Inflammatory markers show that fish oil lowers inflammation Research from January 2016 showed that fish oil lowers inflammation. 18 randomized controlled trials that involved 826 subjects were critically analyzed. Three parameters were measured in these subjects. The first was prostag
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Lycopenes Are Linked To Lower Mortality

Lycopenes Are Linked To Lower Mortality

Lycopenes are linked to lower mortality. Lycopenes are the red pigments of tomatoes. Researchers from Omaha, Nebraska found that it is the lycopenes in tomatoes and watermelons that lower mortality.  They analyzed data on 2499 participants from the National Health and Nutrition Examin
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Hot Drinks Can Cause Cancer

Hot Drinks Can Cause Cancer

I was watching CNN on a mini TV in the gym when I read that hot drinks can cause cancer. This news is based on a news release from the International Agency for Research on Cancer, a subsidiary of the World Health Organization. Research into why hot drinks can cause cancer As this ques
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Hardening Of Arteries Reversed With Supplements

Hardening Of Arteries Reversed With Supplements

A meta-analysis in the Journal of Nutrition from August 2014 indicates that hardening of arteries can be reversed with supplements. Ammar Ashor and colleagues took 20 randomized trials including 1909 subjects aged 22 to 63. Arterial stiffness was measured by pulse-wave velocity or sim
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