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Longer Life With Mediterranean Diet

Longer Life With Mediterranean Diet

The fact that you can have a longer life with a Mediterranean diet is known for some time. But now a study has shown that the reason for a longer life is the fact that telomeres get elongated from the Mediterranean diet. Telomeres are the caps at the end of chromosomes, and they get s
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Fiber Is Good For You

Fiber Is Good For You

Fiber is good for you as it has been proven to be beneficial for prevention of cardiovascular diseases and various cancers in the past; now it has been studied again in a much larger study population as was reported recently in the media. This news report was based on this medical stu
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Calcium Supplementation Reduces Mortality

Calcium Supplementation Reduces Mortality

A study in the American Journal of Nutrition (August 2014) looked at the effect of calcium intake in diabetics and their risk to develop heart disease; not only did they fail to show a negative effect of calcium supplementation, but instead detected a reduction in all-cause mortality
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Treating Alcoholic Hepatitis With Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor (GCSF)

Alcoholic Hepatitis Treated With GCSF

Introduction In September 2014 a study with severe alcoholic hepatitis patients showed that granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (GCSF) improves their survival. Granulocyte-stimulating colony factors (GSCF) Before we examine this study I like to give some background about what colony
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Vitamin E Prevents Hip Fractures

Vitamin E Prevents Hip Fractures

In August 2014 the journal “Osteoporosis International” published a report from a trial where two groups of patients were compared, those who consumed high doses of vitamin E and those who only had low doses of vitamin E in their food intake; the hip fracture risks of both groups were
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Lack Of B Vitamins In Children Predicts Obesity

Lack Of B Vitamins In Children Predicts Obesity

A study published in the Journal of Nutrition in October 2014 found a lack of B vitamins in children predicts obesity. The study was conducted in children aged 8 to 15.  The researchers came from the University of Queensland, but the study was done on Mexican-American children who par
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Resveratrol Helps Memory And Blood Sugar

Resveratrol Helps Memory And Blood Sugar

The Journal of Neuroscience reported that resveratrol helps memory and blood sugar; a trial on 23 healthy, but overweight persons between the ages of 50 and 75 is described. They were given 200 mg of resveratrol as a supplement per day for 26 weeks. A control group of 23 subjects were
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Fiber Prolongs Life After A Heart Attack

Fiber Prolongs Life After A Heart Attack

You heard that fiber is good for colon cancer prevention, but have you heard that fiber prolongs life after a heart attack? This is exactly what a study that appeared in the British Medical Journal in April 2014 showed. The lead investigator, Shanshan Li (Harvard School of Public Heal
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Vitamin D Increases Cancer Survival

Vitamin D Increases Cancer Survival

Vitamin D increases cancer survival as a study at the University of Edinburgh, England showed: about 1600 patients were operated on for colon cancer and around that time their blood levels for vitamin D were also checked. Professor Malcolm Dunlop, the lead investigator, found that pat
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Magnesium Supplements Cut Diabetes Risk

Magnesium Supplements Cut Diabetes Risk

A study from Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts has followed a cohort of the Framingham Heart Study for 7 years and published their findings on October 17, 2014. The study group consisted of 2,582 participants from the Framingham Heart Study Offspring cohort with an average age
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