Archive for July, 2012
Future of fiber: Researcher seeks to update fiber recommendation in children, increase understanding of nutrientPosted July 31, 2012
Experts have long since determined the recommended daily amounts of certain nutrients, such as calcium and vitamin D, but the numbers for nutrients like fiber have proven more difficult to nail down. One researcher at Kansas State University is seeking to clear the fog, particularly when it comes to the recommended daily allowance of fiber for children. Casey Weber, doctoral student in human nutrition from Mound City, recently completed his first of two studies examining dietary fiber in children.
A randomized controlled study involving 60 Sprague-Dawley male rats with chemically induced liver fibrosis found potent benefits to combining curcumin and acupuncture on a molecular level. Rats were randomly divided into control, model, sham, acupuncture, curcumin and combination treatment groups.
If you feel sluggish, tired or depressed often with some difficulty losing weight no matter what you try, you may be suffering from hypothyroidism, or simply a sluggish thyroid. It’s estimated that at least five percent of the population suffers from hypothyroidism.
Taking a higher than the recommended dose of vitamin D each day may help improve the condition of low-risk prostate cancer, according to a new study. The study led by D.T. Marshall of the Medical University of South Carolina and colleagues found 55 percent of patients with low-risk prostate cancer improved their Gleason score after one year of vitamin D supplementation at the dose of 4000 IU per day.
Beneficial immunostimulatory effect of short-term Chlorella supplementation: enhancement of Natural Killer cell activity and early inflammatory responsePosted July 31, 2012
in vitro and animal studies have demonstrated that Chlorella is a potent biological response modifier on immunity. However, there were no direct evidences for the effect of Chlorella supplementation on immune/inflammation response in healthy humans.