A cross-sectional analysis involving 1925 men and women, and a longitudinal analysis including 1069 individuals without diabetes, followed for an average of 5.5 years, found that dietary phylloquinone intake may reduce risk for type 2 diabetes.
Archive for October, 2012
A new study published in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, a peer-reviewed journal says that Echinacea helps in the prevention of colds. This research was partly funded by A. Vogel, the Swiss manufacturer of natural remedies.
There’s a reason why anti-ageing therapies are so popular today. With the boom in industrialization and rapid modernization, there is a steady demand of healthcare and lifestyle anti-aging products, accounting for a huge investment in clinical trials and research in that area.
High levels of vitamin D are associated with protection against bladder cancer, according to a multidisciplinary study coordinated by molecular biologists and epidemiologists from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), the conclusions of which are being published today in the Journal of National Cancer Institute (JNCI).
Researchers from Columbia University have identified a dietary pattern that can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, a lethal disease that affects millions of elderly people in the U.S. but has no cure. Y. Gu of the Taub Institute for Research in Alzheimer’s Disease and the Aging Brain at Columbia University in New York and colleagues published a study in Archives of Neurology saying that men and women who closely followed a dietary pattern that is similar to Mediterranean diet were 38 percent less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease during a 3.8 years of follow-up.
Eating fish appears to be associated with a small but significant decrease in the risk of cerebrovascular events, a meta-analysis showed. In observational cohort studies, eating at least two servings of fish each week was associated with a 6% to 12% relative reduction in the risk of cerebrovascular events compared with eating one or fewer servings, according to Oscar Franco, MD, PhD, of the University of Cambridge in England, and colleagues.
Kidney stones develop from waste matter hardening and becoming attached to the inside wall of the kidney. Most kidney stones remain unnoticed until becoming dislodged, getting caught in a ureter or other passageway, while moving through the body during urination. Most diseases of the kidneys remain unnoticed until the problem is severe. You can make a variety of home remedies using herbs and common foods to alleviate a wide range of kidney disorders, including dissolving stones and restoring renal activity.
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease that is known to inflame and damage the heart, lungs, brain, joints, blood vessels, skin and kidneys among other things. Typical medical treatments for lupus include corticosteroids that suppress the immune system and have major side effects.
A common food preservative, known as Nisin, may decrease or eliminate the growth of squamous cell head or neck cancers, according to a new University of Michigan study.