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Milk proteins plus exercise may boost cardiovascular health for obese women

Posted March 9, 2014

Whey or casein supplementation with combined exercise training was associated with significant improvements in blood pressure and arterial stiffness in young obese women with hypertension, says a new study.

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‘Exciting implications for knee joints’: Glucosamine plus chondroitin may reduce joint space narrowing

Posted February 20, 2014

Two years of daily supplementation with a combination of glucosamine and a low molecular weight chondroitin sulfate may significantly reduce joint space narrowing in the knee, says a new study from the University of Sydney, Australia.

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Cognitive performance improved in older adults by nutritional supplement

Posted February 11, 2014

Declines in the underlying brain skills needed to think, remember and learn are normal in aging. In fact, this cognitive decline is a fact of life for most older Americans.

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Scientific review points to supplement users engaging in a pattern of healthy habits

Posted February 7, 2014

Dietary supplement users take these products as just one component of a larger effort to develop a healthier lifestyle, according to a newly published review in Nutrition Journal, a peer-reviewed scientific publication.

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A double-blind, randomized clinical trial of dietary supplementation on cognitive and immune functioning in healthy older adults

Posted February 5, 2014

Declining cognitive function is relatively common and increasingly prevalent. Studies have shown that different nutrients (e.g., Ginkgo biloba and vitamin E) appear to be effective at improving memory and concentration, while less is known about their effect on immunity.

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Paving the way to test inosine’s ability to slow Parkinson’s progressio

Posted December 30, 2013

The dietary supplement inosine, which the body converts to urate, safely raises blood urate levels in people with early stage Parkinson’s disease (PD), according to a new study. The result paves the way for testing inosine as a potential treatment for slowing PD progression. The research appears in the December 23 issue of JAMA Neurology.

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Top six tips for choosing the highest quality supplements

Posted November 8, 2013

Americans enjoy the fact that they have many choices in their lives. Yet, having too many choices when it comes to one’s health can be confusing and daunting. The $27 Billion U.S. dietary supplement industry provides consumers with hundreds of thousands of products to choose from, and it is growing more and more each year. A booming dietary supplement industry is a good thing, but how does someone really know what the best choice is?

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Iron supplementation can provide cognitive and physical benefits to anemic children

Posted October 16, 2013

Giving daily iron supplements to anemic primary-school–aged children can have cognitive and physical benefits, according to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

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Clinical Effects of Diet Supplementation with DHA in Pediatric Patients with Cystic Fibrosis

Posted October 6, 2013

In a study involving pediatric patients with cystic fibrosis, supplementation with the omega-3 fatty acid, DHA, for a period of 6 months, was found to be associated with improvements in clinical condition of patients, as well as reductions in pulmonary and intestinal inflammation. One g/10 kg/d was adminstered for the first month, followed by 250 mg/10 kg/d for the following 5 months.

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Supplement Use Helps Reduce Individual and Societal Health Care Costs

Posted September 24, 2013

Use of specific dietary supplements in targeted populations not only provides health benefits, but, according to a new economic report, also offers significant savings for health care costs.

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