Flavonoids Influence Gut Bacteria and Lower Blood Pressure Levels

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Flavonoids in foods, including berries, apples, pears and wine, may reduce blood pressure levels, which is partially explained by characteristics of the gut microbiome, according to new research published in Hypertension. “Our gut microbiome plays a key role in metabolizing flavonoids to enhance their cardioprotective effects, and this study providesRead

Early Stage Curcumin Study Shows Promise for AD-Related Metabolic-Immune Dysfunction

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As researchers explore the benefits of curcumin, a recent mice study raises additional promise for metabolic dysfunction and immune disorders related to Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Because Alzheimer’s disease is the cause of around two-thirds of dementia cases, worldwide, most of the research focus has been on progressive deficit in memoryRead

Five-Minute Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training Lower Blood Pressure as Well as Exercise & Meds

Working out just five minutes daily via High-Resistance Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training (IMST), a practice described as “strength training for your breathing muscles,” lowers blood pressure and improves some measures of vascular health as well as, or even more than, aerobic exercise or medication. The study, published in JAMA fromRead

Two-thirds of Calories in Teens’ and Children’s Diets from Ultraprocessed Foods

American children and teens eat a significant amount of ultraprocessed foods, reports a Tufts University study. And, though foods like while grain breads and dairy fall into the ultraprocessed category, the biggest jump in calories is from ready-to-eat or ready-to-heat dishes, such as takeout burgers and frozen pizza. the secondRead

RNA Modifications Protect Against Liver Disease & Explain Differences Among Genders

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A chemical modification that occurs in some RNA molecules as they carry genetic instructions from DNA to cells’ protein-making machinery may offer protection against non-alcoholic fatty liver, a condition that results from a build-up of fat in the liver and can lead to advanced liver disease, according to a studyRead

DISCOVERY: Scientists Find Drug Metabolism in Intestines and Recycling in the Liver, in Mice

The liver is thought of as the critical organ for metabolizing drugs and botanicals. It’s true, however a team of University of Houston pharmaceutical researchers found a newly recognized process of drug metabolism in the intestines, in a mice study. This process is followed by recycling through the liver. “TheRead