Exposure to Hydrocarbons Increases Arthritis Risk
Research published in the journal BMJ Open found that exposure to compounds caused by burning coal, oil, wood, and tobacco can increase risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis.
Inhaling Menthol Improves Cognitive Function in Alzheimer’s Patients
A Spanish study published in the journal Frontiers in Immunology found that smelling menthol modulated immunity and improved cognition in an animal model of Alzheimer’s disease.
How a High-Fat Diet Promotes Atherosclerosis
A study in the Journal of Lipid Research finds that phospholipids found in high-fat, high-cholesterol diets promote atherosclerosis via gut bacteria interactions with the immune system.
Medicinal Plant May Help Treat Drug-Resistant Malaria
A study published in ACS Omega, a journal of the American Chemical Society, finds that Labrador tea, a traditional herbal remedy, is effective against drug-resistant malaria.
Compound Isolated From Astragalus May Improve Outcomes For Heart Attack Patients
According to a study published in the peer-reviewed journal GeroScience, an isolated compound from astragalus, an herb used in Chinese medicine to support immunity, may also reduce inflammation after a heart attack.
Traditional Japanese Diet May Benefit NAFLD Patients
A study published in Nutrients shows that a diet comprising soy products, seafood, and other Japanese staples may benefit people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).
Plastic Particles Alter Sex Hormones
While most research has focused on plastic additives like BPA, a study in Particle and Fiber Technology found that base plastics like nylon can produce endocrine-disrupting effects.
Vitamin D Helps Allergic Asthma
A study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology found that children and adults who took vitamin D had less severe allergy symptoms.
Gut Bacteria May Cause Weaker Responses to Covid Vaccine
According to a study in Communications Biology, gut bacteria that break down a sugar called fucose could be hampering the effectiveness of the Covid mRNA vaccine.
Curcumin Supplements Show Weight-Loss Benefits
A research review in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that curcumin supplementation is associated with reductions in BMI, weight, and waist circumference.