The Fertility Diet: Foods and Supplements That Support Fertility
A healthy diet is important throughout the lifecycle. For women of childbearing age, optimizing nutrition supports reproductive health and can significantly improve their chances of conception.
Study Finds that Majority of Prenatal Supplements Fall Short
A study in the April 2023 issue of The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that 99 percent of prenatal supplements don’t provide adequate doses of the nutrients pregnant women need.
1 in 7 People Had Lyme Disease — But Didn’t Know It
You may have contracted Lyme disease at some point in your life and not even know it, according to a new study in BMJ Global Health. More than 14% of the world’s population — 1 in 7 people— most likely has, or has had, tick-borne Lyme disease, say study authors.Read
Can Cocoa Extract Reduce Cardiovascular Disease?
We know that chocolate is the way to many people’s hearts. Now a study from The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that a cocoa flavanol extract may offer protection against cardiovascular events. Flavanols are nutrient-rich compounds found in several plant foods, including cocoa, purple and red grapes, blueberries, andRead
Curcuma longa extract improves serum infammatory markers and mental health in healthy participants who are overweight: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
For Overweight Patients, Think Curcumin Curcumin can help your overweight patients by reducing inflammation and boosting their mood. Exciting new research from Nutrition Journal shows that Curcumin longa extract (CLE) helps lower the inflammatory marker C-reactive protein in healthy overweight people aged 50 to 69. But the benefits don’t endRead
Bladder Organoids & Bladder-on-a-Chip Reveal Urinary Tract Infection Pathogensis
Scientists have developed two complementary bladder models to study urinary tract infection (UTIs) caused by E. coli: bladder organoids and a bladder-on-a- chip. The two studies reveal how bacteria invade the bladder, and how they evade the immune system and resist antibiotics. The studies, published in the journals Cell ReportsRead
Inhibition of Group IIA Secretory Phospholipase A2 and its Inflammatory Reactions in Mice by Ethanolic Extract of Andrographis paniculata, a Well-known Medicinal Food
ABSTRACT/ Andrographis paniculata Nees is an important medicinal plant found in the tropical regions of the world, which has been traditionally used in Indian and Chinese medicinal systems. It is also used as medicinal food. A. paniculata is found to exhibit anti-inflammatory activities; however, its inhibitory potential on inflammatory GroupRead
Meat Alternatives and Meat Are Not Nutritionally Equal, Each Lacks Important Metabolites
Market trend analysis shows the global plant-based meat alternative market size is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.4% from 2020 to 2027. The rise is attributed to growing consumer demand for plant-based diets and rising awareness about animal rights and climate change. However, howRead
FDA’s Accelerated Drugs Remain in the Market Without Oversight for Effectiveness, says BMJ Report
Since the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) established its accelerated drugs approval pathway in 1992, nearly half (112) of the 253 drugs authorized have not been confirmed as clinically effective, an investigation by The BMJ has found. In a press statement, The BMJ says the “process is plagued byRead
Tai Chi Mirrors the Benefits of Conventional Exercise in Adults with Central Obesity
The gentle meditative exercise of tai chi may be as beneficial as other more vigorous forms of activity when measuring central obesity. This study found that tai chi reduced waist circumference in middle-aged and older adults with abdominal obesity in a study done by investigators at the University of HongRead