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Add protection against brain damage in alcoholics to fish oil’s many benefits. According to this study published in PLoS One, 3-docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) from fish oil could protect against neurological damage caused by alcohol abuse.

Though seldom studied, salt consumption can adversely affect the health of diabetics far more than it affects nondiabetics. According to a Japanese study published the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, researchers found that too much salt in diabetics’ diet doubles these patients’ risk for heart disease.

A study published in The Journal of Nutrition found that consuming omega-3 fatty acids in oily fish at least 3 times a week and/or via supplementation with fish oil may reduce risk of venous thromboembolism or blood clots in the veins.

A prospective cohort study published in the British Medical Journal found that an increase in dietary fiber in patients after mycocardial infarcation (MI) was significantly associated with lower all-cause mortality. The group with the highest fiber intake had a 25% lower chance of dying from all causes and a 13% lower chance of dying from cardiovascular disease.

According to a 2014 study published in the journal Pharmacology, green tea enhances cognitive function, especially the working memory. These findings may ultimately impact the clinical treatment of cognitive disorders like dementia.

In a new meta-analysis of 11 randomized controlled trials (RCTs), researchers from the third Military Medical University, China, found that resveratrol reduced levels of fasting glucose in diabetics. The review, published online in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, also concluded that resveratrol does not impact glycemic measures in nondiabetics.

A 2013 study found that people who self-reported using marijuana in the last 30 days had lower levels of fasting insulin and insulin resistance, as well as a smaller waist circumference and higher levels of HDL (“good”) cholesterol

The supplement N-acetylcysteine (NAC) has long been known to loosen and clear mucus in the airways. It’s also an effective antioxidant. Those combined effects make NAC an attractive treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which affects more than 24 million Americans.

A meta-analysis shows that daily doses of lycopene can significantly reduce systolic blood pressure, particularly in Asians or people with prehypertension or hypertension.

Many integrative healthcare practitioners prescribe multivitamin/mineral supplements to their patients. After all, this can provide a strong foundation of nutrients that may be absent from the standard American diet. A recent (April 2015) presentation by Tim Byers, MD, MPH at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting has challenged the safety of dietary supplementation – linking supplementation to increased cancer risk. While the rationale and data for this conclusion by Dr. Byers are scant in the media reports of the presentation, it would appear that the conclusion is over-generalized and not inclusive of the body of data on this subject.

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