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3/10/2015
A review of 26 clinical studies and two meta-analyses has found that certain probiotic strains can significantly reduce LDL and total cholesterol.

3/5/2015
In a statin-eligible population with low to moderate risk of cardiovascular disease, a vitamin B5 derivative known as pantethine has been shown to reduce total cholesterol by 6 percent and LDL cholesterol by 11 percent.

3/3/2015
Noting that few studies have investigated how a diet rich in carotenoids and isoflavones can impact adipokine-related breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women, researchers from Ohio State, Rutgers and Wake Forest universities conducted a 26-week crossover trial and determined that only one of these nutrients is protective.
 

2/26/2015
There’s dissension among healthcare professionals as to whether fruit should be included in the diets of patients with type 2 diabetes. Fruit provides fiber, but it also influences glycemic control. A group of Danish researchers found no studies that directly analyzed fruit’s impact on diabetic patients, so they conducted their own trial.
 

2/24/2015
In what the researchers believe is the first published study examining the association between vitamin K and cognition in older adults, it was found that seniors with the highest average blood levels of the vitamin have better episodic memory performance.

2/19/2015
A large, long-range study of older men showed that those with lower blood levels of vitamin B12 had a significantly higher risk of fractures.

2/18/2015
While numerous studies show that lavender aromatherapy can improve quality of sleep, there has been little research done on how the sweet-smelling herb affects hospital patients. Noting that sleep deprivation is common in this setting, a group of researchers from Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland analyzed the effect of lavender aromatherapy on patients in an intermediate care unit.

2/12/2015
An Iranian study of men with prostate cancer found that curcumin supplementation significantly reduced urinary tract-related side effects of radiation therapy.

2/10/2015
A meta-analysis shows that patients who have high blood levels of vitamin D are twice as likely to survive breast cancer as those who have the lowest levels.
 

2/5/2015
Children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who increase their levels of both the DHA and EPA found in omega-3 fatty acids may have better attention spans, literacy rates and behavior, according to an Australian study.

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