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Muscle nutrient creatine also shown to support immune cells

Muscle nutrient creatine also shown to support immune cells

Millions of health consumers use creatine for its muscle support properties; however, most are unaware that creatine's circulation-promoting properties also benefit the immune system. Now a new study conducted at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) is adding...

Iron commonly deficient in young athletes

Iron commonly deficient in young athletes

Iron plays important roles for athletic performance, including red blood cell production and oxygen transport. Previous studies have demonstrated positive associations between athletic performance measurements and iron concentrations. It is now common knowledge that...

Omega-3 supplements fix kids’ bad behavior in university study

Omega-3 supplements fix kids’ bad behavior in university study

Adding an omega-3 fatty acid supplement to the diet could reduce disruptive and abusive behavior according to newly -released research. The research was conducted by a team at University of Massachusetts Lowell and was led by Jill Portnoy, an assistant professor at...

Macro counting causes disease, even blindness

Macro counting causes disease, even blindness

A calorie is a calorie, right? Wrong! If all you do is count calories you're still setting yourself up for a life of disease. For optimal health you must pay attention to the nutritional density of the foods you eat. In one extreme example a UK teenager went blind due...

Most common antibiotics lead to heart problems

Most common antibiotics lead to heart problems

Researchers have for the first time established a connection between the most commonly prescribed class of antibiotics and two types of heart conditions. Researchers found that current users of fluoroquinolone antibiotics (such as Ciprofloxacin or Cipro) face a 2.4...

New research shows critical role of Vitamin K2 in preventing aneurysms

New research shows critical role of Vitamin K2 in preventing aneurysms

New research coordinated by Queen Mary University of London has identified a key role that Vitamin K2 plays in preventing the development of blood vessel aneurysms. The study was published in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology in May 2019. In their...

New research highlights the killing power of soda pop

New research highlights the killing power of soda pop

A large European study has added to the considerable evidence that regular soda pop consumption contributes to early death. The study demonstrated that even a single soda pop per day is detrimental; however, drinking two sodas daily increased the chancesof dying from...

B-vitamins can improve concentration among people with psychosis risk

B-vitamins can improve concentration among people with psychosis risk

A new study has shown that B-vitamins are beneficial for maintaining concentration skills among people experiencing a first episode of psychosis. The study was performed by researchers from Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health in Melbourne,...

Vitamin C protects body’s gut-to-liver vitamin transfer function

Vitamin C protects body’s gut-to-liver vitamin transfer function

A new study has revealed that low vitamin C levels impair the "gut to liver" transfer of vitamin E. This biological function is crucial when the body is experiencing times of inflammation. The research was conducted at Oregon State University and published in the...