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Acid blockers greatly increase COVID risk, according to new research

Acid blockers greatly increase COVID risk, according to new research

In this video we review new research showing how the use of acid blockers greatly increases the risk of contracting COVID-19. The study, published earlier this month in The American Journal of Gastroenterology, found that quitting acid blockers lowers COVID risk by as...

Fruits and veggies every day keeps diabetes away, says new research

Fruits and veggies every day keeps diabetes away, says new research

The occurrence of type 2 diabetes is increasing around the world; however, there is good news: It's easy to lower the risk. New research from Europe has demonstrated that every 66 gram per day increase in total fruit and vegetable intake--approximately the size of an...

America’s use of nutritional supplements grows to 77% of population

America’s use of nutritional supplements grows to 77% of population

A nationwide survey has found the number of Americans taking nutritional supplements has grown to 77%. An almost equal number---76%---report they have trust in the supplement industry as a whole. The survey was taken in late 2019 by the Council for Responsible...

New study shows kids with higher Omega-3 levels have healthier DNA

New study shows kids with higher Omega-3 levels have healthier DNA

Studies during the past two decades have linked omega-3 supplementation with many health benefits. In addition to offering protection against heart disease and allergies, omega-3s have been shown to support skin, hair, brain and hormone health. Now new research from...