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13 Jul

High Dietary Fiber Intake Improves Overall Health

A review of studies and trials conducted over the last 40 years has shown that there is a link between eating more dietary fiber and whole grains and a lower risk of non-communicable diseases such as coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and colorectal cancer.

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08 Jul

Research Shows Probiotics Support Immunity

A new animal study shows the effectiveness of probiotics in supporting the immune system. The authors concluded, “Altogether, our data suggest that L. plantarum JDFM LP11 increases the diversity and richness in the microbial community and attenuates the ileal immune gene expression towards gut...

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29 Jun

A Case Report Uncovers a Potential Connection Between Low Vitamin D and Fatigue

A case report from the University of Florida College of Medicine’s Department of Medicine has unveiled an unusual potential connection between fatigue and low blood vitamin D levels.

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19 Jun

Social Media’s Impact on Patients and Their Relationship with Healthcare Professionals

It’s no secret that social media has transformed the landscape of how we obtain information. This is true for news, but even more so for health-related topics. One systematic review showed that social media not only had a tremendous impact on patient perceptions and health knowledge, it also...

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15 Jun

Could Mindfulness Be the Missing Link?

Mindfulness helps people regulate their emotions, reducing pain and negative thinking, concludes a new study, even after very basic training in mindfulness.

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08 Jun

Collagen Peptide Supplementation Boosts the Effect of Resistance Training on Body Composition and Muscle Strength

A recent study explored the effect of collagen peptide supplementation and resistance training on body composition and muscle strength in elderly sarcopenic males and achieved positive results when compared with placebo.

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29 May

A New Sleep Study Overturns Beliefs on Obesity and Sleep

A recent study published in PLOS Biology has shown that the connection between obesity and sleep loss might work in the opposite way to what we previously imagined. Sleep deprivation has been considered a cause for obesity. However, an investigator from the University of Pennsylvania School of...

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26 May

A Recent Study Highlights Importance of DHA in Lung Health

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a form of acute diffuse lung injury characterized by inflammation leading to increased pulmonary vascular permeability and decrease of aerated lung tissue, resulting in hypoxemia. Nutrition support for hospitalized ARDS patients typically includes...

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15 May

Primary Mechanisms of Vitamin D on Viral Replication Rates and Pro-inflammatory Cytokines

A recent study reviewed the role of vitamin D in immunity and its influence specifically in respiratory tract health. Primary mechanisms considered in the study included viral replication rates and concentrations of pro-inflammatory cytokines that influence the lining of the lungs.

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08 May

Research Shows Probiotics Support Immunity

A new animal study shows the effectiveness of probiotics in supporting the immune system. The authors concluded, “Altogether, our data suggest that L. plantarum JDFM LP11 increases the diversity and richness in the microbial community and attenuates the ileal immune gene expression towards gut...

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