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27 Mar

Curcumin's Influence on Cytokine Storm

The end stage of virus infections often correlates with the onset of a cytokine storm. This uncontrolled release of proinflammatory cytokines by the body’s immune system involves more than 150 known inflammatory mediators. There are many factors involved in the progression of what begins as a...

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24 Mar

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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11 Mar

Collagen Peptides Support Bone Health

Post-menopausal women have a significantly increased risk for osteoporosis. Bone density declines after menopause and osteoporosis has become a major health problem in our aging population. Interestingly, astronauts who spend extended periods of time in space are also a high-risk group. This...

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03 Mar

New Study Discovers How Stress Causes Gray Hair

In a new study published in Nature, scientists have gained advanced insights into how stress impacts the body. More specifically, senior author Ya-Chieh Hsu, the Alvin and Esta Star Associate Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology at Harvard, and his team have found evidence to back up...

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26 Feb

Dietary Fiber Reduces Brain Inflammation During Aging

One of the side effects of aging is that chronic systemic inflammation alters neuroinflammation of the brain. A recent study from the University of Illinois demonstrated that supplementing with dietary fiber reduces brain inflammation caused by the aging process. 

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17 Feb

Stress Eating Stresses Our Insulin Response

A recent study published in Cell Metabolism in April 2019 revealed that during times of stress, it may be more important than ever to watch what you eat. The researchers discovered a key pathway in the brain that stimulates increased caloric intake and energy storage during stressful times.

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10 Feb

AMPK and Metabolic Health

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, at least according to a new study  that shows apple polyphenols increase the activity of 5’ adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK). Activation of AMPK may be a good way to lose weight, balance lipoproteins, and support healthy blood sugar.

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03 Feb

NEW APPROACH SHOWS THE BENEFITS OF REPLACING RED AND PROCESSED MEAT WITH FISH

A suboptimal diet has been ranked as the leading risk factor for total global deaths and the second-leading risk factor for global disease burden, but it was only now that scientists could accurately calculate the total health impact of replacing one food with another in the diet.

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27 Jan

Researchers Pinpoint 6 Genes Linked to Mental Health

A new report that studied genetic variants linked to mental health was published in the American Journal of Psychiatry on January 7, 2020, documenting the results of a large genome-wide analysis of 200,000 military veterans. The study led by Joel Gelernter, the Foundations Fund Professor of...

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17 Jan

Study Links Lack of Motivation to Inflammation

A new study published in the journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences has established a link between our dopaminergic drive (the motivation to do things) and chronic low-grade inflammation. The hypothesis presented by the researchers from Emory University is that "inflammatory cytokines signal...

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