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Daily multivitamin improves pregnancy outcomes in South Asia, study suggests

December 23, 2014

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A multivitamin given daily to pregnant women in rural Bangladesh reduced pre-term births, increased infant birth weight and resulted in healthier babies overall, according to the large randomized trial conducted by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers.
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High fitness level reduces chance of developing hypertension

December 17, 2014

People with the highest fitness levels are less likely to develop hypertension, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
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Combating osteoporosis with calcium, vitamin D could save as much as $12 billion by 2020, CRN says

December 16, 2014

Supplementation with calcium and vitamin D for postmenopausal women could save the US health care system as much as $12 billion by 2020, according to an economic impact report commissioned by the Council for Responsible Nutrition. The intervention costs as little as 16 cents a day, CRN said.
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Selenium might lower the risk of colorectal cancer: Study

December 16, 2014

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High levels of selenium intake could help prevent colorectal cancer in Western Europe, a recent study has found.
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Pine bark extract may reduce symptoms & severity of common cold

December 12, 2014

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Daily consumption of supplements containing extracts from French maritime pine bark may shorten the duration of the common cold and reduces the severity of sore throat, congestion, headache, coughing and sneezing, says a new study from Italy.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Pine Bark Extract Treats Psoriasis, Hemorrhoids, Hypertension

December 11, 2014

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Painful hemorrhoids, high blood pressure and skin issues, such as psoriasis, all have something in common: Blood flow. Research finds these three issues can all be successfully treated with the pine bark extract called Pycnogenol.
Read article at greenmedinfo.com

Vitamin C may help people who suffer from airway obstruction or respiratory symptoms after exercise

December 8, 2014

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Vitamin C may reduce bronchoconstriction and respiratory symptoms caused by exercise according to a study published in Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Key role in brain health for vitamin E

December 5, 2014

Vitamin E has a key role to play in reducing the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, fatty liver diseases and other health risks, experts at a recent symposium on vitamin E have said.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

Study links running to lower Alzheimer's death risk

December 4, 2014

Running more than 15 miles a week may reduce the risk of dying from Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Yes Dear, Garlic, Vitamin C and Zinc Do Treat the Common Cold

December 3, 2014

Okay, so you have a cold - or those around you have a cold. What to do? Get some drugs? Think again. Most are no better for placebo for the common cold. The most successful proven cold remedies are natural.
Read article at greenmedinfo.com

Vitamin D supplementation linked to fewer lung disease ‘flare-ups’

December 2, 2014

Vitamin D supplementation could reduce flare-ups of COPD lung disease by more than 40% in patients who are deficient, say researchers.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

Leafy Greens May Reduce Aggression in Teens

December 1, 2014

High magnesium intake has been associated with reduced aggressive behavior in western Australian adolescents, highlighting the importance of a magnesium-rich diet in emotional and behavioral health.
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Magnesium Supplements May Be Solution to PMS

November 25, 2014

Magnesium supplements can decrease the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), such as mood swings, irritability, depression, anxiety, bloating, fluid retention, breast tenderness, sugar cravings, headaches and poor sleep, which affect 75 percent of women.
Read press release at prnewswire.com

New study examines the effect of timing of folic acid supplementation during pregnancy

November 25, 2014

Taking folic acid before conception significantly reduces the risk of small for gestational age (SGA) at birth, suggests a new study published today (26 November) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG).
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Spice up your memory: Just one gram of turmeric a day could boost memory

November 18, 2014

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Adding just one gram of turmeric to breakfast could help improve the memory of people who are in the very early stages of diabetes and at risk of cognitive impairment.
Read article at sciencedaily.com

Nothing fishy about health benefits of plant-based omega-3 fatty acid

November 17, 2014

Increasing the amount of omega-3s in your diet, whether from fish or flax, will likely decrease your risk of getting heart disease, according to Penn State nutritionists.
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Magnesium linked to lower metabolic syndrome risk: Meta-analysis

November 17, 2014

Increased dietary intakes of magnesium may reduce the risk of developing metabolic syndrome by about 30%, says a new meta-analysis of six studies.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Calcium Helps Prevent Colorectal Cancer

November 15, 2014

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Over the past 25 to 30 years, studies have suggested calcium may confer protection against colorectal cancer. Animal studies have shown this effect, and many epidemiological studies have shown a strong correlation between higher calcium intake and lower incidence of colorectal cancer.
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Comment: A large number of scientific studies now support the use of micronutrients and nutrition in preventing and controlling cancer. Moreover, the scientific evidence in favor of these natural approaches is growing on an almost weekly basis. This fact therefore leads us to the following inescapable conclusion: The sooner the people of the world can be informed that victory over cancer is possible, the sooner that millions of lives can be saved. Towards this goal, if you would like to volunteer some of your time to help share this lifesaving information with people in your community, please contact us.

Vitamin E may boost IQ for low birth weight infants, says study

November 14, 2014

Long term supplementation of extremely low birth weight infants with vitamin E may improve mental development, according to a new study from Japan.
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Optimal selenium status linked to better mood for young adults: Study

November 10, 2014

Maintaining optimal levels of selenium may improve mood and be associated with lower risk of depressive symptoms for young adults, says a new study from New Zealand.
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Omega-3 rich diet may help beating reading difficulties in dyslexic kids

November 3, 2014

A new study has revealed that a diet rich in omega-3 could help tackle children's reading difficulties.
Read article on the Business Standard website (India)

Comment: Studies have shown that Omega 3 is effective in controlling a wide variety of problems, including cardiovascular and neurological diseases, chronic inflammation, cancer and others. To learn more, visit this page on our Foundation website.

Flavonoids may ‘important to promoting broad health and wellbeing in aging’: Harvard study

November 3, 2014

Higher intakes of flavonoid compounds in the diet during middle age may boost healthy aging in women, according to data from 1,517 women from the Nurses’ Health Study.
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Comment: Scientific research is increasingly showing that plant components such as quercetin, resveratrol, curcumin, cruciferous vegetable extracts and green tea extracts can provide a wide variety of important health benefits. To learn more, visit the phytobiologicals.com website.

Coenzyme Q10 Helps Veterans Battle Gulf War Illness Symptoms 

November 3, 2014

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Roughly one-third of the 700,000 United States troops who fought in the 1990-1991 Persian Gulf War have subsequently developed a distinct set of chronic health problems, dubbed Gulf War illness. Their symptoms, from fatigue, muscle pain and weakness to decreased cognitive function and gastrointestinal and skin problems, persist decades after the conflict. In a study published in the Nov. 1 issue of Neural Computation,  researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report  that a high quality brand of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) – a compound commonly sold as a dietary supplement – provides  health benefits to persons suffering from Gulf War illness symptoms. 
Read article on the UC San Diego Health System website (USA)

Green tea extract may boost short term memory: Pilot study data

October 30, 2014

Extracts from green tea may boost a range of cognitive functions, with particular benefits observed for short term memory, report researchers from Japan.
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Beetroot juice may benefit athletes and heart failure patients

October 28, 2014

Nitrate from beetroot juice could aid athletes by pushing more oxygen rich blood to muscles that need it the most, and may also improve the quality of life for people who have suffered from heart failure.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

Lutein may have role in brain health

October 27, 2014

Researchers have known for a while that getting enough lutein in your diet seems to be a good thing for eye health; people who consume more of this deep yellow pigment found in dark green leafy vegetables and brightly colored fruits are less likely to develop age-related macular degeneration, for example. But lutein may have a special role in brain health as well.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Vitamin D3 supplements may decrease triglyceride levels in at-risk women: RCT data

October 24, 2014

A daily 4,000 IU dose of vitamin D may decrease triglyceride levels in post-menopausal women with an increased risk of heart disease, says a new study from Mexico.
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Future is brighter for prostate cancer sufferers after study finds that sunshine could stop tumour growth

October 24, 2014

Sunshine could be key to stopping prostate cancer growing, a study has found. Scientists found Vitamin D, which is produced when the skin is exposed to sunlight, boosted a gene which can block a chemical known to encourage tumour growth.
Read article in the Daily Mail (UK)

Turmeric Extract Improves Brain Function In One Dose

October 23, 2014

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A remarkable new study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology titled, "Investigation of the effects of solid lipid curcumin on cognition and mood in a healthy older population," reveals that the primary golden-hued polyphenol found in the ancient Indian healing spice turmeric known as curcumin is capable of improving cognition and mood in elderly adults (60-85) when administered in either short-term [acute], chronic, or short-term-on-chronic dosage schedules.
Read article at greenmedinfo.com

Magnesium cuts diabetes risk

October 20, 2014

Getting enough magnesium in the diet may reduce the risk of diabetes, especially for those who already show signs of heading that way.
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Resveratrol boosts spinal bone density in men with metabolic syndrome

October 16, 2014

Resveratrol, a natural compound found in red wine and grapes, increased spinal bone density in men with metabolic syndrome and could hold promise as a treatment for osteoporosis, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
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Comment: Consumption of resveratrol and other specific plant compounds has been shown to provide a wide variety of health benefits. To learn more, visit the phytobiologicals.com website.

Pine bark extract may support venous health post-pregnancy

October 13, 2014

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Daily supplements of Pycnogenol, an extract from French maritime pine bark, may improve blood flow and reduce swelling, pain and the number of faulty veins post-pregnancy, says a new study from Italy.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Extra vitamin D benefits infants

October 9, 2014

Infants whose mothers take vitamin D supplements during pregnancy and infancy are less likely to get respiratory infections, according to research from the University of Auckland.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Lifestyle program is the key in treating Alzheimer’s disease

October 7, 2014

A new report claims that a complex program of lifestyle change, taking supplements and hormones can reverse early stage of Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Dale Berdesen developed the program that treated nine of the ten Alzheimer’s patients he had. He is a professor of neurology at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Read article at betawired.com (USA)

Vitamin D significantly improves symptoms of winter-related atopic dermatitis in children

October 3, 2014

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A study conducted in more than 100 Mongolian schoolchildren found that daily treatment with a vitamin D supplement significantly reduced the symptoms of winter-related atopic dermatitis, a type of eczema.
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RCT data backs EPA omega-3 to prevent depression

October 2, 2014

Just two weeks of supplementation with the long chain omega-3 eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) is associated with the prevention of inflammation-induced depression, according to new data.
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Comment: Research and clinical studies have clearly shown the health benefits of micronutrients in fighting depression. As such, any authorities or media who privately or publicly question the existence of this research are not serving your health, but rather the interests of the trillion-dollar-a-year pharmaceutical investment 'business with disease'.

Lutein + zeaxanthin may boost visual processing speed: RCT data

October 2, 2014

Lutein and zeaxanthin may boost visual processing speed even in young people at their peak, says a new study that ties together the eye and brain health benefits of the carotenoids.
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Study proves childhood diarrhoea management pilot in Bihar, India is working

October 1, 2014

India – In collaboration with State Government of Bihar, the Micronutrient Initiative has successfully piloted the Childhood Diarrhoea Management Program to ensure all children have access to zinc and oral rehydration salts (ORS) when they suffer from diarrhoea. Using zinc and ORS to treat diarrhoea has been recognized as a critical strategy by the World Health Organization, and is supported by the Government of India´s policy on child health.
Read article on the website of the Micronutrient Initiative

Daily use of certain supplements can decrease health-care expenditures

October 1, 2014

Use of specific dietary supplements can have a positive effect on health care costs through avoided hospitalizations related to Coronary Heart Disease (CHD), according to a new article published in the Journal of Dietary Supplements.
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Comment: The cardiovascular “epidemic” is one of the largest economic burdens currently crippling mankind. In 2010, the global cost of this disease – which currently kills more than 17 million people a year – was around $863 billion and is estimated to rise 22 percent to $1,044 billion by 2030. With its total economic impact expected to amount to $20 trillion over the next 16 years, the people of the world need to be informed that the abolition of cardiovascular disease as a cause for human mortality is now possible. To learn more, read Dr. Rath’s classic book, “Why Animals Don’t Get Heart Attacks...But People Do!

Creative bites: Research backs amino acid to boost creative thinking

September 26, 2014

Food that contains the amino acid tyrosine could promote creative thinking, according to new research.
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Turmeric enhances mood in depression research trial

September 26, 2014

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The antidepressant benefits of the Indian spice turmeric have been supported by the results of a trial run by a Murdoch University researcher.
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L-Carnitine Improves Cellular Health in Those with Heart Disease

September 23, 2014

Coronary artery disease refers to the buildup of plaque in the heart’s arteries that can lead to heart attack. There are 525,000 first attacks every year in the United States, which contribute to the $108.9 billion cost of cardiovascular disease to our healthcare system each year. The traditional risk factors for coronary artery disease include high LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, and obesity. A common factor in these risks is increased cell damage by free radicals that accelerates the buildup of plaque in the arteries. Now a new study suggests that L-Carnitine supplementation may be a way to help cellular health in those with coronary artery disease. 
Read article at naturalhealthresearch.org

Fruit and vegetable consumption could be as good for your mental as your physical health

September 23, 2014

Fruit and vegetable consumption could be as good for your mental as your physical health, new research suggests.
Read article at sciencedaily.com

Taking Prenatal Iron May Lower Your Child's Risk of Autism

September 22, 2014

Moms-to-be looking for a way to cut down the chances of their kid having autism might start by being vigilant about taking prenatal iron supplements. That’s according to new research out of the University of California – Davis MIND Institute, which has found that a mom’s low iron intake was associated with up to a five-fold greater risk of autism in her child.
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Vitamin D associated with 'a range of important health outcomes', says new study

September 19, 2014

Increased blood levels of the sunshine vitamin are associated with significantly lower risks of cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, and fractures, according to data collected in the UK over 13 years.
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Probiotic/vitamin C blend cuts kids’ school absence by 30%

September 18, 2014

Daily doses of probiotics plus vitamin C can reduce flu incidence and missed school days by more than 30%, according to researchers.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

Fish oil supplements show endothelial health benefits

September 18, 2014

Supplements of fish oil may beneficially modify markers of endothelial health, says a new study from scientists from the University of Reading, UK.
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Mighty Broccoli Sprouts Rapidly Detox Pollutants

September 18, 2014

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Air pollution is associated with a long list of health problems including cardio-respiratory deaths, pulmonary disease, and chronic respiratory conditions.  And the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has recently classified air pollution as carcinogenic to humans. But a new clinical trial finds that tiny broccoli sprouts can help neutralize this very big problem.
Read article at greenmedinfo.com

Calcium supplements may support a healthy colon: Harvard study

September 18, 2014

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Supplements of calcium or non-dairy products fortified with the mineral may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, according to meta-analysis of prospective observational studies by researchers at Harvard School of Public Health.
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Organic food may cause fewer pre-eclampsia cases

September 16, 2014

Pregnant women who often eat organic vegetables have a lower risk of pre-eclampsia than women who rarely or never do.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Omega-3 may reduce epilepsy seizures

September 11, 2014

Low doses of omega-3 rich fish oil may reduce epilepsy seizure frequency by around a third, according to research published in the British Medical Journal.
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Fish, fatty acid consumption associated with lower risk of hearing loss in women

September 10, 2014

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Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital found that consumption of two or more servings of fish per week was associated with a lower risk of hearing loss in women.
Read article at sciencedaily.com

Nutrient combination super pill to treat depression

September 9, 2014

A new University of Melbourne and University of Queensland study will help people suffering from clinical depression by offering them new combination of nutrient-based medications to enhance mood.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Comment: In choosing to use a multi-nutrient approach, this study is mirroring the Nutrient Synergy concept that has been introduced and successfully applied by Dr. Rath and his scientific research institute led by Dr. Aleksandra Niedzwiecki. The Nutrient Synergy approach is based on the fact that micronutrients work in the body through forming synergy teams. This allows for the achieving of greater biological effects than does the use of individual nutrients acting independently. For maximum synergistic effect it is necessary to select the correct nutrients and combine them in the right proportions. To learn more about the Nutrient Synergy approach, visit the online library on the World Health Alphabetization campaign website.

Vitamin E Improves Nerve Health in Diabetics

September 8, 2014

Included in the $245 billion price tag that diabetes incurs on our healthcare system each year is nerve damage in the hands and feet, called diabetic neuropathy, which affects half of all diabetics. Diabetic neuropathy can significantly decrease the quality of life of diabetics, so finding ways to help with nerve damage in diabetics remains a priority. Now a new study suggests that vitamin E may be a benefit to nerve health in diabetics.
Read article at naturalhealthresearch.org

Vitamin D ‘should be considered’ for epileptics: Study

September 8, 2014

Patients with epilepsy on antiepileptic drugs should consider vitamin D supplementation as they are often deficient and are at higher risk of poor bone health and fractures, suggest researchers.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

Omega-3 reduces anti-social behaviour in kids: Long term study

September 4, 2014

High-dose omega-3 supplementation can reduce anti-social behaviour in children - and alter parent attitudes - a 2-year study has found.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

Potassium-rich foods cut stroke, death risks among older women

September 4, 2014

Postmenopausal women who eat foods higher in potassium are less likely to have strokes and die than women who eat less potassium-rich foods, according to new research in the American Heart Association's journal Stroke.
Read article at sciencedaily.com

Huge 40-year, 180,000 woman cohort shows flavanols can reduce ovarian cancer risk

September 2, 2014

Regular consumption of flavanols and flavanone bioactive compounds, found in tea, citrus fruits and fruit juices, can lower the risk of ovarian cancer by as much as 21%, according to a cohort study involving nearly 180,000 women and begun in 1976.
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‘Small but significant’: Antioxidant vitamin supplements may support healthy arteries

August 27, 2014

Daily supplements of vitamins A, C, E, and beta-carotene may reduce the risk of arterial stiffness, with effects most notable in healthy, young individuals, says a new systematic review and meta-analysis.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Comment: By indicating their understanding that the vascular benefits of micronutrients are linked to their ability to maintain the integrity of the vascular walls, the authors of this review and meta-analysis essentially add further support to Dr. Rath’s breakthrough discovery in cardiovascular disease. To learn how Dr. Rath’s discovery makes possible the natural prevention of heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and many other cardiovascular conditions, read his classic book, Why Animals Don’t Get Heart Attacks...But People Do!

Curcumin blocks the metastasis of colon cancer by a novel mechanism

August 26, 2014

Novel research led by the UA Steele Children's Research Center has identified one of the mechanisms by which curcumin, a bioactive molecule derived from the spice turmeric, can prevent cancer cell metastasis in colon cancer.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Comment: Research carried out by scientists at the Dr. Rath Research Institute under the direction of Dr. Aleksandra Niedzwiecki has shown that a combination of specific micronutrients working in synergy can simultaneously target multiple cancer mechanisms. Their findings show that vitamin C, lysine, proline, green tea extract and other important nutrient components combined in synergistic proportions can be effective in halting metastasis (the spread of cancer cells), decreasing tumor growth and eliminating cancer cells without harming healthy cells. To learn how this research points the way towards the natural control of colon cancer, read this article on the Dr. Rath Health Foundation website and the groundbreaking book by Dr. Rath and Dr. Niedzwiecki, Victory Over Cancer.

How superfood seaweed can help your thyroid

August 26, 2014

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The sea contains most of the world’s iodine. This mineral which is essential for a healthy thyroid gland, was discovered in 1811 by Bernard Courtois. Yet long before this, from about 1600BC, Chinese healers were treating goitres (an enlarged thyroid gland) with burnt sponge and seaweed. Both are rich in iodine which is why these traditional treatments worked for people suffering thyroid disease.
Read article in the Daily Express (UK)

Resveratrol may aid Memory in Older Adults

August 25, 2014

Resveratrol, a substance which occurs naturally in the skin of red grapes and blueberries, may have a beneficial effect on memory according to a recent study in older adults.
Read article at naturalhealthresearch.org

Antioxidant-rich pomegranate juice may aid blood sugar management for diabetics: Human data

August 25, 2014

Daily consumption of pomegranate juice may help control blood sugar levels in type-2 diabetics, as well as improving the function of beta cells in the pancreas, say data from a human trial.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Vitamin D Appears Neuroprotective Against Alzheimer’s, Dementia

August 9, 2014

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“Vitamin D deficiency is associated with a substantially increased risk of all-cause dementia and Alzheimer disease,” concluded a team of mainly US researchers in a study published in Neurology.
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Comment: Research and clinical studies have clearly documented the health benefits of micronutrients in fighting Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. To learn more, visit the Studies Worldwide page on our Foundation website and the Online Library on the World Health Alphabetization website.

‘A measureable benefit’: Vitamin C supplements may boost activity levels & reduce colds in young men

August 4, 2014

Daily supplements of vitamin C may offer ‘modest benefits’ for boosting the weekly activity levels, and reduce the incidence of the common cold for young men, says a new study.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Ginger Found to Reduce Premenstrual Pain and Mood Symptoms

August 3, 2014

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New research has confirmed other findings that ginger root (Zingiber officinale) can relieve premenstrual pain and associated symptoms, without some of the side effects associated with NSAIDs.
Read article at greenmedinfo.com

New Vitamin D Research: Supplementation Is Best Way To Improve Vitamin D Levels

July 30, 2014

Do you currently take a vitamin D supplement? New research says you should. A study conducted by USANA Health Sciences, in conjunction with Intermountain Healthcare's The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital (TOSH), found that taking a daily vitamin D supplement is the best way to improve vitamin D levels in the body.
Read press release at prnewswire.com

Resveratrol supplements may improve memory performance in older adults: Study

July 30, 2014

Daily supplements containing resveratrol may boost memory performance in association with improved glucose metabolism in older adults, says a new study from Germany.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Vitamin D supplements may ‘protect against cardiac failure in older people’, says study

July 29, 2014

Daily supplements of the sunshine vitamin may reduce the risk of heart failure in older individuals by 20%-25%, says a new study.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Comment: Tens of millions of people worldwide suffer from heart failure, which results in shortness of breath, oedema and fatigue. The epidemic spread of this disease is largely due to the fact that, until now, the causes of heart failure have been insufficiently, or not at all, understood. Conventional medicine is largely confined to treating the symptoms of heart failure. Diuretic drugs are given to flush out the water that is retained in body tissues because of the weak pumping function of the heart. However, they also flush out water-soluble micronutrients, thereby causing additional health problems. In contrast, the Cellular Medicine approach provides a breakthrough in the understanding of the causes, prevention and adjunct treatment of heart failure. The primary cause of heart failure is a deficiency of vitamins and other essential nutrients that provide bioenergy to the millions of heart muscle cells. To learn more, visit the Cellular Health section of our Foundation website.

Should all pregnant women with diabetes take fish oil?

July 29, 2014

All women with diabetes should take fish oil pills during pregnancy, say British scientists investigating the link between blood sugar problems and low levels of two important fatty acids. The experts believe supplementation will reduce the risk of children born to women with diabetes developing insulin problems in later life. They also found that top-up fatty acids protect against premature delivery.
Read article in the Daily Express (UK)

Beetroot juice may boost aerobic fitness for swimmers

July 23, 2014

A daily glass of beetroot juice may boost the aerobic fitness of swimmers, reports a new study that supports the sports nutrition potential of beetroot previously reported for cycling, walking, and running.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Comment: Additional research has shown that beetroot juice can also lower blood pressure, help the elderly or people with heart or lung-conditions and promote brain health in older adults.

Iodine supplement can reduce central foveal swelling in RP patients with CME

July 22, 2014

Cystoid macular edema (CME) is a common complication of retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a family of retinal diseases in which patients typically lose night and side vision first and then develop impaired central vision. CME can also decrease central vision. Current treatments for CME in RP are not always effective and can lead to adverse results. Researchers from the Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School, and Boston University School of Medicine tested whether the extent of retinal swelling due to CME was inversely related to dietary iodine intake in patients with RP and found that it was.
Read article at news-medical.net

Magnesium supplements may boost physical performance for older women: RCT

July 21, 2014

Daily supplementation with magnesium oxide in combination with a mild fitness program may boost the physical performance of healthy older women, says a new study.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Potassium supplements may increase survival in patients taking diuretics for heart failure

July 16, 2014

Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that patients taking prescription potassium supplements together with loop diuretics for heart failure have better survival rates than patients taking diuretics without the potassium.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Fish oil supplements reduce incidence of cognitive decline, may improve memory function

July 15, 2014

Rhode Island Hospital researchers have completed a study that found regular use of fish oil supplements (FOS) was associated with a significant reduction in cognitive decline and brain atrophy in older adults.
Read article at sciencedaily.com

Study examines dietary fatty acid intake,
risk for Lou Gehrig disease

July 14, 2014

Eating foods high in ?-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) from vegetable and marine sources may help reduce the risk for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the fatal neurodegenerative disease commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

DHA omega-3 linked to
‘significantly improved periodontal outcomes’: Harvard data

July 14, 2014

Scientists from Harvard report that supplementation with DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) omega-3 may improve periodontal outcomes in people with periodontitis.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Daily vitamin D dose linked to cancer survival

July 10, 2014

A daily vitamin pill could increase the odds of surviving cancer, research suggests.
Read article in the Daily Express (UK)

Vitamin E Analog Inhibits Blood Vessel Growth in Mesothelioma Cells

July 6, 2014

Scientists say a form of Vitamin E may be able to help fight malignant mesothelioma by limiting the growth of tumor-feeding blood vessels.
Read article at survivingmesothelioma.com

Almonds may reduce heart disease risk: Study

July 1, 2014

Eating almonds may reduce the risk of heart disease by increasing levels of the antioxidant alpha-tocopherol in the blood stream, reducing blood pressure and improving blood flow, according to UK researchers.
Read article at foodnavigator.com

Vitamin C Shown to Help Epstein-Barr Virus Patients

June 26, 2014

A new study published in the journal Medical Science Monitor has found that patients who have high levels of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) antibodies can benefit from intravenous vitamin C. The researchers, Nina A. Mikirova and Ronald Hunninghake of Wichita's Riordan Clinic, looked at data from 35 patients who had high levels of Epstein-Barr virus antibodies. They measured the level of antibodies before and after the administration of high-dose intravenous vitamin C. The results showed that patients with five or more infusions of vitamin C experienced a significant decrease in antibodies.
Read press release at prweb.com

Genetic study suggests causal link between vitamin D deficiency and hypertension

June 26, 2014

New genetic research provides compelling evidence that low levels of vitamin D have a causal role in the development of high blood pressure (hypertension). The findings, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, suggest that vitamin D supplementation could be effective in combating some cases of hypertension.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Meta-analysis: Vitamin C supplements may boost endothelial function

June 24, 2014

Oral doses of vitamin C greater than 500 milligrams per day may boost the health of the endothelium - the thin layer of cells lining the blood vessels - and boost overall heart health for people who need it the most, according to a meta-analysis of 44 clinical trials.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Raising low vitamin D levels lowers risk of prediabetes
progressing to diabetes

June 23, 2014

Vitamin D and calcium supplementation along with diet and exercise may prevent type 2 diabetes in prediabetic individuals who have insufficient vitamin D in their bodies, a study from India suggests. The results were presented Saturday at the joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society: ICE/ENDO 2014 in Chicago.
Read article at sciencedaily.com

Prepregnancy folate may reduce spontaneous abortion risk

June 17, 2014

Prepregancy folate intake, particularly from supplements, is associated with a reduced risk of spontaneous abortion, according to a study published online June 4 in Obstetrics & Gynecology.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Omega-3 can stop range of eye conditions caused by damage
to the retina by tiny blood vessels

June 17, 2014

Omega-3 fatty acids, abundant in oily fish, help stop tiny blood vessels from bleeding into the back of the eye, experiments show.
Read article in the Daily Mail (UK)

Copper Could Treat Lou Gehrig's Disease

June 13, 2014

Lou Gehrig's disease - also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) - may be effectively treated with a simple copper compound, a recent study suggests.
Read article on the Nature World News website (USA)

Cumin Essential Oil Offers Relief for IBS in Clinical Study

June 12, 2014

Research from Tehran University of Medical Sciences has concluded that cumin extract can significantly reduce symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome - also referred to as IBS and sometimes referred as inflammatory bowel disease.
Read article at greenmedinfo.com

'Tomato pill' improves function of blood vessels in patients
with cardiovascular disease

June 9, 2014

A daily supplement of an extract found in tomatoes may improve the function of blood vessels in patients with cardiovascular disease, according to new research from the University of Cambridge.
Read article at sciencedaily.com

Vitamin D protects against liver cancer in European study

June 9, 2014

Vitamin D has been shown to play an important role in liver function. Now a new study in Western Europeans shows that vitamin D lowers the risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the main form of liver cancer.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Iron supplements improve anemia, quality of life for women
with heavy periods

June 9, 2014

A study by researchers from Finland found that diagnosis and treatment of anemia is important to improve quality of life among women with heavy periods. Findings published in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, a journal of the Nordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology, suggest clinicians screen for anemia and recommend iron supplementation to women with heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia).
Read article at sciencedaily.com

Mothers-to-be urged to take folic acid as defects rise

June 3, 2014

Expectant Irish mothers are being urged to take folic acid after a worrying rise in congenital disorders linked to a deficiency of the diet supplement.
Read article on the independent.ie website (Republic of Ireland)

Comment: Scientific research and clinical studies have proven the health benefits of folic acid and other supplemental micronutrients in pregnancy and fertility. To learn more, visit the Online Library on the World Health Alphabetization website.

Omega-3s & heart health: Fish and supplements may slash venous thromboembolism risk, says new study

May 22, 2014

A combination of fish and fish oil supplements may reduce the risk of venous thromboembolism by almost 50%, according to a new study from Norway.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Comment: Scientific evidence shows that omega-3 supplements are effective in controlling a wide variety of health problems, including cardiovascular disease, neurological disease, chronic inflammation and cancer. To learn more, visit the special omega-3 section on our Worldwide Studies and Research page and the Online Library on the World Health Alphabetization website.

Olive oil supplements can protect you against health problems
due to air pollution

May 20, 2014

Researchers have suggested that taking olive oil supplements may counteract some of the adverse cardiovascular effects of exposure to air pollution.
Read article on the Business Standard website (India)

For pregnant smokers, vitamin C supplements
improve lung function of newborn

May 18, 2014

Supplemental vitamin C taken by pregnant smokers improved measures of lung function for newborns and decreased the incidence of wheezing for infants through 1 year, according to a study published by JAMA.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Zinc supplementation boosts immune system in children,
Cochrane Review finds

May 14, 2014

Zinc supplements reduce diarrhoea and other infections in malnourished children, and may prevent death, according to a new study published in The Cochrane Library. The study is the first Cochrane Systematic Review to focus on zinc as a means to prevent childhood death, including deaths caused by diarrhoea, one of the biggest killers of under-fives.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Vitamin D Could Slow Diabetes-related Heart Complications

May 13, 2014

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are evaluating whether vitamin D can slow the development of cardiovascular problems in African Americans with diabetes. They are more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than Caucasians with diabetes.
Read article at biosciencetechnology.com (USA)

Comment: Conventional medicine is confined to treating the symptoms of adult onset diabetes by lowering elevated blood levels of sugar. However, cardiovascular disease and other diabetic complications occur even in those patients with controlled blood sugar levels. Thus, lowering blood sugar levels is a necessary, but incomplete, treatment of diabetic disorders. Significantly, therefore, modern Cellular Medicine provides a breakthrough in our understanding of the causes, prevention and adjunct treatment of adult diabetes. The primary cause of adult onset diabetes is a long-term deficiency of certain vitamins and other essential nutrients in the millions of cells in the pancreas (the organ that produces insulin), the liver and the blood vessel walls, as well as other organs. To read about a clinical study in diabetes using the Cellular Medicine approach, visit the website of the Dr. Rath Research Institute.

Meta-Analysis: Vitamin A Decreased Bladder Cancer Risk

May 13, 2014

An increased intake of vitamin A may result in a decreased risk for bladder cancer, according to the results of a meta-analysis that included 25 studies of dietary or blood vitamin A levels.
Read article at cancernetwork.com (USA)

Grape consumption may offer benefits for symptomatic knee osteoarthritis

May 9, 2014

New research presented last week at the Experimental Biology conference in San Diego, California, suggests that regular grape consumption may help alleviate pain associated with symptomatic osteoarthritis of the knee, and improve joint flexibility and overall mobility. Researchers attribute these potential benefits to the polyphenols found in grapes.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Vitamin D Supplements May Prevent Prostate Cancer

May 7, 2014

A new study has revealed a link between vitamin D deficiency and the development of prostate cancer.
Read article at webpronews.com

Vitamin B3 treatment for ataxia shows promise in first human trial

May 2, 2014

A form of vitamin B3 has shown early promise against Friedreich's ataxia, a debilitating degenerative disease with no treatment or cure, in the first human trial of the treatment involving UCL researchers.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Two-year study finds that vitamin E from palm oil helps to protect brain's white matter

April 29, 2014

While you may know about your brain's gray matter, did you also know that about 50 percent of your brain is made of white matter? The health of your brain's white matter affects how well it learns and functions. This is also the area of the brain most often affected by stroke. Now results of a two-year human clinical study published in the American Heart Association journal, Stroke, show that vitamin E tocotrienols derived from Malaysian palm oil may support white matter health by weakening the progression of white matter lesions. This is the first study that provides solid evidence of tocotrienols' neuroprotective benefits in humans.
Read press release at prnewswire.com

Vitamin D may raise survival rates among cancer patients

April 29, 2014

Cancer patients who have higher levels of vitamin D when they are diagnosed tend to have better survival rates and remain in remission longer than patients who are vitamin D-deficient, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).
Read article at sciencedaily.com

Beta-alanine supplements effective
for trained and non-trained individuals: Study

April 28, 2014

Supplementation with beta-alanine is effective for boosting performance for both trained and non-trained people, says a new study.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Increased vitamin C intake reduced breast cancer mortality risk

April 22, 2014

In women with breast cancer, an increased consumption of vitamin C in the diet was associated with reduced mortality risk, according to recent findings. Additionally, a post-diagnostic daily regimen of vitamin C supplementation may confer survival benefits.
Read article at healio.com (USA)

Comment: A new study from the Dr. Rath Research Institute demonstrates that dietary intake of a specific combination of micronutrients acting in synergy can significantly suppress tumor growth and metastasis from breast cancer cells. Confirming that the Cellular Medicine approach to the control of cancer has real therapeutic potential, it paves the way towards "Victory Over Cancer" and freeing the people of the world from the pharmaceutical "business with disease". You can learn more about the work of the Dr. Rath Research Institute in the area of cancer here.

Folate shows eye health benefits in 20 year+ cohort study

April 14, 2014

Folate, or vitamin B9, has been shown to reduce homocysteine levels that are important in warding off a condition known as exfoliation glaucoma (EG) that can provoke blindness and severe visual impairment, researchers have found.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

Vitamin E tocotrienols show brain health benefits

April 14, 2014

Daily supplements of a natural full spectrum palm mixed tocotrienol complex may protect against the progression of white matter lesions in human brains, says a new study from Malaysia and the UK.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Forging iron women

April 9, 2014

A new University of Melbourne study has found that women who take iron supplements experience a marked improvement in their exercise performance.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Green tea boosts your brain

April 7, 2014

Green tea is said to have many putative positive effects on health. Now, researchers at the University of Basel are reporting first evidence that green tea extract enhances the cognitive functions, in particular the working memory.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Magnesium Lowers Colorectal Cancer Risk

April 6, 2014

An astounding 70% or more of Americans are deficient in the essential mineral magnesium. Low levels can have deadly effects. Epidemiologic studies have suggested that low magnesium may be associated with higher rates of colorectal cancer among other diseases. Now a meta-analysis confirms that higher magnesium intakes are associated with a lower risk of colorectal cancer and especially colon cancer.
Read article at greenmedinfo.com

Higher total folate intake may be associated
with lower risk of exfoliation glaucoma

April 3, 2014

Exfoliation glaucoma (EG), caused by exfoliation syndrome, a condition in which white clumps of fibrillar material form in the eye, is the most common cause of secondary open-angle glaucoma and a leading cause of blindness and visual impairment. Effective strategies for preventing this disease are lacking.
Elevated homocysteine, which may enhance exfoliation material formation, is one possible risk factor that has received significant research attention. Research studies demonstrate that high intake of vitamin B6, vitamin B12 and folate is associated with lower homocysteine levels.
Read article at sciencecodex.com

Running, cardio activities in young adulthood
may preserve thinking skills in middle age

April 2, 2014

Young adults who run or participate in other cardio fitness activities may preserve their memory and thinking skills in middle age, according to a new study published in the April 2, 2014, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Middle age was defined as ages 43 to 55.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Cinnamon may Benefit Liver Health in Those with Liver Disease

March 27, 2014

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, also known as alcohol steatohepatitis, affects 2 to 5% of Americans, while another 20% are at risk. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease resembles alcoholic liver disease (fat in the liver, along with inflammation and liver damage) but occurs in people who drink little or no alcohol. It is regarded as a "silent" liver disease in that most people feel well and are not aware that they have a liver problem. If left untreated, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease can lead to cirrhosis, permanently damaging the liver. One of the risk factors for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is obesity. And with the doubling of the rate of obesity in the US, ways to help treat nonalcoholic fatty liver will be of primary importance in the coming years. Now a new study suggests that cinnamon may help minimize liver damage for those with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
Read article on the website of the Natural Health Research Institute (USA)

Vitamin C helps prevent aging, Alzheimer's

March 25, 2014

Dr. Edgar Miller of Johns Hopkins University said that vitamin C is an essential micronutrient for human health, referring to a randomized trials study in which 1,407 participants saw their blood pressure drop after taking vitamin C supplements. "In observational studies, increased vitamin C intake, vitamin C supplementation and higher blood concentrations of vitamin C are associated with lower blood pressure and lower risk of cardiovascular disease," he said during an international symposium at the Plaza Hotel in central Seoul, Tuesday.
Read article on the Korea Times website (South Korea)

Omega-3 Fats May Decrease Artery Calcification in Men

March 13, 2014

Heart disease contributes to 1 in 4 deaths in the United States, or 600,000 people, per year, with 715,000 Americans having a heart attack, 525,000 of which are first heart attacks. Coronary heart disease alone costs the United States $108.9 billion each year. Research has shown that calcific artery calcification (“hardening of the arteries”) is “a strong independent predictor of coronary heart disease”.  Now a new study suggests that having high blood levels of omega-3 fats may be a way to minimize calcific artery calcification.
Read article on the website of the Natural Health Research Institute (USA)

Vitamin D Levels Predict Progression of Multiple Sclerosis

March 10, 2014

Multiple Sclerosis is thought to be an autoimmune disease where the body attacks itself such as is seen with rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. It is described as “an unpredictable disease of the central nervous system and the exact cause remains unknown. It affects an estimated 400,000 Americans and costs our healthcare system nearly $7 billion per year. Now a new study suggests that having higher levels of vitamin D within the first year of diagnosis may slow both disease progression and disability from multiple sclerosis.
Read article on the website of the Natural Health Research Institute (USA)

Vitamin D may reduce inflammatory markers for obese women,
but only if you take it

March 19, 2014

Daily supplements of vitamin D may reduce levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), a marker of chronic inflammation, in obese and overweight women, but only if the women take the supplements every day, says a new study.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Purified fish oils could help treat rare disease
affecting newborn babies

March 12, 2014

A rare and potentially lethal disease of newborn babies whose bodies make too much insulin may be treatable with fish oils, according to researchers from The University of Manchester.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Vitamin D may boost heart's ability to respond to a stressor

March 10, 2014

Daily supplements of vitamin D may improve the heart's response to a stressor, says a new study from Canada with implications for healthy people and those at high risk of cardiovascular mortality.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Comment: Dr. Rath's classic book, 'Why Animals Don't Get Heart Attacks...But People Do!', documents one of the most significant medical breakthroughs ever made in human health. Providing the answer to the natural prevention of heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and many other cardiovascular conditions, the implementation of Dr. Rath's discoveries into national healthcare policies will ensure that these health problems are essentially unknown in future generations. To learn more about the natural eradication of cardiovascular disease, visit the Cellular Health section of our website.

Vitamin D – could it stop 'modern' diseases?

March 10, 2014

An award-winning writer and scientist believes a deficiency of Vitamin D in pregnant women is behind the increase in conditions such as MS, diabetes, schizophrenia and asthma.
Read article on the Daily Telegraph website (UK)

Comment: Dr. Rath's cellular medicine approach is based upon the principle that a chronic deficiency of vitamins, amino acids and other specific micronutrients is the primary cause of today's most common chronic diseases. But whilst all of these nutrients are required for the normal functions of the body, they do not work alone. Instead, they participate in complex metabolic processes and interact with other nutrients either by enhancing or opposing their actions. As such, rather than focusing on single nutrients alone, the most effective micronutrient supplementation can be achieved by applying specific and properly selected micronutrient combinations acting in biological synergy.

'Significant clinical impact': Meta-analysis finds omega-3s equal lifestyle changes for blood pressure benefits

March 7, 2014

Consuming omega-3 supplements or omega-3-rich food may be as effective as reducing sodium or alcohol, or increasing exercise for reducing blood pressure, says a new meta-analysis of 70 randomized controlled trials.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Vitamin D increases breast cancer patient survival

March 6, 2014

Breast cancer patients with high levels of vitamin D in their blood are twice as likely to survive the disease as women with low levels of this nutrient, report University of California, San Diego School of Medicine researchers in the March issue of Anticancer Research.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Comment: For almost a century, cancer has been the target of an investment business - the pharmaceutical industry - that has turned this epidemic into a multi-billion dollar business. The outcome was predictable: Today, at the beginning of the 21st Century, cancer is spreading globally; for most types of cancer the annual death rate still increases and the skyrocketing costs are financially ruining millions of cancer patients and strangulating the economies of entire nations. But the end of this tragedy is now in sight. To learn about natural health approaches that have been shown to block all key mechanisms that make cancer a deadly disease, visit the Victory Over Cancer website.

Higher levels of omega-3 in diet are associated with better sleep, study shows

March 6, 2014

A randomized placebo-controlled study by the University of Oxford suggests that higher levels of omega-3 DHA, the group of long-chain fatty acids found in algae and seafood, are associated with better sleep. The researchers explored whether 16 weeks of daily 600 mg supplements of algal sources would improve the sleep of 362 children.
Read article at sciencedaily.com

Iron deficiency important to assess in children adopted
from institutional settings

March 6, 2014

A new longitudinal study finds that children who spent more time in institutional settings (like orphanages) prior to adoption, and had more severe iron deficiency at the time of adoption, were more likely to have lower IQs and poorer higher-order thinking skills a year later. The study - which followed children adopted into US families from Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Asia - suggests that iron supplements and cognitive interventions could be helpful in counteracting these effects.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Higher consumption of fish oil will help you live longer

March 5, 2014

Researchers suggest that higher consumption of fish or fish oil helps reduce coronary artery calcification and thereby wards off heart diseases.
Read article at zeenews.india.com

High consumption of omega-3 fish oils may reduce
artery calcification

March 5, 2014

An intake of omega-3 fatty acids comparable to those of people living in Japan may be linked to protection against artery calcification and heart disease, according to new research.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

Omega-3 supplements may boost neuropsychological measures
for kids who need most support

March 4, 2014

Daily supplements of omega-3 fatty acids may improve attention, processing speed, executive function and hand-to-eye coordination in malnourished children, scientists report.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Strawberries show significant heart health benefits: Human data

February 27, 2014

Daily consumption of strawberries may improve blood lipid levels and platelet function in healthy subjects, says a new study from Italy that supports the heart health benefits of the fruit.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

Causal link found between vitamin D, serotonin synthesis
and autism in new study

February 26, 2014

Serotonin and vitamin D have been proposed to play a role in autism, however, no causal mechanism has been established. Now, researchers show that serotonin, oxytocin, and vasopressin, three brain hormones that affect social behavior related to autism, are all activated by vitamin D hormone. Supplementation with vitamin D and tryptophan would be a practical and affordable solution to help prevent autism and possibly ameliorate some symptoms of the disorder.
Read article at sciencedaily.com

Omega-3-rich fish intake during pregnancy may boost birth weight for babies: European data

February 25, 2014

Higher intakes of fish during pregnancy may lead to infants with a higher birth weight, as well as reducing the risk of pre-term births, according to data from 19 European birth cohort studies.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Beta-alanine supplement considerably improves running performance

February 24, 2014

Supplementing runners with the naturally occurring amino acid beta-alanine considerably improved their performance over 800m according to a study aimed at field-testing laboratory research around the popular performance enhancing sport supplement.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Daily multivitamin supplement may decrease cataract risk in men: RCT data

February 24, 2014

Long-term daily multivitamin supplement use may lower cataract risk by around 9%, according to a new trial of nearly 15,000 men.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

Omega-3 backed for Alzheimer's disease potential

February 18, 2014

Supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids could help to prevent and even reverse the progression of Alzheimer's disease by stimulating newly identified 'resolution pathways', according to research outlining an 'entirely new' approach to the condition.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Magnesium may protect against hip fractures

February 18, 2014

Drinking water with a relatively high concentration of magnesium protects against hip fractures, according to results of a study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Improve Your Reflexes With Tyrosine: Amino Acid In Spinach,
Eggs Boosts Alertness And Energy

February 11, 2014

If there are two things most, if not all, mothers tell their kids to eat, it's their greens and breakfast. They encouraged these for good reasons too, as both are healthy for growing kids and adolescents. But now, a new study shows that eating spinach and eggs, which are both high in the amino acid tyrosine, can boost a person's reflexes.
Read article at medicaldaily.com

Can EPA-rich supplements help brains work 'less hard'
and boost mental performance?

February 10, 2014

Omega-3 supplements rich in EPA may improve cognitive performance with a reduction in neural activity observed, indicating that the brain worked 'less hard', report researchers from Australia.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Vitamin C can help 'keep cancer at bay'

February 9, 2014

Intravenous vitamin C could be a potentially safe, effective and low-cost treatment for ovarian and other cancers, said scientists at the University of Kansas. Reporting in Science Translational Medicine, they outlined the results of tests carried out in the lab, on mice and on patients with advanced ovarian cancer, and called for "larger clinical trials".
Read article in The Independent (UK)

Comment: With growing interest in the use of vitamin C amongst oncologists, the discoveries of Dr. Rath in the area of cancer are gradually being confirmed. Moreover, whilst even the most enlightened oncologists are still currently focusing on a mono-nutrient approach, i.e. the use of vitamin C alone, it is ultimately inevitable that this will eventually be replaced by nutrient synergy approaches and the understanding that micronutrients work in the body through forming synergy teams, the use of which allow for achieving greater biological effects than do single nutrients acting independently. To access the scientific abstract for this study, visit the Science Translational Medicine website. To learn about natural health approaches that have been shown to block all key mechanisms that make cancer a deadly disease, read the groundbreaking book by Dr. Rath and Dr. Aleksandra Niedzwiecki, 'Victory Over Cancer'.

A Modest Dose of Ginger Improves 8 Markers of Diabetes Type 2

February 7, 2014

A promising new study published in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition reveals that the popular kitchen spice ginger may be an effective treatment for the prevention of diabetes and its complications.
Read article at greenmedinfo.com

Natural Vitamin E Prevents, Reverses Lung Cancer

January 31, 2014

Yet another media hatchet job on vitamin E is, predictably, getting lots of attention. This particular attack is just one more in an embarrassingly long series. It is based on a recent study proclaiming that vitamin E promotes cancer. Well, with a highfalutin' study like that, they might at least have used real vitamin E. They didn't. I have searched the original paper. They mention "vitamin E" over and over and over again. However, the words "d-alpha tocopherol," or "mixed natural tocopherols," do not appear in the paper, at all, except in one reference citation. Why? Because that is what natural vitamin E is called. If the researchers had taken the trouble to use natural vitamin E, it would likely have reduced cancer.
Read article at orthomolecular.org

Literature supports fenugreek's blood sugar management potential: Meta-analysis

January 30, 2014

Daily supplements of fenugreek may effectively help manage blood sugar levels in people with diabetes, according to a meta-analysis of 10 clinical trials.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Dried Plums Slow Bone Loss in Aging

January 28, 2014

Several recent studies have confirmed what traditional oriental medicine has known for centuries - that dried plums have the capacity to prevent and even reverse bone loss that can occur in our later years.
Read article at greenmedinfo.com

Polyphenols may slash heart disease risk

January 27, 2014

Increased intakes of polyphenols may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by an impressive 46%, according to the results of the international PREDIMED (Prevencion con Dieta Mediterranea) study.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

New study outlines benefits of nutritional supplement
use in college students

January 24, 2014

Habits acquired during young adulthood are crucial in fostering lifelong health. Unfortunately, some college students fall into nutrient-deficient diets that leave them at risk for developing chronic disease later in life. Researchers at the University of Connecticut sought to test the role of dietary supplement use in addressing nutritional deficiencies among this population. Their findings are presented in "Assessment of Nutrient Adequacy with Supplement Use in a Sample of Healthy College Students," currently available in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, the official publication of the American College of Nutrition, and a publication from Routledge.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

More benefits emerging for one type of omega-3 fatty acid: DHA

January 23, 2014

Study of the metabolic effects of omega-3 fatty acids, especially DHA, concludes that these compounds may have an even wider range of biological impacts than previously considered, and suggests they could be of significant value in the prevention of fatty liver disease.
Read article at sciencedaily.com

Omega-3 may help preserve brain volume in old age: Study

January 23, 2014

People with higher levels of the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA may also have larger brain volumes in old age equivalent to preserving one to two years of brain health, according to new research.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

Increased intake of long-chain omega-3 may reduce diabetes risk: Study

January 21, 2014

High serum concentrations of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids could help to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to a third, according to new population data.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

Comment: Scientific evidence shows that omega-3 supplements are effective in controlling a wide variety of health problems, including cardiovascular disease, neurological disease, chronic inflammation and cancer. To learn more, visit the special omega-3 section on our Worldwide Studies and Research page and the Online Library on the World Health Alphabetization website.

Boosting vitamin D could slow progression,
reduce severity of multiple sclerosis

January 20, 2014

For patients in the early stages of multiple sclerosis (MS), low levels of vitamin D were found to strongly predict disease severity and hasten its progression, according to a new study led by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) investigators in collaboration with Bayer HealthCare. The findings suggest that patients in the early stages of MS could stave off disease symptoms by increasing their vitamin D intake.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

'An interesting new application': Pine bark extract may boost fitness and muscle recovery

January 17, 2014

Daily supplements with extracts from French Maritime Pine bark may boost endurance and reduce cramping by controlling oxidative stress, according to a new study.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Vitamin D supplements reduce pain in fibromyalgia sufferers

January 17, 2014

Patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) typically have widespread chronic pain and fatigue. For those with low vitamin D levels, vitamin D supplements can reduce pain and may be a cost-effective alternative or adjunct to other treatment, say researchers in the current issue of PAIN.
Read article at sciencedaily.com

Vitamin E supplements may reduce bone fracture
rate in the elderly: Study

January 16, 2014

Use of vitamin E alpha-tocopherol supplements may reduce the rate of bone fractures in older people, says a new study that supports the potential bone health benefits of the vitamin.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Higher vitamin D levels associated with better cognition
and mood in PD patients

January 16, 2014

A new study exploring vitamin D levels in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) opens up the possibility of a new avenue of early intervention that may delay or prevent the onset of cognitive impairment and depression. The findings are published in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

New Research Confirms Ayurvedic Spice Good For Prostate

January 13, 2014

Biomedical researchers from Italy's Chieti-Pescara University have confirmed what recent laboratory research has found: That the Ayurvedic herb turmeric (Curcuma longa) increases quality of life and reduces symptoms of non-cancerous enlarged prostate also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Read article at greenmedinfo.com

Comment: Scientific research shows that use of the turmeric extract Curcumin can provide a wide range of health benefits. To learn more about the ways in which specific plant compounds have been shown to benefit health, visit the phytobiologicals.com website.

Several forms of vitamin E protect against memory disorders

January 7, 2014

Elderly people with high serum vitamin E levels are less likely to suffer from memory disorders than their peers with lower levels, according to a study published recently in Experimental Gerontology. According to the researchers, various forms of vitamin E seem to play a role in memory processes.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Wild Blueberry Polyphenols Improve Vascular Function

January 4, 2014

The more easily blood flows through your arteries and veins, the less your heart has to work. Now researchers from England and Germany have proven that less than a cup of wild blueberries can have an almost immediate and long lasting effect on how well your vascular system is circulating blood.
Read article at greenmedinfo.com

Vitamin D 'boosts child muscles'

January 3, 2014

Higher levels of maternal vitamin D during pregnancy have been linked to better muscle development in children, say researchers. The study on 678 children, published in Endocrine Research, showed vitamin D levels in the womb were linked to grip strength at the age of four.
Read article on the BBC News website (UK)