Polyphenol intake: Green tea prevents artery explosions

cup-of-green-tea-with-leavesA new study, by Kyoto University, has revealed that a major component of green tea (polyphenols) prevents a deadly condition. Continue reading “Polyphenol intake: Green tea prevents artery explosions”

Western style diet impacts on memory inhibition; deterioration of cognitive processes.

thA new study, by Macquarie University, has revealed that memory inhibition is linked to dietary excess caused by the Western style diet.  Food memory blocks out memories linked to dietary excess and depends on a brain area called the hippocampus.  Thoughts of food are set aside when people are full and eating is no longer a priority. Continue reading “Western style diet impacts on memory inhibition; deterioration of cognitive processes.”

Exercise improves executive function and memory

thA new study, published in the Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, by the University of Texas in Dallas, has revealed that exercise increases executive brain function and immediate and delayed memory performance. Continue reading “Exercise improves executive function and memory”

DARK Act passes through Senate, in another bill, denying the American’s right to know

Eggs-Bar-Code-Gmo-FoodThe Senate in a vote of 65-32 voted to the approve the highly flawed genetically engineered labeling bill. The bill, S.B. 764, offered by Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Pat Roberts (R-KY), also known as the Deny Americans the Right to Know (DARK) Act, denies the right of the U.S. consumer to know what is in their food and preempts state law, (http://www.renewablefarming.com/images/2016Images/2016PDF/SA4934.pdf). Continue reading “DARK Act passes through Senate, in another bill, denying the American’s right to know”

Autism spectrum disorder and hyperactivity symptoms increased in children

paracetamol.pngA new study, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, has revealed that acetaminophen exposure may increase autism in and hyperactivity symptoms based upon prenatal exposure. Continue reading “Autism spectrum disorder and hyperactivity symptoms increased in children”

Multiplpe sclerosis linked to gut bacteria

multipleResearchers from the University of Iowa, Caver College of Medicine have published a new study linking multiple sclerosis (MS) to gut  bacteria. Continue reading “Multiplpe sclerosis linked to gut bacteria”

Monsanto’s Roundup a health risk to dairy cows and to the consumer.

roundupAnother study has demonstrated the devastating impact of the chronic ingestion of Roundup contained in genetically modified crop. Dairy cows from eight  were tested for the presence of  in urine. All cows tested who ingested genetically modified crops excreted  in urine. As milk is excreted by the cows as well, the assumption is that  will also be present in the dairy cow milk product.

Continue reading “Monsanto’s Roundup a health risk to dairy cows and to the consumer.”

Depression and anxiety like behavior caused by high fructose consumption.

fructNew research findings presented at Neuroscience 2014 suggest that consuming a diet rich in fructose throughout adolescence can worsen depression and anxiety like behavior, impacting on how the brain responds to stress. Continue reading “Depression and anxiety like behavior caused by high fructose consumption.”

Saffron inhibits the growth of human pancreatic cancer cells

saffron.jpgA new study, published by the University of Kansas Medical Center’s Department of Cancer Biology, has revealed that a saffron compound (crocetin) inhibits the growth of pancreatic cancer cells in humans. Continue reading “Saffron inhibits the growth of human pancreatic cancer cells”

Flavonoids reduce risk of developing ovarian cancer.

flavanolsFlavenoids are active compounds found in tea, red wine, apples, grapes, citrus fruit and juices. A study by the Department of at UEA’s Norwich Medical School has investigated 171,940 women aged between 25 and 55 for a period of 30 years. Continue reading “Flavonoids reduce risk of developing ovarian cancer.”