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sleep and teen suicide

Sleep Problems Cause Teen Suicides

Medical researchers have found that teens who are sleep-deprived or sleep too much have more than a five times greater risk of suicide than teens with healthier sleep. The research, reported in August’s Journal of Sleep Medicine, investigated suicidal thoughts, planned suicides, attempted...

Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer’s Linked to Diet and Exercise

Research from Japan’s Kyushu University Medical School has found that dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are associated with type 2 diabetes. Because type 2 diabetes has also been linked to poor nutrition and lack of exercise, dementia and Alzheimer’s can now be linked directly...

ADHD and children

ADHD Associated with Western Diet

Research from the University of Western Australia has found that ADHD in children is linked to diet, and more specifically, to the Western diet – a diet known for being rich in meats, fried foods, processed foods and sweets. The study reviewed the...

NSAIDs

NSAIDs Cause Miscarriage

A new study from University of Montreal researchers has found that women who used non-aspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) during their pregnancy had almost two and a half times more incidence of miscarriage than women who did not use NSAIDs during pregnancy. The...

ADHD

Minerals Found to Help ADHD Children

Recent research has connected attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among children to mineral deficiencies, including zinc and iron. In one study, researchers from Ohio State University and the Nisonger Center found that 30 milligrams of supplemented zinc per day lowers the need for ADHD...

Plant sterols

Sterols, Nuts, Soy and Fiber Lower LDL-C

Researchers from Canada’s University of Toronto and St Michael’s Hospital have found that people who ate diets rich in plant-based foods known for lowering LDL-cholesterol, including plant sterols, soy foods, nuts and plant-based fibers showed reductions in LDL-cholesterol by 13% after six months....

iron

Iron Involved in LDL Oxidation

Researchers from the Baylor College of Medicine have discovered that iron is involved in the process of oxidation of low-density lipoproteins, also known as LDL. The oxydation of LDL and high levels of LDL-cholesterol in the bloodstream have been linked to artery damage...

Mediterranean diet prevents metabolic disease

Med Diet Prevents Metabolic Syndrome

A study from Italy shows that the Mediterranean diet significantly improves metabolism, glycemia, insulin levels, C-reactive protein levels and body mass index. All of these factors present the issues related to metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is symptomized by cardiovascular disease, being overweight and...

nuts lowers risk of diabetes

Red Meat Increases Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health found in a huge study that eating red meat regularly increases the incidence of type 2 diabetes. Furthermore, they found that replacing red meat in the diet with non-meat proteins significantly lowers incidence of type...

low carbs and breast cancer

Low Carbs Increase Breast Cancers

A study at the Ontario Cancer Institute has found that lower intakes of carbohydrates increases the risk of breast cancer among women. The study followed 4,690 women for an average of ten years who had extensive mammogram density. They were randomized and split...

Grapes Protect Against Skin Cancer

A new university study From Spain has found that procyanidins from grapes protect against the damaging effects of UVA rays from the sun, including cancer and cell death. The study, performed in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of...

polymethoxylated flavonoids (PMFs)

Orange Peels reduce LDL Cholesterol

A new study has found that a polymethoxylated flavonoid called nobiletin found in orange peels reduces very low density cholesterol (VLDL and LDL) levels. The researchers, from the Robarts Research Institute of London and Ontario, found that the secretion of LDL and VLDL...