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Omega-3 fatty acids, abundant in oily fish, help stop tiny blood vessels from bleeding into the back of the eye, experiments show.
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Tuesday, 24 June 2014 13:22

Copper Could Treat Lou Gehrig's Disease

Lou Gehrig's disease - also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) - may be effectively treated with a simple copper compound, a recent study suggests.
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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.
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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.
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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).
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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.

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.
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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.

Supplements of omega-3s may slow cellular ageing in older people with mild cognitive impairment, according to results of a pilot randomized clinical trial.
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Comment: Numerous clinical studies have now documented the paramount importance of Omega-3 supplements in maintaining optimum health. To learn more, visit the Worldwide Studies and Research section of our Foundation website.

Improved understanding of the roles of inflammation and oxidative stress in psychiatric disorders has generated new leads in the search for novel therapies. One such investigative compound currently in clinical trials is an amino acid, N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC), which appears to reduce the core symptoms of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, autism and cravings in addictions including cocaine, cannabis abuse and cigarette smoking.
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Physical activity is potentially as effective as many drug interventions for patients with existing coronary heart disease and stroke, suggests a review of evidence published in BMJ today.
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Comment: Dr. Rath’s discovery reveals that coronary heart disease occurs for exactly the same reason that clinical (early) scurvy does – a deficiency of vitamin C in the cells composing the artery wall. Humans, unlike animals, develop heart disease because their bodies cannot produce vitamin C. The average diet provides enough vitamin C to prevent scurvy, but not enough to guarantee stable artery walls. As a consequence of vitamin C deficiency, millions of tiny cracks and lesions develop in the artery walls. Subsequently, cholesterol, lipoproteins and other blood risk factors enter the damaged artery walls to repair these lesions. In the case of chronic vitamin deficiency, this repair process becomes continuous. Over the course of many years, atherosclerotic deposits develop. Deposits in the arteries of the heart eventually lead to heart attack; deposits in the arteries of the brain lead to stroke. To learn how cardiovascular disease can be eradicated naturally, visit the Dr. Rath Research Institute website and read Dr. Rath’s groundbreaking book, Why Animals Don’t Get Heart Attacks...But People Do!

Increased blood levels of vitamin K1 are associated with improved episodic memory in healthy older adults, says a new study that provides support for vitamin K and brain health.
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A groundbreaking new study published in Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences has revealed that garlic is at least as effective as the blockbuster blood pressure lowering drug atenolol in reducing systolic and diastolic blood pressure in patients diagnosed with essential hypertension, a condition linked to the #1 cause of death in developed countries.
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Insomnia is characterized by a number of sleep-related problems, including an inability to initiate or maintain sleep and early morning awakening due to an inability to resume sleeping. Insomnia often manifests as excessive daytime sleepiness, frequently resulting in functional impairment throughout the day. Insomnia is estimated to cost our healthcare system more than $60 billion per year, robbing each American of 11.3 days of work each year. Statistics show the prevalence of insomnia to be as high as 40-50% of elderly people older than 60 years of age. This is of significant concern because memory weakness and increased reaction time caused by insomnia put the elderly at higher risk for falling, cognitive impairments, weak physical function, and a nearly 3 times higher risk of mortality. Finally, insomnia frequently results in decreased quality of life and general health and increased health costs, stress, and depression. Now a new study suggests that magnesium supplementation may be an affordable and effective way to help improve sleep quality.
Read article on the website of the Natural Health Research Institute (USA)

An estimated 5 million Americans over the age of 50 suffer from dry eye.  Dry eye (keratoconjunctivitis sicca) occurs when the body cannot properly produce tears to lubricate the eye or when the surface of the eye becomes inflamed or irritated. Because omega-3 fatty acids and omega-6 fatty acids are anti-inflammatory, they were used in a study to determine if supplementation might help chronic dry eye.
Read article on the website of the Natural Health Research Institute (USA)

Comment: Clinical studies and scientific research have documented the paramount importance of micronutrients and nutrition in maintaining eye health. To learn more, visit the Worldwide Studies and Research page on our Foundation website.

Heart failure is a serious condition that occurs when the heart cannot pump enough blood or oxygen to support other organs in the body. The condition affects around 5.7 million people in the U.S. and costs the nation $34.4 billion yearly (healthcare services, medications and lost productivity). Recent research has found that supplementing a combination of coenzyme Q10 and selenium for two years decreased the deterioration of cardiac function and cardiac death in participants with moderate heart failure. 
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Down syndrome fetuses dramatically benefit when their mothers increase their intake of the nutrient choline during pregnancy and nursing, report Cornell researchers in the journal Neurobiology of Disease. Increased choline by moms bolsters brain functions and plays a profound health role for Down syndrome offspring throughout their lives.
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Supplemental resveratrol should be considered as an adjunct to standard anti-diabetic agents in the treatment of type 2 diabetes, according to two studies conducted at the University of Medical Sciences in Iran and JSS University in India.
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Comment: Worldwide, more than 100 million people suffer from diabetes. Diabetic disorders have a genetic background and are divided into two types: juvenile and adult. Juvenile diabetes is generally caused by a genetic defect that leads to an insufficient production of insulin in the body and requires regular insulin injections to control blood sugar levels. The majority of diabetic patients, however, develop this disease as adults. Adult forms of diabetes also have a genetic background. However, the causes that trigger the outbreak of the disease in these patients at any stage in their adult lives have been unknown. It is, therefore, not surprising that diabetes is yet another disease that is still growing on a global scale. To learn how diabetes can be eradicated naturally, visit the Cellular Health section of our Foundation website. To learn more about the health benefits of specific plant compounds such as resveratrol, visit the phytobiologicals.com website.

The cost of treatment for patients with low back pain is a worldwide health problem. The cost of all back pain in the United States is $240 billion and low back pain exceeds $100 billion per year, two-thirds of which are a result of lost wages and reduced productivity. While alternative healthcare options like chiropractic are cost-effective (patients with low back pain who sought chiropractic care first had 40% lower health care costs compared to medical care), a new study suggests that alpha lipoic acid and SOD (superoxide dismutase) may be a cost-effective way to help those with low back pain.
Read article on the website of the Natural Health Research Institute (USA)

Consumption of omega-3 from food or supplements could help to improve sleep quality in children, according to new data presented yesterday.
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Flavonoids from blueberries may improve vascular function in healthy men, according to findings of two randomized, controlled, double-blind, crossover human-intervention trials from Europe.
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American women with higher blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids have a 49% reduction in risk of elevated depressive symptoms, a result that has been hailed as ‘timely’ by a leading industry expert.
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Comment: Recent research and clinical studies suggest that omega-3 fatty acids and other micronutrients are effective in fighting depression. To learn more, visit the Online Library on the World Health Alphabetization website.

Monday, 09 September 2013 13:40

Vitamin D May Thwart Kids' Winter Colds

Taking vitamin D supplements may lower children's risk of respiratory infections, according to a new study.
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Comment: Contrary to the claims made by Wikipedia and other websites controlled by special interest groups, studies show that vitamins and other micronutrients are helpful in controlling the common cold and improving immunity. To learn more, visit the Studies Worldwide section of our Foundation website and the website of the Dr. Rath Research Institute.

Monday, 09 September 2013 13:37

Vitamin D helps prevent liver cirrhosis

A case-control study in Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing Za Zhi  (Great China Journal of Liver  Diseases) suggests that maintaining a healthy serum vitamin D level can help prevent liver cirrhosis, a precursor to more severe liver diseases such as liver cancer.
Read article at foodconsumer.org

Monday, 09 September 2013 13:34

Broccoli slows arthritis, researchers think

Eating lots of broccoli may slow down and even prevent osteoarthritis, UK researchers believe.
Read article on the BBC News website (UK)

Monday, 09 September 2013 13:31

B Vitamins and Blood Pressure

Dietary B vitamins may have favorable effects on blood pressure according to a “nutrient-wide” statistical study published by the American Heart Association.
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Comment: Modern Cellular Medicine provides a major breakthrough in our understanding of the causes, prevention and adjunct treatment of high blood pressure, with a clinical study conducted by the Dr. Rath Research Institute having shown that the condition can successfully be controlled naturally, without drugs. To learn more, visit the Cellular Health and Studies Worldwide sections on our Foundation website.

Quercetin is one of the most abundant of a type of antioxidants, called flavonoids. It is present in a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, and berries and shown to possess a number of healthful properties, most notably as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.  Now a new study suggests that quercetin combined with vitamin C may improve both inflammation and cell damage levels.
Read article on the website of the Natural Health Research Institute (USA)

Comment: For maximum synergistic effect in both preventative and disease treatment situations, it is necessary to select the correct nutrients and combine them in the right proportions. This is because micronutrients work in the body by forming nutrient synergy teams which allow for achieving greater biological effects than is the case for single nutrients acting independently. To learn more about studies on the health benefits of quercetin and other specific plant components, visit the phytobiologicals.com website.

A new study published in the journal Phytotherapy Research has confirmed for the first time in a randomized, controlled clinical trial that the primary polyphenol in turmeric known as curcumin is both safe and effective in treating serious states of depression.
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Watermelon is so much more than just a highly refreshing summertime treat. From the perspective of a growing body of clinical research, it is a truly medicinal food. Only this month, research published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found watermelon juice is an effective remedy for reducing the recovery heart rate and muscle soreness in athletes who were given 500 ml of watermelon juice (16.9 oz) containing 1.17 grams of the naturally occurring amino acid L-citrulline.
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Supplementation with omega-3 and omega-6 could help to boost eye health for people who suffer with dry eye, according to new RCT data.
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In July 2013 edition of the Whole Foods Magazine Dr. Bilwa Bhanap of the Dr. Rath Research Institute was interviewed for the article,"Breaking Down Diabetes", along with other experts.
Here is an excerpt from the interview: “It is important to note the similarity in the molecular structure of the sugar (glucose) molecule and the vitamin C molecule. This similarity is the key to understanding most of the cardiovascular complications in diabetes,” says Bhanap. She explains that the tiny pumps in blood vessel cells that are responsible for the transport of blood sugar in and out of cells are also tasked with bringing in vitamin C. In diabetics, the excess of sugar in cells can therefore create a vitamin C deficiency resulting in fragile blood vessel walls.
Read more at:http://www.wholefoodsmagazine.com/supplements/features/breaking-down-diabetes

Oral supplements containing extracts from green tea may help protect against sunburn and the longer-term effects of UV damage, says a new study from the UK.
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In a new study, preliminary data yields conflicting but mainly positive evidence for the use of n–3 fatty acids and chromium in the treatment of bipolar depression. Limited evidence found that inositol may be helpful for bipolar depression, but larger sample sizes are needed. Preliminary randomized, controlled trials suggest that choline, magnesium, folate and tryptophan may be beneficial for reducing symptoms of mania.
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Women who ate at least three servings of blueberries and strawberries per week had fewer heart attacks. Blueberries and strawberries contain high levels of compounds that have cardiovascular benefits.
Read article at sciencedaily.com

A daily multivitamin supplement may enhance mood and energy, according to new research conducted at Swinburne University of Technology.
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Daily supplements of lutein may improve vision and help with tasks such as driving at night, say data from a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.
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Women who consume a diet rich in iron are up to 40% less likely to develop PMS than those who consume low amounts, say researchers.
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A study by researchers at King's College London highlights a link between lifelong exercise and improved brain function in later life.
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Vitamin D supplements significantly reduced blood pressure in the first large controlled study of African-Americans, researchers report in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension.
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Comment: Modern Cellular Medicine provides a breakthrough in our understanding of the causes, prevention and adjunct treatment of high blood pressure. The main cause of high blood pressure is a chronic deficiency of essential nutrients in millions of artery wall cells. Among other functions, these cells are responsible for the availability of “relaxing factors” (nitric oxide), which decrease vascular wall tension and keep the blood pressure in normal range. The natural amino acid arginine, vitamin C and other components of Dr. Rath’s Cellular Health recommendations contribute to the optimum availability of these artery wall relaxing factors. In contrast, chronic deficiency of these essential nutrients can result in spasms and a thickening of the blood vessel walls, which can eventually elevate blood pressure. To learn more about the Cellular Medicine approach to controlling high blood pressure, click here. To read independent studies showing the importance of micronutrients and nutrition in maintaining normal blood pressure, click here.

Supplementation with vitamin D could help to improve muscle functions in people with low levels of the sunshine vitamin, according to new research.
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Prescribing omega-3 supplements within two weeks of a heart attack reduces the risk of death by almost a third, claim UK researchers.
Read article at pulsetoday.co.uk (UK)

 

Saturday, 13 April 2013 11:56

Many Apples a Day Keep the Blues at Bay

Eating more fruit and vegetables may make young people calmer, happier and more energetic in their daily life, new research from the University of Otago suggests.
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A study in Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics suggests that taking megadoses of vitamin C before and after a person gets a cold or influenza can help prevent the viral infections and relieve symptoms effectively.
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Comment: To read further studies about the use of vitamin C in preventing and treating the common cold, click here.