Health News & Research

For those who like to know more about improving health and health conditions/sickness, I collect news, research and articles daily. Below are those links with a brief description for each (oldest at top of each category). I look for mostly human studies, ones that match my 20 years of health study. They are grouped by topic: Nutrition, Sugar, Diabetes, Heart Health/disease/stroke, Cancer, Activity/Exercise, Cognition, etc. A few studies are duplicated because they have relevant findings for multiple areas.

Nutrition/Supplements:

Here is some useful research about snacks and beverages:

http://www.dietsinreview.com/diet_column/06/americans-are-snacking-their-way-to-weight-gain/

A decent list of healthy carbs, broken down by categories:

http://www.buzzle.com/articles/complex-carbohydrates-list.html

A study/article on how healthy nutrition and activity can add 15 years to your life (my approach with End Sickness Now is largely based on the same Mediterranean diet mentioned in the article):

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/232159.php

A research article that shows significant benefits for cinnamon, curry/turmeric and oregano with food:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110810101607.htm

Another positive study for cocoa (remember that milk chocolate is not as good as cocoa):

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Cocoa-s-benefits-linked-to-anti-inflammatory-potential-Human-data 

A study showing that most Americans need supplements to reach recommended nutrient levels:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Americans-need-supplements-fortified-foods-to-achieve-nutrient-intakes-Survey

A disheartening new study (October, 2011) showing that preschoolers eat unhealthy snacks (high sugar and fat, low fruits and veggies) and that 20% of kids 6-11 are obese:

http://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/Science/Unhealthy-snacking-habits-start-early-Nestle-research-finds

10/11/11: I decided to put an article link to that terrible women’s vitamin “study” because the media’s hype and irresponsibility is again stunning (the difference in death rates was only 1%, see paragraph 7)! This article was over-hyped as well, but has many details the media isn’t giving you. This was handled by a well-coordinated, expensive media PR campaign (I’m guessing $100,000 or more!). This is press-release reporting by non-science media people who probably never read the actual, self-reported, observational, study with 8-10-year gaps in questionnaires, and initial findings that were positive until they  jiggered the numbers to finally get a negative result: 

http://news.yahoo.com/vitamins-may-increase-womens-risk-dying-research-finds-212402256.html

Here is a more comprehensive rebuttal to the recent (and ridiculous) anti-vitamin studies that the media hyped beyond belief. It’s by Dr. Mark Hyman, MD and it makes raises many of the points and issues that I made raised and tweeted about:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-mark-hyman/vitamin-dangers_b_1018430.html

Here is another credible and insightful about the 2 highly flawed, anti-vitamin studies I commented on above:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-walter-crinnion/vitamins-vs-drugs_b_1018692.html

Two new review studies that demonstrate the hormone-like and important immune-system benefits of vitamin D:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21995874

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21849106 

A new review study showing that bone health relies on multiple vitamins and minerals, not just calcium and vitamin D:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/The-multiple-nutrient-needs-of-bones-Review

A human study of children and Celiac’s showing that they also suffer from important vitamin deficiencies:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Celiac-sufferers-may-need-vitamin-D-K-supplements-Study?nocount

A new randomized clinical trial of older women showing positive results for a multi-vitamin/mineral and herbal supplement and improved cognition:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Multivitamins-may-boost-memory-RCT-data 

Another flawed vitamin D study debunked by experts. Study used the wrong units (apparently off by factor of 100!):

http://www.nutraingredients.com/Research/Industry-hits-back-at-nonsense-vitamin-D-heart-health-study

A study abstract showing that oral vitamin D can be effective for treating psoriasis and other conditions:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22103655

Another study shows that taking vitamin D can greatly reduce the risk of heart disease and other conditions:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/26/us-vitamind-heartdisease-idUSTRE7AO1UM20111126?feedType=RSS&feedName=healthNews

A new study that has uncovered important effects of vitamin E on health and cell function, including muscles:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111220133705.htm

An interesting human study that indicates a combination of supplements can improve male fertility in key ways:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Micronutrient-combination-may-boost-male-fertility-Study

A new human pilot study that shows potential health and anti-inflammatory benefits for Co-Q10 and the Mediterranean diet:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/CoQ10-may-enhance-anti-inflammatory-potential-of-Med-diet

A new clinical study that shows that garlic supplements can enhance the immune system and shorten colds by over 50%:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Aged-garlic-reduces-cold-and-flu-severity-RCT-data

A new study shows that vitamins and supplements, such as vitamin D3, vitamin K2, minerals and fish oil are as effective for bone health as prescription drugs:

 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22291722

Another interesting study that shows significant benefits of the Mediterranean diet (the basis of my program) for overall health and brain function/memory:

http://www.latimes.com/health/boostershots/la-heb-mediterranean-diet-brain-health-20120213,0,5561161.story?track=rss

An insightful study commentary on why many anti-vitamin and supplement studies are flawed:

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/2/prweb9221249.htm

Another study that shows significant health benefits for the hormone-like vitamin D:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Vitamin-D3-may-cut-fat-mass-boost-heart-health-markers

Another study on hormone-like vitamin D can help bone health and stress fractures in younger girls:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120305173453.htm

A fun, interesting comparison of healthy foods (berries, lean proteins, whole grains, etc.):

http://shine.yahoo.com/getup/battle-superfoods-173500495.html

A thorough analysis of vitamin D shows that taking 600-800 IUs is not sufficient and that 2,000 IUs (or more) daily appear to be safe:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22414585

Beware of can goods and plastics! Another study finds possible link to BPA and negative health effects:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120320115610.htm

Another study that indicates a longer, healthier life with good vitamin D levels (remember, vitamin D is more of a hormone regulator):

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Vitamin-D-supplements-may-help-you-live-longer-Study

Another study shows benefits from chocolate (usually dark) because you won’t necessarily gain weight:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120327091227.htm

An insightful, long-term study on dietary habits, diet soda consumption and health:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120328172257.htm

A new study shows that eating tree nuts (almonds, walnuts, cashews, etc.) contributes to better health, lower weight and less disease: 

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-04/mp-tnc041212.php

An interesting study that adds more possible benefits to hormone-like vitamin D and its benefits:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Increased-vitamin-D-intakes-may-reduce-Alzheimer-s-risk

A summary of how vitamins A and K may be at the root of high vitamin D intake and related symptoms:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17145139?

A new human study that has some good recommendations for reducing salt intake:

http://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/Science/Daily-sodium-intake-over-1-500mg-linked-to-higher-stroke-risk

An interesting (although basic) study on the health benefits of oregano, including the prostate cancer:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120424162224.htm

A good article that debunks various “healthy” claims and lies for processed foods:

http://fitbie.msn.com/slideshow/7-biggest-food-label-lies

An exciting new study in living mouse cells that may unlock the way fish oil works to cool inflammation:

http://www.nutraingredients.com/Research/Researchers-unpick-cellular-benefits-of-omega-3

A study that indicates that millions of children ages 1-11 have low levels of vitamin D:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/10/091026093225.htm

Some vitamin D guidelines from Dr. Fuhrman (and other experts). He recommends blood levels of 35-55 ng/dl while the Vitamin D Council recommends levels of 50-80 ng/dl:

http://www.drfuhrman.com/library/vitamin_D_recommendations.aspx 

Another study that supports the Mediterranean diet as good for quality of life, health and longevity:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120529102252.htm

An interesting study of older adults and vitamin D levels, showing that higher levels are associated with improved mobility and health:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120529133745.htm

Another human study showing cardiovascular benefits for chocolate:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120531200822.htm

Another study that shows good benefits for fish and omega-3 fats:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120530152159.htm

Another study that supports the better bioavailability of vitamin D3 compared to D2:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120531102338.htm

An interesting new study that explores an association between vitamin D and various health problems, including ED:

http://in.news.yahoo.com/vitamin-d-deficiency-may-important-risk-factor-erectile-062837269.html

A small but interesting human study that indicates that vitamin C can help lower exercise fatigue and heart rate:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Vitamin-C-shows-exercise-benefits-Human-data

A decent human study showing improved lifespan for people taking vitamin D and calcium supplements:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/06/120615103525.htm

A new study that supports the efficacy of the low-glycemic dietary plan I recommend compared to other low fat or low carb/high protein diets (a calorie is not just a calorie):

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/06/120626163801.htm

Some new research supports the idea that skipping breakfast leads to worse choices/greater weight gain all day:

 http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/06/120629143045.htm

A new study that shows why strawberries are so good for heart health and more:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/07/120704124107.htm

A new study with a chart that show how safe supplements are compared to drugs or other forms of accident:

http://www.nutraingredients.com/Regulation/Food-supplements-are-safest-foodstuffs-Report

A new study which verifies the anti-vitamin research bias I often talk about:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Don-t-reject-potential-of-vitamins-to-cut-heart-disease-risk-because-of-inappropriate-clinical-trials-Review

An interesting study that shows the possibility that younger women with fatigue, but not actual anemia, might benefit from iron supplements:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Women-with-unexplained-fatigue-should-take-iron-supplements-Study

A human study that looks at obesity and low vitamin D as contributing for diabetes:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/07/120717162738.htm

A study which indicates that western-type fast food (burgers and fries) causes more heart disease and diabetes than traditional eastern foods, reinforcing the negative consequences of our diet and culture:

http://www.cnbc.com/id/48279913

A small human study that shows good potential for cocoa and green tea to lower inflammation:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Cocoa-and-green-tea-extracts-show-anti-inflammatory-benefits-Study

An amazing video by Dr. Terry Wahls and how upping her veggies fruits and other dietary changes helped her heal her MS (she mentions other diseases and the lack of standard medical care effectiveness as well):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLjgBLwH3Wc

A human study that shows great anti-inflammatory and cholesterol-lowering abilities for anthocyanins from berries:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Anthocyanins-may-slash-inflammation-marker-levels-RCT-data

Another human study shows promising results using green tea for weight loss:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Green-tea-shows-benefits-for-elderly-with-metabolic-syndrome

A study about why certain fats (fish oils, monounsaturated fat) are better than other fats, such as saturated fats:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120827142125.htm

Here are 2 decent rebuttals to that ridiculous fish oil study that has generated so much media hysteria and hype:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Flawed-omega-3-meta-analysis-harms-public-health-GOED

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Industry/Researcher-offers-hope-for-omega-3s-marketers

New research shows that several countries, including the U.S. have inadequate intakes of vitamins:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/DSM-research-reveals-inadequate-vitamin-intake-in-Europe-and-USA

A new human study on fish oil shows that adding more omega-3 fats can lengthen telomeres (meaning more longevity) and lower inflammation:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121001140957.htm

Another study showing deficiencies of vitamin D for older people and those with MS:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Vitamin-D-deficiency-increases-risk-in-MS-and-the-elderly-Study

Here are 2 interesting human studies about fish oil/omega-3s, and longevity (telomeres):

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Provocative-and-exciting-New-study-shows-omega-3s-may-slow-biological-aging

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Omega-3-linked-to-younger-biological-age-Study

Here is a small, but interesting study about vitamin D and Lupus:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Vitamin-D-supplements-may-benefit-lupus

A new study show troubling nutrient deficiencies for over 1/3 of children:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Consumer-Trends/Eye-opening-data-reveals-reformulation-opportunities-for-dietary-supplements-for-children

A new lab study that indicates an important role for vitamin D and controlling HIV:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23166493

A pilot study showing multiple benefits for fish oil (cognition, lipids, BP):

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Omega-3-may-delay-metabolic-malady-and-block-mental-declines-Study

An interesting new study showing new possible health benefits for asparagus:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/12/121226101227.htm

Another study showing potential benefits for higher vitamin D levels and MS:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23278659

A good article that adds important perspective to a recent anti-vitamin study, showing the conclusions are largely misguided:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Don-t-throw-supplements-baby-out-with-observational-study-bathwater-expert-urges

A new study showing an association between fast food and children’s health (asthma, eczema, etc.):

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130116085352.htm

If you think dietitians give unbiased nutritional advice, see this article showing the millions they get from the food industry:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/23/business/report-questions-nutrition-groups-use-of-corporate-sponsors.html

A new study that verifies what I’ve said for years, that folic acid doesn’t cause cancer:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/No-cancer-risk-from-folic-acid-supplementation-says-meta-analysis

Yet another shocking article which indicts the food industry’s influence on Registered Dietitians:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kristin-wartman/new-report-big-food-coopt_b_2550294.html

A new study with interesting results for veggie/carotenoid intake and ALS prevention:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Carotenoid-consumption-could-benefit-ALS-risk

A new study that shows how zinc can help regulate the immune system:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Zinc-may-help-battle-infections-by-moderating-immune-responses-study-suggests

A new study showing how vitamin D influences genes and inflammation:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Do-vitamin-D-levels-influence-genes-for-immune-health

A new study which shows muscle function benefits with higher vitamin D levels:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130317221446.htm

A new human study on lutein, zeaxanthin and omega-3’s had good results for AMD:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Lutein-zeaxanthin-plus-omega-3-shows-benefits-for-AMD-sufferers

A new study that again shows that eating fish can significantly cut disease and death risk:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130401181502.htm

A recent review outlining the numerous health benefits of vitamin D (I copied this info from it):  musculoskeletal disorders (muscle weakness, falls, fractures), infectious diseases, autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular disease, type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus, several types of cancer, neurocognitive dysfunction and mental illness, and other diseases, as well as infertility and adverse pregnancy and birth outcomes. Vitamin D deficiency/insufficiency is associated with all-cause mortality.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23542507

A good article which debunks the recent media hysteria about carnitine “causing” heart disease and how the study was badly flawed:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alan-r-gaby-md/carnitine-heart-health_b_3100191.html

A new human study showing genetic benefits for vitamin B6:

 http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Vitamin-B6-linked-to-DNA-protection-Study

The FDA has finally done an initial analysis of rice samples and this article covers the findings (it might change over time):

http://news.yahoo.com/arsenic-rice-not-risk-over-short-term-fda-175748197.html?pt=Array

 

Sugar/Refined Carbs:

Several article links about sugar and refined carbs/junk foods and how they can cause significant health problems:

http://www.brighthub.com/health/diet-nutrition/articles/102784.aspx

http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/nutrition/refined-sugar

A good article on why sugar is toxic to us:

http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/refined-sugar-the-sweetest-poison-of-all.html

A fun site (Fatsmack) that offers a short slide show on sugar and soda, with fat being thrown around (9/19/11):

http://fatsmack.org/

Dr. Oz had another segment about carb addiction today (10/21/11) and demonstrated how food manufactures use red, orange and yellow packaging to psychologically manipulate customers to buy junk foods! The segment also covered carb addiction, something I’ve covered in my article, “Weight gain and aging: Fact or Myth” in articles section. Here is the short (4 question) Dr. Oz quiz with explanations at the end:

http://www.doctoroz.com/quiz/are-you-junk-food-addict 

A study of adolescents shows that corn syrup does increase abdominal fat and risk factors for diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease:

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2012-01-06/fructose-gives-adolescents-more-belly-fat-increases-disease-risk-ghsu-study

A new study validates the positive effects of complex (low glycemic) carbs and lower inflammation, supporting my program approach and articles I’ve written:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120111154043.htm

A new study shows that people who drink more sodas have higher risks for asthma and COPD:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120207202801.htm

A must-read post by Dr. Davis about carbs, wheat, gluten free, and more (dated March 23, 2012):

http://blog.trackyourplaque.com/2012/03/jelly-beans-and-ice-cream.html

A great 60 Minutes story that looked at how toxic sugar and high-fructose corn syrup are:

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18560_162-57407294/is-sugar-toxic/?tag=contentMain;contentBody

A startling new post by Dr. Davis regarding wheat and its opiate-like addiction:

http://blog.trackyourplaque.com/2012/04/opiate-of-the-masses.html

An important new study that indicates even small rises in blood glucose can increase heart disease risk, supporting what I and others have been saying for years:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/246612.php

A new study that supports previous findings that indeed HFCS disrupts normal brain and hunger signals:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130101182010.htm

I found 2 new powerful videos (of a 7-part series) from Dr. Lustig and his colleagues that discuss sugar and the many diseases that sugar/HFCS tend to cause:

Part 1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0zD1gj0pXk&list=PL39F782316B425249&index=1

Part 2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ndTEu_qDGA&list=PL39F782316B425249

A new study on high-glycemic foods and the development diabetes (it supports the low-glycemic nutritional approach I recommend):

http://news.yahoo.com/high-glycemic-foods-tied-diabetes-risk-173213639.html

Think agave nectar is a healthy sweetener? It’s 90% fructose so think again:

http://shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/agave-nectar-really-healthier-option-135300872.html

 

Diabetes:

A recent study (September, 2011), regarding a significant connection between diabetes and dementia:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110919163947.htm

New research linking red meat and diabetes: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110810132854.htm

An insightful new article on the potential of fish oil (omega 3 fatty acids) to help heart disease , diabetes and aging:

http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/about-massey/news/article.cfm?mnarticle_uuid=D098AABD-C101-A24F-AEB3-CAA5FA1E0B25

A stunning article everyone with diabetes or pre-diabetes should read! GSK agreed to a 3 billion (yes billion!) dollar settlement for improper marketing of Avandia, a diabetes drug that can significantly increase  heart attack risk, bone fractures, plus liver, kidney and problems (2 links for whole story):

http://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/articles/avandia-heart-attack/gsk-avandia-settlement-17155.html?ref=newsletter_bca

http://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/case/avandia-heart-attack.html

New study on sodas/sugared beverages shows increased heart disease and diabetes for women (soda drinkers were 4 times more likely to have increased blood fats and glucose problems!), plus other metabolic and hormone problems. Article also includes a second study about low levels of vitamin C and heart disease:

http://news.yahoo.com/sugar-sweetened-drinks-may-pose-heart-risks-women-190406519.html;_ylc=X3oDMTEwYmh0Z2NwBF9TAzIwMjM4Mjc1MjQEZW1haWxJZAMxMzIxMjMzNTA3

Another study that shows increased risk for type 2 diabetes and red/processed meat consumption, while fish consumption lessens risk for type 2 diabetes:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/11/111111095120.htm

An interesting study about how dropping glucose levels can cause people to crave sweets. Remember, levels drop after they spike and insulin is released, causing levels to drop. My program is designed to stabilize blood glucose levels:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110919121818.htm 

Another study shows that higher levels of vitamin D (a hormone-like vitamin), shows anti-diabetic actions:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Vitamin-D-again-shows-anti-diabetic-activity

A new study shows that lifestyle interventions can significantly help control the progression of diabetes:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120110140229.htm

A new study shows the potential for higher risks of diabetes for women who take statins:

http://news.yahoo.com/cholesterol-meds-raise-diabetes-risk-women-study-112324759.html

An insightful article by Dr. Katz about healthy lifestyle choices to prevent diabetes, tied to the recent controversy about Paula Dean:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-katz-md/health-food_b_1214307.html

A great article by Dr. Mark Hyman regarding diet, diabetes and other diseases from the perspective of Paula Dean’s recent admission of her diabetes diagnosis:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-mark-hyman/paula-deen-diabetes_b_1223838.html

A new study that seems to verify that white rice (and other white, high-glycemic foods) can raise diabetes risk:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120315225751.htm

A great article by Dr. Mark Hyman on how diet/lifestyle can cure type diabetes:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-mark-hyman/diabetes-cure_b_1324909.html?ref=health-and-fitness&ir=Health%20and%20Fitness

A valuable human study shows that eating more fruits and veggies can lower diabetes by 20%:

http://www.nutraingredients.com/Research/Fruit-and-vegetable-consumption-linked-with-reduced-risk-of-diabetes

A new study indicates that even a few indulgences with fatty meals can increase insulin resistance and diabetes:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120522114536.htm

A new human study for a new version of chromium that might be better for lowering high blood sugar:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Next-generation-chromium-shows-superior-insulin-management-RCT-data

A new study (with mice) appears to uncover some basic science behind why exercise benefits heart function in diabetics:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/07/120717102403.htm

A human study that looks at obesity and low vitamin D as contributing for diabetes:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/07/120717162738.htm

A significant new study demonstrates that even modest weight loss (about 10% of body weight) using an education and support program has a big impact on people avoiding diabetes and other health problems:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120802183757.htm

A small but valid human study on resveratrol and blood glucose shows multiple health benefits (they need larger studies to validate):

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Resveratrol-shows-potential-for-blood-sugar-control-Human-data

A new study that shows that soda contributes to worse knee arthritis, especially for men:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121111153527.htm

A new study shows that even type 1 diabetes may be connected to low vitamin D levels:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Low-vitamin-D-status-linked-to-higher-risk-of-diabetes

Yet another study shows that HFCS is a high probability contributor to the current diabetes epidemic:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/253484.php

A new study on high-glycemic foods and the development diabetes (it supports the low-glycemic nutritional approach I recommend):

http://news.yahoo.com/high-glycemic-foods-tied-diabetes-risk-173213639.html

Some new research is finding potential cancer and pancreatic damage from diabetes drugs:

http://news.yahoo.com/fda-probes-pancreas-risks-diabetes-150026651.html

 

Heart Health/Disease/Stroke:

A new article (September, 2011) about research into links between ED and heart disease:

http://www.latimes.com/health/boostershots/la-heb-erectile-dysfunction-20110912,0,569229.story

A study that shows how diets rich in olive oil and nuts can improve heart disease better than drugs:

http://www.nutraingredients.com/Research/Olive-oil-nuts-better-than-drugs-for-heart-disease-Spanish-researchers

An insightful, thought-provoking article about common foods that can trigger a stroke:

http://health.yahoo.net/caring/5-foods-that-can-trigger-a-stroke

A new (September, 2011) and important study about slightly elevated blood pressure and higher stroke risk:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/235197.php

A new study that shows younger people (18-35 years old) with high visceral fat have early heart disease:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111025091636.htm

An insightful new article on the potential of fish oil (omega 3 fatty acids) to help heart disease, diabetes and aging:

http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/about-massey/news/article.cfm?mnarticle_uuid=D098AABD-C101-A24F-AEB3-CAA5FA1E0B25

New study on sodas/sugared beverages shows increased heart disease and diabetes for women (soda drinkers were 4 times more likely to have increased blood fats and glucose problems!), plus other metabolic and hormone problems. Article also includes a second study about low levels of vitamin C and heart disease:

http://news.yahoo.com/sugar-sweetened-drinks-may-pose-heart-risks-women-190406519.html;_ylc=X3oDMTEwYmh0Z2NwBF9TAzIwMjM4Mjc1MjQEZW1haWxJZAMxMzIxMjMzNTA3

Shocking study on declining teen health and chronic diseases, including heart disease and blood sugar issues:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/11/111116174746.htm

Another study that links heart disease and psoriasis, with more details about inflammation and cholesterol:

http://www.empowher.com/heart-disease/content/link-between-psoriasis-and-heart-disease

A study of women that shows the benefits of fruits and veggies for their antioxidants and for stroke prevention:

http://news.yahoo.com/veggies-fruit-may-lower-womens-stroke-risk-210410775.html;_ylc=X3oDMTEwZnRqaDA4BF9TAzIwMjM4Mjc1MjQEZW1haWxJZAMxMzIyNzg4NzEy

A new, large study indicates that younger women who eat fatty fish weekly have less risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and related problems:

http://news.yahoo.com/fish-may-cut-threat-heart-disease-young-women-210409262.html;_ylc=X3oDMTEwdTc0ZHVrBF9TAzIwMjM4Mjc1MjQEZW1haWxJZAMxMzIzMTM0MzEw

A new study shows multiple health benefits for eating fatty fish (and probably fish oil) for heart disease, blood vessels, immune function, emotional health and suicide, even hay fever and lung health:

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/omega-3-fatty-acids-associated-with-improved-markers-of-heart-disease-and-more-135673738.html

A short article that shows that more than 90% of Americans have at least 1 risk factor for heart disease and that obesity and junk foods are big contributors:

http://www.thirdage.com/news/heart-disease-still-rampant-in-u-s_12-16-2011

Another human study showing that fish oil can lower inflammation and CRP levels, a marker that can increase risk of heart attack:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Omega-3-again-linked-to-lower-inflammation-Study

A good overview article of heart (and brain) healthy foods:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/30/heart-healthy-foods_n_1174942.html

A new human study shows that about 25% of older adults have had small (or silent) strokes causing memory loss:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111229092038.htm

A new blog post by Dr. Davis, the Cardiologist, explaining why low carb is actually better than a low fat diet for heart disease:

http://blog.trackyourplaque.com/2012/01/low-carb-is-heart-healthy.html

A study of adolescents shows that corn syrup does increase abdominal fat and risk factors for diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease:

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2012-01-06/fructose-gives-adolescents-more-belly-fat-increases-disease-risk-ghsu-study

A new blog post by Dr. Davis that show that dietary changes can have more effect than drugs like statins for heart disease and cholesterol (don’t worry too much about the details, just focus on the progress and improvements in LDL):

http://www.trackyourplaque.com/blog/2012/01/diet-is-superior-to-drugs.html

A short and powerful new blog post from Dr. Davis, Cardiologist, on the fact that NONE of the patients on his nutrition program are having heart attacks (I have a similar program):

http://www.trackyourplaque.com/blog/2012/01/myocardial-infraction.html

A recent article explaining how fruits and veggies can reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke:

http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/11340424-flavonoids-saving-lives-of-heart-disease

A comprehensive new study that looks at longer times and risk factors for heart disease and stroke:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120125172310.htm

A new study with interesting insights for taking BP (Blood Pressure) in both arms (for better assessment of heart attack and stroke):

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/240931.php

For cocoa lovers, some new research that supports BP and other health benefits:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Cocoa-offers-consistent-benefits-for-heart-health-Meta-analysis

Another insightful article by Dr. William Davis covering some myths about cholesterol and how to understand the process of heart disease better:

http://www.trackyourplaque.com/blog/2012/02/60-year-old-man-dies-of-high-cholesterol.html

A short but fun article with interesting information about heart disease:

http://www.news4jax.com/news/Test-your-heart-health-IQ/-/475880/8583672/-/3s92v5/-/index.html

A new study/analysis shows that magnesium can help to lower blood pressure (most US adults are deficient):

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Magnesium-linked-to-better-blood-pressure-Meta-analysis

A must-read post by Dr. Davis about carbs, wheat, gluten free, and LDL cholesterol (dated March 23, 2012):

http://blog.trackyourplaque.com/2012/03/jelly-beans-and-ice-cream.html

A new study that shows how walking speed and grip strength is associated with stroke and dementia:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120215185850.htm

A new study about women’s differing symptoms for a heart attack and why younger women tend to die more often:

http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/news/20120221/heart-attacks-women-different-symptoms-different-outcomes

A valuable study showing how younger people who don’t lead a healthy lifestyle have much higher risks of heart disease:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120302132426.htm

A well-written article about statin drugs, research bias, and myths that they are truly beneficial:

http://www.salisburypost.com/Opinion/022612-insight-nagy-cholesterol-statins-qcd

An intriguing new study with human subjects showing that cranberry juice can help keep your heart and arteries healthy:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Cranberry-may-boost-heart-health-Mayo-Clinic-RCT

A breakthrough article by a heart surgeon that validates what I’ve said and written about for years about the REAL cause of heart disease:

http://www.sott.net/articles/show/242516-Heart-Surgeon-Speaks-Out-On-What-Really-Causes-Heart-Disease?goback=%2Egde_901337_member_108667069

A new human study that has some good recommendations for reducing salt intake:

http://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/Science/Daily-sodium-intake-over-1-500mg-linked-to-higher-stroke-risk

A human clinical trial showed good benefits for a resveratrol/grape extract for inflammation and cardiovascular benefits:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Resveratrol-rich-grape-extract-shows-heart-health-benefits-Human-data

A human study that indicates how a healthy lifestyle works for those who have genetic predispositions for heart disease and heart attacks:

http://www.health24.com/news/Heart_Cardiovascular/1-958,74251.asp

Another good article that debunks the value of statin drugs, showing that in mostly healthy individuals, the benefit is less than 1% risk reduction:

http://news.yahoo.com/stats-statins-healthy-adults-over-50-them-100000352.html

A new human trial shows that CoQ10 and selenium reduce the risk of heart attack:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Selenium-CoQ10-supplements-may-slash-cardiovascular-mortality-RCT

A new study that shows good results for lower heart attack and magnesium intake:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Dietary-magnesium-may-lower-risk-of-death-from-heart-disease

Another human study (over almost 8 years) showing good results for higher vitamin D levels and reduced risk for heart attack and other death causes:

http://www.nutraingredients.com/Research/Optimal-vitamin-D-linked-to-lower-heart-disease-death-Study?nocount

Another human study showing cardiovascular benefits for chocolate:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120531200822.htm

A new study shows that B vitamins may slow hardening of the arteries, a common problem for people over 40:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Folic-acid-supplements-may-slow-artery-hardening-Study

Another study that shows even modest statin doses are associated with fatigue and energy loss:

http://news.yahoo.com/statins-linked-fatigue-212100706.html

An important new study that indicates even small rises in glucose can increase heart disease risk, supporting what I and others have been saying for years:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/246612.php

An interesting new study that shows high levels of the antioxidant glutathione can lower heart attack risk significantly:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/06/120616145533.htm

An insightful video presentation about various frauds in dietary fats, cholesterol, heart disease and more:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vr-c8GeT34&feature=player_embedded

Some new info that validates my research and articles on how inflammation lies at the core of many chronic diseases:

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/science-behind-americas-deadliest-diseases-031400919.html

A shocking study that shows less than 1% of Americans meet the recommendations for both salt/sodium and potassium intake:

http://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/Science/More-than-99.9-of-Americans-fail-to-meet-both-sodium-and-potassium-recommendations-Study

Dr. Katz debunks recent egg yolk study with insightful points about research bias, media hype, and other studies showing no harm from eggs:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-katz-md/eggs-health_b_1818209.html

A new human study with promising results using olive oil to help endothelial and atherosclerosis/heart disease:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Olive-oil-may-boost-blood-vessel-function-Study

A new study that shows heart and artery benefits from eating fruits and berries high in anthocyanins:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Berry-pigments-show-heart-health-benefits

Some interesting new research into the role skin and immune function may play in high BP:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120908081613.htm

Another study shows that higher levels of serum vitamin D is beneficial for heart disease, heart attacks and mortality:

http://www.foodconsumer.org/newsite/Nutrition/Vitamins/vitamin_d_myocardial_infarction_0911120653.html

A new study that shows good results for omega-3 fats from fish for heart failure:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Omega-3s-again-linked-to-lower-heart-failure-risk

A human study indicates that pterostilbene (found in blueberries) can help to lower high BP:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120920141008.htm

A credible new study indicates poor-quality sleep contributes to resistant hypertension:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120921162302.htm

A new study indicates that beta blockers, common drugs for hypertension, are largely ineffective at preventing heart attacks:

http://news.yahoo.com/common-heart-drugs-may-less-helpful-thought-201902320.html;_ylc=X3oDMTEwMzc2ZWVxBF9TAzIwMjM4Mjc1MjQEZW1haWxJZAMxMzQ5MjIzNTIx

Another human study finds stroke and vascular benefits from tomatoes (sauce can help absorption):

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/251246.php

A new human study that shows Co Q10 and vitamin B6 (2 supplements I often recommend) may help to lower heart disease risk:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/CoQ10-and-vitamin-B6-levels-linked-to-lower-artery-disease-risk

Another positive study for fish oil and health, including heart, arteries and muscles:

http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/features/fish-oils-can-stave-off-heart-disease-study_768452.html

Another study shows positive benefits for eating fish and/or fish oil to lower stroke risk:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Fish-again-linked-to-lower-stroke-risk

Another human study, although small, showing heart/artery benefits for resveratrol:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Resveratrol-supplements-backed-for-vascular-benefits-DSM-study

Yet another human study (although small) with good news for artery relaxation on the Mediterranean diet compared to a single fast-food meal:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121030062007.htm

A new study shows that younger people have undiagnosed/untreated hypertension/high BP:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121106114223.htm

Another study that shows benefits for vitamin D and heart disease, especially for diabetics:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121113134222.htm

A new, credible study showing that dietary calcium does NOT increase artery plaque or heart disease:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Calcium-supplements-safe-for-heart-health-Harvard-study 

A new study that implicates digoxin as harmful or deadly for patients for atrial fibrillation (AF):

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121127154220.htm

A large human study again shows the importance of a healthy diet for preventing a heart attack:

http://news.yahoo.com/diet-helps-prevent-repeat-heart-attacks-220732008.html

A new study showing good benefits for women who eat berries and have fewer heart attacks:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130114152954.htm

Yet another study showing a probably connection between ED and heart disease:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130129130945.htm

Another article that states that 80% of heart disease is preventable:

http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2013/01/31/80-percent-of-heart-disease-is-preventable/UPI-28211359680539/

A new study which finds connections between heart disease and schizophrenia:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130131144116.htm

A new study shows probable benefits for higher vitamin D intake/levels and heart failure (CHF):

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23370227

An important new study which adds insight into low magnesium and heart disease (maybe the biggest cause):

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/255783.php

An incredible summary about the myriad of health and heart problems wheat causes:

http://www.wheatbellyblog.com/2013/02/heart-healthy-whole-grains-and-the-new-agenda-for-the-wheat-lobby/

A new pilot study (42 subjects) shows that taking vitamin K2 up to 360 micrograms does not increase blood clotting. Vitamin K2 improves bone health and helps keep calcium deposits out of arteries:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22289649

Yet another study that shows the Mediterranean diet help lower heart attacks and strokes:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130225181536.htm

A new warning from the FDA about Zithromax causing fatal heart rhythms:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/12/fda-zithromax-idUSL1N0C44CU20130312?feedType=RSS&feedName=rbssHealthcareNews&rpc=43

Another study that debunks claims that taking calcium causes heart disease:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Study-finds-no-clear-evidence-of-calcium-supplements-affecting-cardiovascular-death

A fascinating study on the amazing endothelial cells that link your arteries (only a single cell thick) and how they cooperate and repair their network:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130516123924.htm

A new study showing how important sleep is for heart and overall health:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130702202825.htm

Here is a cool study from July, 2013, about how choir members have synchronized heart rates (does that tell you how integrated the body is?):

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130708200153.htm

A new human study showing how the Mediterranean diet can help turn off some stroke genes:

http://www.foodnavigator.com/Science-Nutrition/Med-diet-may-counteract-genetic-stroke-risk-say-researchers

A new human pilot study from 9/13 that shows significant benefits for blueberries and artery and heart health:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Compelling-data-RCT-shows-blueberry-flavonoids-boost-endothelial-function-and-heart-health

 

Cancer:

An October article/summary from women’s Health of nutritional and lifestyle suggestions to help prevent breast cancer:

http://health.yahoo.net/articles/breast-cancer/photos/7-ways-keep-your-breasts-healthy#0

A study showing how a healthy diet can help to prevent prostate cancer:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/06/090603103811.htm

A great article about how lifestyle influences cancer development and other diseases:

http://ezinearticles.com/?What-Causes-Cancer?-Cancer,-Genes,-and-Epigenetics&id=1235967

A new study that indicates the benefit of a low-fat diet with fish oil for prostate cancer:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111025135931.htm

A credible 2-year human study that shows how B vitamins can help to slow or improve cognitive decline:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/B-vitamins-may-slow-cognitive-decline-Oxford-University-study?nocount 

A more insightful analysis of the recent alcohol and breast cancer study, again overly hyped by the media with many relevant details left out, a common practice these days. For example, the participants overall diet or B-vitamin intake (helpful for good metabolic and glucose health)  were apparently not considered! I’m not saying women should drink daily but most studies have not shown problems from a few drinks a week. I encourage a healthy diet with a multi-vitamin/mineral supplement:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/237148.php

A new study shows that activity and exercise can benefit breast cancer survivors with lymph swelling:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/238557.php

New human study shows that vitamin D (something I recommend) shows significant reduction in incidence of pancreatic cancer:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Vitamin-D-may-slash-pancreatic-cancer-risk-Harvard-study 

A new study in mice, showing that components in fish oil can kill leukemia cells:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111222103112.htm

A new study shows that processed and red meats can increase the risk of pancreatic cancer:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/240319.php 

A new study that shows that vitamin D can bring significant reductions in colon cancer risk through genetic activity:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Vitamin-D-again-linked-to-lower-colorectal-cancer-risk

An interesting study that shows powerful effects of fiber intake and a 60% reduction in pancreatic cancer risk:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Fiber-may-boost-pancreatic-health-Study

An interesting (although basic) study on the health benefits of oregano, including the prostate cancer:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120424162224.htm

A new study showing significant increases in younger people, ages 12-18, being diagnosed with skin cancer:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120508093926.htm

A 2008 study that identifies about 75% of the lifestyle factors that contribute to cancer:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2515569/

A study that shows troubling increases in skin cancer among younger people, especially women:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120402093158.htm

A call to action by a group of scientists who feel that vitamin D levels need to be higher to fight cancer:

http://www.grassrootshealth.org/documentation/scientistscall.php

Another study that shows rising skin cancer and melanoma among younger people (teens to 30s):

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120508093926.htm

Another study that shows a connection between a high-salt intake and high BP, blood vessel damage and high uric acid:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/06/120618161714.htm

A study that indicates a possible link of vitamin and mineral anti-oxidants and less risk for pancreatic cancer:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Dietary-antioxidants-may-help-slash-pancreatic-cancer-risk-EPIC-data

A slide show that supports my writings and several suggestions for avoiding cancer (some are rather generic/not very significant):

http://health.yahoo.net/articles/cancer/photos/20-ways-prevent-cancer#0

A study that indicates resveratrol, the antioxidant in red wines and supplements, can help kill off pancreatic cancer cells:

http://www.news-medical.net/news/2008/03/26/36674.aspx?page=2

A study that explores connections between red meat, cooking methods and cancer, especially prostate cancer:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120816170404.htm

Another study shows a significant connection between excess weight and breast cancer/recurrence:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120827074841.htm

An important study which shows how common micronutrients and spices can help control the spread of cancer:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120827152050.htm

A cautionary study shows potentially serious heart problems from 2 drugs for breast cancer:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120830161148.htm

A new study projects cancer treatment costs to double in 8 years:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120924111600.htm

Another study that indicates a higher intake of fruits and veggies lowers risk for prostate cancer:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121019141128.htm

A new study that shows strong benefits for higher vitamin D and protection against  bladder cancer:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121030161414.htm

A new human study about green tea and prostate cancer:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121018121956.htm

A related study about green tea, wine and prostate cancer:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/06/100609171802.htm

A new study that shows good outcomes for green tea and digestive cancers:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Green-tea-suggested-for-GI-cancer-benefit-Human-data

Another study showing a connection between inflammation and cancer:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121112135512.htm

A shocking new video about breast cancer and how you’re being mislead about its cause all the time:

http://www.greenmedinfo.com/product/cancer-killers-cause-cure

An important new study about how vitamin D helps trigger genes to limit cancer cell growth:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Vitamin-D-may-slow-pre-cancer-growths-find-researchers

A valuable study with mice showing how inflammation and cancer can start in pancreatic cells:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121129130309.htm

A large study that shows good probabilities for fruit and veggie intake and breast cancer:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/High-levels-of-carotenoids-backed-for-breast-cancer-risk-reduction

A new study showing that indeed, many prostate cancer genes are tied to environment (epigenetics), something I’ve been saying for months:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/12/121218121558.htm

A new lab study that shows promise for grape seed extract (high in antioxidants) and colon cancer:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/255077.php

Yet another study that shows a strong connection between sugar consumption and cancer:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130201100149.htm

A new study review which includes a list of the most promising supplements for cancer treatment:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23439656

A video by Dr. Brownstein on cancer, its causes and how to cure it naturally:

http://w3.newsmax.com/newsletters/brownstein/video_cancer.cfm?promo_code=12729-1

A new study (4/1/13) that again shows how lifestyle factors and inflammation contribute to cancer and chronic disease:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130401143146.htm 

A new study that shows how women who exercise can lower their risk of breast cancer:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130507061143.htm

A new study appears to show why some veggies and the Mediterranean diet helps to kill off cancer cells:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130520154303.htm

A recent human study shows good results for prostate cancer and olive oil or nuts:

http://shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/nuts-olive-oil-improve-prostate-cancer-survival-odds-171000304.html

A new study showing that improved nutrition and activity/exercise helps prostate cancer:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/06/130629164623.htm

A new article which indicates that infections, and inflammation and lifestyle play a significant role in pancreatic and other cancers:

http://news.yahoo.com/pancreatic-cancer-bacteria-may-play-role-103531367.html

A new lab study that shows some interesting benefits for burdock and lung/liver cancer and memory(it’s a lab study so promising be not always translatable to human physiology):

http://www.realnatural.org/potent-anti-cancer-herb-kills-lung-cancer-cells-while-boosting-memory/

A new study showing strong probabilities for vitamin supplements and less mortality for invasive breast cancer:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Multivitamin-and-mineral-supplement-may-offer-invasive-breast-cancer-hope-Study

 

Arthritis/Bone Health/Pain:

A study showing that a large percentage of adults with arthritis are not physically active: 
 
 
A study that shows that people with arthritis (RA) are at greater risk of heart disease and system inflammation:
 
 
A new human study that shows how common vitamin D deficiency is with patients with psoriatic arthritis, also related to heart disease and systemic inflammation:
 
 
A human study that had good results for OA pain relief from a curcumin (turmeric) supplement:
 
 
A new study appears to uncover relevant details about why hormone-like vitamin D helps to lower inflammation, the basis of many chronic conditions like heart disease and arthritis:
A new human study from 2012 that shows a probably connection between obesity and arthritis (RA), especially with women:
 
 
A valuable new study that shows meditation can lower pain levels as much as drugs:
 
 
Some information about newer guidelines for vitamin D, calcium and bone health:
 
 
A good article about vitamin K2 and bone health:
 
 
A good overview of current thinking about vitamin D3 and bone health:
 
 
Here is another good article from the Better Bones site that covers bone healing and good supplement ideas:
 
 
Here is a slide-based overview of various foods and spices that may help with pain and inflammation:

http://health.yahoo.net/articles/pain/photos/6-foods-fight-pain#0

A new study showing good results with older people with hip fractures and healing with calcium and vitamin D supplementation:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22685164

Another study that shows higher doses of vitamin D (above the government recommendation of 800 IUs per day) had better lowering for hip and spinal fractures:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22762317

A human study shows that the Mediterranean diet can promote bone health, especially when olive oil is included:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120815082608.htm

A promising study in mice showing that higher levels of vitamin C are associated with better bone density:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121009151258.htm

A new human study showing good results for vitamin K2, arthritis and inflammation:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23124653

A new study that shows that soda contributes to worse knee arthritis, especially for men:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121111153527.htm

A troubling new study showing that steroid shots for back pain can contribute to significant osteoporosis:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/12/121201085911.htm

A new study that shows why smoking can add more back pain, disc disease and discomfort:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/12/121205142449.htm

A credible trial shows good benefits for calcium and vitamin D for fractures and few effects on other areas like heart disease:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23208074

A new study on fish oil and joint supplements lowering inflammation:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Fish-oil-glucosamine-and-chondroitin-lead-the-way-for-anti-inflammatory-potential-Study

A new pilot study (42 subjects) shows that taking vitamin K2 up to 360 micrograms does not increase blood clotting. Vitamin K2 improves bone health and helps keep calcium deposits out of arteries:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22289649

 
Obesity/Weight Loss:
 
Here is some research about small changes and weight loss:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19088151

Some info about why crash or calorie-restriction diets backfire:

http://www.ehow.com/info_8070646_dangers-crash-diets.html

A new study showing a 50% expected increase in obesity rates in the US, increasing early deaths by millions and costing an extra 50 billion by 2030:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110826192438.htm

A disheartening new study (October, 2011) showing that preschoolers are already eating unhealthy snacks (high sugar and fat, low fruits and veggies) and that 20% of kids 6-11 are obese:

http://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/Science/Unhealthy-snacking-habits-start-early-Nestle-research-finds

An informative article that outlines our significant weight gains and higher BMI numbers since 1960:

http://usgovinfo.about.com/od/healthcare/a/tallbutfat.htm

A new survey from Gallop that shown that health and weight issues cost the US economy 150 billion per year:

http://www.gallup.com/poll/150026/Unhealthy-Workers-Absenteeism-Costs-153-Billion.aspx

A fascinating pilot study showing a connection between excess weight, inflammation and gum disease:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/11/111109111540.htm

A study that shows how nuts, something I recommend on my plan, can help metabolic syndrome (high BP/glucose/abdominal fat):

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/11/111102125348.htm

Claimed weight loss ingredient, Sensa, hit with deceptive advertising, class-action lawsuit:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Regulation/Weight-loss-firm-hit-with-class-action-lawsuit-over-Sensa-satiety-crystals-claims 

Another study showing that excess weight and obesity trends will continue into 2020, including significant and harmful growth of diabetes and pre-diabetes:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/11/111116132920.htm

New research indicates that proteins stimulate brain cells that keep us awake after meals and helps to burn more calories, whereas carbs make us sleepier

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/237990.php

A new study shows that we’re a good 20 pounds heavier than we were 20 years ago, and both males and females are above their ideal weight:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/238386.php

A study which concludes that most weight-loss supplements are not effective:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120306131646.htm

Another study shows benefits from chocolate (usually dark) because you won’t necessarily gain weight:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120327091227.htm

An interesting article that shows medical costs for obesity cost more than smoking: 

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120403124252.htm

New study has possible connections between obesity, diabetes, high BP and autism:

http://health.yahoo.net/news/s/nm/mom-s-obesity-tied-to-kids-autism-development

A new study shows that obesity costs up to 20% of healthcare costs, higher than thought:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120409103247.htm

A new article outlining the excess costs of obesity (190 billion annually):

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/30/obesity-costs_n_1463764.html

A good article with helpful graphs and charts about America’s growing obesity problems:

http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/the-exchange/obesity-big-fat-problem-america-future-193852066.html

A new study that indicates that many adolescents who are obese also have vitamin D deficiencies (not a surprise to me):

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/06/120625152356.htm

A study shows that having coaching support, whether in person or by phone, are both effective in achieving weight loss goals compared to no support:

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1108660?goback=%2Egde_2166387_member_131872341

A new study that shows that Americans are in denial about their weight gain:

http://vitals.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/01/13057201-fudge-factor-americans-in-denial-about-weight-gain-study-says?lite

A new study that shows an increased risk of gallstones for overweight children:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120824205733.htm

A shocking new projection that shows 50% of Americans could be obese by 2030:

http://news.yahoo.com/fat-getting-fatter-u-obesity-rates-soar-2030-140534331.html

A new report by the military, showing that kids are unfit to join the military! It has some startling information:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2012/09/25/retired-military-leaders-want-junk-foods-out-of-schools/57839006/1?goback=%2Egde_1980263_member_169339321

An article about a new video showing the effects of drinking soda (obesity, diabetes, etc.):

http://news.yahoo.com/polar-bear-video-shows-dark-side-drinking-soda-225518848.html;_ylt=AiRKCaJW4dCCeQ.NnUs0tK_59XQA;_ylu=X3oDMTViNDlkdmxvBGNjb2RlA2xpdmVzdGFuZARtaXQDQXJ0aWNsZSBNaXhlZCBMaXN0IE5ld3MgZm9yIFlvdSB3aXRoIE1vcmUgTGluawRwa2cDNGE1ZjA3MTYtNWU4YS0zMjQ0LWI4YWUtZGY5MTdkYWEyODVhBHBvcwM1BHNlYwNuZXdzX2Zvcl95b3UEdmVyA2Y2ZDRhMWIxLTE0YzEtMTFlMi1iY2ZiLTVmN2MzZWYzMmJmZA–;_ylg=X3oDMTJydmRoMmJuBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDYTBiMjgxMjgtZjczOC0zOGY0LTg3MGQtOWViYTcxMDdiZjA2BHBzdGNhdANwb2xpdGljcwRwdANzdG9yeXBhZ2U-;_ylv=3

A new study that shows 6-19 fold increases in kidney failure for obese children:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121029170938.htm

A new study showing that aerobic exercise (like walking, jogging) is effective for weight loss:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/12/121215151506.htm

A credible study with kids, showing that eating veggies and cheese resulted in significant drops in snacking and hunger:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/12/121217140641.htm

A new study that verifies how small changes to eating can result in weight loss and improved habits:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/12/121219174324.htm

A new study that shows a possible link between excess weight and gum disease:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130206104045.htm

A new survey of the top 9 countries showing that the U.S is #1 for obese residents:

http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2013/05/20/the-9-most-obese-countries-in-the-world.aspx

 

Activity/Exercise:

A study that shows that low-intensity exercise can boost energy 20%:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/02/080228112008.htm

A study that shows that just 15 minutes per day of exercise has health benefits and can add 3 years to lifespan:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110816112130.htm

Another helpful study on why it’s important to remain active if you have diabetes or are pre-diabetic (about 80 million Americans are):

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110823165448.htm

A new study (September, 2011) that shows the benefits of aerobic exercise and brain health/dementia prevention:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110907163919.htm

A new study (September, 2011) on how exercise might help stem cells to make bone rather than fat (helping your blood chemistry and keeping you thinner):

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110901112531.htm

A small, but significant human study showing the potential of Co-Q10 to help with exercise and muscle damage/recovery:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/CoQ10-may-reduce-muscle-damage-during-intensive-exercise

An interesting study that correlates activity and exercise with brain changes/reduced hunger cravings that improve weight loss and brain function:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/238191.php

A new study shows that even moderate exercise helps to prevent catching a cold or other upper respiratory infection:

 http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120105112158.htm

A new study that shows how walking speed and grip strength is associated with stroke and dementia:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120215185850.htm

Another study supports walking as a way to improve weight genetics by 50% vs. inactivity:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120314142833.htm

An article that offers some good points on the multiple benefits of exercise:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/23/exercise-health_n_1374389.html

A small but interesting human study that indicates that vitamin C can help lower exercise fatigue and heart rate:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Vitamin-C-shows-exercise-benefits-Human-data

An interesting study that supports the amount of muscle mass and related bone strength:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/06/120620133349.htm

A large study indicates how staying fit in middle age significantly lowers chronic illness and disability later in life (just what I tell clients)!

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120827162009.htm

A new human study shows that exercise can boost satisfaction and help with mood:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121025161751.htm

Another human study that shows exercise can add health and years to your life:

http://news.yahoo.com/study-finds-exercise-increases-life-expectancy-regardless-weight-181000433.html

A new study showing that less than 25% of Americans walk for 10 minutes/week for transportation:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121130151132.htm

A new study showing that walking has the same health benefits as running for BP, heart disease, cholesterol, and diabetes:

http://news.yahoo.com/walking-running-may-offer-similar-heath-benefits-202016010.html

 

 Hormones/Menopause/HRT:

A new article (September, 2011) that finds a possible connection between high cholesterol and hot flashes during menopause:

http://www.webmd.com/menopause/news/20110921/hot-flashes-may-be-linked-to-higher-cholesterol?src=RSS_PUBLIC

An important new study links stress hormones, immune function, systemic inflammation and chronic disease:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120402162546.htm

A small but interesting human study that shows the influence of attitude and exercise as they relate to hot flashes:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120412113726.htm

An informative article with slides that shows which common drugs can lower your libido:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/20/low-libido-medication_n_1784142.html

A new study showing good benefits for alternative (non-drug) HRT therapies:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130110212332.htm

An article with foods that help boost libido:

http://shine.yahoo.com/love-sex/eat-leafy-greens-increase-libido-184200534.html

 

 Alzheimer’s/Cognition/Brain:

A fascinating new study (September, 2011) that indicates a possible connection between a lack of sleep and Alzheimer’s:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110926165942.htm

A new randomized clinical trial of older women showing positive results for a multi-vitamin/mineral and herbal supplement and improved cognition:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Multivitamins-may-boost-memory-RCT-data

New human study shows that eating baked or broiled fish weekly can improve brain health/function and reduce risk for Alzheimer’s:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/11/111130095257.htm

New human study shows that dietary choline intake (saltwater fish, eggs, chicken, soy, etc.), can help prevent dementia:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Choline-may-help-protect-the-brain-from-effects-of-ageing

New study shows that taking B vitamins can help improve cognition in older patients:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Folic-acid-plus-B12-shows-brain-function-benefits-in-older-people

Another interesting study that shows significant benefits of the Mediterranean diet (the basis of my program) for overall health and brain function/memory:

http://www.latimes.com/health/boostershots/la-heb-mediterranean-diet-brain-health-20120213,0,5561161.story?track=rss

A new study (September, 2011) that shows the benefits of aerobic exercise and brain health/dementia prevention:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110907163919.htm

A new human study shows that men had better alertness and mood after taking a multivitamin with herbs:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Multivitamins-may-boost-alertness-and-mood-for-men-RCT-data

A new review study (that looks at previous studies) has concluded that eating berries can be helpful for brain aging and memory:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120307145825.htm

Another interesting study that shows how hormone-like vitamin D3 might help Alzheimer’s and plaques:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120306131845.htm

An interesting new study shows that meditation can literally help boost your brain power:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120314170647.htm

A very important new study about Alzheimer’s, cognition and insulin resistance in the brain and body:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120323134908.htm

An interesting new study showing that a zinc imbalance may contribute to Alzheimer’s:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/243541.php

A worthwhile study with children and adults that shows a multivitamin/mineral supplement boosts brain function (plus a study showing brain benefits for fish oil):

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Multivitamin-supplements-boost-brain-function-say-UK-researchers

A valuable study with human subjects showing significant benefits for exercise and activity for Alzheimer’s:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120418203530.htm

An interesting pilot study with children shows that a supplement called NAC might help to calm some aspects of Autism (I would also consider GABA):

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120529182719.htm

A study I found recently (Nov. 2012) that shows important brain contributions of berries, fruits and green tea:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101208083541.htm

Another study showing significant benefits for an active lifestyle and Alzheimer’s disease and progression:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121126110917.htm

Two new studies showing that higher vitamin D levels are associated with less cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121130222245.htm

A new study showing that cognitive impairment can lead to Alzheimer’s:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/12/121228130701.htm

An interesting new study that may show why poor sleep in older adults depresses memory processing:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130127134212.htm

A new human study that indicates more positive effects for vitamin D and fish oil for Alzheimer’s:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130205131629.htm

A new study shows good effects for the supplement PS and children with ADHD:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/PS-supplements-show-ADHD-benefits-in-children-RCT-data

A new human study shows omega-3/DHA improved memory and reaction time:

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Far-reaching-benefits-DHA-omega-3-may-boost-memory-for-healthy-young-people

A new study shows promising results for cocoa and brain protection, including dementia and cognition:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130412132229.htm

A new human study shows good potential for the Mediterranean diet to preserve memory and cognition:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130429164635.htm

A new human study shows that several key vitamins can help prevent brain shrinkage and dementia:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-05-20/vitamins-that-cost-pennies-a-day-seen-delaying-dementia.html?cmpid=yhoo

Some new information about ADHD and foods, especially processed and junk foods that might contribute to worse behavior:

 http://health.yahoo.net/articles/add/5-food-items-avoid-adhd

 

 Genetics/Epigenetics:

A great article showing how lifestyle (healthy diet, activity, etc.) can improve your genes and lessen your chances for chronic diseases:

 http://preventdisease.com/news/11/021711_genes_or_lifestyle.shtml 

Another article outlining the impact of lifestyle on genetics and health by Dr. Sears:

http://www.beinghealthynaturally.com/health/geneticcode.php

Another study supports walking as a way to improve weight genetics by 50% vs. inactivity:

Several links about nutrition and genetics from my post on how food changes your genes:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120314142833.htm

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120921162308.htm

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120920140152.htm

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111011171553.htm

A new study about epigenetics with some good indications for diet and healthy aging:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/12/121206122232.htm

 

Lifestyle/Articles:

A photo set of 4 comparison photos on how a bad lifestyle ages you:

http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/beauty/how-drinking-smoking-and-eating-junk-food-can-affect-your-appearance-2591653/#photoViewer=3

A new study (October, 2011) showing the 7 lifestyle steps to add 10 years to your life (I can help with all 7 steps):

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111021074730.htm

A cool new article about how people can live past 100 even with some disease-causing genes:

http://gma.yahoo.com/living-longer-reaching-114-not-just-good-genes-230144404.html

Another study that seems to show serious health risks for people with higher levels of BPA from can goods and plastics:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120223104019.htm

Daily consumption of red meat again tied to health problems and up to a 20% increase in mortality:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120312162746.htm

A very interesting study that distills our eating habits to 5 main types, along with some associated demographic information:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120313190052.htm

An interesting study shows less than 2% of adults are living a heart healthy lifestyle (I can teach you how because I’m in the 2%):

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/20/7-heart-healthy-things-to_n_1364795.html

A great, long-term study demonstrates how a healthy lifestyle can help you live longer:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/20/7-heart-healthy-things-to_n_1364795.html

Only about 1% of people in the US have a healthy diet and lifestyle:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/243071.php

An interesting and revealing study that concludes Americans find diet and lifestyle more difficult than doing their taxes:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120523145655.htm

A short article with a stunning picture of a man who had sun on his face (one side) and the damage the sun did:

http://now.msn.com/living/0601-crazy-sun-damage

A surprising article on how a famous U.S city has been able to extend life expectancy by helping to change unhealthy lifestyle habits:

http://news.yahoo.com/want-live-longer-move-nyc-204217030.html

Another article showing the staggering costs of life-style-driven diseases:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2012/06/15/investopedia83992.DTL

If you want to live to be 100, here’s an article with some good tips:

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/want-to-live-to-100–sleep.html

Although I don’t often post drug studies on this site, this one was interesting. It showed that aspirin was equal to warfarin for their ability to keep blood from clotting with people with heart problems:

http://www.belpernews.co.uk/news/health/aspirin-vs-warfarin-which-is-better-1-4593634

A large fine of 3 billion was assessed against GSK for numerous drug marketing violations (these have happened many times before but the media often ignores these stories):

http://news.yahoo.com/pharma-giant-gsk-pay-3b-largest-ever-healthcare-150453684–abc-news-topstories.html

A new human study that shows how healthy lifestyle habits can indeed contribute to a significantly longer life:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120830191036.htm

An insightful article about “Lifestyle Medicine” which is based on all the areas I work on (nutrition, activity, sleep, etc.):

http://galvestondailynews.com/story/358334?goback=%2Egde_888267_member_180634766

A new study that indicates that healthy living in middle age can add 14 years to your life:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121105161357.htm

An interesting new human study that indicates how some personality types can influence the power of placebo:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121115132609.htm

Dr. Perricone, Dr. Katz and others talks about some of their best anti-aging research and tips for diet and exercise:

http://health.yahoo.net/articles/mens-health/what-doctors-eat

A recent article that makes many of the main points I make in my posts about our medical system:

http://blog.nutricell.com/conventional-vs-natural-medicine

Another study shows worse life expectancy for women:

http://health.yahoo.net/news/s/ap/study-shows-declining-life-span-for-some-us-women

 

Depression/Emotional Health:

An interesting new article from Dr. Weil that explores a possible connection between depression and inflammation:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andrew-weil-md/depression-and-inflammation_b_1071714.html

A new human study shows a connection between chronic stress, depression and aging:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/11/111109093729.htm

A new study shows multiple health benefits for eating fatty fish (and probably fish oil) for heart disease, blood vessels, immune function, emotional health and suicide, even hay fever and lung health:

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/omega-3-fatty-acids-associated-with-improved-markers-of-heart-disease-and-more-135673738.html 

A human study that shows a significant association between fast/junk food and depression:

http://www.foodnavigator.com/Science-Nutrition/Baked-goods-and-fast-foods-linked-to-depression-Study

A study that finds brisk walking can help relieve depression:

http://health.yahoo.net/articles/depression/walking-can-help-relieve-symptoms-depression

A new study that shows a connection between inflammation and depression! This is something I’ve wondered about for a while:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120903221132.htm

A new study in hamsters indicates that Prozac given during adolescence can alter brain development and make kids more aggressive:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121001141439.htm

A new study that shows how micro-nutrients (vitamins, minerals, etc.), can help with depression:

http://www.examiner.com/article/micronutrients-help-stabilize-mood

A new human study showing significant diet and lifestyle contributions to depression:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121126131215.htm

A large, human study showing an association between inflammation and depression:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/12/121226081050.htm

A new study showing that sodas and sweetened drinks increase the chances for depression:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130108162135.htm

A lawsuit against Zoloft showing the research fraud found in many anti-depressant studies:

http://www.bigclassaction.com/lawsuit/pfizer-faces-zoloft-consumer-fraud-class-action.php?ref=newsletter_bca

A study which supports other findings that positive emotions affect health:

 http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130308103421.htm

A stunning summary of how Zoloft was deceptively marketed to Americans, even though its benefits appear to be no better than placebo:

http://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/articles/pfizer-faces-zoloft-consumer-fraud-class-action/interview-zoloft-birth-defects-2-18555.html?ref=newsletter_bca&utm_expid=3607522-0

 

Sleep:

A new study of women that shows possible association between a lack of sleep and Fibromyalgia:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/15/sleep-problems-fibromyalgia-women_n_1095338.html?ref=health-news&ir=Health%20News 

A new study shows that moderate physical activity (averaging about 20 minutes/day), improved sleep:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/11/111122143354.htm

A small human study that shows that a healthy diet and activity can improve sleep apnea and sleep problems:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/11/111102093043.htm

A small human study that supports the relationship between a lack of sleep and increased hunger:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120118111740.htm

Another study showing the importance of regular, quality sleep:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120411144316.htm

A new study that shows a possible link between insomnia and hypertension:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/06/120606142706.htm

Another study that shows serious health problems from too-little sleep: a stroke:

http://news.yahoo.com/too-little-sleep-tied-stroke-risk-130410867.html

An interesting new study that may show why poor sleep in older adults depresses memory processing:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130127134212.htm

 

Misc. News/Health Research:

A study that shows that doctors routinely withhold the truth from their patients in many areas:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/08/patient-communication-study-doctors-truth_n_1263171.html

An insightful article about why using a drug model with clinical studies (RCT) don’t work for vitamins and supplements (vitamins/minerals work together, help improve health, etc.):

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/RCTs-health-claims-and-common-sense-deficiency-syndrome-CSDS

A well-written article about statin drugs, research bias, and myths that they are truly beneficial:

http://www.salisburypost.com/Opinion/022612-insight-nagy-cholesterol-statins-qcd

Another article that indicates that doctors/cardiologists get little training in preventive health approaches:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/health/sns-rt-us-prevention-lowprioritybre83n0y0-20120424,0,7702200.story

An important study that again shows that many clinical trials for drugs and treatments are flawed (too small, not well designed, etc.):

http://news.yahoo.com/clinical-trials-often-fall-short-us-study-200842537.html;_ylc=X3oDMTEwYWphYXE4BF9TAzIwMjM4Mjc1MjQEZW1haWxJZAMxMzM1OTE3OTU2

A new study that explores medical research and drug fraud:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120529181145.htm

An insightful article and planned conference for the problem of medical over diagnosis:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120530172434.htm

Another study of clinical trials that shows studies for cancer, heart disease and mental health are too small and inconsistent to draw reliable conclusions:

http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/breaking-news/clinical-trials-often-fall-short-us-study/story-e6frg13l-1226419442978?from=public_rss

An overview of high BP/hypertension drugs shows that they provide virtually NO benefit below 140/90:

http://medicalconsumers.org/2009/09/10/no-benefit-to-reducing-blood-pressure-below-14090/

Some links that outline and describe dangerous prescription drugs:

http://www.livestrong.com/article/91321-ten-dangerous-prescription-drugs/

http://productliability.lawyercentral.com/Dangerous-Drug-List-and-Descriptions-of-Dangerous-Drugs–2-8821-37.html

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2008/09/27/fda-announces-20-dangerous-drugs-you-should-not-be-on.aspx

A startling study and report that claims that the US healthcare system wastes 750 billion annually:

http://news.yahoo.com/report-us-health-care-system-wastes-750b-140106406.html

An overview study explores possible drug and supplement interactions, showing some herbal interactions (less for vitamins, minerals and amino acids). I disagree that drugs should be protected and supplements avoided, but I’m including the info for reference purposes:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121024101754.htm

A startling and heartfelt video about medical mistakes from a doctor:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brian-goldman-md/doctors-make-mistakes-can_b_1968268.html

An article by Dr. Katz about the same video with some additional insights:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-katz-md/medical-errors_b_2052388.html

An interesting article that raises many of the issues I’ve raised about research (bias, money, credibility, etc.):

 http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2012/12/02/confusing-health-studies/1741543/

A study showing possible connections between water, digestive bacteria and pollution adding to allergies (digestive bacterial health is also tied to diet):

http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/pesticides-tap-water-linked-food-allergies-130240479–abc-news-health.html

A stunning article about more corrupt drug industry practices and lobbying, one which will cost U.S. taxpayers 500 million:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/20/us/medicare-pricing-delay-is-political-win-for-amgen-drug-maker.html?_r=0

An updated article/video about the depth of #drug research bias, fraud, and drug #deaths:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ben-goldacre/prescription-drugs_b_3018272.html

An article showing new levels of influence and corruption of the drug industry over the FDA:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/06/130606154706.htm

 

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