Nutrients in Potatoes Can Help Reduce Risk of High Blood Pressure

Researchers examined how an increase in dietary potassium from boiled or baked potatoes or oven baked French fries or potassium supplements impacted blood pressure as well as other risk factors for cardiovascular disease in comparison to a ‘typical American’ lower potassium intake control diet in …

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Moderate Exercise Helps to Boost Immunity in Breast Cancer Survivors

A study in survivors of breast cancer has determined that a moderate improvement in fitness can help provide some protection against some of the long-term dampening effects that chemotherapy has on natural immunity. The immune response of the study participants to a typhoid vaccine was …

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How Big of a Migraine Trigger Is Alcohol Actually?

Migraine is a neurovascular condition which affects approximately 15 percent of western society. Compounds found in food items as well as beverages (wine, chocolate, citrus, etc) regarded as migraine triggers include phenylethylamine, tyramine, and possibly phenolic compounds and histamine. Avoiding these migraine triggers could reduce …

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Magic Mushroom Ingredient May Be an Effective Migraine Treatment

Results of a study provide preliminary evidence that psilocybin, the substance which is responsible for the “magic” mushrooms’ psychedelic effects, could be helpful for individuals suffering from migraine headaches. The study results found that the substance could offer therapeutic benefits to migraine sufferers that are …

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Goji Berries May Help to Protect Against Age Related Vision Loss

According to a small, randomized study, the regular consumption of a small portion of dried goji berries could help in preventing or delaying age-related macular degeneration in healthy middle-aged individuals. Age-related macular degeneration is the major cause of vision loss in elderly individuals, which affects …

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Arm Swing Does Not Actually Help Improve Running Speed That Much

A study into human running speed shows that athletes performing short sprints with closed arms across the chest were almost as fast compared to sprinting with a normal arm swing. The results provide additional insights with regards to limb synchronization while performing sprints and indicate …

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Extra Virgin Olive Oil Boosts Antioxidant Levels in Breast Milk

A study has shown that the consumption of extra virgin olive oil increases the phenolic compound levels in breast milk which can cross the placental barrier to the baby. The results support the existing evidence that extra virgin olive oil-enriched diets can improve or increase …

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Exercise in Pregnancy Helps Reduce Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Offspring

A study has shown that the metabolic health of offspring improved if the mother exercises while pregnant, even when the mother is on a high-fat diet or obese. The placenta is induced by the mother’s exercise to secrete the protein SOD3, leading to a reduced …

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Just 100g of Cranberries Every Day Helps to Improve Heart Health

A study has found that consuming cranberries every day for 1 month improved cardiovascular function in healthy individuals. The study consisted of 45 healthy men who consumed 9 grams of whole cranberry powder equal to 100g of fresh cranberries daily or a placebo for 1 …

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Baking Soda Might Be a Safe and Cheap Way to Fight Autoimmune Disease

A dose of baking soda every day might be able to help reduce the harmful inflammation of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. Researchers reveal some of the first evidence of how the cheap, over-the-counter antacid can encourage the spleen to promote an anti-inflammatory environment …

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