Posts by: Robert Goldman MD, PhD

Fish Oil and Alzheimer’s Disease

/ Posted 09.22.2014

Resolution is the final stage of the inflammatory response, when restoration of tissue occurs. Failure may lead to chronic inflammation, … continue reading

The Big Benefits of a Little Sun

/ Posted 08.23.2014

A number of studies have observed that the incidence of hypertension and cardiovascular disease correlates with latitude and rises in … continue reading

It’s Never Too Late to Start Training

/ Posted 07.25.2014

Numerous have reported that regular physical activity is associated with improved overall health, and midlife exercise is a key anti-aging … continue reading

Junk Food May Compromise Brain Function

/ Posted 07.19.2014

Many studies have suggested that routinely eating fat- or sugar-laden foods will have harmful effects. Margaret J. Morris and colleagues, … continue reading

Spearmint and Rosemary Battle Against Alzheimer’s

/ Posted 07.17.2014

Oxidative damage is considered one of the hallmarks of the aging process, with a number of previous studies demonstrating that … continue reading

Coffee Compounds Assist Heart Health

/ Posted 07.10.2014

The cells in the lining of blood vessels, known as the endothelium, perform many functions, including maintaining the elasticity of … continue reading

Resistance Training Protects Against Heart Disease

/ Posted 06.10.2014

Exercise has the potential to protect against heart disease in a variety of ways. Christian K. Roberts, from the University … continue reading

Berry Compound Linked to Longevity

/ Posted 06.08.2014

Polyphenols are a type of antioxidant that is found abundantly in blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. Cristina Andres-Lacueva, from the University … continue reading

Beat Joint Pain with Broccoli

/ Posted 04.29.2014

Cruciferous vegetables—such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage—are a rich source of sulforaphane, a compound that previous studies suggest has … continue reading

Green Spaces Help Fight Aging

/ Posted 04.28.2014

A number of previous studies have reported that neighborhood parks and gardens encourage good mental health. Thomas Astell-Burt, from the … continue reading

Did You Know That Sugar May Shorten Your Lifespan?

/ Posted 04.04.2014

Previously, a number of studies suggested that the consumption of added sugar may correlate with a number of diseases. Wayne … continue reading

Watermelon and Muscles

/ Posted 01.26.2014

l-citrulline, an amino acid shown in previous studies to reduce muscle soreness, is found abundantly in watermelons, as well as … continue reading

Exercise Reorganizes the Brain

/ Posted 01.23.2014

There has been a discrepancy in research related to the effect of exercise on the brain—namely, that exercise reduces anxiety … continue reading

Pine Bark Extract

/ Posted 12.14.2013

Study results have shown that taking a daily dose of the pine bark extract pycnogenol may help to treat or … continue reading

Testosterone Raises Insulin Sensitivity

/ Posted 12.08.2013

Giving testosterone to men with type 2 diabetes who are deficient in the hormone improved their insulin sensitivity, report researchers … continue reading

Isolation and Loneliness Raise Death Risk

/ Posted 11.11.2013

While a number of studies have suggested that both social isolation and loneliness are associated with increased risk of death, … continue reading

Beef Up to Maintain Muscle

/ Posted 08.18.2013

Sarcopenia, or the gradual loss of muscle mass, is a common consequence of aging and can be a significant risk … continue reading

Diet Reduces Inflammation

/ Posted 07.16.2013

Inflammation is a primary trigger for a number of chronic diseases in the aging population ranging from cardiovascular disease to … continue reading

Meditate for Lasting Brain Change

/ Posted 07.12.2013

A number of previous studies have suggested that meditation training improves practitioners’ emotional regulation. While neuroimaging studies have found that … continue reading

Lifting Can Ward Off Metabolic Syndrome

/ Posted 05.18.2013

Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of risk factors that include midsection obesity, meaning bellyfat; hypertension; and adverse glucose and insulin … continue reading

The Zinc Link

/ Posted 04.08.2013

A number of studies have established that zinc is essential to protect against oxidative stress and help repair DNA damage. In … continue reading

Magnesium and Mortality

/ Posted 02.24.2013

Data from a long-term study of nearly 60,000 people suggest that increasing the amount of magnesium in the diet could … continue reading

Vitamin A May Reduce Skin Cancer Risk

/ Posted 02.21.2013

Previous laboratory studies suggest that increased consumption of vitamin A and carotenoids helps protect against melanoma. Maryam Asgari and colleagues … continue reading

T Therapy Helps Trim Men’s Waistlines

/ Posted 02.18.2013

Previous studies of testosterone-replacement therapy have shown changes in body composition, usually in the form of increased lean mass and … continue reading

Green Tea Can Speed Fat Loss

/ Posted 02.09.2013

Brazilian scientists have found that drinking green tea may help elderly people lose weight and trim their waistline. Maria Gabriela … continue reading

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