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Author Archives: Robert Goldman MD, PhD

Grapes May Alleviate Arthritis


The most common joint disease among Americans is osteoarthritis, a condition in which the natural cushioning between joints—the cartilage—wears away. Because symptom management is often ineffective and joint replacement is invasive surgery, many osteoarthritis suffers seek natural approaches. Grapes are ...

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Safe Grilling Secrets Revealed

Previously, studies have suggested an association between consumption of grilled meats and a high incidence of colorectal cancer. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, a.k.a. PAHs, are substances that can form when meats are cooked at very high temperatures, like on a backyard ...

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The Big Benefits of a Little Sun

A number of studies have observed that the incidence of hypertension and cardiovascular disease correlates with latitude and rises in winter, but a biological cause has remained unclear. Martin Feelisch, from the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom, and ...

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Beat Joint Pain with Broccoli

Cruciferous vegetables—such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage—are a rich source of sulforaphane, a compound that previous studies suggest has an anti-inflammatory effect. Ian Clark, from the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom, and colleagues have shown that ...

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Green Spaces Help Fight Aging

A number of previous studies have reported that neighborhood parks and gardens encourage good mental health. Thomas Astell-Burt, from the University of Western Sydney in Australia, and colleagues analyzed data collected in the Australian 45 & Up Study, involving 260.061 ...

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Watermelon and Muscles

l-citrulline, an amino acid shown in previous studies to reduce muscle soreness, is found abundantly in watermelons, as well as certain squashes, cucumbers and other melons. Martha P. Tarazona-Díaz, from the  Universidad Politecnica de Cartagena in Spain, and colleagues administered ...

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Pine Bark Extract

Study results have shown that taking a daily dose of the pine bark extract pycnogenol may help to treat or prevent metabolic syndrome, a condition that is linked to type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Researchers administered 150 milligrams per ...

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Beef Up to Maintain Muscle

Sarcopenia, or the gradual loss of muscle mass, is a common consequence of aging and can be a significant risk factor for disability for older adults. Stuart M. Phillips, from McMaster University in Canada, and colleagues studied 45 men, average ...

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Diet Reduces Inflammation

Inflammation is a primary trigger for a number of chronic diseases in the aging population ranging from cardiovascular disease to cancer, Alzheimer’s disease to arthritis, and a number of researchers are pursuing the role of dietary changes in reducing the ...

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