Sulforaphane, a primary phytochemical found in broccoli, cauliflower and other cruciferous vegetables, is an inhibitor of histone deacetylase enzymes. HDAC … continue reading
Visceral fat, the fat deep in the belly surrounding vital organs, can be dangerous to overall health. Kristen Hairston, from … continue reading
A meta-analysis of seven clinical trials reveals that taking calcium may yield a weight loss of around 1.5 kilograms per year, … continue reading
L-theanine is an amino acid found in tea leaves. Previous studies of dietary L-theanine supplements have suggested a therapeutic benefit … continue reading
Exercise may prevent stress on telomeres, the protective caps on the ends of chromosomes that are a measure of cell … continue reading
A review of 160 published studies confirms a compelling connection between a positive state of mind and overall health and … continue reading
Research has historically linked prolonged sleep deprivation and disrupted sleep patterns to increased risk for developing or dying from stroke, … continue reading
Revitalizing your mental and emotional health may be just a few footsteps away. Researchers at the Peninsula College of Medicine … continue reading
The free-radical theory of aging, initially introduced by Dr. Rebecca Gerschman and subsequently developed by Dr. Denham Harman, has it … continue reading
Previous studies have suggested the role of creatine. a pre-protein compound found primarily in animal meats, in cognitive performance. Typically, … continue reading
Research has suggested that drinking green tea, which is rich in antioxidant compounds called catechins, may help lower the risk … continue reading
Studies have shown that not getting enough sleep has adverse effects on energy intake and expenditure. Plamen D. Penev, M.D., … continue reading
Depression and anxiety are common mental-health issues, and psychological disorders are among the most frequent conditions seen in medical offices. … continue reading
S-adenosyl methionine—a.k.a. SAMe—is a compound the body produces from methionine, a sulfur-containing amino acid, and adenosine triphosphate , a.k.a. ATP, … continue reading
Researchers at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine studied 17 sedentary adults, all of whom suffered from chronic insomnia, … continue reading
Ateam from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, reveals a strategy for muscle building counter to the prevailing notion that you … continue reading
With the steadily rising increase of fructose intake in industrialized nations, health experts have noticed a concomitant rise in the … continue reading
Food allergies are triggered by allergens and their derivatives commonly found in foods that contain gluten, fish, egg, peanut, soybean, … continue reading
Vitamin E, a natural antioxidant that helps protect against cell damage, has been found to provide therapeutic benefit in a … continue reading
Skeletal-muscle damage can be caused by unaccustomed or excessive exercise, and researchers have observed muscle dysfunction occurring due to an increase in reactive oxygen species, a.k.a. free radicals.
New research suggests that drinking sodas and eating processed foods, both of which contain high levels of phosphates, may accelerate the aging process.
Studies support the cardiovascular benefits of taking in cocoa flavonols.
Several studies of aging and mental health show that happiness and emotional well-being improve over time. As adults age, they exhibit increased emotional control, enabling them to avoid stressful situations and negative experiences.
The researchers had this comment: “Results provide proof of principle that complex dietary cocktails can powerfully ameliorate biomarkers of aging and modulate mechanisms considered ultimate goals for aging interventions.”
Employing a fruit-fly model, the researchers discovered the organism’s longevity was affected by the types and amounts of amino acids taken in, with the amount of other nutrients having little effect.