Slow the Aging Process With Fish Oil

A small but very interesting study of 33 elderly people suggest that intake of omega-3 fatty acids may slow a biological key process in the body's cells associated with the aging process. If the result is confirmed, it could make fish oil a big hit in anti-aging.

Slow the Aging Process With Fish OilThe purpose of the study, which was a randomized, controlled pilot study was to investigate whether chromosomal telomere shortening would be attenuated with the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA found in fish oil or in the omega-6 fatty acid linoleic acid found in safflower oil.

Fish and fish oil reduces the risk of blood clots

There are good and solid evidence for the health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids. More recently, a new scientific study from Norway published in the Journal of Nutrition shows that supplementation with fish oil either equals or was better than eating fish regarding a reduction of venous thrombosis. The combination of fish and fish oil supplements can reduce the risk of venous thrombosis by almost 50%.

Pregnant with plenty of vitamin D have strong children

Pregnant with plenty of vitamin D have strong childrenYet another example of how vitamin D affects more than strong bones. A study has shown that babies whose mothers took vitamin D during pregnancy had a stronger hand grip and greater muscle mass. This improved muscle strength may also be able to improve their health later in life.

The study included nearly 700 English mothers and their children, where the researchers measured levels of Vitamin D in late pregnancy and found that high levels of vitamin D in women's blood during pregnancy meant that the child had a stronger hand grip at the age of 4 years. Muscle mass was also slightly improved in the children who had received much vitamin D, but this evidence was somewhat weaker.

Expert task force recommend glucosamine and chondroitin

Expert task force recommend glucosamine and chondroitinA group of leading international experts (ESCEO) says in a new report that glucosamine sulfate in a pharmaceutical grade is safe and effective in the treatment of osteoarthritis and that it can be recommended as a basic treatment of this disorder. Also chondroitin is recommended.

The new expert report provides guidelines for physicians treating patients with osteoarthritis based on the latest research published in recognized scientific journals. The aim is to optimize treatment and to build consensus among doctors about these guidelines.

Chromium yeast could help ease your diabetes symptoms

If you are type-2 diabetic, you may find that taking a daily supplement of organic chromium yeast can help you cope with your condition.

Chromium yeast could help ease your diabetes symptomsDo you have type-2 diabetes? Then you probably know all about the problems that follow in the wake of this condition – the increased risk of cardiovascular disease, hypertension, elevated cholesterol levels and all that. What you may not know, however, is that you can cope with your condition a lot easier by taking daily supplements of organic chromium yeast.

Stable blood sugar

The reason why chromium is so important when you have diabetes is that this particular nutrient works in close collaboration with insulin by accentuating the effect of this vital hormone. Chromium literally “unlocks” cells from the inside and helps insulin push more sugar (glucose) from the bloodstream into the cells where the sugar is converted into energy. By ensuring that the sugar reaches the cells instead of piling up in the blood, it becomes easier to avoid maintain relatively stable blood sugar levels in the body.

Cholesterol lowering medicine may damage your muscle tissue

Even short-term contact with cholesterol lowering drugs can cause potentially harmful side effects such as exercise intolerance and muscle pain, scientists report.

Cholesterol lowering medicine may damage your muscle tissueStatins, a widely used class of cholesterol-lowering drugs, are believed to cause exercise intolerance and damage muscle tissue. Now, a team of researchers from Columbia University – College of Physicians & Surgeons, have come one step closer to understanding why. Reporting in the June Archives of Neurology, the team of scientists describe how 34 patients on cholesterol-lowering medicine (atorvastatin) displayed significant reductions in their levels of coenzyme Q10, a vitamin-like substance which cells need in order to produce energy.

Stronger heart - longer life?

Stronger heart - longer life?
Could the use of two nutritional supplements help you achieve this? According to Scandinavian research the answer could be yes. Most of us have a desire to live as long as possible but the truth is that, as we grow older, our risk of falling victim to cardiovascular disease increases. The good news is that two new Scandinavian studies have come up with some really exciting results showing that it is possible to live longer and make the heart stronger without medicine or surgery.

50% fewer deaths

With help from two nutritional supplements, the researchers have managed to reduce cardiovascular deaths by over 50% at the same time as boosting heart health. With this research, modern cardiology has taken a large step forward towards betterprevention of heart ailments.

Nutrients can improve your skin, hair, and nails

More and more women take key nutrients that work from the inside to support smooth skin, strong nails, and healthy hair.

Nutrients can improve your skin, hair, and nailsYou probably spend a fortune already on expensive face creams and the like but did you know that a supplement combining two specific micronutrients is one of the best things you can take for your skin, hair, and nails? More and more women include selenium and zinc as part of their daily routine for beauty and appearance and find that it works surprisingly well.

Q10 protects your muscles

A lot of people take supplements of coenzyme Q10 to increase their energy levels but according to a new study the substance is even able to counteract muscle damage caused by intense physical activity.

Q10 protecs your musclesSport requires a lot of energy and many athletes use the vitamin-like substance as a natural shortcut to increased energy and improved performance. However, the compound also appears to protect against some of the muscle damage that is often seen among hardcore athletes. In a study which researchers from the University of Granada in Spain conducted on 20 ultra-runners, those athletes who took supplements of coenzyme Q10 had significantly less muscle tissue damage compared with runners who were given identical “dummy” capsules.   The study is published in the European Journal of Nutrition and is claimed to be the first to show that coenzyme Q10 protects muscle tissue against damage caused by extreme sport.

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