New Study: Fish Oil Helps to Offset Metabolic Syndrome

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Previous studies have shown that dietary fat intake plays a critical role in the development of Metabolic Syndrome , a group of health risk factors that are associated with cardiovascular disease and diabetes.  Factors include enlarged waist circumference, high blood pressure, elevated triglycerides, low HDL (“good”) cholesterol, and high fasting glucose levels.  Jose Lopez-Miranda, from… Read more »

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Cranberry juice could offer protection from serious ‘staph infections’ like toxic shock syndrome and MRSA, according to researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The researchers, led by Dr Terri Camesano, professor of chemical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), reported the surprise finding of the study – that that a cranberry juice cocktail blocked a strain… Read more »

Whey proteins show blood pressure lowering powers

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Beverages formulated with whey proteins may offer a dietary approach to reducing blood pressure in people at risk of hypertension, suggests a new study. Young adults in the early stages of developing high blood pressure (hypertension) experienced significant decreases in both systolic and diastolic blood pressures following six weeks of drinking a whey-rich beverage every… Read more »

Green tea may protect DNA from damage

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Drinking green tea every day for a month may protect against damage at a genetic levels, with benefits linked to the beverage’s antioxidant content, says a new study.