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Betaine supplement increases sprint muscle power
A study of the effects of betaine – TMG, or trimethylglycine – on muscular power during cycling found that ingesting 2.5 grams of the dietary supplement betaine for 7 days before a series of cyclin...
New Olympian-designed bone health supplements
Aging adults concerned about bone health, bone strength and integrity, and osteoporosis risk might be interested in a new, carefully formulated line of dietary supplements available at OsteoNatural...
The Nrf2 knockout scare ? can dietary antioxidants hurt you?
A recent UCLA study on the actions of a cellular antioxidant regulator, Nrf2, found that it had some connection to the formation of atherosclerotic plaque, and that reducing Nrf2 decreased atherosc...
Vitamin D relieves joint pain, muscle pain from breast cancer medication
WUSTL.edu – High-dose vitamin D relieves joint pain and muscle pain for many breast cancer patients taking estrogen-lowering drugs, according to a new study from Washington University School of Med...
Vitamin D intake recommendations in new clinical practice guideline
Endo-society.org – The Endocrine Society recently released “Evaluation, Treatment, and Prevention of Vitamin D Deficiency: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline.” The clinical practice g...
Yo-yo dieting may improve metabolism and lifespan
Ohio.edu – Yo-yo dieters may be healthier and live longer than those who stay obese, according to a new Ohio University animal study. Mice that switched between a high-fat and low-fat diet every fo...
Vitamin D deficiency linked to muscle injuries in NFL football players
Sportsmed.org – Vitamin D deficiency has been known to cause an assortment of health problems, and a recent study suggests that lack of vitamin D might also increase the chance of muscle injuries i...
Higher vitamin D levels improve bone density drug response 700 percent
HSS.edu – Vitamin D levels should be maintained above the limits recently recommended by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in order to fully optimize a drug therapy for osteoporosis and low bone mine...
Moderate alcohol intake linked to lower fatty liver risk
In a large study of men in Japan, the presence of fatty liver disease by ultrasonography showed an inverse (reduced risk) association with the frequency of moderate alcohol consumption; however, th...
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Hepatitis C Treatment Wins Approval, but Price Relief May Be Limited
Insurers are hoping that a new competitor to Gilead Sciences? drugs for the disease will drive down prices, though the new drug?s price is higher than was hoped.
Pain Clinic Doctor Is Sentenced in Overdose Deaths of 2 Patients
Stan Xuhui Li was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to more than 10 years in state prison.
Well: Weight Gain During Pregnancy Is Especially Good for Boys
The less weight a woman gains during pregnancy, the less likely she is to have a boy, an analysis found.
Recipes for Health: For Hanukkah, Cooking With Oil
The latke tradition is all about oil. This week?s Recipes for Health put the focus on skillet-cooked vegetables.
Fewer Ebola Cases Go Unreported Than Thought, Study Finds
Transmission of the Ebola virus occurs mostly within families, in hospitals and at funerals, not randomly like the flu, Yale scientists said.
The New Old Age: Dementia, but Prettier
Julianne Moore gives a wonderful performance in ?Still Alice,? but the film skirts the truth about dementia.
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