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Tiny Fruit, Big Benefit: Lingonberry Juice May Lower High Blood Pressure, Study Finds

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Jan 06, 2020 … HELSINKI — Lingonberries probably aren’t the first fruit that comes to mind when you think of buying some juice, but according to a new study, individuals dealing with high blood pressure should try drinking more lingonberry juice. An experimental set of research conducted at the University of Helsinki found that long-term consumption of lingonberry juice can…

Study: Ice Baths Aren’t Effective At Repairing Or Building Muscle

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Dec 03, 2019 … MAASTRICHT, Netherlands — It’s been a familiar sight in training centers and locker rooms for decades; an athlete, winding down from an intense workout, submerged in ice cold water. Ice baths have long been a staple of work out recovery regiments, and are intended to cut down on inflammation and promote muscle growth. However, a new…

Study: Aspirin May Protect Lungs From Air Pollution

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Oct 03, 2019 … NEW YORK — Aspirin is already used to relieve a variety of pains and reduce inflammation, but a new study has discovered another possible benefit: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as aspirin, may help diminish the harmful effects of air pollution on lung function. The research, conducted at Columbia University, is the first ever to report…

Flavors Used With E-Cigarettes Are Toxic To White Blood Cells, Study Shows

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Sep 04, 2018 … ROCHESTER, N.Y. — As scientists continue their efforts to compare traditional cigarettes with e-cigarettes, which are credited by many former smokers as the key to smoking cessation, a recent study found harmful effects on white blood cells caused by flavors used with the modern smoking devices. Over the past decade, traditional cigarette smoking has declined…

Artificial Sweeteners Stimulate Fat Growth, Harmful To Metabolism, Study Finds

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Dec 13, 2017 … WASHINGTON — Artificial sweeteners have an effect on the body’s metabolism and can lead to excessive fat accumulation in people, especially those who are already obese, according to a recent study. Dr. Sabyasachi Sen, an associate professor of medicine and endocrinology at George Washington University, led the study, explaining in a press release by the…

‘Low-Fat’ Foods Can Actually Make You Fatter, Damage Your Liver As Badly As Booze: Study

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Dec 08, 2017 … ATHENS, Ga. — Consumers may want to consider their livers before grabbing those “healthy” low-fat diet foods off shelves. Researchers at the University of Georgia have found that foods low in fat but high in sugar — like the ones marketed for low-fat diets — actually cause the body to produce more fat and result in liver damage, similar to…

Food additive in many processed foods alters gut health, may cause disease

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Dec 01, 2021 … ATLANTA, Ga. — A common food additive, carboxymethylcellulose, which manufacturers put in processed foods alters the healthy balance of gut bacteria in humans, a new study warns. An international team finds that the long-term impact of consuming this chemical may include developing chronic inflammation, metabolic syndrome, and even colon cancer. Carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) is a synthetic member…

Long COVID symptoms very rare among young, competitive athletes

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Nov 16, 2021 … BOSTON, Mass. — Lingering and unpredictable COVID-19 symptoms long after the illness is over continues to be a major point of concern. While modern medicine continues to work around the clock to better understand “long COVID” in all of its forms, a team from Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of Washington reports persistent COVID-related…

COVID-19 and Alzheimer’s disease share the same genetic risk factor

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Oct 08, 2021 … LONDON — The same genetic risk factor which increases a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease may also make them more vulnerable to severe symptoms of COVID-19, a new study warns. Researchers at University College London have discovered that variants of the OAS1 gene play a role in both increasing dementia risk and worse coronavirus infections.…

Wash your hands: Diarrhea-causing bacteria C.diff is ‘everywhere’

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Oct 07, 2021 … HOUSTON, Texas — Clostridium difficile (C.diff) is a form of bacteria which causes severe diarrhea and colon inflammation. Unsettlingly, researchers from the University of Houston report it is “everywhere” in non-healthcare settings in the United States and all over the globe. Tests on a “worldwide sample” revealed C.diff on 26 percent of environmental samples from…

Common osteoporosis drug may protect patients from developing diabetes

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Sep 28, 2021 … AALBORG, Denmark — The osteoporosis drug alendronate may be doing more for patients than just strengthening bones. A new study reveals the prescription medication also appears to be reducing a patient’s chances of developing type 2 diabetes. Moreover, researchers say that protection only gets stronger the longer a person takes alendronate. Dr. Rikke Viggers from Aalborg…

The cure for COVID-19 may come from bats

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Sep 22, 2021 … MELBOURNE, Australia — Bats may hold the key to beating COVID-19, according to a new study. The flying mammals have exceptional immunity, which protects them against deadly viruses. Scientists in Australia say cracking their secret to superior health would open the door to discovering a cure for the virus. Researchers note that bats catch COVID…