Day: September 25, 2019

Benefits and Safety of FODMAP Diet in Children

September 25, 2019

The low FODMAP diet, a diet low in carbohydrates that trigger digestive symptoms like bloating and stomach pain, is a useful treatment in children and adolescents with gastrointestinal problems, new University of Otago research confirms. The Otago research involved a clinical review of 29 children from Christchurch Public Hospital aged between 4 and 17 who […]

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Vitamin D and Fish Oil Show Promise in Prevention of Cancer Death and Heart Attacks

September 25, 2019

—The VITamin D and OmegA-3 Trial (VITAL) is the largest and most recent to test whether vitamin D or fish oil can effectively prevent cancer or cardiovascular disease. Results to date have been mixed but show promise for some outcomes, now confirmed by updated pooled (meta) analyses. The latest results from VITAL will be presented […]

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Probes shed new light on Alzheimer’s cause

September 25, 2019

Rice University researchers have found a way to track the formation of soluble amyloid beta peptide aggregates implicated in the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. The Rice lab of Angel Martí reported its development of a ruthenium-based fluorescent complex that binds to soluble, oligomeric amyloid beta peptides. As the peptides come together to form the large […]

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Gum disease linked with higher risk of hypertension

September 25, 2019

People with gum disease (periodontitis) have a greater likelihood of high blood pressure (hypertension), according to a study published today in Cardiovascular Research, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Senior author Professor Francesco D’Aiuto of UCL Eastman Dental Institute, UK, said: “We observed a linear association — the more severe periodontitis is, […]

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