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Poor Diet Linked to Multiple Sclerosis Relapse in Children

Fatty diets increase the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) relapses in children, according to a study published online in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, & Psychiatry. Researchers tracked dietary intake data and assessed relapse rates for 219 participants with pediatric relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) at 11 MS centers across the United States. Higher fat intake increased the…

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High Blood Pressure in Mothers Linked to Childhood Obesity

Hypertensive disorders during pregnancy affect children’s obesity risk, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Researchers followed 88,406 mother-child pairs and tracked blood pressure measurements. Mothers with higher blood pressure readings during the second and third trimesters increased overweight and obesity risk in their children by 49 percent and 14…

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Leafy Greens Lower Risk for Heart Disease in Adolescents

Children and adolescents with low intakes of phylloquinone, a form of vitamin K, may be at risk for enlarged heart valves, according to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition. Researchers followed diet records for 766 participants aged 14-18 and monitored vascular structure and functionality. When compared to those with the highest intake of vitamin…

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Human-Relevant Model of Rare Genetic Disorder Offers Insights into Brain Development

Researchers used brain cell cultures derived from reprogrammed skin cells of patients with lissencephaly, a rare inherited brain disorder characterized by severe developmental delay and a smooth rather than folded brain surface structure, to identify the developmental defect in the brain cells harboring the genetic mutation that causes the disease. The researchers found the patient-derived…

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Do not let your fire go out ~

“Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not quite, the not yet, and the not at all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire…

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Walnut Consumption Suppresses Appetite in Brain

Study in a Sentence: In a well-controlled clinical trial with 10 obese adult volunteers, researchers found that daily consumption of 48 grams of walnuts in a smoothie for five days led to a subjective decrease in appetite correlated with activation of the region in the brain regulating food cravings as shown on functional magnetic resonance imaging.…

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Dancing for Brain Function

In a small clinical trial with 26 elderly adults, researchers found that patients who engage in a regular dancing routine for 18 months showed greater enlargement of the hippocampus—a brain area critical for memory—and better balance control than patients who are engaged in regular endurance exercise. This study suggests that dancing may serve as an…

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Stem Cell Model Identifies Eating Disorder Gene

Study in a Sentence: Using skin cells isolated from patients with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa, researchers created a new stem cell model of this condition and identified a novel gene (tachykinin 1 receptor) involved in this disorder. Healthy for Humans: The novel gene implicated in anorexia nervosa by this study can serve as a…

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Statins

Statins were given pre-market approval in 1987. Interestingly, deaths attributed to heart failure more than doubled between 1989 and 1997. Interference with the production of Co-Q10 by statin drugs has been proposed as the most likely explanation. Additionally; drugs that are meant to control cholesterol levels may also be damaging your liver. Several studies indicate…

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Dietary – Prostate Health

Additional studies on prostate health conclude that although some prostate health is genetic and perhaps environmental, the largest component to prostate health is food choice. “It turns out that a diet that is really emphasizing plant-based foods – fruits, vegetables, grains, beans – that’s going to be your most protective diet. It seems that a…

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