Wellness Studies

Omega-3 Supplements Do Not Protect Against Heart Disease

According to a review published in Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, researchers reviewed 79 studies that compared consumption of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) with cardiovascular health. Long-chain fatty acids from fish oil supplements did not protect against all-cause mortality and did not reduce the risk for cardiovascular events. Results…

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Artificial Intelligence Outperforms Doctors in Diagnosing Skin Cancer

Researchers developed a new artificial intelligence (AI) tool known as a deep learning convolutional neural network (CNN), and found it is able to diagnose skin cancer (specifically melanoma) more accurately than a group of 58 international dermatologists with varying levels of expertise. The tool was created using Google’s AI technology and was trained using 100,000…

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Computational Tool Provides 3-D Views of Molecular Processes

New Computational Tool Provides 3-D Views of Molecular Processes Affecting Human Metabolism Researchers  created a novel virtual resource called Recon3D to provide biologists with 3-D perspectives of spatially linked genes, proteins, and metabolites for analyzing molecular processes affecting human metabolism. Recon3D is currently available online through two databases: BiGG Models and the Virtual Metabolic Human database. The tool can…

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Human-Centered Research Framework

Adopting human-focused research framework may help produce results more relevant to human physiology and overcome translational barriers in diabetes research. Using animal models for researching type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) impedes scientific breakthroughs about the disease origins and treatment options. Researchers recently proposed a human-centered research framework to study the biology of sugar metabolism in…

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Red Meat Increases Risk for Colon Cancer

According to a study published online in the International Journal of Cancer, a diet in red meat increases risk for colon cancer in women. Researchers compared cancer incidence rates for dietary patterns centered on red meat, fish, poultry, or no meat in 32,147 women. Those who consumed red meat were more likely to develop distal…

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Grilled Meat Increases Risk for Hypertension

Researchers compared meat consumed after high-temperature cooking methods and tracked hypertension incidence rates from more than 100,000 disease-free participants. Increased consumption of red meat, fish, and chicken prepared on an open-flame and cooked longer at higher temperatures increased the risk for high blood pressure.   Liu G. Meat cooking methods and risk of hypertension: results…

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Plant-Based Diets Good For Heart Health

According to a new review published in Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases, vegetarian and vegan diets are associated with a healthier cardiovascular profile. Physicians Committee researchers looked at multiple clinical trials and observational studies and found strong and consistent evidence that plant-based dietary patterns may prevent, and reverse atherosclerosis and decrease other markers of CVD risk, including blood…

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Model for Human Intestine

Researchers at the Wyss Institute developed a model of the human intestine containing microchannels populated by different human cells to form tissues, which can be used to study the gut microbiome, the immune system, and chronic conditions like cancer. The Intestine Chip offers an innovative approach to making research more human-relevant and has the capability…

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High-Protein Diets Increase Risk for Heart Failure

Men who consume more protein are more likely to have heart failure, according to a new study published by the American Heart Association. Researchers followed 2,441 middle-aged men for more than two decades as part of the Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study and found that participants who ate the most total protein and…

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Turmeric keeping you alive?

Upon review of over 5,000 study abstracts…..some of the most demonstrated health benefits of turmeric and/or its primary polyphenol known as curcumin are: *Destroying multi-drug resistant cancer *Destroying cancer stem cells *Protecting against radiation-induced damage *Reducing unhealthy levels of inflammation *Protecting against heavy metal toxicity *Preventing and Reversing Alzheimer’s disease associated pathologies  

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