Rats that ate a diet supplemented with oil extracted from the seeds of the Sterculia foetida tree not only lost belly fat but exhibited a decreased chance of developing diabetes, according to researchers at the University of Missouri.
While it’s long been known that diets rich in leafy greens may lead to better health, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have explained what exactly the nitric oxide (NO) contained within the vegetables does for the body.
When compared to the nutritional and antioxidant content of pistachios, peanuts, almonds, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, cashews, macadamia nuts and pecans, walnuts came out on top as the most nutrient-dense of them all.
The essential component of aspirin is a substance called salicylic acid (SA). It gives the over-the-counter medicine its anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving abilities. But can the human body produce SA on its own and safely and naturally ward off everyday aches and pains? Experts think so. The American Chemical Society reported that higher levels of SA […]
Measuring the levels of certain amino acids in an individual’s blood may have the ability to predict type 2 diabetes while prevention is still possible, according to researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital.
As the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) becomes more popular among pregnant women, researchers point to a need for education and guidance on these therapies for healthcare professionals.
Nutrition labels on sodas and juices have been giving consumers a false sense of how many calories they were drinking since the number only represented that of a single 8-ounce serving size.
A small dose of a common cooking oil may have big benefits for individuals who are overweight and have diabetes, according to Ohio State University researchers.
Researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia conducted a trial and found that rats who were fed antioxidants during pregnancy had offspring that were at a healthy weight, even when they ate high-fat, high-carbohydrate diets.
Researchers at the University of Gothenburg have conducted a study which suggests that an individual’s lifestyle has more of an impact on their life expectancy than how long their parents lived.