Do you take a multivitamin? Many do, recognizing the potential health benefits of the component vitamins, relative safety in reasonable disease, and availability of low-cost multivitamins.
DESPITE GREAT RESEARCH EFFORTS, there is no consensus on whether vitamin D has an anti-cancer effect. That is the conclusion of a 2018 review.
PROBIOTICS CAN HELP PREVENT (OR ATTENUATE) the negative changes in the composition of gut microbes associated with antibiotic treatment.
Hot flashes are the most prevalent menopause symptom and are feelings of intense warmth plus sweating, flushing, and chills. A LOW-FAT, PLANT-BASED DIET (RICH IN SOY) MAY be as effective as hormone replacement therapy for reducing hot flashes.
ULTRA-PROCESSED FOOD CONSUMPTION AND PREMATURE DEATH are associated. That’s the finding of a new study from Brazil. Ultra-processed foods are industrial formulations of substances made from foods (fats, oils, sugars, starch, and protein isolates) with little or no whole foods. Manufacturers often add colors, flavors, emulsifiers, and other additives for cosmetic enhancement and other non-essential purposes. […]
ONE IN FIVE DEATHS OF YOUNG ADULTS ages 20 to 49 is secondary to excessive alcohol use in the United States. For individuals ages 20 to 64, drinking-related deaths account for one in eight. These are the statistics offered by a new population-based study.
INSUFFICIENT SLEEP APPEARS TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH GLAUCOMA, a leading cause of blindness. That is the conclusion of researchers examining more than 400,000 individuals.
Approximately 15 percent of those with a COVID-19 infection will develop long COVID. Long COVID is prevalent and more common among females and older individuals.
IRON DEFICIENCY IS COMMON in humans. On the other hand, excessive iron (for example, with hemochromatosis) is associated with an increased risk of developing several cancers, including breast, colorectal, liver, and prostate.
THE MOST COMMON BREAST CANCER SYMPTOM is a palpable lump in the breast, but many other symptoms are associated with the disease. Today we explore 8 symptoms of breast cancer.