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Mental health: the nutritional links

By | August 13th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Researchers in The Netherlands have discovered a link between nutrient deficiencies and schizophrenia. In a study on 61 schizophrenia patients, those not taking a daily multivitamin had low vitamin B12 and high homocysteine (a marker for heart disease). The majority had high levels of saturated and monounsaturated fatty acids, but low levels of healthy omega-3 [...]

Copper eases toll of Alzheimer’s

By | August 13th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating brain disorder characterized by progressive loss of cognitive abilities. Increasing evidence suggests the mineral copper may be associated with the progression of the disease. In a study from Saarland University in Germany, researchers compared the copper levels and cognitive abilities of 32 patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s. Their analysis [...]

Alzheimer’s helped with curcumin

By | July 21st, 2015|HNU Archive|

Preliminary research seems hopeful that a common curry spice may help decrease plaque build-up in the brain, one of the leading factors in Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s involves the accumulation of a substance called amyloid beta-peptide (Abeta), as well as oxidative damage and inflammation. Alzheimer’s risk is reduced with the increased intake of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory [...]

The C Factor: Vitamin C reduces risk for trio of serious diseases

By | June 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Vitamin C supplements can reduce levels of C- reactive protein, a marker of inflammation and chronic disease risk in humans, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. Participants who took about 500 mg of vitamin C supplements per day saw a 24% drop in plasma C-reactive protein (CRP) [...]

Tea for Memory? Regular cups could help improve brain recall

By | June 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

A team of researchers found that green and black tea inhibit the activity of certain enzymes in the brain that are associated with Alzheimer’s disease. The findings may lead to the development of a new treatment for a disease that affects an estimated ten million people worldwide. The research team from Newcastle University's Medicinal Plant [...]

Sage helps menopause and memory

By | June 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Menopausal symptoms include hot flashes, insomnia, night sweating, dizziness, headaches and palpitations. These symptoms reflect the body’s efforts to adapt to estrogen deprivation. In a study at the Universita degli Studi-Siena in Italy, researchers studied the effects of sage and alfalfa in the treatment of hot flashes in 30 menopausal women. After three months of [...]

B-vitamin cuts Alzheimer’s risk

By | June 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Vitamin B-3 (niacin) may protect against the development of Alzheimer’s disease and the cognitive decline associated with aging, say researchers who studied almost 4,000 people aged 65 and older. Dietary questionnaires revealed that those with the lowest intake of niacin (an average of 12.6 mg/day) were 80% more likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease [...]