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Plant fats alter gut bacteria to ease Crohn’s symptoms

Plant fats alter gut bacteria to ease Crohn’s symptoms

Researchers say that plant-derived fats could help to lower gut inflammation in patients with Crohn’s disease. A high-fat diet is rarely considered beneficial. For people with Crohn’s disease, however, such…

What are hemoglobin levels?

What are hemoglobin levels?

Hemoglobin is an iron-rich protein in red blood cells. Oxygen entering the lungs attaches to the hemoglobin in the blood, which carries it to the tissues in the body. When…

Occupation may be a major factor in vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D levels in most occupational groups are well below those considered optimal for health, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Public Health. Shift workers,…

Garcinia cambogia: Does it work?

Garcinia cambogia: Does it work?

The garcinia cambogia fruit has been a focus for many people looking for natural ways to lose weight. The small fruit, which resembles a cross between a pumpkin and a…

Rheumatoid arthritis: Regular fish intake may ease symptoms

Rheumatoid arthritis: Regular fish intake may ease symptoms

Eating more than two portions of fish weekly could benefit patients with RA. Patients with rheumatoid arthritis might want to increase their fish intake; a new study suggests that regular…

Extra-virgin olive oil may prevent Alzheimer’s

Extra-virgin olive oil may prevent Alzheimer’s

New research explores the neurological benefits of extra-virgin olive oil and finds that it may help to prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. New research suggests that extra-virgin olive oil…

Grape extracts may protect against colon cancer

Grape extracts may protect against colon cancer

Resveratrol, which is naturally found in grapes, taken together with grape seed extract may suppress colon cancer stem cells. Colon cancer is a very common form of cancer, affecting tens…

Somogyi effect: Causes and prevention

Somogyi effect: Causes and prevention

The Somogyi effect, also known as the rebound effect, occurs in people with diabetes. Hypoglycemia or low blood glucose in the late evening causes a rebound effect in the body,…

Dairy: Is it good or bad for you?

Dairy: Is it good or bad for you?

Research has highlighted many potential benefits and risks associated with dairy consumption. Dairy is a controversial and confusing food group. Health organizations promote dairy as vital for improved bone…

Turmeric, red grape, and apple compounds ‘starve’ prostate cancer cells

Turmeric, red grape, and apple compounds ‘starve’ prostate cancer cells

An apple peel compound can halt the growth of prostate cancer cells when combined with compounds from red grapes or turmeric. What do turmeric, apples, and grapes have in common?…