Study finds effectiveness of fasting diet (5:2 diet) in clearing fat

Researchers from the University of Surrey examined the effectiveness of the 5:2 diet vs. daily calorie restriction diet. They found that 5:2 diet clears triglycerides from blood quicker after eating meals. Their findings are published in British Journal of Nutrition reports.The study divided overweight people into two groups. One group was assigned 5:2 diet another … Continue reading Study finds effectiveness of fasting diet (5:2 diet) in clearing fat

Research in mice show antioxidants in blue maize have protective effect against metabolic syndrome

A new study shows that a rat model of metabolic syndrome fed a high-sugar and high-cholesterol diet and given blue maize extract showed significant improvement in systolic blood pressure, high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, and triglyceride levels compared to those not given the extract. The natural antioxidants present in blue maize may help protect against … Continue reading Research in mice show antioxidants in blue maize have protective effect against metabolic syndrome

Research shows red cabbage microgreens reduce weight gain and lower cholesterol in mice fed on high-fat diet

Microgreens are sprouting up everywhere from upscale restaurants to home gardens. They help spruce up old recipes with intense flavors and colors and are packed with nutrients. Now research has shown that for mice on a high-fat diet, red cabbage microgreens helped lower their risk factors for developing cardiovascular disease and reduce their weight gain. … Continue reading Research shows red cabbage microgreens reduce weight gain and lower cholesterol in mice fed on high-fat diet

Research shows Statins lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease

The new study shows that, based on a sample of 399,979 Medicare beneficiaries, men and women who took statins two years or more lowered their risk of Alzheimer's disease in the period spanning from 2009 to 2013. The incidence of Alzheimer's disease was reduced for beneficiaries frequently prescribed statins (high users), compared to low users, USC … Continue reading Research shows Statins lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Understanding biochemical functions of Xanthohumol – a possible avenue to treat metabolic syndrome

(Corvallis) - Researchers at Oregon State University have made a fundamental advance in understanding xanthohumol - a compound found in hops that's of significant interest to prevent or treat the lipid and metabolic disorders that are a primary killer of people in the developed world.The scientists identified for the first time more precisely how xanthohumol … Continue reading Understanding biochemical functions of Xanthohumol – a possible avenue to treat metabolic syndrome

Glioblastoma’s dependence of cholesterol from astrocytes, a possible new therapeutic target

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and The Scripps Research Institute, with colleagues in Los Angeles and Japan, report that depriving deadly brain cancer cells of cholesterol, which they import from neighboring healthy cells, specifically kills tumor cells and caused tumor regression and prolonged survival in … Continue reading Glioblastoma’s dependence of cholesterol from astrocytes, a possible new therapeutic target