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How To Improve Muscle Strength In Later Life

Amazing news. A moderate exercise routine along with regular intake of oily fish fatty acids holds immobility at bay in elderly subjects according to a recent trial presented at the British Science Festival in Aberdeen.

Subjects over 65 who got omega-3 fatty acids gained nearly two times as much muscle strength after exercise than those who take olive oil. More work, larger this time, is planned to confirm the findings and understand more about just why muscle condition gets better.

As part of healthy aging, muscle size goes down by 0.5 to 2% each year. Known as sarcopenia, this natural loss can bring both frailty and lack of mobility as you age. Data for the United States suggests 25% of those ages 50 to 70 have sarcopenia, as many as half of people at 80 years old have the condition. Beyond the loss of independence and mobility of the patient, the need for and cost of constant care, there’s the cost of hospital admissions due to falls. Almost 1.5% of the U.S. health care budget is given to sarcopenia related medical costs.

Earlier work has shown that livestock fed omega 3 rich diets had more muscle. This was the finding that prompted the University of Aberdeen’s Dr. Stuart Gray to see if these fatty acids could help turn back the clock on sarcopenia in older people. In the first round of research, Gray demonstrated by MRI images that middle aged rats fed fish oil supplements lost less lean muscle mass than those fed a normal diet. The fish oil seemed to have anabolic and muscle building effects in the subject rats. Of course since rats aren’t people, this finding only meant so much.

The brought Gray and his team to recruit 14 females over 65 and ask them to undergo a 12 week exercise program that involved two 30 minute workouts using standard leg muscle exercises. Half the subjects were given omega-3 fatty acids known as EPA and DHA, the other half got an olive oil placebo. Leg muscle strength of the subjects was tested at the start and end of the study.

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The women who got olive oil upped their muscle mass by 11% while those taking EPA and DHA showed a 20% increase. That’s a statistically significant number.

But you must keep in mind that not all fish oil supplements have the right amounts of these fatty acids. The amount of EPA varies from product to product. Your best bet is to find the supplements that have the highest amounts of dietary EPA and DHA – or choose food sources such as a half serving of oily fish. When getting omega-3 from fish, the way it’s prepared has an impact – broiled or baked is best, fried cancels out the benefits of the fish oil.

Experts also know that men and women are different in how they synthesis protein and how they respond to exercise. Older women have similar protein synthesis levels as younger ones, but older men have lower levels of protein synthesis than younger men. Older men increase their protein synthesis in response to exercise, while women don’t do this to any extent, though their levels are higher naturally.

Can you change the rate of your own muscle loss? Yes, by making some simple lifestyle changes – being more active and eating a diet with more natural sources of proteins.

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Improve Your IQ With These Seven Solid Ways

If you want to help your brain (and who doesn’t?), there are things you can do to help grow your grey matter and improve your IQ (Intelligence Quotient) by no less than 17 points over a single week. You’ll be able to hold your own in intellectual conversations, feel more confident and empowered by taking just a few simple steps every day.

IQ is a measure of your mental agility or comprehension speed, and that this number can be influenced by both genetic and environmental factors. An average score is 100 and this usually stays stable upon reaching the teen years. The score comes as the result of a set of standardized tests (language fluency, three dimensional thinking, etc.) that measure your thinking abilities in relation to your age.

A higher IQ is related to attainment of education, income and other socioeconomic factors that are key to success in life. Here we bring you seven scientifically proven ways to add points to your own IQ.

1. Play board games – having fluid intelligence is a big part of every IQ tests, and is tied to your working memory. In research, just 25 minutes of play each day will bring your IQ up by 4 points. Puzzles, Dual N-Back games are good choices.

2. Take supplements – taking 5g of creatine a day can give you an extra 15 IQ points over a six week time period. Creatine gives a big boost to brainpower and raises the energy levels that are available for computation in the brain.

3. Play social games – any activity that involves a diverse range of skills plus social interaction will add an IQ point to your total. You can play online on your own, or with friends, to keep on top of your game.

4. Blast some bad guys – a study at the University of Rochester confirmed a link between first person video games and better visual awareness in the real world. That’s a crucial building block for IQ and can add up to two points to your own number.

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5. Do cardio workouts – a Swedish study proved that cardiovascular fitness can bring up your verbal intelligence by 50%. Better cardiovascular fitness was linked to better cognitive scores, an increase of 5 (or more) IQ points, while muscular strength was only weakly associated with intelligence.

6. Perform practice IQ tests – retaking IQ tests can actually up your score by as much as 2 points. This proven technique gives you a chance to prepare and be more confident during the next test.

7. Go vegetarian – like it or not, there are a number of studies that have linked higher IQ with a vegetarian diet. The lifestyle and food choices of vegetarians are linked with strong intellectual functioning and a slowed cognitive decline. Doing what you can to fix you diet could bring back 10 years of IQ age, and that isn’t anything to scoff at.

You see… not so difficult. And the payoff may well be huge.

To your good health,

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Top 10 Health Not Totally True

Seems like just about every day the headlines are full of some new health news… Let’s set the record straight on ten of the commonly repeated myths we’ve been hearing out there… and the facts you need to know.

1. You must drink 8 glasses of water a day. Research finds that those who drink a glass of water when they feel thirsty get enough liquid to stay healthy and keep hydrated. Foods that have lots of water… soup, fruit and veggies, as well as drinks like juice, coffee and tea are all ways to keep your body hydrated. The only time you should up your water intake is if your urine is a dark, yellow, you’re very active (or live) in a hot climate or if you don’t pass urine regularly.

2. Eggs are bad for your heart. Don’t despair egg lovers, eating an egg (or two) a day won’t raise the risk of heart disease in someone who is healthy. Sure the yolks are natural sources of cholesterol, but the amount isn’t as bad for you as the mix of fats from all the other foods you’re eating. Plus, eggs have lots of natural nutrients, including omega-3, that have been shown to be beneficial.

3. Antiperspirant cause breast cancer. There are some experts who believe that the chemicals in deodorants and antiperspirants can be absorbed into the skin of your underarm, and then end up in breast tissue and increase the chances of tumors in this area. Yet the National Cancer Institute says there is absolutely no evidence connecting these products with breast cancer.

4. Being chilled gives you a cold. Despite what you may have been told, spending too much time in the cold air does not make you more likely to get sick. In fact, you’re more apt to get sick when spending time indoors, where germs are released into the air from coughs and sneezed and have nowhere to go. In research on men who spent time out in the cold, they actually had an increase in virus fighting action in their immune systems. So go out, enjoy the fresh, icy air without the worry that you’ll catch a cold.

5. You need to take a daily multivitamin. Researchers do not all agree that multivitamins can make up for the nutrients you aren’t getting from what you eat. If you’ve been told to take a vitamin by your healthcare professional, then do so. If you’re pregnant you need folic acid daily. Of course the best way to get nutrients is from the foods (fruits, veggies, whole grains, nuts, healthy oils) that you eat on a regular basis, not a pill.

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6. Eat breakfast to lose weight. Sure eating breakfast is important, and it does help some people with weight because it holds off hunger, and may keep you from picking on snacks later in the day. But even if you hate eating breakfast, you can slim down according to a Cornell University study. Non-breakfast eaters were found to take in about 400 fewer calories each day. So for some people, not eating that first meal of the day works just fine.

7. Green mucus means infection. Unfortunately, the leavings on a tissue do not take the place of lab tests, and do not indicate infection by color. Research has found that green or yellow mucus is slightly more common in some infections, but this is no sure sign that you have something or need treatment with antibiotics.

8. Sugar makes kids hyper. Though we know that sugar isn’t good for a child, research finds that it doesn’t cause them to act out, or harm their work at school or keep them focusing. Parents believe (expect) there’s a link, and see what they expect.

9. A toilet seat can make you sick. Despite what you’ve been told, toilet seats are pretty clean, it’s the doors and handles and floors of the rest room that are home to some pretty nasty microbes. Cover your hand with a paper towel before you touch handles or doors, and be sure to wash your hands or use hand sanitizer every time.

10. Cracking joints causes arthritis. Even though the sound might make you cringe, there’s no harm. The cracking comes from a gas bubble that forms between the bones and pops. Studies have found it doesn’t play any part in arthritis. If you do feel pain when you do it, stop and see your doctor.

To your good health,

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How Zinc Fights Infection

Many of you have probably tried a zinc cold lozenge in hopes of fighting off a cold, and now a new bit of research in the journal Cell Reports may explain how this essential, relatively simple mineral might work. The study, led by Daren Knoell who is a professor of pharmacy and internal medicine at Ohio Statue University uncovered just how zinc works to balance the immune systems response to infection, tapping the brakes (so to speak) to prevent out of control inflammation.

On the cellular level zinc stops the activity of a protein that plays a key role in our natural immune response to infection. It acts to keep inflammation in check, inflammation that can be damaging, even deadly.

Surprisingly, a deficiency of zinc affects almost 2 billion people the world over, and this figure includes about 40% of the elderly in the United States. The lack of this mineral can have some unpleasant consequences for vulnerable people, or at the time of an infection could be very serious according to the researchers. If you don’t have enough zinc your immune system is amplified, and not in a good way.

After looking at animal studies and human cell cultures of those with sepsis (a dangerous systemic response to infection), Knoell and his team saw that a specific protein draws zinc into key infection fighting cells, first responders in the fight against infection. Here it balances the immune response. This is the first time this pathway has been studied. In earlier work in animals, Knoell found that mice deficient in zinc developed significant inflammation in response to sepsis than did the mice fed a normal diet.

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With around 18 million prescriptions written every year for expensive sleeping pills…

…it’s clear that there’s a national epidemic.

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This might explain why taking zinc supplements at the beginning of a cold seems to ease your symptoms. In the future, there may be therapeutic benefit to giving zinc supplements to some patients with certain conditions. But no one is saying that if very ill patients in hospital ICS’s, where sepsis can be life threatening, would benefit from supplements of zinc. Not all patients might need them, perhaps only a portion.

The team also believes that the findings are applicable to other diseases and will continue to study this pathway, inflammation and zinc deficiency. Without enough zinc to start with, perhaps people are more likely to pick up an infection.

Most healthy adults should be getting from 8 (for women) to 11 (for men) milligrams of zinc each day. The U.S. National Institutes of Health tells us that natural sources of zinc include red meat and poultry. Other rich sources of zinc include nuts, beans, some shellfish (oysters, crab, lobster), whole grains, dairy products and fortified cereals. It’s also available as an affordable, easy to take dietary supplement.

If you’re looking for ways to help your immune system, living a healthy lifestyle is one of the best. This includes getting regular exercise (20 minutes with your heart rate up, three times a week), eating more natural sources of antioxidants (besides zinc, vitamin C, and E and beta carotene), being sure you’re getting enough sleep as fatigue increases your susceptibility to illness. Rounding out the list, manage your stress levels as cutting stress brings down levels of cortisol and helps you sleep better. Perhaps most fun of all… laugh as this brings down the levels of stress hormones and increases a type of white blood cell that fights infection.

To your good health,

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Reduce Negative Behaviour With Supplementation

Science is learning more and more about nutrition, knowledge that may someday lead to treatments we cannot imagine now. One idea being investigated is if nutritional supplementation can affect behavior. As you read this, there’s a groundbreaking research project underway in England and Scotland involving young offenders in three prisons who have volunteered to be given such supplements to see if their behavior can be improved.

Neuroscientist John Stein of the University of Oxford spearheads the study, working with young offenders who have been convicted of crimes of violence and were thus serving long prison sentences. He has a theory that the micronutrients found as a natural part of fatty acids (like those in omega 3 fish oils) help nerve cell membranes and signaling molecules in the brain work better, particularly with regard to how we deal with visual and social signals. Without the enough of the micronutrients the brain can react badly, acting on impulse or with aggression.

Professor Stein is supported by his brother, celebrity chef Rick, who is passionate about fish and the many benefits it has for our health. Experts know it is good for the brain, the heart as well as the prevention of disease. Fish is a healthy alternative to lean meats that is a natural source of not only the amazing omega 3 fatty acids, but also a source of important vitamins (riboflavin, vitamin B2, vitamin D), minerals (iron, zinc, potassium, calcium, selenium) and protein.

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For the study, funded by the Wellcome Trust (the UK’s largest medical research charity) and conducted by researchers at Oxford University, the volunteers (aged 16 to 21) will take four capsules each day when they are eating their main meal of the day. Half with get micronutrients and half a placebo capsule, the study being conducted under double blind conditions. Over the next four months, the disciplinary records of the two groups will be monitored for behaviors like drug related offenses, violence and incidents of harming the self.

This latest work is the next logical step following a smaller study from 2002 at Aylesbury Young Offenders Institute that found that prisoners who got such supplements actually committed one third fewer offenses. Professor Stein believes the trial will be a success and that we might come away with guidelines for our mental health. The team hopes to see which nutrients are most helpful, and at what dosages.

If you think about the central premise of the nutrient and behavior theory it makes perfect sense. Improving what people are eating could very well help them act more socially as well as doing great things for their own health and well-being. Hunger and deficiency are not the best building blocks, after all. Stein is not claiming that nutrition, or deficiencies, explain the whole bad behavior puzzle, but rather that experts may have seriously underestimated the role it does play. If the theory holds, the solution may be simple, and risk free – a win/win for the individual and society at large.

To your good health,

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How Zinc Fights Infection

Many of you have probably tried a zinc cold lozenge in hopes of fighting off a cold, and now a new bit of research in the journal Cell Reports may explain how this essential, relatively simple mineral might work. The study, led by Daren Knoell who is a professor of pharmacy and internal medicine at Ohio Statue University uncovered just how zinc works to balance the immune systems response to infection, tapping the brakes (so to speak) to prevent out of control inflammation.

On the cellular level zinc stops the activity of a protein that plays a key role in our natural immune response to infection. It acts to keep inflammation in check, inflammation that can be damaging, even deadly.

Surprisingly, a deficiency of zinc affects almost 2 billion people the world over, and this figure includes about 40% of the elderly in the United States. The lack of this mineral can have some unpleasant consequences for vulnerable people, or at the time of an infection could be very serious according to the researchers. If you don’t have enough zinc your immune system is amplified, and not in a good way.

After looking at animal studies and human cell cultures of those with sepsis (a dangerous systemic response to infection), Knoell and his team saw that a specific protein draws zinc into key infection fighting cells, first responders in the fight against infection. Here it balances the immune response. This is the first time this pathway has been studied. In earlier work in animals, Knoell found that mice deficient in zinc developed significant inflammation in response to sepsis than did the mice fed a normal diet.

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Ever lain awake at night and counted the hours till dawn? Isn’t frustrating to be in bed and be unable to sleep?

With around 18 million prescriptions written every year for expensive sleeping pills…

…it’s clear that there’s a national epidemic.

So, what do doctors do when they can’t sleep?

Here’s the answer.

Learn how a retired M.D. Laney Chouest from New Orleans broke his 5-year addiction to Ambien, and now sleeps peacefully without medication.

Also, discover how a Licensed Psychologist, Sharon Stein McNamara, Ed.D.fromMinnesota broke her insomnia cycle.

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This might explain why taking zinc supplements at the beginning of a cold seems to ease your symptoms. In the future, there may be therapeutic benefit to giving zinc supplements to some patients with certain conditions. But no one is saying that if very ill patients in hospital ICS’s, where sepsis can be life threatening, would benefit from supplements of zinc. Not all patients might need them, perhaps only a portion.

The team also believes that the findings are applicable to other diseases and will continue to study this pathway, inflammation and zinc deficiency. Without enough zinc to start with, perhaps people are more likely to pick up an infection.

Most healthy adults should be getting from 8 (for women) to 11 (for men) milligrams of zinc each day. The U.S. National Institutes of Health tells us that natural sources of zinc include red meat and poultry. Other rich sources of zinc include nuts, beans, some shellfish (oysters, crab, lobster), whole grains, dairy products and fortified cereals. It’s also available as an affordable, easy to take dietary supplement.

If you’re looking for ways to help your immune system, living a healthy lifestyle is one of the best. This includes getting regular exercise (20 minutes with your heart rate up, three times a week), eating more natural sources of antioxidants (besides zinc, vitamin C, and E and beta carotene), being sure you’re getting enough sleep as fatigue increases your susceptibility to illness. Rounding out the list, manage your stress levels as cutting stress brings down levels of cortisol and helps you sleep better. Perhaps most fun of all… laugh as this brings down the levels of stress hormones and increases a type of white blood cell that fights infection.

To your good health,

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Detect Signs Of Nutrient Deficiency

Our bodies are amazing… they can sometimes tell us when something’s wrong before a doctor can confirm it with tests. If you start to see a change in your own body… in your hair, your nails, your skin or even your energy level… this could be a signal from your body that a vital nutrient is missing from your diet.

Some of the signs your body might give you…

Unhealthy looking nails

Healthy strong nails are a sign of good overall health and strong immunity. What you don’t want to see on nail surfaces are white spots (injury), raised ridges, an inward curve or nails that otherwise look less than healthy. Most often unhealthy looking nails are a sign you need iron (not zinc, that’s a popular myth) so try to include as many natural sources of iron (red meat, fish, poultry, lentils and beans) as you can in your diet.

Interesting that you’re not alone, according to the World Health Organization, iron deficiency is the leading nutritional disorder the world over.

Leg cramps at night

Cramps in your legs or calves at night are a sign that you’re lacking potassium, and essential nutrient. This can happen easily if you’re exercising hard during the day, losing both fluid and electrolytes and only replacing the fluid. Rehydrate with electrolyte rich drinks or try some potassium rich foods like bananas, spinach, broccoli or grapefruit.

And while healthy adults should get enough potassium from food sources, often we don’t. Your doctor may recommend a potassium supplement, or you might try upping natural sources for a time and see if this helps.

Numb hands or feet

If you feel like your hands (or feet) go numb or you get tingling or a prickling feeling in your limbs this can signal a low intake of B vitamins like B6 or B12 and folic acid. Deficiencies of B vitamins directly impact the peripheral nerve endings on the skin’s surface. You’ll want to eat lots of dark leafy greens like spinach and lean proteins like eggs, beans and poultry. Fortified whole grains are good too.

Again, deficiencies of this nutrient are surprisingly common, with about 15% of the general population affected by a deficiency.

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Acne

Small red or white acne like bumps on your skin (face, arms, even thighs) can signal a vitamin A deficiency. This nutrient helps to remove dead skin and unclogs pores to discourage the growth of acne bacteria. Veggies or other foods rich in beta carotene (a precursor to vitamin A) are key here.

Sadly vitamin A deficiency is a problem for more than half of all nations, especially in Africa and South-East Asia.

It’s important to realize that if you are deficient in one nutrient, based on your body signals, you are likely lacking others as well. It’s hard to believe that with the abundance of food in the developed world that nutrient deficiencies happen at all, but as you see, they are surprisingly common. Once you take steps to address them, you’ll be feeling and looking better than ever – a signal from your body that all is well.

To your good health,

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4 Nutrients Every Adult Needs

It might surprise you to learn that many adults don’t get enough of the important nutrients we need to keep our bodies healthy and strong. Four nutrients in particular were singled out in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans as “of concern” because too many of us aren’t getting enough of these essentials.

Here are the four, how much you need and the best ways to get them.

1. Potassium (4,700 milligrams a day) is an essential when it comes to managing blood pressure, potassium lowers blood pressure, sodium raises it. This mineral may also help with kidney stones and bone loss. Your best food source is the potato, but other natural sources include prunes, carrots, oranges, tomatoes and beans like white, lima and soy. Potassium is also in fish like halibut, tuna and cod and in dairy like milk and yogurt.

2. Vitamin D (600 IUs a day, 800 IUs daily at 70) works with calcium to enhance bone strength, and because we’re all avoiding sun exposure an estimated 20% of the population is deficient in the so-called sunshine vitamin. Get more from fatty fish (salmon, tuna, sardines) in egg yolks, milk and orange juice as well as mushrooms that are grown in sunlight.

3. Calcium (1,000 mg daily, 1,200 mg daily for women over 50, all adults over 70) is essential for prevention of osteoporosis and bone fractures, this nutrient is also critical to our muscles and nerves. You get this from the sources we all know, dairy products like milk and yogurt, and today non dairy milks like soy and almond are also fortified with calcium. Orange juices are fortified and other natural sources include salmon, kale, turnip greens and some types of tofu.

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4. Fiber (25 grams/day for women, 38 grams/day for men) is the natural part of foods that helps your digestive tract stay healthy and working well. It may also lower your risk of diabetes and heart disease, though the typical American diet isn’t loaded with fiber – far from it. You get fiber from beans (navy, white, lima, pinto, black), most veggies and fruits, whole grain breads and pasta

If you have concerns about your own nutrition, talk with your health care team to look at your own needs.

As we age, our bodies, activity levels and lifestyles change, which means that our nutritional needs change too. Keep in mind that people need about 20% fewer calories at age 80 than they did at age 30. Blame a slower metabolism and a more sedentary lifestyle. Other things that can have an impact include less of a sense of taste and smell, spending more time inside, having trouble chewing or following a diet that’s restricted due to a health condition, eating alone and dealing with loss of appetite or a medication that may prevent the absorption of vitamins and minerals.

If you’re a healthy adult and eating that way you probably don’t need a supplement. Experts continue to tell us that food is the best, most natural source of vitamins and minerals.

To your good health,

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Good News To Prevent Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is an ever-present danger, which is why so many of us are looking for ways to prevent it. Consuming omega-3 fish oils may be one of those ways, so says the first of its kind clinical trial in humans to examine the influence of fish oils on skin immunity. The work was conducted by researchers out of the U.K.’s University of Manchester and financed by the Association for International Cancer Research and included 79 healthy subjects.

The volunteers took in a 4g dose of omega-3 (about one and a half portions of oily fish per day) and were then exposed to summer midday sun for either 8, 15 or 30 minutes using a special light machine. Other subjects took a placebo pill before being exposed to the sun machine.

There had been work in this area on mice, but this time the research included human subjects. To get to this point has taken years, and is exciting, because though the changes were small, the work provides evidence that omega-3 has potential to protect against dangerous skin cancer, and raises the question if a continuous low dose of omega-3s could bring down skin cancer risk over a lifetime.

The work appears in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and found that taking in regular doses of fish oils appears to improve immunity to sunlight. It directly decreases immunity suppression induced by sunlight (immunosuppression), which impacts the power of the body to control both infection and skin cancer. Immunosuppression was 50% lower in the subjects who took the omega-3 and were exposed to the two shorter (8 or 15 minutes) periods compared to those who didn’t take a supplement. There was little to no impact for the 30-minute sun exposure group.

What this means for skin cancer prevention is huge. Earlier work has always found that sunscreens are not applied correctly, and only used on vacation, where omega-3s could be a part of the regular daily eating plan. Not that omega-3s are a substitute for other protections against skin cancer mind you, but they may add to the arsenal.

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Fish oil has also been linked to benefits like protecting against heart disease, age related vision loss and even slowing down the growth of prostate cancer cells. They are also thought to play an important part in bringing down inflammation all through the body. The two most critical omega-3s, EPA and DHA are naturally a part of some types of fatty fish (anchovies, bluefish, herring, mackerel, salmon, sardines, sturgeon, lake trout, tuna) and are best gotten though food sources as opposed to supplements.

If you do decide to go the supplement route, talk with your doctor first so that you’re sure you’re taking the right amount for your unique needs. The only side effects reported with fish oil supplements are gas and indigestion, though a supplement with an enteric coating can be helpful to address these issues.

We know that skin cancer is one of the fastest growing forms of cancer, with the numbers only expected to rise. More work in the area of fish oils and skin cancer protection is expected from the team going forward.

To your good health,

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Relieve Liver Disease Symptoms With The Vitamin E

Some of the most valuable of findings come completely by accident, and here’s an excellent example. Based on research by teams at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Cornell University, a possible new approach to fighting illnesses related to obesity may be here. By chance the teams discovered that crucial nutrient vitamin E can ease symptoms of liver disease that comes as a result of obesity, and this could have a direct, lasting impact on the lives of almost 63 million American who are at risk for obesity related liver disease at some point in their lives.

The study sought to test the hypothesis that there is a link between vitamin E levels and diseases of the liver. The findings were presented at 2013′s meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology that took place in conjunction with the Experimental Biology 2013 meeting held this year in Boston, MA.

Explaining the research, Danny Manor, Ph.D. who is an associate professor of nutrition and pharmacology at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, recounts that the team was studying the effect of vitamin E deficiency on the central nervous system and were using liver tissue to practice their surgical techniques. Surprisingly, the mice in the study were in the advanced stages of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, known as NASH for short.

This is a common, though silent, disease of the liver that happens in those who drink little or no alcohol. Though you feel well, NASH is characterized by fat in the liver along with inflammation that does damage over time. This disease is a well recognized complication of carrying too much weight and accounts for tissue scarring (cirrhosis) that causes eventual liver failure or could progress to cancer of the liver.

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Relieve Liver Disease Symptoms With The Vitamin E Continued…

NASH is a natural consequence of the two major epidemics of our modern age, obesity
and type 2 diabetes. Today it affects from 2 to 6% of Americans, while as many
as 10 to 20% of us have fat in the liver (fatty liver) without the other symptoms.
For most, the first inkling anything is wrong is an elevation in liver tests
that are part of routine blood work.

These research findings may be confirmation of the link between a lack of vitamin E and liver disease, and might also help uncover the molecular details of NASH itself.

Though promising, until recently vitamin E’s effects on health have been a bit hard to pin down, though the antioxidant properties are believed to offer protection from many well known conditions, things like heart disease, cancer and devastating neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s and Lou Gehrig’s disease. What’s worrisome to experts including Manor is that most adults in the U.S. don’t get enough vitamin E based on the recommendations from the National Institute of Medicine.

Adults should be getting 15 milligrams of vitamin E a day. Some natural food sources of this vital nutrient include nuts, seeds, leafy greens, fortified cereals and vegetable oils. Adding some of these foods to your diet is a simple way to cut the risk that NASH or another such disease, could become a part of your future.

To your good health,