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  • Fish Oil Benefits Older Women Who Exercise
    A recent study published on PLOSOne found that fish oil has many beneficial effects for older women who exercise. This small study recruited 24 females between 65 and 67 years old Read more
  • Dust Mites and Gut Function
    A study published in the December 8, 2015 edition of Gut found that house dust mites affect the permeability and function of the gut. Previous research found that allergen from Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus (Der Read more
  • Inappropriate Use of a Class of Antibiotics
    An FDA panel recently recommended stronger labelling on a class of drugs known as fluoroquinolones. Fluoroquinolones include ciprofloxacin (“cipro”), levofloxacin, moxifloxacin, ofloxacin, and gemifloxacin. Serious adverse events from these drugs Read more
  • Diet and Cognitive Function
    The August 12, 2015 edition of Nutrients (open access) had an interesting review article on diet and cognitive deficits. Here are some of the points I found most interesting:Mid-life BMI Read more
  • Exercise in Nursing Homes
    A recent review paper found that having dementia patients exercise was beneficial. The exercise routines included a variety of exercises such as walking, music and movement, and hand exercises. The Read more
  • Optimal Brain Function and Exercise
    PLOSOne published a study on the effects of exercise on cognition in individuals older than 65 year. 100 sedentary individuals with no cognitive deficits and who were not insulin-dependent diabetics, had no Read more
  • Post-Exercise Energy Expenditure
    A study published recently online on Sports Medicine--Open (a SpringerOpen Journal) looked at different forms of exercise and different pre-exercise nutrient intake and post-exercise resting energy expenditure (REE) in women. Twenty recreationally active Read more
  • Whole Grains and Cereals Reduce Mortality
    A very large study published online on BioMed Central of Americans between the ages of 50 and 71 who were followed for 14 years showed that  people consuming diets higher in whole Read more
  • Sedentary Behavior
    The June 2015 edition of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise had an article looking at muscle activity and blood markers. Muscle activity at the thigh was measured for one day Read more
  • Exercise, Weight Loss, and Health
    A recent study focused on the effect of exercise or caloric restriction on weight loss and certain metabolic markers. 80 abdominally obese middle-aged Asian men were either put in a group Read more
  • Fructose, glucose and mice
    A recent study published in Scientific Reports found that mice on a high fructose, but not glucose diet, gained weight and fat, and became more sluggish. Two groups of mice were studied Read more
  • Bacteria and Diabetes
    Researchers at the University of Iowa released the findings of a study they conducted looking at Type 2 diabetes and bacteria, and published in mBio. Our bodies are covered and Read more
  • A Vitamin Helps Prevent Skin Cancer
    The abstract of an Australian study released at the annual American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting showed that a daily dose of 500 mg of nicotinamide in people who had previous Read more
  • Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
    Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is the pain and stiffness you feel in your muscles after an especially hard workout. It usually peaks somewhere between 48 and 72 hours after Read more
  • Fructose and Diabetes
    A recent article in the March 2015 online edition of the Mayo Clinic Proceedings looked at data from both animal and human studies and found that added sugars (e.g., sucrose and high Read more
  • Exercise in a Fasted State
    There has been some discussion about exercising in a fasted state, or prior to eating breakfast in the morning. It has been said that exercising in a fasted state results Read more

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