admin - May 24, 2013
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Are Fish Oil Supplements Pointless for Heart Health?
You may have read about previous study results linking fish oil supplements to a healthier heart. New research shows, however, that these findings may not be true.
Italian researchers found that the supplements actually do very little to prevent cardiac trouble like heart attacks, heart failure, and strokes. Specifically, the study found that omega-3 fatty acid supplements such as fish oil do not actually have any heart health advantages. They do, however, seem to help ward off abnormal heart rhythms following a heart attack or heart failure.
Read more about the study on fish oil supplements and heart health now.
Potential Alzheimer’s Treatment Discovered
A new study finds that a current leukemia drug has been found to reduce the production of toxic proteins linked to Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and other forms of dementia. The researchers found that drug called nilotinib stopped the abnormal production of protein build-up in the brains of mice.
Alpha-Synuclien and tau proteins have been previously implicated in the development of diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Huntington’s disease, and Lewy body dementia. If the production of these proteins is reduced or stopped, the development of these conditions can be halted.
Read more about the study now.
Diabetes: A Serious Stroke Risk Factor
Type 2 diabetes is not only a life-altering condition on its own – it’s also a risk factor for many other dangerous health conditions, including stroke. A new study conducted by researchers at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center found that for people under age 65, diabetes increases stroke risk by 12 times compared to those of a similar age without diabetes.
This risk was highest among study participants under age 65 because these individuals typically don’t have as many other stroke risk factors as older people with diabetes do. This increases the overall impact of diabetes as a risk factor for stroke.
Type 2 diabetes and stroke are both preventable diseases. Through a type 2 diabetes screening or a stroke screening, individuals can identify their risk. Eliminating as many controllable risk factors as possible is another smart option. Read more about the diabetes and stroke risk study now.
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