Clinical Trials & Research

Protein supplements are a useful nutrition aid, but not all protein supplements are alike. Here, we discuss five important facts about protein supplements based on the latest findings in research. Protein supplements have become a popular part of weight loss and nutrition programs. Protein is necessary for the body to build muscle. Instead of simply
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St. John’s wort has been used to treat a variety of mental health conditions including depression. Here, we discuss three things to know about using St. John’s wort for depression. St. John’s wort, Hypericum perforatum, is a flowering plant native to Europe that has been used for centuries to treat a variety of mental health
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Researchers investigated whether evening exercise actually has a negative impact on sleep and appetite.  Specifically, the researchers studied the effect of evening high-intensity interval exercise (HIIE) on these bodily functions. It is a common belief that exercising before bedtime disrupts one’s sleep and should be avoided.  Disrupted sleep also affects one’s appetite and caloric intake. 
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Reading Time: 3 minutes The Journal of Physiology published research that highlights the link between exercise and decreased tumour growth in colon cancer.   As time passes by, the baby-boomer generation increases in age and consequently, the global population’s median age also increases. With older age, comes a higher risk of chronic diseases. Cancer, specifically
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Reading Time: 3 minutes A new study in the journal Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience sheds new insights into the benefits of yoga for arthritis patients.   Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, systemic, inflammatory disease that typically manifests with the swelling of the small joints, particularly in the hands and feet. RA affects both the
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Reading Time: 4 minutes A recent study sought to investigate if bacteria and immune responses can be used to diagnose the risk of premature birth.   We have all taken an antibiotic at some point in our lives. Doctors almost always prescribe or recommend that we take probiotics with our antibiotics, which seems a little
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Reading Time: 2 minutes В течение длительного промежутка времени ученые изучали, изменяет ли употребление чая концентрацию липопротеинов высокой плотности у людей старшего возраста.   Существует два вида холестерина: “хороший” холестерин (обычно так обозначают липопротеины высокой плотности, ЛПВП) и “плохой ”холестерин ЛПНП (липопротеины низкой плотности, ЛПНП). С возрастом концентрация “хорошего” холестерина в организме человека естественным образом
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Reading Time: 2 minutes Researchers in Ireland recently studied whether a heart-healthy diet affects thinking and memory skills in mid-life. In 2017, almost 44 million people worldwide suffered from Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. Thirty per cent of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s have heart disease, and 29% have diabetes. It is known that a heart-healthy
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Reading Time: 2 minutes A new study found specific factors that may contribute to a positive methacholine challenge test in patients with asthma.   Asthma is a common chronic inflammatory disease of the airways, characterized by obstruction of airflow to the lungs and bronchospasms, which are sudden muscle contractions of the walls of the bronchioles.
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Reading Time: 3 minutes New research determined how the E. coli bacteria that cause urinary tract infection (UTI) evade and resist the body’s defence mechanisms. The researchers further evaluated if zinc-mediated immune response can be used as a new strategy for non-antibiotic UTI treatment.   Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the second most common type
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Reading Time: 2 minutes Researchers in the US compared the healthcare experiences of patients with and without a primary care doctor. In the USA, the healthcare system is mostly organized around specialist doctor care in hospital settings. However, in many other countries, primary care forms the basis of the healthcare system. Individuals visit a generalist
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Reading Time: 2 minutes Researchers at the University of Iowa investigated the link between muscle strength and the risk of type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a serious public health concern, with over 27 million Americans having the condition according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. People with type 2
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Reading Time: 2 minutes A recent study investigated the association between the protein clusterin, a protein found in high levels in fat tissue cells, and cardiometabolic syndrome. Clusterin is a protein found inside the cell. Previous research has focused on the role this protein plays in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. However, new studies
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Reading Time: 3 minutes A new study in Scientific Reports looked into the possible effects of two commonly used chemicals on male sperm quality. Deficits in male fertility account for over a third of couples who have difficulty conceiving children.  It can be due to a variety of conditions, including low sperm count, blockages preventing
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Reading Time: 2 minutes An outreach program and follow-up survey by Brown University in the United States aims to prevent overdoses in drug users by using fentanyl testing strips. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is cut in with drug purchases (such as cocaine or heroin) to extend the volume of the purchase. However, drugs
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Reading Time: 2 minutes Ученые сравнили влияние упражнений на выносливость, высокоинтенсивных интервальных и силовых тренировок на борьбу со старением.   Физические упражнения широко рекомендуются для профилактики заболеваний и здорового старения. Однако пока неясно, какое влияние оказывают различные виды тренировок на процесс старения на клеточном уровне. Наши клетки содержат ДНК, организованную в длинные нитевидные хромосомы. Они
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Reading Time: 3 minutes A recent study investigated the relationship between positive and negative body image and mindfulness of the body, or interoceptive awareness.   While researchers have long been interested in the way people relate to their bodies, negative attitudes about our bodies remain highly pervasive in Western society. There are many factors contributing
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Reading Time: 2 minutes In a recent study published in the journal Menopause, researchers examined whether personality traits are associated with the risk of diabetes in postmenopausal women. Diabetes affects more than 30 million Americans to this date. The risk of diabetes increases with age, and type 2 diabetes is the most common type. Adults
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Reading Time: 3 minutes Scientists presented a new study to depict the effect of blood sugar levels of people with type 1 diabetes in the development of fractures. Diabetes affects millions of people worldwide. Type 1 diabetes or juvenile diabetes can occur in younger ages due to the pancreas not producing any insulin. This leads
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Reading Time: 2 minutes In a new paper, Tozawa and colleagues describe the success of using fat-derived stem cells for the production of blood platelets. Blood platelets are vital for wound healing. When you are injured, platelets clump together to form clots, which stop the bleeding. Many patients need blood platelet transfusions when their own
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Reading Time: 2 minutes Ученые исследовали пользу пилатеса для здоровья, наблюдая за состоянием испытуемых с хроническими заболеваниями опорно-двигательного аппарата, занимающихся пилатесом по специальной программе в течение двенадцати недель. Остеоартроз, хронические заболевания опорно-двигательного аппарата и неспецифические боли в пояснице – состояния здоровья, которые вызывают дискомфорт, хронические боли и могут привести к инвалидности. По мнению авторов исследования,
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Reading Time: 3 minutes A study published in Science Translational Medicine examined the clinical efficacy and safety of a new diabetes drug. Type 2 diabetes is a disease in which the body is unable to regulate blood sugar levels. Normally, the pancreas secretes insulin, which allows your body to effectively process sugars into energy. In
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Reading Time: 4 minutes Researchers in Denmark conduct the world’s largest study to determine whether statins increase the risk of a brain hemorrhage in patients without a stroke history. A hemorrhagic stroke occurs when bleeding in the brain causes swelling and increased pressure, resulting in damage to brain cells and tissues. Intracerebral hemorrhaging is when
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Reading Time: 2 minutes A recent study published in Nature Neuroscience examined the role of the TREM2 gene in the causes of Alzheimer’s disease and how this gene may be used for the development of treatments. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia and affects approximately 70% of individuals with dementia. It is
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