Nowadays, probiotic products are grabbing more and more attention of both general population and the scientific community for their potential health benefits. A group of scientists examined the effects of a combination of probiotics on the quality of life of patients with hay fever. Hay fever, also known as allergic rhinitis or seasonal allergies, can
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Frailty is a risk factor that particularly affects the elderly population, which is predominantly female. Nutrition has been identified as a key contributor to frailty, and with diet modification, a potential therapeutic target. With advances in science and medicine, our population is living to ages that we have not seen before. This comes with a
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A group of researchers conducted a randomized control trial to determine whether adherence to Mediterranean diet improved endothelial function and lowered blood pressure levels. The Mediterranean diet is a type of diet which is characterized by generous portions of vegetables, fruits, olive oil, legumes, nuts, red wine, and seafood, while low on red meat and
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An ex vivo and a clinical trial were conducted by researchers from France to determine the efficacy of glucosamine sulphate in preventing skin aging. Glucosamine sulphate is a naturally occurring compound in the body, aiding in the production of different substances such as hyaluronic acid, heparan sulfate, and glycosaminoglycans. Glycosaminoglycans, together with elastin and collagen,
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Dietary consumption of certain food groups can potentially influence body fat content or even onset of obesity. A recent study looks at the potential of a specific polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) and its role in weight loss. Previously, experiments on rodents linked the prevention of obesity to the consumption of a certain type of unsaturated
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Researchers in India report that yoga postures, breathing disciplines and meditation may be the key to prolonging that proverbial fountain of youth. Biomarkers found in human blood samples drawn during a clinical trial showed the anti-aging benefits of practicing these ancient holistic practices. In the Yoga and Meditation Based Lifestyle Intervention (YMLI) clinical trial, scientists
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A clinical study of adult patients with an asthma diagnosis suggests that follow-up reassessment may be warranted. A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association investigated whether asthma can be ruled out and medications can safely be stopped in some adult patients.According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI),
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