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Posts from ‘March, 2008’

Yak cheese better for your heart

Ever since we discovered the secret to longevity could be donkey’s milk, the hunt has been on for healthier alternatives to cow’s milk. The latest buzzwords in the food industry are yak cheese. A new research study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that yak’s milk contains more polyunsaturated fatty acids […]

Women who drink tea may have healthier arteries

We just get more good news about anti-oxidant rich beverage, tea. A recent French study has shown that drinking tea could help to reduce the risk of heart disease. Published in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, the research discovered that tea drinking women had lower levels of plaque in their arteries, which means they have […]

Blueberry extracts could reduce food intake and obesity

A joint research team from New Zealand and the US has found that rats fed blueberry extracts gained less weight than the rats that were not. The blueberry nibbling group decreased their food consumption by eight per cent, which also showed they felt full at that level of food intake. What’s exciting if these findings […]

Vitamin D lowers risk of diabetes

The “sunshine vitamin”, Vitamin D, was voted one of the top 10 medical breakthroughs by Time magazine. Continuing this trend, researchers found that it can significantly reduce the risk of developing type 1 diabetes. This study was conducted by Manchester hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital for Women and Children, which was published in Archives of Disease […]

Is ginkgo good for improving your memory?

Yes, say experts. If you take the herbal supplement, ginkgo biloba, it could delay the onset of memory loss in aging adults, according to a recent study. Ginkgo biloba is widely marketed as an inexpensive memory booster and to help improve mental functions in those who suffer from dementia.