A recent study indicates that a type of polyphenol-rich Chinese tea known as pu-erh (or pu’er, pronounced POO-air) could help fight the effects of metabolic syndrome. This is the name given to a group of conditions that include excess belly fat, abnormal cholesterol levels, increased blood pressure, and more. Metabolic syndrome has been linked to a higher […]
Research has shown that dark chocolate could deliver several benefits, including improved cardiovascular health. According to the results of two recent studies – Dark chocolate that is rich in cacao could also help reduce stress, strengthen the immune system, and boost cognitive skills. The findings of the studies were presented at the Experimental Biology 2018 annual […]
According to a recent study, people suffering from chronic inflammation in middle age may be at a higher risk of suffering from frailty in their later years. The study involved nearly 6,000 Americans who were followed for 24 years. The findings of the study were published in the March 2018 issue of The Journal of […]
Influenza is one of the most common – and, in some instances – one of the most deadly illnesses on the planet. But a new study indicates that a diet high in a type of fiber known as inulin could help provide protection. The results of the study appeared in the May 15, 2018, issue […]
A recent study suggests that the conventional wisdom regarding how the body’s “internal clock,” or circadian rhythm, works may need to be reconsidered. The findings could eventually have a major impact on how doctors address problems such as sleep disorders. The study, published in the April 29, 2018, issue of The Journal of Physiology, could […]
According to a recent study, Vitamin B6 may improve a person’s ability to remember their dreams. And, these findings could have a major impact on how people deal with everything from phobias to rehabilitating an injury.