In case you missed it, here are the biggest headlines of the week!
How Will the ‘Sandwich Generation’ Care for the Elderly?
One in five Americans will be over the age of 65 by 2030. This demographic shift is not one that our societies are currently prepared to support. Amongst the disorganization and lack of planning, the responsibility is unfairly falling on the sandwich generation, with 83% of elderly care coming from unpaid sources. How will we address this threat to our healthcare systems and economic stability? The answer is still unclear … [read more]
Study Shows That High Vitamin K1 Intake Reduces Cataract Formation
A recent study published in JAMA Ophthalmology revealed that increased dietary Vitamin K1 intake reduces cataract formation in an elderly Mediterranean population … [read more]
Wheatgrass Reduces Atherosclerosis Markers but Not Menopausal Symptoms
The findings of a new study conducted in 59 hyperlipidemic South Asian women aged 30-60 years suggest that while supplementation with wheatgrass reduces atherosclerosis markers apolipoprotein B (Apo B), total cholesterol (TC), and triacylglycerol (TAG) compared to a control group, it does not significantly reduce high-density lipoprotein (HDL) levels, menopausal symptoms or alter urogenital symptoms … [read more]
Can Synbiotics Reduce Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms?
The findings of a new study suggest that this is indeed the case. The study reports that synbiotics reduce rheumatoid arthritis symptoms as measured by joint pain and disease severity scores and lower C-reactive protein (CRP) and insulin levels in patients with the disease … [read more]
Exercise and Health: More Exercise Reduces Cellular Aging
Exercise is linked to a longer, healthier life but the mechanisms are unclear. To determine how exercise and health are linked, Tucker shows in Preventive Medicine that physical activity is associated with longer telomeres, which are linked to reduced cellular aging … [read more]