In case you missed it, here are the biggest headlines of the week!
Can Vitamin D Prevent Heart Problems?
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a common preventable disease that afflicts millions. In this recent study published in JAMA, it was found that taking high-dose vitamin D supplements does not prevent heart problems like CVD … [read more]
Exposure to Airborne Particles Causes Serious Health Problems
Particulate matter in the air has been found to cause respiratory diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and lung cancer. However, it can also affect the cardiopulmonary system leading to oxidative stress, inflammation, and epigenetic changes … [read more]
Effects of Dairy Products on Puberty
Research has shown that increased consumption of sweetened, artificially-flavoured dairy products is associated with higher concentrations of growth hormone in young girls, leading to earlier breast development. Yogurt intake has been shown to have opposite effect … [read more]
Motor Impairment in Children with Familial Schizophrenia Risk
In a 2017 study, researchers investigated the link between motor impairment and familial risk of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The study found greater impairments in manual dexterity and balance in children with familial schizophrenia risk compared to their peers … [read more]
Consuming More Fatty Acids for Weight Loss
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 … [read more]