Fatty acid supplements have been linked to a variety of benefits, including cardiovascular health, aerobic capacity and other improvements to the body’s ability to function. While the positive sides have been frequently researched, scientists at Harvard School of Public Health wanted to find out how not taking the supplements was affecting people’s lives and health outcomes.
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The baking soda some families use as a refrigerator deodorizer or baking aid may be more than just a household tool, scientists are finding. At the Royal London Hospital, patients with advanced kidney disease were split into two groups, one given baking soda in tablet form and the other receiving normal care as part of a randomized clinical trial.
Diabetes and heart failure are two chronic conditions that are linked together because both can be caused by obesity.
People with epilepsy are sometimes put on a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet to reduce the likelihood of seizures, but one of the side effects is developing kidney stones.
The use of antibiotics could be contributing to the spread of C. difficile according to scientists who say that the results may require widespread changes in how hospitals care for patients.
While people may have cut down on their consumption of some fish and other water-sourced foods because of increasing mercury levels that affect water quality, new research suggests that urban residents may face similar problems from the air they breathe.
Consumers looking to reduce inflammatory conditions that lead to blood pressure may be able to benefit from a new herbal extract without cutting down a forest to do so.
Obesity has the tendency to increase the difficulty in controlling blood sugar for people who develop type 2 diabetes, but researchers say that a new supplement developed from citrus fruit could limit those effects.
While the impact of vitamin deficiencies has been studied by scientists for some time, the effects of using supplements to remedy the gaps in nutrition have not been researched to the same degree.
While omega-3 fatty acids have been linked to better heart health among the elderly, as well as those in middle age looking to offset the risks of obesity, a new study finds that even younger users may be able to use them to improve learning and cognitive abilities.