Analysis of six different studies found drinking tea helped the brain to stay sharper
Scientists believe some compounds such as theanine could protect against Alzheimer's
Low intensity exercise improves insulin sensitivity and blood lipid levels, which are indicators of diabetes and obesity
But in those who work out, it can HALVE the risk of a cold and help speed up recovery, say Finnish experts
Children are more responsive to the vitamin than adults
New research adds to evidence that calcium supplements could be doing more harm than good in people with adequate intakes by overloading the body
Researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden studied 61,443 Swedish women aged 50 and over for an average of 19 years, including their calcium intake from diet and supplements….women with calcium intakes at least double the recommended level are at high risk of death from all causes, particularly cardiovascular disease.
Dr Hayley Farmer, 39, works for Cancer Research UK as part of a team responsible for clinical trials on new medicines and vaccines.
She was part of the office that was working on Cisplatin - a chemotherapy drug being tested on different types of cancer.
But as she carried out her work, Dr Farmer had no idea she might need the treatment herself - until a routine smear test in 2007 revealed she had cervical cancer. The cancer was already too advanced for surgery and Dr Farmer was treated with radiotherapy followed by Cisplatin. Dr Farmer, from Bristol, was given the all clear from cancer last year thanks to the pioneering drug.
Tomato juice could be better than energy drinks at helping the body recover from exercise, new research suggests.
Experts say tomatoes provide vital chemicals to help muscles recover and blood levels return to normal after being stretched and strained. Experts from a number of health institutions in Greece conducted tests on 15 athletes over a period of two months, looking at vital signs before, during and after exercise….Those drinking tomato juice had quicker levels of muscle recovery and their glucose levels returned to normal faster after strenuous exercise.
The study, led by researchers at the General Chemical State Laboratory of Greece, was published in journal Food and Chemical Toxicology.
Their research has shown that a glass of beer is far better at rehydrating the body after exercise than water….Researchers suspect that the sugars, salts and bubbles in a pint may help people absorb fluids more quickly. …Professor Manuel Garzon, of Granada's medical faculty, made his discovery after tests on 25 students over several months.
Better than gatorade, chocolate milk is great after a workout. Men's Health says
Nutritionists have long touted milk as a magical muscle-building drink—by ingesting protein after a strength training workout, your muscles have the proper fuel to recover and grow. Add sugar to the mix (in this case, chocolate) and protein is digested even faster, meaning your muscles bounce back—bigger and stronger than ever—even more quickly than after drinking regular milk.Posted by Jill Fallon at February 15, 2013 1:22 AM | Permalink