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Could a probiotic prevent or reverse Parkinson's?
Posted on Thursday January 23, 2020

Scientists recently tested probiotics in a roundworm model of Parkinson’s. A particular bacterium had a protective effect and improved symptoms.

Online information about probiotics often misleading
Posted on Monday January 20, 2020

The internet contains reams of information on probiotics. A new study tests the claims of popular websites and conclude that many are misleading.

Older adults who drink tea are less likely to be depressed
Posted on Sunday January 19, 2020

A new study examines the link between drinking tea and lower rates of depression in older Chinese adults, revealing the characteristics of tea drinkers.

Common foods alter gut bacteria by influencing viruses
Posted on Saturday January 18, 2020

Gut bacteria live alongside billions of viruses. A new study investigates how specific foods impact these viruses and, therefore, gut bacteria.

Sugar alters brain chemistry after only 12 days
Posted on Saturday January 18, 2020

New research in pigs examines how sugar intake affects the brain's reward circuits and finds that changes are noticeable after just 12 days.

Supplement may help burn fat long after exercise
Posted on Friday January 17, 2020

Taking an appetite suppressant produced by gut bacteria may help increase the value of moderate exercise for weight loss, according to a new study.

Does turmeric have anticancer properties?
Posted on Friday January 17, 2020

People have discussed the potential health benefits of turmeric for thousands of years. A recent review assesses the evidence for its use against cancer.

Can diet improve a person's vaginal health?
Posted on Thursday January 16, 2020

Eating certain nutrients as part of a healthful diet may help keep the vagina healthy, prevent infections, or improve vaginal conditions. Learn more here.

Best supplements for lowering blood pressure
Posted on Thursday January 16, 2020

Some people take dietary supplements to help reduce high blood pressure. Do these supplements work, and are they safe? Learn what the research says.

Full liquid diet: Everything you need to know
Posted on Thursday January 16, 2020

A doctor may recommend a full liquid diet for a short time for people with certain medical conditions. Learn more about what to eat and avoid on the full liquid diet here.