Fatty Liver Disease

Omega-3 May Help Fight Fatty Liver Disease

According to a new pilot study a high dose Omega-3 supplement may improve Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) markers. This pre-specified sub study of the WELCOME Trial (Wessex Evaluation of Fatty Liver and Cardiovascular markers in NAFLD with Omacor Therapy), a double blinded randomized controlled trial, looked at 16 individuals with NAFLD.  These participants were…

Age Related Macular Degeneration

Zinc Plus Antioxidant: A Cost-Effective Solution to Macular Degeneration?

According to a new study a supplement containing Antioxidants plus Zinc may be a cost effective way to slow down the progression of the wet form of the common degenerative eye disease, Macular Degeneration. Data from the AREDS study in addition to real world outcomes using the National Health Service EMR, a multicenter Neovascular (wet…

Omega-3 and Diabetes

Short-Term Fish Oil Consumption Helps Prevent Type-2 Diabetes in People with Existing Metabolic Disorders

According to a new meta-analysis supplementation with Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids could increase insulin sensitivity and reduce the risk of diabetes in people who suffer from metabolic disorders. 17 studies with over 670 participants over the age of 18 were reviewed by researchers.  In individuals experiencing at least one symptom of a metabolic disorder Omega-3…

Magnesium and High Blood Pressure

Magnesium Pills May Improve Blood Pressure in At-Risk Populations

A new meta-analysis found individuals with pre-diabetes, insulin resistance or other non-communicable chronic disease have a higher risk for hypertension (High Blood Pressure) but supplementation with Magnesium may lower their blood pressure. 11 gold-standard randomized controlled trials were reviewed.  Researchers found Magnesium supplementation significantly decreased both systolic (4.18 mmHg) and diastolic (2.27 mmHg) blood pressure. …

Ginkgo Biloba enhances Performance Cognition

Ginkgo May Enhance Performance, Boost Brain Health for Active Men

According to a small study extracts of Ginkgo Biloba may offer both mind and body advantages for young active men. 18 young active men participated in this study.  Participants were randomly assigned to receive either a standardized extract of Ginkgo Biloba or a placebo.  The study lasted six weeks.  Improvements in VO2max (maximal oxygen uptake)…