Probiotics and brain function

Probiotics Improve Cognitive Function Among Patients With Severe Dementia

A new clinical trial with Alzheimer’s patients shows that probiotics may improve cognitive function in humans.  Prior studies showing probiotics benefits for improvements in memory and learning as well as anxiety and depression reduction have been done with mice. 60 patients with Alzheimer’s disease participated in this double blind, controlled trial.  Patients ranged in age…

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Could EPA Omega-3 Supplements Help With PTSD?

A new paper points to increased levels of the EPA Omega 3 essential fatty acid being associated with reductions in the severity of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms. A secondary analysis of data generated from a placebo-controlled trial was done.  Participants were assigned to randomly receive either an Omega-3 supplement containing 1,470 mg of DHA…

Omega 3 and Children's reading

Omega 3 and 6 May Improve Reading for Children

According to a recent study improved reading skills in mainstream schoolchildren was seen with daily supplementation with both Omega 3 and Omega 6 essential fatty acids. Over 150 schoolchildren in grade 3 (9 and 10 years of age) participated in this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial.  Participants took the Logos test (A computer based test)…

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Garlic Plus Lemon May Improve Cholesterol Level, Lower Blood Pressure

A new study finds combining garlic and lemon juice may help reduce total and LDL (bad) cholesterol levels in individuals with high blood lipids and may improve their blood pressure as well. Over 100 people with elevated blood lipid levels (hyperlipidemic) participated in this randomized controlled parallel-designed clinical study.  Participants were assigned to one of…