Author: Kathy Moritz

Aspartame May Prevent Weight Loss

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital believe they have found out why aspartame may prevent weight loss instead of helping to promote weight loss. The theory is that phenylalanine interferes with an enzyme that has...

Vitamin D & Bladder Cancer

A new review of 7 studies shows a link between Vitamin D deficiency and an increased risk of bladder cancer. The list of benefits of Vitamin D just keeps growing. It is more difficult to get the...

Probiotics and Cognition

A recent study in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience  show that probiotics make a difference in cognition for older adults with Alzheimer’s Disease. This clinical trial was a randomized, double-blind, controlled study. In it, 60 Alzheimer patients...

Sagging Skin, Sagging Brain

As you age, you’ve probably noticed that you skin has begun to sag a bit. It just doesn’t have as much elasticity as when you were 25 years old. New research from Newcastle University...

High Blood Pressure and the Risk for Alzheimer’s

High blood pressure is a common ailment for older adults. This statement, published in the journal Hypertension for the American Heart Association discusses the correlation between high blood pressure and cognitive function. While the...

Your Metabolism

I’m pretty sure I have the slowest metabolism on the planet. I can look at food and gain weight. But what is metabolism, really, and how does it affect our bodies? I found a couple...

The Link Between Obesity and Liver Cancer

Additional evidence has been found showing  a link to another type of cancer and obesity. Higher body mass index or  BMI, the size of one’s waist, and type II diabetes, has been shown to provide significant risk for liver cancer....

High Cholesterol may Lead to Osteoarthritis

While the title of this article may be a little simplistic, the researchers who published in the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, did find that increasing the intake of cholesterol (in rats) created dysfunctional...

Oats and Cholesterol – More Good News

News about the good effect of oats on cholesterol is nothing new. But the latest information published in British Journal of Nutrition has shown further information about the benefits. The researchers reviewed a number...

Antioxidants and Glucose Response

There are so many health issues associated with the lack of glucose control in bodily systems. Some people with diabetes, or those who are overweight/obese, may have difficulty controlling their glucose levels or hyperglycemia....