Study: Aerobic exercise trumps strength training for weight loss

Think pumping iron will help you quickly shed pounds? Think again. CNN Health reported on a study by Duke University researchers showing aerobic exercise burns fat more efficiently than strength training. In the study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology, researchers categorized 119 overweight, but otherwise healthy middle-aged people into three groups: One for Resistance Training (RT), one for Aerobic Training (AT), and one combination of the two. The results looked at the change … [ Read More ]

Study suggests Vitamin B-12 for cognitive health among elderly

New research indicates a lack of Vitamin B-12 may cause faster mental decline among senior citizens, according to a report in Science Daily. Scientists at Tufts University conducted an observational study of 549 men and women with an average age of 75 who were split into five groups based upon individual Vitamin B-12 levels. The study looked at cognitive performance of each individual over eight years using results of a periodical dementia screening test called … [ Read More ]

Pesticides contributing to food allergies, study finds

Eating right is getting even more difficult. According to CNN Health, a new study reveals pesticide residue in both tap water and produce may be causing an upswing in food allergies. Scientists have long known exposure to high levels of pesticides is toxic to humans. Now this study published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology indicates small concentrations of pesticides might also negatively impact human health. The study found that people with high … [ Read More ]

Report: Grapefruits, prescription drugs don’t mix

You might need to check with your doctor before you can enjoy your next morning grapefruit. Web MD reports more and more prescription drugs show dangerous and even fatal interactions with the popular citrus fruit. The Canadian Medical Association Journal released findings that show more than 85 commonly prescribed medications have known side effects when combined with grapefruit products. Heart medicines, antibiotics, cholesterol medicines and cancer medicines are just some of the drugs which cause … [ Read More ]

UK group urges individuals to heed stroke warning signs

Many people at risk for stroke could get an early sign to seek medical treatment. A new study by the Stroke Association of the United Kingdom reveals a mini stroke sometimes indicates a major stroke is coming but many people are unaware of this warning signal and do not see a doctor. A stroke occurs when the blood flow to the brain stops, usually caused by a blood clot or open bleeding inside the brain. … [ Read More ]

Mistletoe extract being studied for cancer research

Mistletoe might not be just for Christmas anymore. Australian scientists are looking at an extract of the holiday plant as a possible aid or even replacement for colon cancer chemotherapy. Standard chemotherapy treatment attacks cancer cells but also destroys healthy cells. A new study at the University of Adelaide in South Australia reveals that the mistletoe extract Fraxini aggressively targets colon cancer cells while minimizing negative impact on normal cells. Zahra Lotfollahi, who is conducting … [ Read More ]