Vegan diets boost weight loss, lower blood sugar in adults with overweight or type 2 diabetes

However, vegan diets that are rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes and seeds, with no all animal derived foods, did not affect blood pressure or triglycerides (a type of fat in the blood) compared to other diets. For this study, the researchers conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of all relevant English language randomised trials, … Read more

Video games can help boost children’s intelligence

Journal Reference: Bruno Sauce, Magnus Liebherr, Nicholas Judd, Torkel Klingberg. The impact of digital media on children’s intelligence while controlling for genetic differences in cognition and socioeconomic background. Scientific Reports, 2022; 12 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41598-022-11341-2 Children are spending more and more time in front of screens. How this affects their health and whether it has … Read more

Exercise may reduce depression signs, boost effects of therapy

Journal References: Jacob D. Meyer, Thomas A. Murray, Cassandra S. Brower, Gabriel A. Cruz-Maldonado, Maria L. Perez, Laura D. Ellingson, Nathaniel G. Wade. Magnitude, timing and duration of mood state and cognitive effects of acute moderate exercise in major depressive disorder. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 2022; 61: 102172 DOI: 10.1016/j.psychsport.2022.102172 Jacob D. Meyer, Seana … Read more

Plant-based omega-3s may boost heart well being, reduce risk of heart disease

Journal Reference: Aleix Sala-Vila, Jennifer Fleming, Penny Kris-Etherton, Emilio Ros. Impact of Alpha-linolenic Acid, the Vegetable Omega-3 Fatty Acid, on Cardiovascular Disease and Cognition. Advances in Nutrition, 2022; DOI: 10.1093/advances/nmac016 In a comprehensive literature review, the researchers found that consuming ALA that is found in plant-based foods like walnuts and flaxseeds was associated with a … Read more

Senolytic drugs boost key protective protein

Journal Reference: Yi Zhu, Larissa G.P. Langhi Prata, Erin O. Wissler Gerdes, Jair Machado Espindola Netto, Tamar Pirtskhalava, Nino Giorgadze, Utkarsh Tripathi, Christina L. Inman, Kurt O. Johnson, Ailing Xue, Allyson K. Palmer, Tingjun Chen, Kalli Schaefer, Jamie N. Justice, Anoop M. Nambiar, Nicolas Musi, Stephen B. Kritchevsky, Jun Chen, Sundeep Khosla, Diana Jurk, Marissa … Read more

Visible public health leadership needed to boost vaccine coverage

Journal Reference: John Ashton. None of us is an island, especially when it comes to vaccination and immunisation. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 2019; 112 (6): 261 DOI: 10.1177/0141076819854904 With over 900 cases of measles over the last 12 months in Britain, Prof Ashton writes that the current weaknesses in the public health … Read more

Supplement appears to boost muscle, mitochondria health

Journal Reference: Sophia Liu, Davide D’Amico, Eric Shankland, Saakshi Bhayana, Jose M. Garcia, Patrick Aebischer, Chris Rinsch, Anurag Singh, David J. Marcinek. Effect of Urolithin A Supplementation on Muscle Endurance and Mitochondrial Health in Older Adults. JAMA Network Open, 2022; 5 (1): e2144279 DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.44279 The paper was published in JAMA Network Open. “This is … Read more

Common household cleaner can boost effort to harvest fusion energy on Earth

Journal Reference: F. Nespoli, S. Masuzaki, K. Tanaka, N. Ashikawa, M. Shoji, E. P. Gilson, R. Lunsford, T. Oishi, K. Ida, M. Yoshinuma, Y. Takemura, T. Kinoshita, G. Motojima, N. Kenmochi, G. Kawamura, C. Suzuki, A. Nagy, A. Bortolon, N. A. Pablant, A. Mollen, N. Tamura, D. A. Gates, T. Morisaki. Observation of a reduced-turbulence … Read more

New research could help boost growth of clean cooking in sub-Saharan Africa

Journal Reference: Matthew Shupler, Judith Mangeni, Theresa Tawiah, Edna Sang, Miranda Baame, Rachel Anderson de Cuevas, Emily Nix, Emmanuel Betang, Jason Saah, Mieks Twumasi, Seeba Amenga-Etego, Reginald Quansah, Elisa Puzzolo, Bertrand Mbatchou, Kwaku Poku Asante, Diana Menya, Daniel Pope. Modelling of supply and demand-side determinants of liquefied petroleum gas consumption in peri-urban Cameroon, Ghana and … Read more