Sunday, October 26th, 2008 at 9:14 am
Living in the Northeast we are lucky to have one of the worlds healthiest fruits growing in our backyard. There have been a multitude of studies citing blueberries neuroprotective effect, not to mention its also a great fruit for diabetics because of its low glycemic index. Another study was just released showing blueberries neuroprotective effect against cognitive decline. Read the rest of this entry
Sunday, October 26th, 2008 at 9:01 am
Title: A blueberry-enriched diet provides cellular protection against oxidative stress and reduces a kainate-induced learning impairment in rats
Authors: Kara B. Duffy, Edward L. Spangler, Bryan D. Devan, Zhihong Guo, Jonna L. Bowker, Anne M. Janas, Adrienne Hagepanos, Robin K. Minor, Rafael DeCabo, Peter R. Mouton, Barbara Shukitt-Hale, James A. Joseph, Donald K. Ingram
Abstract: Young male Fischer-344 rats were fed a diet containing 2% blueberry (BB) extract or control diet for at least 8 weeks and then received bilateral hippocampal injections of kainic acid (KA 200 ng/0.5 μl) or phosphate buffered saline (PBS). One week later rats were trained in one-way active footshock avoidance in a straight runway followed the next day by training in a footshock motivated 14-unit T-maze with documented sensitivity to hippocampal glutamatergic manipulations. Read the rest of this entry
Sunday, October 26th, 2008 at 8:34 am
Just as we should know our source of tilapia we also do need to know our source of salmon! In today’s Boston Globe there is an blog reporting on a story about banned anti-fungals and antibiotics in Chilean farm raised salmon.
As consumers before purchasing farm raised salmon always ask the source. Read the rest of this entry
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008 at 5:53 pm
Children who are breastfed are less likely to suffer from
behavioral or mental health issues than those who are not breastfed,
according to new research.
The study, which was presented at the American Public Health
Association’s 136th Annual Meeting & Exposition in San Diego, looked at
whether breastfeeding is associated with decreased behavioral problems
and psychiatric illness during childhood.
Read the rest of this entry
Saturday, October 4th, 2008 at 7:49 am
6 environmental research studies reveal critical health risks from plastic ‘Plastic world’ findings on bisphenol A, phthalates and flame retardants urge regulatory action
Amsterdam, 2 October 2008 - Exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA), phthalates and flame retardants (PBDEs) are strongly associated with adverse health effects on humans and laboratory animals. A special section in the October 2008 issue of Environmental Research, “A Plastic World” provides critical new research on environmental contaminants and adverse reproductive and behavioral effects. Read the rest of this entry