Volume 8 Issue 94
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 4-Apr-2006 
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Stem cells can repair torn tendons or ligaments

Weekend athletes who overexert themselves running or playing basketball may one day reap the benefits of research at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem that shows that adult stem cells can be used to make new tendon or ligament tissue. more  

Anti-inflammatory effects of omega 3 fatty acid in fish oil linked to lowering of prostaglandin

Omega 3 fatty acids in dietary fish oil are reported to have anti-inflammatory and anti-thrombogenic and anti-arrhythmic effects in humans, but the biochemical basis for these beneficial health effects is not well understood. Now a University of Michigan biochemist reports that fish oil significantly diminishes the production and effectiveness of various prostaglandins, naturally occurring hormone-like substances that can accentuate inflammation and thrombosis. more

Pine nut oil boosts appetite suppressors up to 60 percent for 4 hours

In the face of the growing obesity health challenge, "appetite suppressants are increasingly interesting because they work on the very simple premise of 'What you don't eat now, you won't need to lose later,'" Alexandra Einerhand, director, nutrition and toxicology-Europe at Lipid Nutrition notes. more  

Disability transitions and osteoarthritis in high functioning older women

Osteoarthritis, common among older adults, is strongly linked to late-life disability, but the process by which this happens has not been well studied. A recent study published in the April 2006 issue of Arthritis Care & Research examined the impact of osteoarthritis in the lower extremities and found that women with this condition have a greater risk of developing decreased mobility, a risk which is further increased by being overweight. more

Lack of sleep linked to increased risk of high blood pressure 

If you're middle age and sleep five or less hours a night, you may be increasing your risk of developing high blood pressure, according to a study released by Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and the College of Physicians and Surgeons, and reported in Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association. more

Vitamin C depletion correlates with lower body fat, not weight loss during short-term diet  

Too little vitamin C in the blood stream has been found to correlate with increased body fat and waist measurements. Nutrition researchers from Arizona State University report that the amount of vitamin C in the blood stream is directly related to fat oxidation the body's ability to use fat as a fuel source during both exercise and at rest. more

Brain compensates for aging by becoming less 'specialized'

One of two separate areas of the brain light up when younger people look at a house or a face, but each image activates both areas of the brain at the same time in older persons, according to a study published by Yale University and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, this month in NeuroReport. more

 

Too little vitamin C in the blood stream has been found to correlate with increased body fat and waist measurements.