A strawberry a day keeps the doctor away!

A new study by Alvarez-Suarez et al. in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry indicates that adding strawberries to your diet may lower bad cholesterol and triglycerides. The study was based on 23 healthy volunteers adding 500 grams of fresh strawberries to their diet everyday for a month. The result- volunteer blood samples showed a decrease … Read moreA strawberry a day keeps the doctor away!

New Study Indicates Aspirin Use May Reduce the Risk of Ovarian Cancer

Aspirin, or acetylsalicylic acid, is commonly used to relieve minor aches and pains and to reduce fever. Interestingly, ancient Greeks and Native Americans benefitted, for centuries from salicylic acid, the active form of aspirin, found naturally in the barks of willow trees. A versatile drug, aspirin, has been shown to reduce the risk of several … Read moreNew Study Indicates Aspirin Use May Reduce the Risk of Ovarian Cancer

Late Nights: A Bad Idea

The 19th century German philosopher, Arthur Schopenhauer, once said of sleep:  Sleep is the interest we have to pay on the capital which is called in at  death; and the higher the rate of interest and the more regularly it is  paid, the further the date of redemption is postponed. Hyperbole? Maybe. But we have … Read moreLate Nights: A Bad Idea

Antioxidants: to take or not to take?

A new study published in Science Translational Medicine shows that antioxidants, specifically vitamin E and acetylcysteine (NAC), can actually worsen lung cancer in mice, putting to question the popular belief that antioxidants fight cancer. An antioxidant is any molecule that prevents oxidation of other molecules by reacting with free radicals produced naturally as a byproduct … Read moreAntioxidants: to take or not to take?