Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or enlargement of the prostate, will affect half off all men in their lifetime. But a huge new study of diet suggests that it may not have to. . . .

Vitamin D just keeps proving itself against cancer. This time, researchers compared the blood levels of vitamin D in 1,394 postmenopausal women with breast cancer with the levels in 1,365 postmenopausal without. . . . 

For years, garlic was recommended for lowering cholesterol. Then the research pendulum swung, and the concensus was, though good at preventing heart disease in other ways, garlic does not improve cholesterol. But now a meta-analysis of twenty-six placebo-controlled studies of people with high levels of fat in their blood has reversed that decision . . .

Pancreatic cancer is one of the cancers with the poorest prognosis. Since it is one of the hardest cancers to treat, prevention becomes even more important.

Research now shows that increasing the amount of fiber in your diet can help prevent pancreatic cancer. . . . 

598 kids were given either 900mg of plant source omega-3’s and 100mg seafood source omega-3’s or only 140mg of omega-3’s for a year. . . .
 

Natural medicine’s critics used to say--and some who clearly don’t look at the literature still do--that there was no scientific research behind its claims. With the explosion of studies in the past several years, that criticism is no longer available. So the critics said that the research there was was of a lower quality than the research on drugs. So researchers put that criticism to the test . . .

Most people who suffer from dementia also experience feeling of agitation that interfere with daily activities and social interactions.

But when seventy people with dementia--forty-four of them with Alzheimer's--and significant agitation were given either lavender essential oil or a placebo oil . . . 

Here’s a new use for probiotics. . . .

3,831 elderly people had their cognitive abilities assessed at the start and then three more times over a seven year study. The people who had a higher intake of vitamin C . . . 

A two year double-blind, placebo-controlled study gave either 400mcg of folic acid and 100mcg of B12 or a placebo to 900 elderly people suffering from depression. . . .

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