240 children with tickly, runny noses and nasal congestion from allergies to dust or mold were given either a placebo or a probiotic supplement for twelve weeks. . . .

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical found in plastic bottles and canned foods. A study of 2,838 children between the ages of six and nineteen has now found that BPA is significantly associated with obesity in children and teenagers. . . 

This study looked at 6,138 women who were sixty-five or older. It found that the ones who ate the most monounsaturated fat . . . 

Thickening of the wall of the carotid artery is the hallmark of atherosclerosis. Homocysteine is an important risk factor for atherosclerosis. Folic acid prevents the build up of homocysteine.
   This review of ten studies included 2,052 people who used folic acid. It found that . . . 

Thank you to everyone who came out to our talk at the Toronto Vegetarian Food Festival. For those of you who asked, here are the references for the main studies we discussed:

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most difficult cancers to treat. So clues on how to prevent it are incredibly valuable.

A new study followed 23,658 people between forty and seventy-four for ten years. They found that . . . 

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), the enlarged prostate so common in older men, can cause erectile dysfunction and loss of libido. The drugs conventionally used for this condition often make the sexual problems even worse.
   When sixty-nine men were given 320mg of saw palmetto berry extract a day for eight weeks, . . . 

If you think eggs in the morning are good for you, here's a big surprise. . . .

This meta-analysis of studies of vegetarians included 124,706 people. The huge study added to the evidence that vegetarians live longer, healthier lives. . . . 

Elderberry extract is a remarkable herb for fighting the flu (see vol. 13, No.3 of The Natural Path). Studies show how well it works (J Alt Comp Med 1995; J International Med Res 2004; Online Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacokinetics 2009). Elderberry works its antiviral magic by boosting the immune system and, especially, by stopping viruses from entering into your cells, which stops the virus from replicating (J Alt Comp Med 1995). Elderberry is effective against several strains of influenza. So, could it work against H1N1?

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