Eating cheese and increasing consumption of other dairy products helps improve vascular health by reducing the effects of a high-sodium diet, a new study reports.
Epigallocatechin (EGCG), a natural antioxidant found in green tea, may help in the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria. EGCG restores the activity of aztreonam, an antibiotic commonly used to treat infections caused by P. aeruginosa. The bacteria is resistant to major classes of antibiotics and is currently treated with a combination of drugs.
From helping to protect against certain cancers and neurodegenerative diseases to causing anxiety and insomnia, researchers investigate how coffee affects the brain, body, and overall health.
Patients with psychosis who have higher levels of an antioxidant called glutathione responded more quickly to medications and had improved outcomes. Researchers estimate a 10% increase in antioxidants could lead to reduced time spent in hospital for those with psychosis.
Researchers report essential oils may help improve mood and symptoms in those with anxiety and depression due to anti-oxidant effects on the brain.
People with higher levels of the antioxidants lutein, zeaxanthin, and beta-cryptoxanthin may have a lower risk of developing dementia, researchers report.
Middle-aged people who consume blueberries every day may have a reduced risk of developing dementia, a new study reports.
Older adults who consumed cranberries frequently as part of their diet saw improvements in episodic memory, neural function, and brain perfusion. Cranberry consumption was also linked to a significant decrease in LDL cholesterol. Findings reveal adding cranberries to the diet helps to improve memory and could protect against dementia.