Monthly Archives: November 2019

Could Extra virgin olive oil reduce the risk of dementia? – Medical News Bulletin

Recent research in mice has found that a diet enriched with extra virgin olive oil could improve brain health. Extra virgin olive oil is known to be an excellent source of antioxidants and monounsaturated fats, which aid in improving bone health and protect against stroke, heart diseases, and certain cancers. In a recent study, published…

Gut bacteria – a key to reverse the aging mechanism? – Medical News Bulletin

Recent research suggests that bacteria in our gut may alter the process of aging. The gut microbiome is comprised of millions of bacteria residing in the gastrointestinal tract. The microbiome has become an important research topic over the last twenty years in multiple areas of research including nutrition, diseases, and physiology. Previous studies have highlighted…

Is there a correlation between a deficiency in vitamin D and atrial fibrillation? – Medical News Bulletin

Having a vitamin D deficiency is deadly for many diseases and now there may be a correlation between vitamin D and atrial fibrillation. A study published in the Nutrition Journal examined the relationship between vitamin D and atrial fibrillation.  Their report includes thirteen studies from 2011 to 2018 with 6,519 cases of atrial fibrillation and…

Nutrition brief: Eating more fish could reduce your risk of dementia – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study has reported that increasing fish intake could reduce the risk of developing dementia.   A recent study published in the British Journal of Nutrition has investigated whether eating fish can reduce the risk of developing dementia. The researchers rationalized that due to the nutrients contained in fish that have been associated with…

New insights on how second-hand smoke affects children – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study published in JAMA Ophthalmology explains how second-hand smoke affects children’s eyes. Thanks to public health campaigns, people of all ages have a growing awareness of the severe and extensive health damage smoking causes to themselves and others around them. Despite these efforts, in the United States alone, 14% of adults 18 years…

New study identifies risk factors associated with higher Parkinson’s disease-related mortality – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers in the Netherlands have identified risk factors that are associated with a higher Parkinson’s disease-related mortality in a new study published in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is one of the most common neurodegenerative diseases characterized by slow movement, muscle weakness, rigidity, and tremors. It is linked to higher overall death…

How does postoperative behavioral therapy influence weight-loss surgery? – Medical News Bulletin

A study was conducted in the U.S. to evaluate the feasibility of postoperative behavioral therapy in patients who had undergone weight-loss surgeries. Weight loss surgery is a serious surgical procedure, and post-operative behaviours and psychosocial challenges, like binge eating, mood changes, depression, substance use problems, marital discord or other life stressors can affect the long-term…

Is there a dietary risk factor for inflammatory bowel disease? – Medical News Bulletin

In a recent study, researchers attempted to determine if there is a dietary risk factor for inflammatory bowel disease. Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease. It is caused or exacerbated by several factors, including diet, genetics, and the environment. A diet high in refined sugars and fat – also referred to as…

Can healthy sleep sustain weight loss after bariatric surgery? – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers completed an exploratory study to determine whether healthy sleep improved weight loss after bariatric surgery. With obesity at epidemic proportions, weight loss can seem an unachievable goal for some people. One treatment option for weight loss is bariatric surgery, however, up to 25% of patients are not able to maintain their initial weight loss….

New test for male infertility could give immediate results – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers have developed an immediate and accurate screening method to test for male infertility. For approximately one in three infertile couples, it is the male who is infertile, most often as a result of inadequate sperm production, sperm function, or sperm delivery. Illnesses, injuries, and chronic health problems can play a role in causing male…