Monthly Archives: December 2020

Gut microbiome and mental health linked

The relationship between the gut microbiome and mental health, including how gut bacteria can regulate mood, is explored in a new study by researchers in France. Depression is one of the leading mental health disorders affecting millions of people all over the world. One of the challenges with developing effective treatments for depression is understanding…

Hormone replacement therapy and cancer: What’s the link?

Researchers in a recent study confirm the link between the use of hormone replacement therapy and cancer. What is hormone replacement therapy? Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is prescribed to relieve the symptoms of menopause (hot flashes, fatigue) and reduce bone losses. There are two main types of HRT: Combination HRT contains the hormones estrogen and…

Can physical activity reverse the effects of a sedentary lifestyle?

New guidelines on recommended physical activity consider ways to potentially counter the health risks associated with a sedentary lifestyle. It is no secret that regularly getting physical activity is healthy for the body.  Exercise can have a variety of physical health benefits; it can promote heart health, muscle development and maintenance, bone density, maintenance of…