Columbus, OH—A recent study at The Ohio State University on omega-3 fatty acids shows that these “good fats” do more than just fight inflammation; they may actually slow down aspects of aging. Jan Keicolt-Glaser, professor and lead author of the study, found that when overweight adults consumed an omega-3 supplement for four months, telomeres, or segments of their DNA, were preserved greater than people taking a placebo.
Conventry, U.K.—Fluoride isn’t the only cavity fighter in town. According to scientists from the Athlone Institute of Technology in Ireland, digested coconut oil may act as a natural antibiotic to fight off tooth decay.
Washington, D.C.—In an analysis of previous studies that included almost 70,000 people, researchers from Greece concluded that omega-3 fatty acid supplementation is not significantly correlated with reduced risk of all-cause death, cardiac death, sudden death, heart attack, or stroke. The study, published in the September 12 issue of JAMA, has provoked a response from the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and other groups, which urge consumers to remain confident in the benefits of omega-3s.
Stockholm, Sweden—With Halloween and candy season right around the corner, for once we might be encouraging men to indulge. A recent study in Neurology, by Susanna C. Larsson with the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, shows that men who consume more chocolate may have lower risks of stroke.
Chur, Switzerland—A new study published in Phytotherapy Research has found that saw palmetto (20 mg Prostasan from Bioforce USA) not only improves urinary problems, but also helps with erectile dysfunction.