Omega-3 heart benefits confirmed; 500mg/day recommended

March 10, 2008  
Filed under Dietary, Heart health

salmon.gifCM NEWS – Omega-3 fatty acids from oily fishes or capsules can reduce cardiovascular risk by up to 45%, according to a review of major scientific data. Experts recommend dosage of 500mg a day for healthy persons and 1 g for patients with coronary artery diseases. Read more

Typical North American diet is deficient in omega-3 fatty acids

March 9, 2008  
Filed under Dietary, Heart health

Child & Family Research Institute release New research from the Child & Family Research Institute shows the typical North American diet of eating lots of meat and not much fish is deficient in omega-3 fatty acids and this may pose a risk to infant neurological development. Read more

‘Happy tree’ yields a cancer-fighting drug

March 5, 2008  
Filed under Cancer

happytreeVancouver Sun – B.C. cancer patients who don’t get better on standard treatment will be offered a locally developed experimental drug using a nanotechnology smart bomb type of treatment derived from the bark of the “happy tree,” indigenous to China. Read more

Black tea may beat diabetes

March 3, 2008  
Filed under Diabetes, Dietary

black-tea1.jpgCM NEWS, NHS news – “Scientists claim a cup of tea may help cure diabetes,” according to the Daily Mirror. The Daily Mirror and other news sources (BBC) report on research that found that some constituents of black (theaflavins and thearubigins) mimic the action of insulin in the body. For a long time green has been believed to have beneficial health properties and it is now suggested that black may also have some potential. Read more

Precious herb ‘Tian Ma’ fights depression

March 2, 2008  
Filed under Depression, mental health

CM NEWS – An ancient, precious and expensive Chinese herb might possess anti-depressant effect, according to a new study by scientists at the National Taiwan University. Read more