Vitamin D may have a key role in helping the brain to keep working well in later life, suggests research published ahead of print in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. Read more
CM NEWS – It’s well known that menopausal women using estrogen replacement therapy are exposed to an increased risk of developing breast cancer. A group of scientists have found hope in an 800-year-old Chinese herbal decoction which has been used in age-related illness of women. The science behind the decoction and the optimal proportion of each herb have been uncovered. Scientists are hopeful the formula might offer alternative to HRT for menopausal women. Read more
AP, Globe and Mail, CTV — Ginkgo biloba, the herbal supplement that is sold in health-food stores as a memory enhancer, does not prevent the onset of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, new research suggests.
The study is the largest and longest ginkgo biloba trial performed to date. Read more
CM NEWS – Scientists may have found a dietary solution to reverse bone loss. A recent study indicates that a combination of soy protein, dried plum and substances used in making artificial sweeteners can restore bone mass in ovarian hormone deficient rats. Read more
NutraIngredients.com – Increased soy isoflavone consumption from dietary or supplemental sources for six months can boost bone mineral density in the spine by almost one gram in menopausal women, according to a meta-analysis of 10 randomised controlled trials. Read more