January 2015

January 31

The effects of an injected placebo on endurance running performance
Med Sci Sports Exerc, Nov 19, 2014

‘Expensive’ placebos work better than ‘cheap’ ones
Fried food consumption, genetic risk, and body mass index: gene-diet interaction analysis in three US cohort studies
Salt may not affect heart risks
Green tea ingredient may target protein to kill oral cancer cells
Testosterone changes during vicarious experiences of winning and losing among fans at sporting events

January 24

Sitting for long periods increases risk of disease and early death, regardless of exercise
Annals of Internal Medicine January 2015

A study suggests that a hormone released after exercise irisin, may reduce breast-cancer cells and enhance chemotherapy
International Journal of Cancer, January 2015

American children eat too much pizza
by Bahar Gholipour, Live Science, January 19, 2015

Blueberries may lower blood pressure
Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, January 2015

Russell Wilson” “I eat a ton before games”
By Christopher Hunt, Men’s Fitness, January 2015

Tom Brady’s eating plan
By Katherine Landergan, The Boston Globe, December 12, 2015

Daily exposures to formaldehyde associated with cigarettes and E-cigarettes
New England Journal of Medicine, January 22, 2015

Common cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins can have unpleasant side effects, including muscle aches and weakness. Bergamot has been shown to lower cholesterol in human studies
International Journal of Cardiology, December 10, 2013 

Effect of ashwagandha on tests of cognitive and psychomotor performance
Pharmacognosy Res 2014;6(1): 12-18

January 17

OTC supplement may aid in migraine prevention
By Caroline Cassels, March 26, 2013

More than three quarters of U.S. flu shots ineffective
By Julie Steenhuysen, Reuters, January 15, 2015

Tamiflu: millions wasted on flu drug, claims major report
By James Gallagher, BBCNews, April 9, 2014

1 in 10 patients inappropriately prescribed aspirin to prevent first heart attack, stroke
Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Volume 65, Issue 2, 20 January 2015, Pages 111–121

UEA research shows group walking cuts risk of life-threatening conditions
British Journal of Sports Medicine, January 19, 2015

Reduction of delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) by a novel churchmen delivery system (Meriva): a randomized placebo-controlled trial
J Int Soc Sports Nutr 2014 June 18, 2014 

CoQ10 supplementation lowers inflammatory marker in heart disease patients
Nutrition, July 2012

Environment trumps genetic in shaping immune system
Stanford University, news release, Jan. 15, 2015

Sulforaphane Andenstaats apoptotic signaling in PC3 prostate cancer cells
Oncogenesis, January 2015
Reduction of delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) by a novel churchmen delivery system (Meriva): a randomized placebo-controlled trial
J Int Soc Sports Nutr 2014 June 18, 2014

Does screening asymptomatic adults for major disease save lives? It seems not
International Journal of Epidemiology, January 2015

January 10

Cancer biopsies do not promote cancer spread, research finds
Mayo Clinic, January 9, 2015

Vitamin D Deficiency Predicts Cognitive Decline
Neurology, November 5, 2014

Trans Fat Linked to Worse Memory
American Heart Association 2014 Scientific Sessions: Abstract #15572. Presented November 18, 2014.

Homocysteine linked with diminished cognitive function in older men and women
Journal of Affective Disorders, August 5, 2013 

Optimistic people have healthier hearts
Health Behavior and Policy Review, January 2015

Pessimism about the future may lead to longer, healthier life
Psychology and Aging, February 2015

January 3

Energy and nutrient density of foods in relation to their carbon footprint
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, January 2015

The top 10 resolutions you can actually keep
By Dr. Ronald Hoffman, Intelligent Medicine Newsletter

Could playing Tchaikovsky’s ‘Nutcracker’ and other music improve kids’ brains?
Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, December 2014

Diet for a hot planet
By Anna Blythe Lappe

Hugs help protect against stress and infection, say Carnegie Mellon Researchers
By Shilo Rea

New diet guidelines might reflect environment cost
Associated Press, January 2, 2015

Mind over matter, the brain alone can tone muscle
Journal of Neurophysiology, December 24, 2014

Muscle mass predicts longevity in older adults
American Journal of Medicine, June 2014

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