Traditional Mexican food has health benefits

The intake of phenolic compounds (PCI) from traditional Mexican food positively affects health conditions and supports the hypothesis that specific nutritional foods have a particular effect on certain diseases, according to researchers from the Institute of Sciences of the Benemrita Autonomous University of Puebla (BUAP), Puebla, Mexico. Their study, published in the journal foods, is … Read more

Treatment of depression reduces cardiovascular risk

Patients who manage their depression through psychological therapy have a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. This is the result of a large cohort study conducted in the UK. \”Those whose symptoms of depression improved after therapy were 10% to 15% less likely to experience a cardiovascular event than those who did not,\” the authors reported … Read more

Precision nutrition and the gut microbiome: the impact of blueberries

In a recent study published in the journal Antioxidants, researchers explored the impacts of precision nutrition on gut microbiome variation. Study: Variation in crop, host and gut microbiome influences precision nutrition: an example of blueberries. Image Credit: BukhtaYurii/ Background Nutrition research funding is increasingly focused on precision nutrition, which has recently received significant interest. Fruit … Read more

Explanation of \’excessive and premature\’ CVD mortality in bipolar disorder?

An early predictor of cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been found in young people with bipolar disorder (BD), in new findings that may explain heart disease-related \’excessive and premature mortality\’ in this patient population. The researchers found that higher scores on the reactive hyperemia index (RHI), a measure of endothelial function, were related to mood severity … Read more