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Connecticut Center for Health: October 2012 Archives



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Prebiotic May Help Patients With Intestinal Failure Grow New and Better Gut



ScienceDaily (Oct. 15, 2012) -- Adding the right prebiotic to the diets of pediatric patients with intestinal failure could replace intravenous feeding, says a new University of Illinois study. "When we fed the carbohydrate fructooligosacharide (FOS) as a prebiotic, the gut grew and increased in function," said Kelly A. Tappenden, a U of I professor of nutrition and gastrointestinal physiology. "The study showed that using the correct pre- and probiotic in combination could enhance...

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Eating Lots of Carbs, Sugar May Raise Risk of Cognitive Impairment



ScienceDaily (Oct. 16, 2012) -- People 70 and older who eat food high in carbohydrates have nearly four times the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment, and the danger also rises with a diet heavy in sugar, Mayo Clinic researchers have found. Those who consume a lot of protein and fat relative to carbohydrates are less likely to become cognitively impaired, the study found. The findings are published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease....

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Exercise May Lead to Better School Performance for Kids With ADHD



ScienceDaily (Oct. 16, 2012) -- A few minutes of exercise can help children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder perform better academically, according to a new study led by a Michigan State University researcher. The study, published in the current issue of the Journal of Pediatrics, shows for the first time that kids with ADHD can better drown out distractions and focus on a task after a single bout of exercise. Scientists say such "inhibitory...

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Cognitive benefits of ginseng and bacopa



Froam the CAM Report.Cognitive benefits of ginseng and bacopaResearchers at Swinburne University, in Melbourne, Australia, reviewed the evidence and compared the responses to modafinil (Provigil).Reportedly, Panax ginseng and Bacopa monnieri have consistent acute and chronic cognitive effects, respectively.First, the details.Clinical studies of the neurocognitive effects of modafinil, ginseng, and bacopa were identified.Examples of neurocognitive effects include thinking, learning, processing, or remembering information. Changes in these abilities affect the ability to work or do routine everyday tasks.Studies undertaken on healthy humans using a...

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25-Hydroxyvitamin D Levels and Mortality



  10/3/2012Alan R. Gaby, MD Wednesday, October 03, 2012by: Alan R. Gaby, MD DesignRetrospective observational studyParticipants247,574 individuals of all ages from Copenhagen, Denmark, whose serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D level had been measured by their general practitioner between April 2004 and January 2010Study Parameters Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and all-cause mortalityPrimary Outcome Measures The association between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and all-cause mortalityKey Findings During a median follow-up period of 3.07 years, 15,198 subjects (6.1%) died. A reverse J-shaped association...

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Vitamin D Levels and Mortality



 in Metabolic Syndrome In people with metabolic syndrome, vitamin D levels predict all-cause and cardiovascular mortality Wednesday, October 03, 2012by: Gregory A. Plotnikoff, MD, MTS, FACP ReferenceThomas GN, Hartaigh BO, Bosch JA, et al. Vitamin D levels predict all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality in subjects with metabolic syndrome: The Ludwigshafen Risk and Cardiovascular health (LURIC) study. Diabetes Care. 2012;35:1158-1164. DesignProspective cohort study of 1,801 white people in southwest Germany with metabolic syndrome who underwent elective coronary angiography between...

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