Friday, September 21, 2012
Today, Friday September 21st, has been declared Worldwide Alzheimer’s Day. I follow Alzheimer’s research closely since many of the genes involved are also associated with Macular Degeneration and other age-related neurodegenerative diseases.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
A meta-analysis published in this September 12, 2012 JAMA re-examined the results of 20 randomized fish oil studies associated with major cardiovascular disease events. The results suggest that fish oil benefits may not be as significant as claimed by many.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) nutritional values for fruits and vegetables today compared to 1975 is major cause for concern according to Al Sears, MD, nutrition specialist, prolific writer and member of a number of professional societies that focus on health, wellness and anti-aging.
Friday, August 17, 2012
A new study published in Archives of Ophthalmology questions if low levels of vitamin D actually increase the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration.
Friday, August 03, 2012
Harvard Medical School just published a booklet called The Aging Eye and it’s too good not to pass on some of the highlights for our Friday Pearl readers.
Friday, July 27, 2012
A study by the Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Washington in 2008 suggested that women are experiencing a life expectancy Reversal of Fortune.
Friday, July 20, 2012
Major kudos to the European Commission on Women in Research and Innovation for launching Science: It’s a girl thing.
Friday, July 13, 2012
All of the water we are told to drink is not just some clever marketing campaign conjured up by mineral water companies. Water is our body’s principal chemical component and makes up about 60 percent of our body weight.
Friday, July 06, 2012
Conventional wisdom on staying skinny seems to change with every day of the week—but the metabolism-boosting value of healthy snacking throughout the day is a common thread you’ll find running through just about every piece of diet advice out there.Until now, that is.That’s right: new animal research out of the University of California San Diego is shedding a dubious li...
Friday, June 29, 2012
We just received the following press release from a favorite Eye Care Professional and Ocular Nutrition Society (ONS) member, Dr. Bob Bard. I thought the information too important not to pass on as today's Friday Pearl column.