Sugar and Heart Disease: The Sour Side of Industry-Funded Research

While there is a general agreement that sugar intake is bad for heart health, this was not always the case. In the 1960s, when deaths from heart disease in the United States reached a peak, researchers were divided on the primary dietary contributors to the condition: sugar or fat? For years, studies blamed the latter, … Continue reading Sugar and Heart Disease: The Sour Side of Industry-Funded Research

Can Traditional Chinese Medicine Offer Treatments for Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease?

A new study of classical Chinese medical texts identifies references to age-related memory impairment similar to modern-day Alzheimer's disease, and to several plant-based ingredients used centuries ago - and still in use today - to treat memory impairment. Experimental studies of five of these traditional Chinese medicines suggest that they have biological activity relevant to … Continue reading Can Traditional Chinese Medicine Offer Treatments for Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease?