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Natalie Mitlyansky, DC, ND, MD | Article

Some Interesting News

11/29/2014
SOY STIMULATES BREAST TUMORS

Soy protein has been found to stimulate tumor growth in women with breast cancer, say researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. The new study found that soy, an ingredient in some protein powders , increased activity of the genes associated with growth and spread of tumor cells.
Women who consumed soy protein supplements were found to have 20 percent greater risk of “overexpressing” genes associated with cancer growth.



TWO HELPING OF FISH A WEEK STOPS HEARING LOSS

Women who eat at least two serving of fish every week have a lower risk of age-related hearing loss, according to a study of more than 65,000 women at Brigham and Women Hospital in Boston.
Although hearing loss is often considered an inevitable part of aging, those who eat two or more servings of fish a week had 20 percent lower risk of hearing loss when compared to women who rarely eat fish.

E-READERS INTERFERE WITH COMPREHENSION

Two Norwegian studies found that people who read books on electronic devices have a more difficult time remembering details than those who read paper versions.
One study found that those who use e-readers had significant difficulty remembering the order of events in a story, and a second study found that readers understood material better if they read from paper instead of a digital device.
Researchers speculate that the process of feeling the weight of the book and turning pages affects how much information readers absorb.


APPLES BOOST LOVE LIFE

Apples can boost women’s sexual pleasure, according to research published in Archives of GYNECOLOGY and OBSTETRICS, which found that women who ate one or two apples a day had better sex lives than those who did not eat apples. The researchers believe that high level of polyphenols and antioxidants found in apples stimulate blood flow and aid arousal. In addition, apples contain phloridzin, a phytoestrogen that is similar to the female hormone estradiol.


POMEGRANATE MAY STOP ALZHEIMER’S, PARKINSON’S

A natural compound found in pomegranate called punicalagin can inhibit inflammation that destroys brain cells, according to researcher Dr. Olumayokun Olajide of the University of Huddersfield.
The inflammation, which leads to the continuous destruction of brain cells called microglia, makes Alzheimer’s progressively worse.
While he is still working on the amount of pomegranate needed to be effective, Dr. Olajide recommends consuming products that are 100 percent juice without added sugar. Pomegranate juice is widely available in health food stores and some grocery stores.