Some diabetes drugs like Ozempic may lower risks of 10 cancers, study finds

Obesity and type 2 diabetes are common conditions that can pose a risk to people’s health. Diabetes treatment approaches may play a role in future health risks, and researchers are starting to connect the dots regarding data in this area. A study published in JAMA Network Open compared groups of people with type 2 diabetes receiving three treatments: individuals […]

Over 3 million annual deaths due to alcohol and drug use, majority among men

A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) highlights that 2.6 million deaths per year were attributable to alcohol consumption, accounting for 4.7% of all deaths, and 0.6 million deaths to psychoactive drug use. Notably, 2 million of alcohol and 0.4 million of drug-attributable deaths were among men. WHO’s Global status report on alcohol and health […]

Global physical inactivity rises, challenging 2030 reduction targets

In a recent study published in The Lancet Global Health, researchers used data from 163 countries and autonomous territories to investigate the global incidence of inadequate physical activity among adults from 2000 to 2022. Their results indicate that the prevalence of lower-than-adequate exercise increased from 23.4% in 2000 to 31.3% in 2022. These trends suggest that […]

New recommendations on vitamin D intake for children, pregnant people, adults over 75 and those with high-risk prediabetes

In a recent study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, researchers developed therapeutic recommendations for utilizing vitamin D [cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) or ergocalciferol (vitamin D2)] to reduce the risk of illness in individuals who do not have documented grounds for vitamin D medication or 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] testing. Background Studies have linked serum […]

Fructose-free sweets: New study suggests taste receptor role in regulating metabolism

The newly published research by scientists at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia, US, reveals that the stimulation and inhibition of the sweet taste receptor TAS1R2-TAS1R3 can regulate glucose metabolism in the human body. Paul Breslin, Ph.D. researcher at Monell and professor of nutritional science at Rutgers University, US, discusses what this means for […]

Can hormone replacement therapy help treat pulmonary hypertension in women?

About 1% of the global population has pulmonary hypertension, which currently has no cure. The condition is more common in females, and scientists believe it may be due to the hormone estrogen. Researchers from The University of Arizona College of Medicine Tucson say that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may improve pulmonary hypertension in females. Researchers […]

Forecasted global aging trend drives surge in supplement innovation

With the global population of over 60 expected to double in the next two decades, supplement manufacturers have their R&D work cut out, formulating active nutrition products that are multifunctional and build the consumer up from the inside out. We get a glimpse of the future of product innovation in the specialized nutrition for active […]

Scientists Say This is the Best Temperature for a Good Night’s Sleep

New research shows the ideal sleep temperature among the aging population is between 68 to 77°F (20 to 25°C). Researchers also found climate change may be a potential reason for sleep problems. To improve your sleep quality, stick to a consistent sleep routine, maintain low light and low temperature in the bedroom and avoid overstimulating […]