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Norwegian Scientists Launch a Study to Determine if Cod Liver Oil is an Effective Weapon Against Covid-19
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Researchers in Norway are expanding a major ongoing study to determine whether cod liver oil can help fight off Covid-19 and reduce its mortality rate or whether those who take the nutrient simply lead healthier lives in general. Recent studies have postulated the lower rates of Covid-19 contagion and mortality in Northern Europe compared to Southern Europe may be partially explained due to the high consumption of cod liver oil in the north. In line with this analysis, a previous major national Covid-19 study in Norway that began this spring, found that cod liver oil users had a lower risk...
Nutrition is Directly Linked to Physical and Cognitive Performance
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Researchers at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and the U.S. Air Force Research Lab announced today the results of a new study that found a direct link between physical fitness, cognitive performance, and optimal nutrition. The scientists revealed that getting the right nutrition not only fuels our bodies and improves fitness but gives us a mental edge. The double-blind study, published this week in the journal Scientific Reports, examined the effectiveness of optimal nutrition and exercise to enhance fitness and cognitive performance among a population of active-duty men and women in the U.S. Air Force. Researchers divided the 148 study participants...
High Sugar Intake Changes Behavior and Triggers Mental Disorders
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Mental health disorders have damaging effects on all aspects of the lives of children and adults affected. As scientists examine the causes of conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity syndrome (ADHD) and bipolar disorder, a new triggering factor is emerging as a primary culprit. Researchers from the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus have identified how high sugar intake can play a major role in these disorders. The researchers also noted that high sugar intake also seemed implicated in triggering aggressive behavior.
Cod Liver Oil Superfood and Healthy Immunity
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Fish and Fish Oil Supplements Can Prevent Childhood Asthma: Review
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A new review of research into fish oil consumption in pregnant women has found that eating fish and taking supplements are both equally likely to protect children from developing asthma. Carried out by researchers at the University of South Florida in Tampa, the scientific review looked at two studies before concluding that children whose mothers consumed high-dose omega-3 fatty acids daily during the 3rd trimester, whether from fish or supplements, were less likely to develop breathing problems. The first study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, looked at 346 pregnant women in their 3rd trimester who took omega-3...