A dopamine deficiency can be effectively treated by using a number of dopamine supplements. A study published in JAMA Psychiatry in the year 2000 reported that people with clinical depression have significantly lower brain levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine. Since then, we’ve learned a lot about dopamine’s role in mood
When it comes to happiness, old age seems to have it all over youth, a surprising new study suggests.
Researchers interviewed more than 1,500 subjects ages 21 to 100, recording data on their physical health, cognitive function, and measures of mental health. They found the older rather than younger participants tended
As the warm weather approaches, it’s time to spend more time in your garden—an activity that can reap rewards beyond fresh air and exercise. A new study, which included more than 1,300 college students, found that those who gardened currently and in childhood consumed about one-half cup more fruits and
Exercise Extends Breast Cancer Survival
A recent review suggests that women with breast cancer who meet current physical activity recommendations as an adjunct to standard treatment may have a reduced risk for death from their disease. The review (Canadian Medical Association Journal, Feb. 21) analyzed 67 studies, and found that 150
Whole grains (WG), comprising wheat, oats, rice, barley, and quinoa, among others, are a major food group recommended by international dietary guidelines because of grains’ association with reduced risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
More Evidence That WG Are Good for You. New evidence from a study at Tufts
The average American consumes more than 4,000 mg of salt each day—nearly twice the recommended safe amount for most people and almost three times the maximum amount people with hypertension should consume. Four grams of salt is the equivalent of about two teaspoons. The American Heart Association recommends consuming less
It’s no surprise that America is suffering from an obesity epidemic. The struggle to lose weight and stay in shape is something that most people can relate to. Recently, UCLA researchers videotaped married couples talking to each other about their health, and they were surprised with what they found.
Are you besieged by fatigue plus one or more nagging other problems, such as insomnia, weight gain, or depression? If so, you could be suffering from adrenal fatigue.
Specific lab tests are available to confirm an adrenal dysfunction problem, but just knowing the typical adrenal fatigue symptoms is often quite
You already know to avoid added sugars, but now the evidence is mounting that another type of carbohydrate may also be implicated in weight gain and diabetes risk—starch. That’s tricky, because identifying high-starch foods requires doing a little arithmetic on the Nutrition Facts label (see box). But the health rewards
Continuing to exercise as you age really can make a difference. Researchers reported in the journal Circulation that even people in their 70s have much lower risk of stroke and heart attack with regular moderate exercise such as walking.
“When older men and women were more active, they did much better—especially