The Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2), commissioned by the National Eye Institute and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has shown that the addition of lutein/zeaxanthin provides a benefit in helping prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD).
The study built on the original AREDS study which demonstrated a 25% reduction in the risk of AMD in selected high-risk patients by following the AREDS formulation. AREDS2 evaluated whether adding lutein/zeaxanthin and/or the omega-... Read more
As a young girl, Janella Purcell always struggled with her weight. Her family ate ‘beautiful, home-cooked’ meals prepared by her Lebanese mother, but Janella kept gaining weight, developing digestive problems and endometriosis as a young girl.
‘I would lose weight, but then put it back on,’ she told postscript.com.au. ‘I was always dieting and fasting. It turned out there was a lot of food I just couldn’t tolerate, and in the 70s and 80s in Brisbane it wasn’t trendy like it is now!’
After discovering she had... Read more
Could fish help you live longer? A new study suggests just that: omega-3 levels are associated with living an extra 2 or more years.
The study, from the Harvard School of Public Health and University of Washington in the US, found that omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish, can significantly support heart health and may guard against cardiovascular disease.
The study, published last month, was highlighted by Nordic Naturals spokesperson Warren Maginn at the beginning of Australia’s National Heart Week (5-11 May... Read more
Sporting injuries are alarmingly common: and 3-time Olympic beach volleyballer Kerri Pottharst understands them more than most, having battled through 6 knee surgeries as well as a wide range of lesser injuries.
‘I’ve experienced many potentially devastating injuries that threatened to end my professional and coaching career,’ says Kerri.
‘While I’ve endured 6 knee surgeries, I’ve also had many less serious injuries common to many weekend warriors, including soft tissue trauma, muscle soreness, stiffness and... Read more
Mums and dads looking for symptom relief from coughs and colds in children may be more likely to consider complementary options, say industry stakeholders.
A recent TGA review of cough and cold medicines containing antihistamines, antitussives, mucolytics, expectorants and decongestants advised that they should not be given to children under the age of 6, or to children between the ages of 6 and 12 without pharmacist or doctor advice.
GP Karley Heyworth says that as a health professional, she welcomes the TGA... Read more