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Probiotics Reduce Symptoms of Vaginal Infection
Summary: In a study involving 30 subjects, evidence suggests that supplementation with probiotics (UB-01BV) may help to reduce the risk of vaginal infection. Subjects (n=30) were women diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis (BV) presenting white discharge, pH > 4.7, increased discharge, odor, pruritus. Each subject received two capsules of UB-01BV per day, for 7 days. Subjects showed reduction in vaginosis symptoms post-treatment. Researchers conclude that UB-01BV may be able to reduce the effects of vaginal infection.
Anthocyanin-rich Fruit Reduces Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Summary: Eating foods rich in anthocyanin, like blueberries, may lower risk of developing type-2 diabetes. Researchers evaluated the relationships between intakes of different flavonoid subclasses and type 2 diabetes. Subjects were women (n=70,359) in the Nurses' Health Study (NHS; 1984-2008), women (n=89,201) in the NHS II (1991-2007), and men (n=41,334) in the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study (1986-2006) who were free of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer at baseline. Researchers found higher intakes of anthocyanin-rich food were associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, particularly blueberries and apples/pears.
Vitamin B May Alleviate Symptoms Associated with Chronic Work Stress
Summary: High doses of vitamin B complex may reduce mood and psychological strain associated with chronic work stress. Participants (n=60) completed the 3-month, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial in which personality, work demands, mood, anxiety and strain were assessed. Vitamin B complex treatment groups reported lower personal strain and reduction in confusion and depressed/dejected mood after 12 weeks. Treatment did not effect mood or anxiety. Findings that vitamin B may be a cost-effective treatment for the mood and psychological strain effects of occupational stress.
Flaxseed May Reduce Cholesterol and Hyperglycemia in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus
Summary: Flaxseeds may have a therapeutic role to play in the management of diabetes mellitus. Subjects in this study were assigned to the flaxseed consumption (FS)(n = 18) or a control group (n = 11) on the basis of their desire to participate in the study. Treatment group received daily 10 g of FS powder for 1 month. The control group received no supplementation or placebo. Results indicated that supplementation with FS reduced fasting blood glucose, glycated hemoglobin, total cholesterol, triglycerides, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and apolipoprotein B and increased high-density lipoprotein cholesterol. These results suggest flaxseed powder may benefit diabetics.