Bedtime protein for bigger gains? Here’s the scoop

Bedtime protein for bigger gains? Here’s the scoop Downing a casein shake just before sleep increases muscle mass and strength gains from resistance training, without ‘making you fat’ — but is the effect any different to your regular post-workout protein supplement. Tim Snijders, Jorn Trommelen, Imre W. K. Kouw, Andrew M. Holwerda, Lex B. Verdijk,…

Study: Democracy fosters economic growth

A new study co-authored by an MIT economist shows that when it comes to growth, democracy significantly increases development. Indeed, countries switching to democratic rule experience a 20 percent increase in GDP over a 25-year period, compared to what would have happened had they remained authoritarian states, the researchers report. Source: Study: Democracy fosters economic…

Blood pressure control is beneficial, is it not?

Until recently, physicians had generally assumed that older adults benefit from keeping their blood pressure below 140/90 mmHg. However, researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin have now found that this assumption does not apply to all patients with high blood pressure. The reality is, in fact, quite the opposite: lower blood pressure is associated with…

Alzheimer’s-like symptoms reversed in animal study

Alzheimer’s-like symptoms reversed in animal study Alzheimer’s-like symptoms reversed in animal study For this study, the researchers took a look at two compounds: EGCG, or epigallocatechin-3-gallate, a key ingredient in green tea, and FA, or ferulic acid, which is found in carrots, tomatoes, rice, wheat and oats. “After three months, combination treatment completely restored working…

Statins linked to higher diabetes risk

Individuals who take cholesterol-lowering statins may be at higher risk for developing high blood sugar levels, insulin resistance, and eventually type 2 diabetes, according to an analysis published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. Source: Statins linked to higher diabetes risk

Saffron as effective as stimulant medicines in treating ADHD

Saffron as effective as stimulant medicines in treating ADHD Saffron as effective as stimulant medicines in treating ADHD A new short-term pilot study in children and teens 6-17 years old with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has shown saffron to be as effective at controlling symptoms as methylphenidate, the commonly prescribed drug Ritalin. Sara Baziar et…