Omega-3 Supplements May Lower Anxiety

Deborah Brauser

July 22, 2011 — Increasing omega-3 intake may lower both anxiety symptoms and proinflammatory cytokines in healthy young adults, new research suggests.

In a small randomized controlled trial of medical students, those who received omega-3 supplements for 3 months showed a 20% reduction in anxiety scores and a 14% reduction in stimulated interleukin […]

Low Vitamin D Linked to Atherosclerosis, Study Finds

Allison Gandey

July 28, 2011 — Investigators have identified new evidence from the Northern Manhattan Study connecting low vitamin D levels to atherosclerosis. They found that low 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels were associated with increased intima-media and maximal carotid thickness in those with plaque.

“Our report demonstrates an independent effect of low vitamin D on subclinical […]