Monthly Archives: February 2007

Lesser Known Cruciferous vegetable reduces DNA damage

The well known cruciferous vegetables have been shown to reduce DNA damage in a plethora of studies. These are the cabbages, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, turnips, kale, collards and all those other vegetables that many folks with strong tastes buds tend to dislike. A recent research study looked at whether […]

Selenium and elderly cognitive function

A recent study concluded that lifelong low selenium levels leads to lower cognitive function. The study was based on rural Chinese where it is possible the soil was selenium depleted. If we eat well we may get adequate levels of selenium, but how do we know we are receiving optimal […]

Chocolate makes you smarter – at least temporarily

A new study would have you believe that eating chocolate makes you smarter. At least temporarily as it has been show to increase grey matter for a couple of hours. The study also suggests that the cocoa flavanols found in chocolate could be useful in enhancing brain function for people […]