Organic Milk Beats Conventional for Healthy Fats

We know that organic produce is healthier for us because it contains fewer pesticides, but did you know that organic milk has significantly more heart-healthy fatty acids than milk from conventional dairy farms? That was the unexpected finding of a new Washington State University study, the first large-scale comparison of organic milk from grass-fed cows and conventional milk from cows fed mostly corn. The study, which compared 400 samples of whole organic and conventional milk over 18 months, found that …

The Takeaway: Eat Fish to Lower Colorectal Cancer Risk

Not only is fish great for your brain, it could also lower your risk of rectal and colon cancers, doctors say. A team from Xijing Hospital in China analyzed 41 past studies on the link and found regular consumption of fish tied to a 12 percent lower risk of developing or dying from colorectal cancer.

Diets Low in Fish Speed Up Brain Aging

When I was a kid, my Mom used to tell me to eat fish, it would make me smarter. “What does she know?” I’d grump to myself as I picked at my tuna salad. A lot, as it turns out. A new study by Alzheimer’s experts at UCLA’s Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research confirms that motherly advice. The researchers found that people with low blood levels of the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish not only had smaller brains, they …

The Takeaway: A Fishy Way To Boost Brain Health; Using Hallucinogens In Health Care

Eating fish at least once per week can seriously reduce your chances of developing Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, researchers say””but only if the fish is cooked in certain ways. And hallucinogens are back, this time for a variety of therapeutic uses.

The Newest Fish Tale: Bake, Broil, But Don’t Fry

Ladies, start your ovens. A new study by Northwestern University found that postmenopausal women who ate broiled or baked fish five or more times a week had a 30 percent lower risk of heart failure over a 10-year period compared to those who ate it just once a week. Eating fried fish, on the other hand, was linked to a higher danger of heart failure, the study found. Just one serving of fried fish a week was associated with a …