Current Health News

November 12, 2018 - Issue 4473

Alkaline Water or Hydrogen Water — Which One Is Better for You?

ph water measurement

November 12, 2018

A false hypothesis has been spun into this zero evidence fad, with this popular series of books. Yet the author was sentenced to three years in jail in 2017. Please be careful, and dig deeper to get the real facts.

Fermented Dairy Protects Your Heart

fermented dairy products

November 12, 2018

A 20-year observational study from Finland suggests eating kefir, yogurt and other fermented dairy products may protect you against heart disease. Middle-aged Finnish men who consumed the highest amount of fermented dairy products had a 27 percent lower incident risk of coronary heart disease than men in the lowest consumption group.

What Are the Benefits of Vitamin B1, Thiamine?

thiamine health benefits

November 12, 2018

A resurgence in the benefits of thiamine, aka vitamin B1, has been ongoing in recent years. Studies show the importance of adequate thiamine intake for cognitive function, as well as for patients with heart failure. A deficiency, on the other hand, can cause problems ranging from paralysis from beriberi to impaired cognitive function.

Weekly Health Quiz: Sleep, Spirulina and Microplastics

week 53 health quiz

November 12, 2018

Take this week's quiz to see how well you remember what you read on last week.