Common Antacids Promote Liver Disease?

Common Antacids Promote Liver Disease?

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have discovered evidence in mice and humans that stomach (gastric) acid suppression alters specific gut bacteria in a way that promotes liver injury and progression of three types of chronic liver disease. Citation: Gastric acid suppression promotes alcoholic liver disease by inducing overgrowth of intestinal Enterococcus. Nature Communications, 2017; 8 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-00796-x  
Potassium may prevent Calcified Arteries

Potassium may prevent Calcified Arteries

Potassium may prevent Calcified Arteries Vascular smooth muscle cells into bone-like cells under low-potassium conditions researchers now hypothesize. The researchers also found that increased dietary potassium levels lessened vascular calcification and aortic stiffness. Citation: Dietary potassium regulates vascular calcification and arterial stiffness. JCI Insight, 2017; 2 (19) DOI: 10.1172/jci.insight.94920
Oral Vitamin D protects against severe asthma attacks

Oral Vitamin D protects against severe asthma attacks

Vitamin D supplements protect against severe asthma attacks. We look at the meta-analysis conducted by the Lancet which showed the possible benefits of oral vitamin D supplementation reducing the likelihood of a severe asthma attack. Citation: Vitamin D supplementation to prevent asthma exacerbations: a systematic review and meta-analysis of individual participant data DOI:10.1016/S2213-2600(17)30306-5
Trojan Horse Herbicide devastating for future Generations?

Trojan Horse Herbicide devastating for future Generations?

The following research just released discusses how one particular herbicide does not damage the generation of initial exposure but may leave later generation vulnerable to a multitude disease which gets worse over time. Citation: Atrazine induced epigenetic transgenerational inheritance of disease, lean phenotype and sperm epimutation pathology biomarkers DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0184306