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The most comprehensive systematic review of evidence from randomized controlled trials to date shows that physical exercise is effective in improving cognitive function in adults aged > 50 years, regardless of their cognitive status. Prior reviews on this topic provided incomplete summaries because they were limited to one mode of exercise or a narrow range of publication years...


Clinical Tool
Reducing Risk of Postpartum Depression  
 
A dietary supplement containing tyrosine, tryptophan and blueberry extract showed efficacy in combating common effects of postpartum depression and sadness. Postpartum depression (PPD) affects 13% of women in the postnatal stage. It is commonly seen 1-4 weeks after delivery and is characterized by the mother experiencing feelings of sadness, worry, excessive fatigue and withdrawal from the new baby and family members...
 

Depression and mood symptoms impact up to half of the population worldwide (WHO). Although there are many pharmaceuticals available to improve general symptoms of depression, often patients want alternative options or desire options that have fewer side effects. Supplementation with omega-3s may be an important alternative for clinicians and their patients who want to improve mood and depression

Research on omegas-3s and their impact on mood, improved skin, decreased inflammation, and even weight loss have been studied for over two decades...
 

Distribution and Clearance of SPMs in the Body  
Roundtable Symposia from ASPEN Clinical Nutrition Week

This conversation is part of a series on inflammation entitled, Inflammation: A Novel Clinical Nutritional Approach for Resolution In this video from ASPEN Clinical Nutrition Week 2016 the experts discuss what is known about the clinical distribution and clearance of SPMs. Are SPMs distributed or stored, and how are they cleared?
 
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** BONUS: Check out the recent blog discussing the use of SPMs here: A Functional Approach to Asthma and Allergic Sinusitis by Dr Kara Fitzgerald

Complimentary Continuing Educational Module
Scripps Health CE 
 
Gut Microbiome in Health and Disease - Module 2 
Gail Cresci, PhD, RD, LD, CNSC
Credits Offered: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ 0.50
 
In part 2 of this module on the microbiome, Dr Cresci discusses the "Diversity of the Gut Microbiota and the Host"
 
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