The Gary Null Show

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Gary takes on the real issues that the mainstream media is afraid to tackle. Tune in to find out the latest about health news, healing, politics, and the economy.

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  • The Gary Null Show - 03.01.22

    01/03/2022 Duration: 54min

    Bark of neem tree may protect against coronavirus variants   University of Colorado and the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, February 28, 2022   Extract from the bark of the neem tree may help treat and reduce the spread of coronavirus, according to a new study led by scientists at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata. The study, reported recently in the journal Virology, shows that components of neem bark may target a wide range of viral proteins, suggesting its potential as an antiviral agent against emerging variants of coronaviruses (including SARS-CoV-2). "The goal of this research is to develop a neem-based medication that can reduce the risk of serious illness when someone is infected with coronaviruses," said study co-author Maria Nagel, MD, research professor in the department of neurology and ophthalmology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.   (NEX

  • The Gary Null Show - 02.28.22

    28/02/2022 Duration: 01h03min

    Vegetarians have 14% lower cancer risk than meat-eaters, study finds   Oxford University, February 24, 2022   Vegetarians have a 14% lower chance of developing cancer than carnivores, according to a large study that links meat-eating to a heightened risk of the disease. A team of researchers from Oxford University analysed data on more than 470,000 Britons and found that pescatarians had a 10% reduced risk. Compared with people who eat meat regularly – defined as more than five times a week – those who consumed small amounts had a 2% lower risk of developing cancer, the study found.   (NEXT)   Dietary Lutein Modulates Growth and Survival Genes in Prostate Cancer Cells   Indiana University School of Medicine, February 26, 2022   Reports from Indiana University School of Medicine Provide New Insights that Dietary Lutein Modulates Growth and Survival Genes in Prostate Cancer Cells) According to news originating from Indianapolis, Indiana, research stated, "Lutein is a carotenoid pigment present in fr

  • The Gary Null Show - 02.25.22

    25/02/2022 Duration: 51min

    Tea's benefits extend to old bones: Japan researchers   Osaka University (Japan), February 24th, 2015    Researchers in Japan say black tea could help treat osteoporosis, a bone condition affecting older people, but admit you need to drink an awful lot of it. Scientists say the humble brew contains an antioxidant that can prevent the loss of bone density commonly seen in old age that makes the elderly more vulnerable to fractures. Researchers found that theaflavin-3 (TF-3), the antioxidant, works by inhibiting the function of an enzyme called DNA methyltransferase, which destroys bone tissue. The research, published in the online edition of the US journal Nature Medicine on Monday, found that mice suffering from osteoporosis who were given TF-3 showed recovering levels of bone volume, similar to those of healthymice.   (NEXT)   High vitamin C intake may help elderly maintain immune cells   Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology  February 20, 2022   Long-term high-dose vitamin C supplementatio

  • The Gary Null Show - 02.24.22

    24/02/2022 Duration: 59min

    Meta-analysis affirms benefit for ginseng in type 2 diabetics   Zheijian University (China)   The issue of the journal Medicine published the results of a meta-analysis conducted by researchers at China's Zhejiang University which add evidence to a beneficial effect for ginseng in men and women with impaired glucose tolerance or type 2 diabetes. For their research, Yun-mei Yang and colleagues selected eight trials that included 195 participants treated with ginseng and an equal number of control subjects. The analysis revealed improvements in fasting glucose, post-meal insulin levels and insulin resistance, as well as a reduction in triglycerides, and total and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol among ginseng-treated subjects. Our results demonstrate for the first time, an improved lipid profile (triglycerides, total cholesterol, and LDL) associated with ginseng-related therapy in patients with type 2diabetes mellitus or impaired glucose tolerance. Moreover, ginseng-related therapy was more effecti

  • The Gary Null Show - 02.23.22

    23/02/2022 Duration: 59min

    Resveratrol may be an effective intervention for lung aging The Saban Research Institute (Los Angeles), February 22, 2022 In a study by The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, researchers demonstrate, for the first time that inhaled resveratrol treatments slow aging-related degenerative changes in mouse lung. Lung aging, characterized by airspace enlargement and decreasing lung function, is a significant risk factor for chronic human lung diseases. The study is published online in the journal Thorax. Resveratrol (RSL), a chemical found in red wine, is an antimicrobial chemical substance produced by plants to protect against infection and stress-related changes. RSL prophylaxis by inhalation was a novel measure taken by the research team as a potential approach for slowing age-related deterioration of lung function and structure by preserving alveolar epithelial type 2cells (AEC2) which line alveoli (the tiny air sacs in the lungs through which the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxi

  • The Gary Null Show - 02.22.22

    22/02/2022 Duration: 55min

    Depression linked to reduced arginine levels University of Eastern Finland, February 20, 2022 People suffering from major depressive disorder, MDD, have reduced arginine levels, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. Arginine is an amino acid which the body uses to produce, e.g., nitric oxide. Nitric oxide, in turn, is a nervous system and immune defence mediator, and it also plays a role in vascular regulation. The global arginine bioavailability ratio, GABR, is an indicator of the body’s arginine levels, and the ratio has previously been used to measure the body’s capacity to produce nitric oxide. Reduced arginine bioavailability is also known to be an independent risk factor of cardiovascular diseases. (NEXT) Vitamin D supplementation associated with improvement in mood, desire in women Medical University of Silesia (Poland), February 19 2022  A study reported in Endokrynologia Polska resulted in improvement in female sexual desire, orgasm and satisfaction, as well as mood, after s

  • The Gary Null Show - 02.21.22

    21/02/2022 Duration: 01h02min

    Could a black raspberry extract help manage blood pressure? Korea University Supplements containing a dried powder extract from black raspberry (Rubus occidentalis) may improve blood pressure and help support cardiovascular health, says a new study. Eight weeks of supplementation with a high-dose of the extract were associated with significant reductions in 24-hour systolic blood pressure in pre-hypertensive people of about 3.3 mmHg, report scientists from the Korea University Anam Hospital and the Gochang Black Raspberry Research Institute in Korea. Data published in Nutrition also indicated that the high-dose supplement decreased night-time systolic blood pressure by an average of 5.4 mmHg over eight weeks, compared to placebo. (NEXT) Tahini Shown to Promote Heart Health Significantly Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences (Iran), February 20th, 2022 You may not have ever knowingly eaten tahini, but if you’ve had authentic hummus, you’ve eaten it nonetheless. Raw and unprocessed tahini, withou

  • The Gary Null Show - 02.18.22

    18/02/2022 Duration: 01h01min

    Mortality lower during five-year period among adults who supplemented with calcium plus vitamin D   Thirumalai Mission Hospital (India), February 16 2022.    A study published in the  Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism found a decrease in fractures and mortality during a 5-year average follow-up period among individuals who regularly supplemented with calcium and vitamin D. The study involved participants in a community-based osteoporosis detection program that included women aged 50 and older who had been postmenopausal for five years and men over the age of 55.  Osteoporosis and osteopenia were detected among 2,882 participants, who were subsequently advised to consume 500 mg calcium and 250 IU of vitamin D3 per day. These participants were additionally offered annual injections of 600,000 IU vitamin D3. The current analysis was limited to 2,113 participants among this group who were not treated with prescription drug therapy for severe osteoporosis and who were followed for at least two yea

  • The Gary Null Show - 02.17.22

    17/02/2022 Duration: 58min

    Why iodine deficiency during pregnancy may have disastrous consequences Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology February 7, 2022 Higher mammals, such as humans, have markedly larger brains than other mammals. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden recently discovered a newmechanism governing brain stem cell proliferation. It serves to boost the production of neurons during development, thus causing the enlargement of the cerebral cortex – the part of the brain that enables us humans to speak, think and dream. The surprising discovery made by the Dresden-based researchers: two components in the stem cell environment – the extracellular matrix and thyroid hormones – work together with a protein molecule found on the stem cell surface, a so-called integrin. (NEXT) Broccoli and kale microgreens pack a nutritional punch that varies with growing conditions American Chemical Society, February 16, 2022 Although microgreens were initially gourmet ingredi

  • The Gary Null Show - 02.16.22

    16/02/2022 Duration: 55min

    New study reveals fresh avocado-substituted diet significantly changes lipid profile University of the Pacific, February 1, 2022  According to the recently released 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, small shifts in food choices can make a big difference; including a shift from solid fats to oils, like the oil in fresh avocados. On the heels of this advice, a new meta-analysis, published in the Journal of Clinical Lipidology, adds to the growing body of research that supports the use of avocados in lieu of solid fats (and foods that have higher saturated fat content) to significantly change lipid profiles. The research, “Impact of avocado-enriched diets on plasma lipoproteins, looked at 10 unique avocado studies with 229 participants, assessing the impact of avocados on cholesterol levels. Researchers found avocado consumption (1 to 1.5 per day) significantly reduced total cholesterol (TC), “bad” low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and triglycerides (TG) when they were substituted for sourc

  • The Gary Null Show - 02.15.22

    15/02/2022 Duration: 55min

    Alpha-lipoic acid supplementation associated with improved lipid levels   Tabriz University of Medical Sciences (Iran), February 14 2022.    Findings from a systematic review and meta-analysis published in the International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research indicated that supplementing with alpha-lipoic acid was associated with improvements in total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and triglycerides. Researchers at Tabriz university of Medical Sciences in Iran selected 12 randomized, placebo-controlled trials that evaluated the association between supplementing with alpha-lipoic acid and lipid levels among a total of 548 participants.  Analysis of all 12 studies (which included data concerning triglycerides) found a significant reduction in triglycerides in association with alpha-lipoic acid. Dose-response analysis found a nonlinear relationship of LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels with alpha-lipoic acid dosage that was dependent upon the duration of treatment.   (NE

  • The Gary Null Show - 02.14.22

    14/02/2022 Duration: 01h23s

    Study: Coconut oil-enriched Mediterranean diet found to improve brain function in Alzheimer’s patients University of Valencia (Spain), February 6, 2022 Spanish researchers believe that a Mediterranean diet enriched with coconut oil can help improve cognitive function in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) patients. Researchers from the University of Valencia and the Catholic University of Valencia looked to diet as a means of addressing AD. Specifically, they looked at whether a coconut oil-enriched Mediterranean diet would be beneficial for AD patients. The researchers chose coconut oil due to the fact that the medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) in it can be converted into ketones, which brain cells then use as fuel. Previous research had already identified ketone bodies as a possible therapeutic for AD. Following the study, the researchers found that those in the experimental group displayed improvements in temporal orientation as well as their episodic and semantic memory. (NEXT) Calorie restriction rewires metabol

  • The Gary Null Show - 02.11.22

    11/02/2022 Duration: 57min

    Higher vitamin D levels linked to longer telomeres: Study Harvard Medical School and University of Tromsoe (Norway), February 10, 2022   Increased levels of vitamin D are associated with longer telomeres, reported to be a marker of biological aging, says a new study.   Every 10-nmol increase in levels of 25- hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D), the non-active 'storage' form of the vitamin) was associated with a 0.03-kbp longer telomere in leukocytes in middle-aged adults, according to data extracted from the National Healthand Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2001–2002.   The findings, published in the Journal of Nutrition , show correlation and not causation, but could have implications for our understanding of healthy aging and potential cancer risk reduction.   The scientists analyzed data from 1,542 younger adults aged between 20 and 39, 1,336 middle-aged adults aged between 40 and 59, and 1,382 adults 60 and over.   After adjusting the numbers to account for potentially confounders such as gender,

  • The Gary Null Show - 02.10.22

    10/02/2022 Duration: 59min

    Eating prunes may help protect against bone loss in older women Penn State University, February 9, 2022 It’s already well known that prunes are good for your gut, but new Penn State research suggests they may be good for bone health, too. In a research review, the researchers found that prunes can help prevent or delay bone loss in postmenopausal women, possibly due to their ability to reduce inflammation and oxidative stress, both of which contribute to bone loss. “In postmenopausal women, lower levels of estrogen can trigger a rise of oxidative stress and inflammation, increasing the risk of weakening bones that may lead to fractures,” said Connie Rogers, associate professor of nutritional sciences and physiology. “Incorporating prunes into the diet may help protect bones by slowing or reversing this process.” (NEXT) Can correcting micronutrient deficiencies help treat heart failure?  University Medical Center Groningen (Netherlands), February 9, 2022 A review published in the Journal of Internal Medi

  • The Gary Null Show - 02.09.22

    09/02/2022 Duration: 01h02min

    Grapes could help protect against cognitive decline   University of California, Los Angeles - February 06 2022.   The January issue of Experimental Gerontology published the finding of researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles of a protective effect for powdered grape against a decline in brain metabolism in older adults. The results of the investigation suggest that eating grapes might contribute to the prevention of Alzheimer's disease. The study included ten men and women with mild cognitive decline. Participants were given freeze-dried grape powder or a placebo similar in flavor and appearance but lacking beneficial grape polyphenols. The grape powders, which provided the equivalent of three servings of grapes per day, were mixed with water and consumed in divided daily doses for six months. Cognitive performance and changes in brain metabolism as assessed by PET scans were evaluated before and after the treatment period.   (NEXT)   Loneliness associated with increased risk of demen

  • The Gary Null Show - 02.08.22

    08/02/2022 Duration: 58min

    Natural mineral may help reverse memory loss University of Queensland (Australia), February 7, 2022 Selenium—a mineral found in many foods—could reverse the cognitive impact of stroke and boost learning and memory in aging brains, according to University of Queensland research. Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) lead researcher Dr. Tara Walker said studies on the impact of exercise on the aging brain found levels of a protein key to transporting selenium in the blood were elevated by physical activity. The research team investigated whether dietary selenium supplements could replicate the effects of exercise. (NEXT) Poor sleep can triple risk for heart disease University of South Florida, February 7, 2022 Individual aspects of poor sleep can be detrimental to heart health. But if you combine them, the risk of heart disease can increase by as much as 141 percent. That’s the finding of a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports. The University of South Florida-led study reviewed sleep data of 6

  • The Gary Null Show - 02.07.22

    07/02/2022 Duration: 58min

    Manuka honey contains natural antiviral compounds that fight influenza Nagasaki University (Japan) New research published in the journal Archives of Medical Researchshows that manuka honey is a powerful natural remedy against influenza and other associated diseases – including the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19). Entitled, “Anti-influenza Viral Effects of Honey In Vitro: Potent High Activity of Manuka Honey,” the study looked at the commonly researched H1N1 influenza strain known as A/WSN/3. Researchers infected MadineDarby canine kidney (MDCK) cells with the virus before exposing them to numerous types of honey. (NEXT) Study Suggests Ultrasound Stimulation May Be An Effective Therapy For Alzheimer’s Disease Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, February 1, 2022 Researchers from the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology propose ultrasound stimulation as an effective therapy for Alzheimer’s disease in a new study. Synchronizing one’s brainwaves to ultrasound pulses could reduce the accumulation

  • The Gary Null Show - 02.04.22

    04/02/2022 Duration: 59min

    Lower Dietary and Circulating Vitamin C in Middle- and Older-Aged Men and Women Are Associated with Lower Estimated Skeletal Muscle Mass    University of East Anglia (UK)   Age-related loss of skeletal muscle mass contributes to poor outcomes including sarcopenia, physical disability, frailty, type 2 diabetes, and mortality. Vitamin C has physiological relevance to skeletal muscle and may protect it during aging, but few studies have investigated its importance in older populations. Positive trends were found across quintiles of dietary vitamin C and FFM measures for both sexes, with interquintile differences in FFM% and FFMBMI of 1.0% and 2.3% for men and 1.9% and 2.9% for women, respectively (all P< 0.001). Similarly, FFM% and FFMBMI measures were higher in participants with sufficient than with insufficient plasma vitamin C: by 1.6% and 2.0% in men, and 3.4% and 3.9% in women, respectively (all P < 0.001). Associations were also evident in analyses stratified into

  • The Gary Null Show - 02.03.22

    03/02/2022 Duration: 01h02min

    Compound in the herb rosemary may be useful against COVID-19 and other inflammatory diseases   Scripps Research Institute, February 2, 2022   A team co-led by scientists at Scripps Research has found evidence that a compound contained in the medicinal and culinary herb rosemary could be a two-pronged weapon against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The scientists, in experiments described in a paper published January 6, 2022 in the journal Antioxidants, found that the compound, carnosic acid, can block the interaction between the SARS-CoV-2 outer "spike" protein and the receptor protein, ACE2, which the virus uses to gain entry to cells. The team also presented evidence, and reviewed evidence from prior studies, that carnosic acid has a separate effect in inhibiting a powerful inflammatory pathway—a pathway that is active in severe COVID-19 as well as in other diseases including Alzheimer's.   (NEXT) Social isolation and loneliness increase heart disease risk in senior women   Univ

  • The Gary Null Show - 02.02.22

    02/02/2022 Duration: 01h18s

    Meta-analysis affirms association between omega-3 fatty acid intake and lowered inflammation   Zhejiang University (China), February 1 2022   A review and meta-analysis published in the journal PLOS One adds evidence to a reduction in pro-inflammatory eicosanoid levels in association with supplementation with marine-derived omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) by adults. Several arachidonic acid-derived eicosanoids exert their significant influence on the inflammatory response. Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) is involved in the classic signs of inflammation and possesses both proinflammatory and anti-inflammatory actions; thromboxane A2 (TXA2) (precursor of TXB2), formed by platelets, macrophages and polymorphonuclear leukocytes, can induce vasoconstriction and promotes aggregation of platelets as well as adhesiveness of polymorphonuclear nutrophils; leukotriene B4 (LTB4) can not only increase vascular permeability and enhance local blood flow by stimulating neutrophil secretion, but also stimulate other i

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