Tag Archives: Benefits

Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of dark chocolate?

Dark chocolate is rich in minerals, such as iron, magnesium, and zinc. The cocoa in dark chocolate also contains antioxidants called flavonoids, which may provide several health benefits. Chocolate comes from cacao, which is a plant with high levels of minerals and antioxidants. Commercial milk chocolate contains cocoa butter, sugar, milk, and small quantities of… Read More »

ACC: Amarin rolls out more Vascepa heart benefits data to back label expansion

Amarin has rolled out new Vascepa data that could change the way doctors prevent heart disease. Monday, the company trumpeted more data showing its fish oil-derived Vascepa could significantly cut heart risks, and the drugmaker plans to add the benefits to the product’s label. Investigators of the REDUCE-IT trial previously found Vascepa could slash the risk of… Read More »

In Brief: Mom’s Social Network Benefits Baby’s Development

Women with postpartum depression often complain of social isolation, and multiple studies have documented that having inadequate social supports is a risk factor for postpartum depression.  A recent study suggests that increasing a mother’s social network may not only benefit the mother but it may also have benefits for her baby. In a recent study,… Read More »