March 1, 2019
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In a review and meta-analysis of 19 studies regarding use of omega-3 fatty acids for treating anxiety, researchers showed improvement in anxiety symptoms with these nutrients. The effect appears most significant in a clinically diagnosed subpopulation.
SYNOPSIS: These researchers showed that a tincture of sage, rosemary, and lemon balm improved one aspect of cognition after two weeks in healthy people.
In a meta-analysis of 42 studies, researchers found that subjects who reported following the Mediterranean diet closely had a 0.67 reduced risk of developing depressive symptoms compared with low adherence to this diet.
Cinnamon, three grams daily, for the first few days of menstruation may help attenuate menstrual pain in women suffering from dysmenorrhea, although an improved follow-up clinical trial is necessary to corroborate this.