Metformin helps the immune system fight cancer. Resistant starch supports kidney function. Blueberry extract fights postpartum depression symptoms. Probiotics combined with vitamin D improve cognitive function in patients with schizophrenia.

Every week we discover inspiring, informative, and sometimes shocking health-related news. From new studies to insightful analysis, here is what you need to know this week:

  • Metformin activates the immune system. A new study from Finland shows that this common type 2 diabetes treatment may also support the body by boosting natural, cancer-fighting immunity. Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer
  • Resistant starch protects kidney function. New research indicates that dietary-resistant starch, often found in unripe bananas, potatoes, legumes, and whole grains, helps to support kidney health for type 1 and type 2 diabetes patients. American Physiology Summit
  • Blueberry extract supplement reduces the symptoms of postpartum depression. A recently developed natural blend, based on blueberry ingredients, has demonstrated a significant benefit for patients with postpartum mood symptoms. eClinicalMedicine
  • Probiotics combined with vitamin D supplementation improve cognitive function in people with schizophrenia. A new study of patients with schizophrenia showed that probiotics with vitamin D treatment showed meaningful benefits when compared to placebo. Neuropsychopharmacology Reports