Regular egg consumption decreases the risk of Alzheimer’s dementia. Cannabis-derived terpenes are superior to morphine for neuropathic pain relief. Near-infrared light therapy improves brain healing after traumatic injury. Orange peel extract improves heart health. Ellagic acid, found in pomegranates and raspberries, reverses non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

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:

  • Egg consumption is associated with a decreased risk of Alzheimer’s dementia risk. A new study of over one thousand older adults concluded that regular weekly eating of eggs reduced the likelihood of Alzheimer’s pathology in the brain, likely associated with the choline contained in eggs. The Journal of Nutrition
  • Cannabis sativa terpenes are as effective as morphine at relieving chronic neuropathic pain. Terpenes, the compounds that give cannabis its aroma and taste, offer a new and potentially more powerful path to unleashing the pain-reducing effects of cannabis. Pain
  • Near-infrared light therapy improves healing in brains that have suffered a head injury. New research that was conducted on people that experienced moderate traumatic brain injury delivered light therapy via a helmet. The research showed that “[t]here was increased connectivity in those receiving light treatment, primarily within the first two weeks.” Radiology
  • Orange peel extract may improve heart health. A recent study from Florida indicates that orange peel extract reduces the production of chemical compounds in the human body that lead to cardiovascular disease. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
  • Pomegranate extract can reverse non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Ellagic acid, found in pomegranate and other fruits and vegetables, is being investigated for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that reverse damage to the liver. Antioxidants