Retinol (vitamin A) can help to heal wounds. Cinnamon powder may have high levels of lead. Broccoli could prevent and treat stroke. Yogurt reduces the likelihood of getting type 2 diabetes.

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:

  • Retinol, a form of Vitamin A, has been found to accelerate wound healing. A new study shows that Retinol, often used as an ingredient in anti-aging skin cream, is also capable of treating wounds and promoting tissue regeneration. Journal of Pharmaceutics
  • High levels of lead have been found in certain cinnamon brands in the United States. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a health advisory for six brands that produce ground cinnamon products. Lead is toxic to humans. FDA
  • Sulforaphane, a compound found in broccoli and other vegetables, may help to prevent and treat stroke. New research from Australia indicates that sulforaphane reduces the formation of blood clots and has preventive and therapeutic potential for stroke. ACS Central Science
  • Yogurt manufacturers can now make limited claims about type 2 diabetes prevention. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has said that there is sufficient evidence that eating two cups of yogurt per week may lower the chance of developing type 2 diabetes. FDA