Antioxidants May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

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Vitamin E, vitamin C, and beta-carotene lower Alzheimer’s risk Certain vitamins and minerals may improve brain health and prevent disease. In this meta-analysis, researchers reviewed seven studies looking at the link between the amount of antioxidants consumed through diet and
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Antioxidants Improve Male Fertility

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The evidence for antioxidants The review, which comes from the esteemed Cochrane Library, included 34 studies with a total of 2,876 couples having difficulty becoming pregnant and undergoing assisted reproductive techniques, such as intrauterine insemination (IUI) and in vitro fertilization
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An Integrative Approach for Strengthening Bones

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Combining lifestyle changes and bone-specific supplements The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism, included 115 postmenopausal women who were divided into three treatment groups and one control group. All of the treatment groups attended nutrition and
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Ancient Herb for Modern Epidemic

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Gymnema vs. diabetes Gymnema sylvestre is a climbing, vine-like plant that has been used in India for centuries to treat diabetes. To put the ancient herbal medicine to the test, researchers conducted a two-part study. Part one involved testing the
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Another Reason to Eat Fish

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Adding fish slows disease progression The incidence of prostate cancer varies throughout the world, and prior research suggests that diet may affect the incidence of cancer and the number of deaths caused by prostate cancer. For instance, populations who eat
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Anti-aging: Can Herbs Help?

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Herbal support for seniors The study, which is due to be published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, included 89 people over age 60 with mild to moderate chronic health problems that are common to seniors, such as osteoarthritis, high blood
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Antioxidant Care for the Critically Ill

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Antioxidants in action Antioxidants are compounds that play a variety of roles in the body. One of their most important jobs is to limit the damage caused by free radicals, unstable particles that can cause inflammation and injure cells throughout
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Antioxidant Resveratrol for Better Blood Sugar Control

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Better blood sugar control after resveratrol At the end of the study, fasting blood sugar levels remained unchanged, but several other signs of improvement were noted: Post-meal blood sugar levels were markedly reduced. This suggests that the participants had better
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Alpha Lipoic Acid: A Natural Weight-Loss Aid

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A hefty problem Obesity rates are rising worldwide, along with other obesity-related conditions like heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, and certain cancers. Losing weight can help extend life expectancy and lower the risk for many of these diseases, but weight-loss therapies
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Alpha-Lipoic Acid a Weight-Loss Aid

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Supplementing a weight-loss diet with alpha-lipoic acid The study, conducted in South Korea, included 360 obese people, some of whom also had hypertension, diabetes, or high cholesterol levels. They received dietary instructions aimed to reduce their calorie intake by 600
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