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Research Disputes Antioxidants Allegations

In response to an earlier study which appeared to find a link between antioxidant supplementation and a higher risk of skin cancer, a team from Kaiser Permanente Northern California conducted new research which found this hypothesis to be untrue.

Alzheimer’s Disease—The Curse of Modern Medicine

Alzheimer’s is beta-amyloid accumulations in the brain tissue. Amyloid is a microscopic protein fragment of a larger protein called amyloid precursor, or protein normally found throughout the body. In Alzheimer’s disease, this protein is processed improperly, creating a substance called beta-amyloid, which is toxic to brain cells. Although the medical people are at a loss when it comes to therapy for Alzheimer’s, there are ways to combat it. Check out this article for further facts and treatment suggestions for this mind-altering disease…

Study Finds Diabetics Can Benefit From ‘good’ Fats

Switching from butter and other saturated fat sources to polyunsaturated fats in the diet may help diabetics reduce their body fat, according to a new study.

Research Sheds Light On Why Diabetics Should Avoid Vitamin D Deficiency

Low levels of vitamin D have been associated with a higher risk for cardiovascular disease, but the strength of the link in diabetics has always puzzled scientists who are now beginning to understand some of the reasons behind it.

New Research Stresses Importance Of Iron Intake

In response to the alarm sounded by the World Health Organization, which estimates some 2 billion people around the world are iron-deficient, scientists in Switzerland have unveiled a new species of rice that has six times more iron than normal.

Are Nitrates And Nitrites Harmful To Health? On The Contrary, Study Says

New academic work has found evidence that appears to challenge the conventional wisdom that all nitrates and nitrites are noxious to humans and suggests that those derived from natural sources, like plants, may in fact offer health benefits.

Survey: Use Of Alternative Medicine On The Rise

According to new research, people across America are turning to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) more often in an effort to cure and prevent illness as well as preserve their well-being.

Neurological Birth Defects May Be Reduced With Choline Supplementation, Doctors Say

According to a recent study, pregnant women with low levels of the nutrient choline are at a greater risk of having babies affected by brain and spinal-cord defects.

Recalibrating omega fatty acid intake may improve health, study says

Nutrition experts are saying the modern Western diet has changed the balance of omega-6 fatty acids (w6) and omega-3 fatty acids (w3) – with adverse health consequences – and they are looking into ways of restoring that balance.

Pine bark found to prevent inflammation

According to new research, the extract from the bark of the French maritime pine tree appears to have inflammation-fighting properties and relieve pain.

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