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Vitamins-The answer to Heart Disease?

... are believed to do so by reducing the level of an amino acid called Homocysteine , which has been implicated as the culprit, increasing clot formation in blood vessels. Ongoing research is however to confirm the claim. Scientists remain skeptical about the superior benefits of these vitamin supplement...

Dark skin protects

...l do not have black skin. Melanin is made from the amino acid tyrosine, which is also needed to build proteins. In prehistoric days when food was scarce in cold, dry areas, tyrosine was probably conserved to make essential proteins, Mackintosh says. It was only worthwhile converting it into extra melanin i...

B Vitamin Supplementatoin Saves Money and Lives

People with high blood levels of the amino acid homocysteine experience more heart attacks and death from heart disease.And giving patients inexpensive and safe therapy with the B vitamins folic acid and cyanocobalamin can lower homocysteine levels. Fortifying foods with B vitamins and givin...

Re-blockage of heart arteries prevented by vitamins

...that the vitamins lower levels of homocysteine, an amino acid linked to heart disease and artery blockage. The researchers suggest that there is nothing to stop doctors putting their heart patients on this vitamin research, for it seems to be an effective and inexpensive way of keeping the blood flowing th...

The cancer-fighting gene

...mous in size and scope, with a chain of some 1,863 amino acids that comprises a complex, three-dimensional structure.Scientists have been focusing their investigations on the two ends of the protein, the C terminus and the N terminus.The focus of Glover’s work has been the C-terminus, which consits of a pa...

Salt reduction lowers blood pressure

...y lipoprotein (LDL) and levels of homocysteine, an amino acid linked to heart disease. The DASH diet is high in fruit and vegetables and low fat dairy produce, reduced in total and saturated fat, as well as sugar. The latest report, from researchers at Texas University suggest that DASH is especially pow...

Target for obesity treatment

... very similar, except that PPARgamma2 has an extra amino acid on one end. Taking these concepts into consideration, the researchers inhibited roughly 50 percent of the production of the PPARgamma2 form....

Arginine food bar assists people with angina

...ality of life of those with angina. Arginine is an amino acid// that can produce the gas nitric oxide which, in turn, may improve the functioning of blood vessels. So you might think that arginine might help people with heart problems, especially those with angina, by enhancing blood supply to the heart. ...

Comprehension of taste receptor

...lated to receptors in the brain that recognise the amino acid glutamate and related chemicals.Different T1R...hat combining T1R1 and T1R3 creates a response for amino acids.Taste research is a hot field at the moment, said Professor Laing. Recent advances in molecula...

A new recovery for heart attacks

...ydroxyl (oxygen and hydrogen) group from a proline amino acid on this domain. This changes the shape of the..., HIF loses a hydroxyl molecule from an asparagine amino acid on this other domain. This changes the shape of the protein and allows it to activate the genes...

Beer guards against Colon Cancer

...nt-derived ingredients which are rich in vitamins, amino acids and minerals, may have advantageous dietary effects and even chemo-preventive properties for carcinogenesis. He suggested certain ingredients in beer act on a molecular level to thwart cancer-causing molecules from doing bad things in the col...

High Levels of Protein Linked to Brain Shrinkage

Researchers say that high levels of the amino acid homocysteine may increase the risk of brain a...may lower homocysteine levels by breaking down the amino acid. The benefits of lowering homocysteine levels have not been proven, however. Instead, Miller's...

Vision loss could result due to MSG

...ision loss due to retina// injury. Glutamate is an amino acid which acts as a neurotransmitter, a chemical that sends signals between nerve cells. The findings were published following a study which involved rats that were fed with diets high in MSG over a six month period in Japan. The results indicated...

Elevated homocysteine levels linked to congestive heart failure risk

...heart failure. Elevated levels of homocysteine, an amino acid whose build-up has already been linked with increased risk of heart disease and dementia, increases the risk of developing congestive heart failure in women. The study involved 2,491 adults, average age 72 years, who were studied during 1979 to ...

Why We Lean to the Left

...cientists looked for the reasons why all 20 of the amino acids that comprise living things exhibit what is ...hirality." That refers to the basic direction that amino acids -- basic biological molecules -- twist. Amino acids -- which possess the same chemical proper...

Blood Tests Can Help Detect Osteoporosis Early In Life

Two new studies show high levels of amino acid are associated with an increased risk of fracture.High levels of homocysteine have long been // associated with an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. Very high levels are also known to be associated with homocystinuria, a rare disease c...

Homocysteine The Cause Of Depression In Patients With Parkinson's

Homocysteine is an amino acid produced by the body. Parkinson's patients ar...g commonly used to treat the disease, produces the amino acid. New research has shown that patients with Parkinson’s disease who have high levels of homocys...

Risk Factors For Stroke Studied

...o carry a gene that produces a higher level of the amino acid homocysteine have a small increased risk for ...cause people to have higher or lower levels of the amino acid in their blood. Researchers also compared risks from observational studies with those from the ...

Breast cancer risk not increased by acrylamide

...in 2002 and is formed as a result of a reaction to amino acids and sugars found in foods heated to high temperatures. However, it is important to examine the risk associated with other cancers as well as neurological conditions. So far, dietary levels of acrylamide do not increase the risk of bladder, lar...

Supplement Of CLA May Reduce Body Fat

...sugar. There was significant increase in aspartate amino transferase. There was marked lessening of plasma total cholesterol and LDL, but not HDL cholestrol. There was a reduction in body fat mass and body weight in the subjects who were given triglycerides. This proves that CLA supplementation in healt...

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