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Pure Pomegranate Juice Helps Reverse Erectile Dysfunction Function

...elieve that the results might be due to the potent antioxidant content of pomegranate juice, which can prevent free radical molecules from disrupting proper circulatory function. 'These findings are very encouraging as they suggest there is a non-invasive, non-drug way to potentially alleviate this quality of...

Parkinsons Disease Mechanism Identified

...Cdk5 activation and downregulation of an important antioxidant enzyme, can increase oxidative load, leading ultimately to death, concluded the scientists. Taken together, our findings suggest that strategies to modulate Prx2 activity serve as beneficial targets for treatment of PD, they concluded. This is of...

Selenium Supplements Could Increase Diabetes Risk

... preventing prostate cancer. Because of selenium's antioxidant activities, some scientists feel it might be effective against diabetes. But now researchers say that selenium supplements don't appear to prevent type 2 diabetes and "may increase risk for the disease." The study is published in the Annals of In...

Fat Horses Face Health Problems

...ls, oxidative stress, inflammatory biomarkers, and antioxidant mechanisms. However, the preliminary data clearly demonstrates that this research has important implications for both equine and human health. For example, the knowledge gained concerning the correlation between fortified forage and lack of exerci...

Olive-pomace Oil Compound Inhibits HIV Spread

... or crataegolic acid is a pentacyclic terpene with antioxidant and anticancer effects found in wax from olive skin, together with oleanolic acid. The effects of this compound in the battle against AIDS are concurrently being studied in the UGR and in Hospital Carlos III in Madrid by a team headed by Prof. Vallej...

A Balanced Diet can Keep Asthma, Wheezing at Bay in Teens

...as other research, suggests that higher intakes of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory micronutrients are associated with lower reports of cough, respiratory infections, and less severe asthma-related symptoms," said Jane Burns. "Teenagers who have low dietary intakes of fruit, vitamin E, and omega-3 fatty acids...

FDA Says Tomatoes Unlikely to Cut Cancer Risk

...ere is no strong link between eating lycopene, the antioxidant that gives tomatoes their red color, and a reduced risk of certain cancers , the US government's Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday. The FDA's review, which appears in the July 10 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, refute...

Apple a Day Keeps Asthma Away

...as other research, suggests that higher intakes of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory micronutrients are associated with lower reports of cough, respiratory infections, and less severe asthma-related symptoms, said lead study author Jane Burns, ScD, Harvard School of Public Health. Teenagers who have low dietar...

New Data Reinforces Correlation Between Carbohydrate Quality and Loss of Vision

...EDS was designed to assess the effect of high-dose antioxidant vitamins and zinc on the progression of AMD and cataracts, two of the leading causes of vision loss in older adults. "Although carbohydrate quality was not the main focus in the AREDS, we were fortunate that the investigators had collected the dieta...

Too Much White Rice, Pasta and Bread may Increase Chances of AMD

...EDS was designed to assess the effect of high-dose antioxidant vitamins and zinc on the progression of AMD and cataracts, two of the leading causes of vision loss in older adults. "Although carbohydrate quality was not the main focus in the AREDS, we were fortunate that the investigators had collected the diet...

Chemical Compound in Turmeric Helps to Fight Alzheimers

...s. Earlier research has shown that curcumin, an antioxidant found in turmeric, can help prevent the formation ...zheimer's patients, the researchers found that the antioxidant boosted immune cells called macrophages to clear a protein called amyloid beta, which clogs the brai...

Sensible Diet, Exercise and Weight Control Increases Longevity

...s showed higher levels of superoxide dismutase, an antioxidant enzyme that protects cells from damage by highly reactive chemicals called free radicals. Our findings put a mechanism behind what your mother told when you were growing upeat a good diet and exercise, and it will keep you healthy, said White. ...

Tea Pill, Tea Cola Hitting Markets Soon

..." Hazarika said. Tea is acknowledged as a potent antioxidant that fights disease and helps people live longer. According to researchers, drinking a cup of tea daily could cut the risk of heart attack. This is attributed to the presence of natural substances in tea called flavonoids, a vitamin-like nutrient tha...

Blackcurrants can Protect from Heart Disease, Cancer

...t blackcurrants are particularly rich in a type of antioxidant called anthocyanins. Responsible for the fruit's dark colour, the compounds are said to help ward off a range of ailments including heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer's disease and diabetes. "The combined beneficial composition and impact in health-r...

Urate Reduces the Risk of Parkinsons Disease

...compelling. The authors hypothesize that urate's antioxidant properties may help dampen the effects of oxidative stress, which appears to contribute to the progressive loss of the dopamine-producing brain cells that occurs in individuals with Parkinson's disease. If so, elevating blood urate could be helpful...

High Urate Levels in Blood Linked to Reduced Parkinson's Risk

...'s disease. The authors hypothesize that urate's antioxidant properties may help dampen the effects of oxidative stress, which appears to contribute to the progressive loss of the dopamine-producing brain cells that occurs in individuals with Parkinson's disease. A team of researchers led by Alberto Ascherio...

New Technique to Measure Xanthone in Mangosteen

...ass of phytonutrients, possess a range of powerful antioxidant properties....

Boffins a Step Closer to Solving Puzzle of Lou Gehrig's Disease

...ismutase, which was discovered in the 1960s, is an antioxidant enzyme that protects cells from free radicals, unstable atoms or molecules that can cause cell damage. The link with ALS came when researchers sequenced the genes of people who have the inherited form of ALS and found that some of them have mutations...

Alteon Initiates Phase 2 Trial of ALT-2074 in Diabetes and Haptoglobin 2-2

...romote atherosclerosis, and to a weakness in their antioxidant defense, so essential to the human body when oxyge... a heart attack for example). Targeting a potent antioxidant drug candidate like ALT-2074 to these high risk patients is an example of targeted therapy. By redef...

Adding Milk to Black Tea Wont Ruin Its Antioxidant Effects

..., as his study found milk completely wiped out the antioxidant properties of tea in some, but not all, of his trial subjects. "The situation is a bit muddy at the moment, and this just adds to the mud," Nature quoted him, as saying. He adds that a larger trial is needed to draw concrete conclusions....

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