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Alternative medicine more popular among HIV positive patients

...ayer therapy, simple exercises, lifestyle changes, dietary supplements, mega vitamins, counseling and herbal medications seem to be the most preferred forms of alternative treatment used by these patients. 70% of these patients said that these therapies had improved their condition. The study was conducted ...

Eat greens to have a ever green heart

...e second study reveals. "The beneficial effects of dietary intervension are not limited solely to its action on fat levels but also they influence other machanisms, opening up new perpectives for its protective effect on atherosclerosis," Dr. Francisco Fuentes of Hospital Universitario Reina Sofa in Cordoba,...

Vitamin Shields Brittle Bones

...ats was equivalent to what a human would take as a dietary supplement, about 400 international units or IU daily. Combining estrogen and vitamin E did not appear to offer any additional benefits, Wimalawansa reported. Appropriate doses of vitamin E, at least in rats, appears to reduce menopausal risk of de...

Sweet Candies replace bitter Pills for Anaemia

...ied candies, which provided 48% of the recommended dietary allowance of iron per week, were acceptable to children aged 4 to 6 years and improved their iron status. It is also noted that these candies increase the iron in the blood to about 10% in 3 months. So its time for u kids to ask your mom to buy u c...

B Vitamin Supplementatoin Saves Money and Lives

... homocysteine is much stronger than that for other dietary supplements promoted for heart disease prevention like garlic and vitamin E."...

Role of zinc in development

... of vitamin A, iron and zinc could be countered by dietary supplements. Zinc deficiency is often seen in deve...egnant women in developing countries. Remarking on dietary necessity of zinc, Dr Wendy Doyle, of the British Dietetic Association, said, "Zinc is essential for...

Flaxseed fights cancer risk

...stmenopausal nuns - chosen because of their strict dietary practices. They were given either zero, five or ten grams of flaxseed as a supplement for seven week cycles over a year. Both levels of supplementation gave significant decreases in oestrogen levels. This does not show that flaxseed prevents cancer...

Probiotics can help

...foods as well as being also sold in tablet form as dietary supplements. Now a Finnish study has tested the efficacy of a particular strain of probiotic, lactobacillus GG, in preventing childhood diarrhoea and respiratory infections.Lactobacillus GG is already known to reduce the duration of acute diarrhoea...

Love the sun

....Only 10 per cent of vitamin D in the body is from dietary sources - which include oily fish, eggs, butter and margarine - and this goes for babies too....

Genetics and cholesterol levels

...holesterol levels are controlled by both genes and dietary factors. People with high blood cholesterol are of... have the same genetic make-up, the differences in dietary intake accounted for differences in cholesterol levels. But their cholesterol levels were more simil...

Emphasis on eating pattern

... fruit, milk or meat, ten more possible points for dietary limitations - total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium, then ten more points for dietary variety. The total possible is 100. The mean score, for a group of 340 women of average age 50, was ...

Animal Fat Enhances Risk Of Stomach

... other types of stomach and esophageal cancers and dietary factors, Dr. Susan T. Mayne from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and colleagues interviewed more than 1,000 patients and nearly 700 healthy people in three states.// Total fat intake and intake of saturated fat each doubled the risk of...

Too much coffee is too bad

...eine group), these findings identify caffeine as a dietary factor, which can alter one’s genetic predispositi...enotype, physicians should recommend both adequate dietary calcium and moderate caffeine comsumption for their elderly patients. ...

Legume Consumption Can Cut Heart Disease Risk

...ing legume consumption may be an important part of dietary interventions to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease....

High-protein diets may pose health risks

...a good approach// to meeting a person’s long-term dietary needs, says Robert H. Eckel, of the Association’s ...at more protein than their bodies need, and excess dietary protein can, in itself, also increase health risks, he emphasises. High-protein diets induce a quic...

Lecithin lowers cholesterol absorption in body

... Journal of Nutrition.// Many people believe that dietary cholesterol directly raises blood cholesterol. Because eggs provide about half the dietarty cholesterol in a typical western diet.Under experimental conditions using an animal model that closely mimics human physiology, Koo and his associates found t...

Olive oil does good

...re also examined. The researchers found that three dietary factors could affect a person's risks of developing the disease. They suggested that people who ate a lot of meat and fish, as opposed to those who ate mostly vegetables and cereals, were at increased risk. This is because a high meat intake can in...

Protein and fat improve memory

...ers, but this is the first study to show that pure dietary protein and fat also improve memory,” says lead author Randall Kaplan. Until now, it was believed by scientists that increases in blood glucose levels explained the beneficial impact of carbohydrates on memory in elderly people.In the present study,...

Less sodium,less pressure

...ertensive medications.In addition, following these dietary guidelines// could lead to a 20% decrease in the prevalence of heart disease and a 35% decrease in the prevalence of strokes. The DASH-Sodium study included 342 people. More than half of the participants were women and 41% of them had hypertension....

New Dietary Approach To Manage Kidney Stones

...evelop kidney stones are often told to limit their dietary intake of calcium. But new research suggests that ...on a low-calcium diet. The results point to a new dietary approach to manage kidney stones, according to Dr. Loris Borghi from the University of Parma in Ital...

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