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Quit coffee and help your heart

...that coffee drinkers who quit drinking caffeinated filtered coffee cut their blood levels of cholesterol and t... is not only unfiltered coffee, but notably normal filtered coffee affects cholesterol and homocysteine.""If your cholesterol or homocysteine level is above nor...

Caffeine is not the only culprit in coffee!

...disease. All volunteers were given about 4 cups of filtered coffee each day; an equivalent amount of caffeine (870 milligrams) in capsules or a sugar pill in a cycle of three treatment periods that extended for two weeks. During each treatment period, blood levels of homocysteine, caffeine, and B vitamins wer...

Hookah And The Gums: A Dangerous Mix

... compared to non-smokers. Even though the smoke is filtered out by water, inhalation of toxic substances is similar to or even greater than that of cigarette smoking." It was also found that the levels of nicotine and cotinine in plasma, saliva and urine increased subsequent to smoking the hookah. "This study...

High Pollution Levels Lead To Heart Problems

...esearch were exposed to an idling diesel engine or filtered air, after which vasodilators injections were administered to them, and clotting levels were measured using their blood samples. After the exposure to the diesel fumes, there was a reduced level of response by the subjects to the vasodilators, while ...

Link Established Between Atherosclerosis and Air Pollution

...h cholesterol diet and exposed to fresh, clean and filtered air. It was shown that plaque production was 1.5 times more in the first set than in the second set of experimental mice. Plaque, a fatty deposit on the inner lining of the blood vessels, can predispose individuals to conditions such as heart attac...

Medications Detected In Recycled Water In Los Angeles

...water officials detected prescription drugs in the filtered and recycled wastewater at Los Angeles aquifer. This has raised doubts about the dangerous effects this water might have in the future. // Though the amounts were minimal drugs such as antibiotics, antipsychotics, birth-control hormones, Viagra and V...

How Healthy Is A Regular Dose Of Cod Liver Oil?

...ich only the Omega-3 fatty acids are extracted and filtered to maintain purity. Pregnant women should avoid taking Cod liver supplements. <br...

Cystatin C Test- A Reliable Test to Detect Chronic Health Risks

...nine – an end-product of muscle metabolism that is filtered through the kidneys and has been a standard marker...pak – and cystatin C, a blood protein that is also filtered through the kidneys. They then matched test results with health outcomes up to nine years later. Am...

Dangers Lurking in Soft, Cuddly Toys

...e is absorbed into the blood stream, some of it is filtered out and excreted, but the rest is distributed in the liver, brain, kidneys and bones. All toys samples examined contained varying concentration of lead and cadmium. Eight samples (close to 30 percent) from Mumbai contained more than US Consumer Pr...

WHO issues Global Air Quality Guidelines

...10 pollution. As the particles are too small to be filtered in the nose and throat, they enter the lungs and dwell there leading to health disorders. The recent WHO guidelines appeals to reduce the PM10 annual level to less than 20 micrograms per cubic meter in cities. According to the WHO, in several citie...

Key Gene Controlling Kidney Development Found

...er become attached to ducts—tubes that collect the filtered blood as urine and direct it to the bladder. The St. Jude team showed that Six2 works by preventing some of the precursor cells from responding to these signals. This ensures there will be a continual source of undifferentiated stem cells available t...

Healthy Potato Chips: A Trans Fat Oil With Health Benefits

...ults in the formation of CLA. Later, the iodine is filtered out of the product. “Changing the position of the double bonds makes all the difference in the world,” Proctor said. Source-ewswise SRM...

MIT Creates 3-D Scaffold for Growing Stem Cells

...nes and nutrients are delivered and waste products filtered away. Cells move within their natural environments in response to chemical signals or other stimuli. Researchers are aware that cells on flat surfaces have skewed metabolisms, gene expression and growing patterns. But the only choices have been gla...

Big Brother to the Rescue

...l then be drained and stem cells removed, with the filtered blood returning to the donor, simultaneously. The guest stem cells transfused to the recipient then find their way to the bone marrow and start producing other stem cells. When four sons of the Hartley family were diagnosed with the rare disorder...

Japanese 'bilk' the Cow for Beer

...edients as lager or ale, and it looks like regular filtered beer after fermentation. But, as the producers say, it tastes fruity and has a distinctive aftertaste. The new brew will be sold in small 0.33 litre bottles, and will cost about 380 yen (about $3). Source-IANS...

QUT Scientists on the Way to Sifting Out a Cure for HIV

HIV may one day be able to be filtered from human blood saving the lives of millions of people,// thanks to a world-first innovation by Queensland University// of Technology scientists. QUT scientists have developed specially designed ceramic membranes for nanofiltration, which are so ...

Uric Acid Levels Tied to Impaired Thinking in the Elderly

...e breakdown of the body's cells. Most uric acid is filtered out by the kidneys and passes out of the body in urine. The level of uric acid in the blood increases if too much is being produced or if the kidneys are not able to remove it from the blood normally. The researchers said the mechanism linking uric...

Pigs Arrive at Bio-secure Center

...no direct contact with the outside world. There is filtered air, sterilized water and decontaminated food.” There is great excitement behind the project as seen by the comments of W. Michael Gretschel, volunteer president of the Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation: "We will provide the world new hope fo...

Researchers Develop Resin Beads That Capture Mad Cow Disease Agent From Blood

... between nonwoven fabric membranes, and places the filtered blood in a separate blood bag prior to infusion into a patient or blood donation recipient. The filter device, to be manufactured under the trade name P-Capt? Filter by MacoPharma, has received CE Mark regulatory approval in Europe. Carbonell and...

Hookah Could Be as Harmful as Cigarettes

...arettes, warns a new study. // Since the smoke is filtered through water in a hookah, many youngsters feel that harmful agents are removed, the UPI news wire reported. "Links have been found between water-pipe (hookah) usage and oral, lung and bladder cancer, in addition to heart disease and clogged arteri...

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