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Fat Horses Face Health Problems

...ess is an imbalance between the production of free radicals and reactive oxygen species and the bodys anti-oxi...avor of the oxidants, said Thatcher. Those free radicals and reactive oxidant species can affect macromolecules in the body such as lipids, DNA and proteins,...

Flavonoids In Orange Juice Make It A Healthy Drink, Despite The Sugar

...are. Flavonoids suppress destructive oxygen free radicals -- also known as reactive oxygen species, or ROS. An overabundance of free radicals candamage all components of the cell, including proteins, fats and DNA,contributing to the developme...

New Device Developed to Eliminate Superbugs Within Minutes

...y pumping a continuing stream of reactive hydrogen radicals into the atmosphere , killing microbes within minu... They established that in the outdoors, hydroxyl radicals produced through natural reactions between airborne ozone and organic scented chemicals from plants ...

Buckyball Has the Ability to Fight Against Allergy: Research

...cture of the buckyball allows it to attach to free radicals noticeably better than any anti-oxidant currently available, such as vitamin E. Free radicals are molecules that cause oxidative stress, which experts believe may be the basis of aging. "The im...

Vitamin C Helps Reduce Complications Linked to Type 1 Diabetes

...k have found that the nutrient helps 'mop-up' free radicals that are produced in excess in diabetics. Free radicals are tissue-damaging molecules, and Vitamin C 'normalises' their levels in the body, said Lead resear...

Maggots Rid Patients of MRSA

...tment, which uses ionized air to create superoxide radicals and eradicate bacteria. Professor Boulton said: "This is very exciting. We have demonstrated for the first time the potential of larval therapy to eliminate MRSA infection of diabetic foot ulcers. If confirmed in a randomized controlled trial, larv...

Cause of Gender Differences in Blood Pressure, Kidney Damage Under Study

...tive and potentially damaging free radicals. Free radicals or reactive oxygen species have important jobs in...as aging in general. In high blood pressure, free radicals damage proteins critical to blood vessels and the kidneys. The body has natural mechanisms for ke...

Lipoic Acid may Help to Live Long, Free of Degenerative Disease

...d make older animals more susceptible to both free radicals and other environmental toxins, but lipoic acid can restore glutathione function to near normal. "We never really expected such a surprising range of benefits from one compound. This is really unprecedented, and we're pretty excited about it," Hag...

EU Pushes Asian Nations on Climate Change Goals

...nder the poverty line." The demonstration, where radicals from several European nations rallied, was described by organizers as part of the build-up to the Group of Eight summit, to be hosted by Germany June 6-8 in the beach resort of Heiligendamm. German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke out Saturday in sup...

Maggots Rid Patients of MRSA

...tment, which uses ionized air to create superoxide radicals and eradicate bacteria. Professor Boulton said: "This is very exciting. We have demonstrated for the first time the potential of larval therapy to eliminate MRSA infection of diabetic foot ulcers. If confirmed in a randomized controlled trial, larv...

High Melatonin can Help Delay Ageing

...30 human years of age – due to an increase in free radicals (oxygen and nitrogen), which cause an inflammatory...t least, delay – illnesses related to ageing, free radicals and inflammatory processes, such as many neurodegenerative disorders (e.g. Parkinson's disease) and ...

Serving Strawberry in Daiquiri Makes It Healthier

...ders. They work by helping to mop up damaging free radicals produced naturally during a person’s normal metabolism. Those who aren’t keen on strawberry daiquiris might be relieved to know that the scientists found similar results with blackberries, meaning that a blackberry-crowned champagne cocktail might...

Fruit and Vegetable Diet 'could Prevent Asthma'

...ainst cell damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are highly reactive chemicals and they are produce...nd the breakdown in the body of spoiled fats. Free radicals have been held responsible for aging, cancer, cardiovascular disease and other kinds of damage to th...

Honeydew Honey Better Than Nectar Honey

...ey operate by mopping up potentially damaging free radicals that are released in the body. The composition of honey depends greatly on where honeybees collect their raw materials. There are two key types of source. First, honeybees can collect nectar from flowers, and this generates nectar honeys. Secondly ...

Now Fight Iron Disorders With a Drug Against Hypertension

...etrimental as iron promotes the formation of toxic radicals leading to tissue damage. Iron overload is the consequence of one of the most common genetic disorders in Europe, hereditary hemochromatosis, which affects about one in 300 Europeans. Excess iron also accumulates after repeated blood transfusions and...

Sentry Enzyme Blocks Two Paths to Parkinson’s Diseas

...of a family of similar enzymes that eliminate free radicals generated by pesticides and other chemicals. Two m...dopaminergic neurons of the substantia nigra. Free radicals are highly unstable molecules that readily interact with other molecules, causing cell damage. Th...

Coffee: Is It Good or Bad for You?

...table molecules (free radicals) in your body. Free radicals contribute to oxidative stress, which, over time, can cause inflammation and other unhealthy changes in your cells. The February issue of Mayo Clinic Women’s HealthSource highlights news about these health benefits of coffee: Reduced risk of ...

NO Linked With Increased Survival in ALI/ARDS

...icial effect on ALI since it scavenges oxygen free radicals that are generated during oxidative stress. Since NO increases microcirculation, it helps to better perfuse tissue beds in the lungs. The investigators offered an alternative hypothesis to explain their findings: NO created inside the body may hav...

A Laboratory Filtration System Kills 100 Percent Of Dangerous Microbes In Water

.... The addition of hydrogen peroxide generates free radicals on the polymer. The free radicals remain bound to the sheet, where they come in contact with bacteria and kill them. The researchers...

Underground Air - Associated With - DNA Damages

... when these particles enter the body and form free radicals in the body’s cells. Free radicals are highly reactive molecules that can prove harmful to the cell’s DNA; although such damage can oft...

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