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Vitamin Shields Brittle Bones

...nt, meaning it soaks up so-called free radicals or substances that can damage tissue, including bone. The dose of vitamin E given to the rats 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...

Starch fights cancer

... digested, passes into the colon where it releases substances that protect against cancer. Resistant starch is found in undercooked vegetables, partly-cooked pasta, baked beans, bread, brown rice, white rice ,wheat and almost all cereals - so long as you do not chew them too much. They are still trying to find...

Avacado a day

...whole food, since there are likely many beneficial substances working synergistically. Watermelon, which was also found to be protective of the liver, is also a good source of the carotenoid lycopene....

Antioxidants found in chocolates

All plant-derived substances contain some antioxidants, often as compounds known as flavonoids. It has been found in a study that chocolate contains higher levels of health-promoting flavonoids than apples or orange juice. Antioxidants block the action of harmful free radicals, ...

Diet Can Influence Allergic Skin Reactions

..., itchy, scaly skin when they come in contact with substances they are allergic to. The reaction is usually associated with an allergen that touches the skin, and many people may not realize foods can also trigger it. In the study, the team asked patients who had previously been identified as having general...

Wound healing made faster

...efforts in wound-healing enhancement using natural substances have only been able to mend one kind of wound. By combining different hormones in different proportions in the complex, the QUT team has been able to stimulate the healing response of different types of cells including muscle, bone, skin, blood vesse...

Contraceptives decreases Libido

... and asked them to try to identify six distinctive substances - anise, musk-ketone, clove, pyridine, citrus and ammonia. Dr Claire lead researcher said: "Our data seem to show that iatrogenic steroids - such as those contained in oral contraceptives - may affect changes in smell sensitivity. "Biologically, odou...

Quit coffee and help your heart

...l and the protein homocysteine.High levels of both substances are known risk factors for heart disease. Some of the compounds, called terpenoids, are known to increase cholesterol levels. Lead author Dr. Hannson Right, of Marylandl University Hospital ,US, explained that "it is not only unfiltered coffee, but ...

Mislabeled Body-building Steroid Supplements

...ounts were found and if the products contained any substances not found on the label. Eleven of the 12 products did not meet label claims because they contained less of the amount of steroids listed on the label. One product actually contained none. In addition, reasearchers found that one of the products con...

Armpit odour enhances mood

...smells of old ladies are the latest mood-enhancing substances to be uncovered by scientists - but they warn that those of young men may have the reverse effect. The Pennsylvania-based team believe that the effect may be due to the human ability to detect the presence or absence of hormones in sweat which signal...

Memory loss associated with microbes

...nce, a few of which produce some of the most toxic substances known. Some species are responsible for shellfish poisoning, caused by people eating shellfish that have ingested the organism. The species identified in Maryland are Pfiesteria piscicida. It is found in brackish water and is almost indestructible. W...

Older Men Surviving Coronary Bypasses

...wed or clogged arteries in the heart. A buildup of substances such as fats or plaque causes this narrowing, known as atherosclerosis. In the new study, Scottish researchers compared hospital records for 25,229 coronary artery bypass operations performed in Scottish hospitals between 1981 and 1996. Of those su...

New Prostate Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise

... (WBC) that activate the immune system by impeding substances that trigger an immune attack. These dendritic cells contain genetic information or RNA, a derivative of DNA, from a substance secreted by the prostate gland called prostate specific antigen. PSA, prostate-specific antigen levels increase in prostate...

Herbal treatment not to be sneezed at

... northern Africa and southwestern Asia. The active substances in the leaves and roots of the plant are petasines. Historically, extracts of butterbur have been used in bronchial asthma, smooth muscle spasms, and headache. Hay fever, medically known as allergic rhinitis, can be a chronic problem or can occur in...

Needle free future for diabetics

A way which draws substances into and out of the skin without pricking it makes for easier blood testing in diabetes. Iontophoresis is a relatively new method which uses the application of an electric field// to draw molecules into and out of the skin's barrier without the need ...

Avacado protects from liver damage

...whole food, since there are likely many beneficial substances working synergistically. Watermelon, which was also found to be protective of the liver, is also a good source of the carotenoid lycopene....

How to determine allergies?

...ing of the nose is just extra-sensitive to certain substances such as perfume, smoke or even rapid changes in temperature. But the immune system is not involved, so there is no allergy. Once exposed, the nasal membranes swell in response, leading to the too-familiar symptom of nasal congestion, perhaps accompan...

Liver key to extending life

...tion, improving blood flow to the liver, and using substances that return the healthy holes in liver blood vessels. Interestingly, alcohol is one such substance that helps to punch holes in the liver blood vessels — which could explain the so-called 'wine paradox'. Alcohol in moderation is beneficial to health...

Herbal treatment should be estimated

... northern Africa and southwestern Asia. The active substances in the leaves and roots of the plant are petasines. Historically, extracts of butterbur have been used in bronchial asthma, smooth muscle spasms, and headache. Hay fever, medically known as allergic rhinitis, can be a chronic problem or can occur in...

Enzyme stimulates growth of adult stem cells

...ii explained, which helps release growth-promoting substances which, in turn, wake up the stem cells. The stem cells then move to a portion of the bone marrow where they can multiply and be released. Rafii and his team discovered the significance of MMP9 when they examined mice that had been engineered to grow...

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