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Archive for April, 2011

Evening Primrose Oil and its Role In Relieving PMS

Posted April 30, 2011

Evening Primrose Oil (EPO) is already one of the most trusted and researched natural health treatments ñ A new double blind, placebo controlled independent study from the Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil reinforced a long history of existing research behind the role of GLA (gamma-linolenic acid) supplementation in relieving common symptoms of PMS. Also it seems that the benefit of a higher dose GLA treatment of (420 mg per day) won out over a lower dose (210 mg per day).

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Vitamin B6 and Refractory Seizures in Adults

Posted April 30, 2011

In this report involving 3 case studies, vitamin B6 deficiency was found to be associated with refractory seizures in critically ill adults. The first case involved a 54 year old male with a history of alcoholic cirrhosis with new-onset seizures refractory to phenytoin and levetiracetam 8 days after liver transplantation.

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Beneficial Fatty Acids Found In Fish Livers

Posted April 30, 2011

The fishing industry usually discards fish livers, but a team of researchers from the University of Almeria (Spain) has confirmed that they are a good source of polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are beneficial to health. Anchovies are one of the fish whose livers contain the highest levels of these substances.

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Prevent shingles with vitamins, not vaccine

Posted April 30, 2011

Has your doctor talked to you yet about the shingles vaccine? If you’re over 60, chances are you’ve heard the spiel plenty. Yes, the CDC recommends everyone over 60 to get it. Yes, they say it cuts your shingles risk by about 55 percent. But no, I don’t think you should get it. Here’s why.

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Neotropical Blueberries Have High Antioxidant Content

Posted April 30, 2011

Blueberries have always been touted as healthy fruits. Now a new study indicates that neotropical blueberries found in Mexico, Central and South America have a higher level of antioxidants than the US blueberries.

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Not all beta-glucans are equal for immune health: Study

Posted April 30, 2011

The ability of beta-glucan to modulate immune function is related to the specific form of the beta-glucan, with not all beta-glucans offering the same benefits, says a new study in Nature.

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Natural progesterone helps reduce premature births by half, study finds

Posted April 30, 2011

A new study published in the journal Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology has found that natural progesterone cream given to certain groups of pregnant women effectively reduced premature birth rates by 50 percent. Pregnant women with a condition known as short cervix are believed to be lacking in progesterone, an essential hormone necessary for the development of healthy babies. So by supplementing with progesterone gel, such women can help ensure a healthy pregnancy.

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Fitness Program Benefits Mind and Body in Cancer Survivors

Posted April 30, 2011

A community-based, small-group strength and fitness program significantly improves physical and psychological functioning in cancer survivors, in both the short- and the long-term, new research suggests.

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Melatonin Might Help in Controlling Weight Gain ñ Rat Study

Posted April 30, 2011

University of Granada researchers have proven that melatonin ña natural hormone produced by the body helps in controlling weight gain even without reducing the intake of foodñ, improves blood lipid profile as it reduces triglicerids, increases HDL cholesterol and reduces LDL cholesterol.

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Low vitamin D levels linked to diabetes risk

Posted April 29, 2011

Lower levels of vitamin D circulating in the bloodstream are tied to a higher risk of developing diabetes in a new study of Australian adults. After following more than 5,000 people for 5 years, the researchers found those with lower than average vitamin D levels had a 57 percent increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared to people with levels in the recommended range.

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