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Archive for July, 2013

Natural chemical boosts organ regeneration

Posted July 31, 2013

Your body naturally contains a chemical that can boost organ regeneration and speed up wound healing. Epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs) help new blood vessels to form, so Dipak Panigrahy at Harvard Medical School in Boston and colleagues wondered whether they might also accelerate other types of growth. To find out, they injected mice with EETs straight after the surgical removal of a lung or part of their liver.

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Topical Treatment with L-Carnitine for Mild to Moderately Severe Acne

Posted July 31, 2013

In a randomized, double-blind, vehicle-controlled, 9-week study involving 60 subjects with mild to moderately severe acne (10-25 inflammatory lesions) involving the face, application of a topical skin formulation containing licochalcone A, l-carnitine and 1,2-decanediol, twice a day for a period of 8 weeks, was found to be associated with a significant reduction in the pustules and sebum levels, marked reduction in P. acnes and improvement in DLQI, while no such changes were found in the group who applied a placebo vehicle.

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Dietary supplement users vary in attitudes and sources of dietary supplement information in East and West geographic regions: a cross-sectional study

Posted July 31, 2013

Over 50% of adults currently use dietary supplements (DS) but manufacturers do not have to prove the safety or efficacy of a DS before it is marketed. Therefore, consumers may be exposed to inaccurate DS information, may lack confidence in choosing appropriate DS and may seek advice for usage. The objective of this study was to examine trends in usage, attitudes, and sources of information regarding DS according to geographic location, demographic group, and lifestyle choices.

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Chinese Herbs and Alternative Medicine Supplements for Dementia

Posted July 31, 2013

For many years , complementary medicine studies have focused on the benefits of Chinese herbs over geriatric mental issues such as vascular dementia. Since in Chinese tradition the power of the herbs is used for centuries for preventing and treating mental problems it is helpful to know what do recent studies say.

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Diets lacking omega-3s lead to anxiety, hyperactivity in teens

Posted July 31, 2013

Diets lacking omega-3 fatty acids – found in foods like wild fish, eggs, and grass-fed livestock – can have worsened effects over consecutive generations, especially affecting teens, according to a University of Pittsburgh study.

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Dietary nutrient intake and metabolic syndrome risk in Chinese adults: a case–control study

Posted July 31, 2013

Because human diets are composed of a wide variety of nutrients that may work synergistically to prevent or promote disease, assessing dietary nutrient intake status may be informative. The purpose of this study was to assess the dietary nutrient intake status of Chinese adults with metabolic syndrome (MetS) and to evaluate its possible role in MetS.

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Moderate and regular physical activity lowers the risk of deadly stroke by twenty percent

Posted July 31, 2013

Stroke incidence continues to rise in western cultures, ranking as the third leading cause of death in the US this year. Cerebrovascular disorders, similar to heart disease, cancer and dementia, are largely preventable lifestyle diseases fueled by dietary indiscretions, environmental and household exposure to toxins, smoking and lack of physical activity. Strokes strike more than 800,000 people in the US each year, killing more than 150,000 and leading to permanent disability for many others.

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Disease prevention and other health benefits of parsley

Posted July 31, 2013

Dr. Harold Gunatillake, an affiliate of the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons, asserts that the herb, parsley, has more to offer than being a mere colorful trimming on the delectable dishes most often served in restaurants. Beyond its almost negligible size and its tasty green dynamic flavor, parsley has plenty to offer in terms of health benefits and disease prevention.

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Confirmed by science – Strawberries provide outstanding protective benefit against cancer, diabetes and more

Posted July 31, 2013

With the bounty of organic summertime strawberries currently available, there’s no time like the present to appreciate all the exceptional health benefits of this remarkable fruit. As a mighty guardian against a host of chronic disease, strawberries are a delicious way to fortify the body. Researchers agree: Strawberries might be common in widespread availability, but are far from ordinary in their valuable properties.

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Watermelon juice soothes sore cycling muscles

Posted July 31, 2013

Watermelon juice has ‘excellent’ potential as a functional drink to relieve sore muscles in athletes due to high levels of amino acid L-Citrulluine, a new Spanish study testing cyclists reports.

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