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Air Pollution

Vitamin C lowers the harmful effects of air pollution, study finds

Posted August 28, 2013

Vitamin C is one of the most important antioxidants on Earth, and its ability to aid tissue growth and repair is well-known. However, British researchers at the Imperial College of London have found another good reason to eat more oranges and lemons – vitamin C can also guard us against the negative effects of air pollutants such as car exhaust and power plants.

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Plants That Clean Indoor Air, Which Ones to Choose

Posted August 21, 2013

If you have an electric air purifier in your home or office, it’s time to consider pulling the plug. Did you know there are plants that clean indoor air? Here’s how they do it and which plants to choose.

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Antioxidants may reduce harm from air pollution

Posted August 13, 2012

People who have asthma and COPD are more vulnerable to particulate air pollution if they have low levels of vitamin C in their blood, a study from London found. The results suggest a diet rich in fruits and vegetables may suppress some of the harmful effects of air pollution.

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Fish oil lowers air pollution risk.

Posted August 6, 2012

Fish oil supplements might protect against adverse effects on the heart that are associated with particulate air pollution, a laboratory study with people has found. After breathing the pollutants, heart rate variability and lipid levels – two measures of heart health – showed little change in those who had eaten fish oil supplements for a month. This is the first controlled experiment to look at the link and suggests that slight changes in the daily diet may counteract some health effects. The findings are most important for people who live in highly polluted areas in the world.

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Barliv Barley betafiber improves insulin sensitivity, study finds

Posted April 30, 2012

Dietitians who see clients with pre-diabetes (who are at an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes) can learn more about how Barliv barley betafiber can help address this issue at a poster session on Monday, Sept. 26, during the American Dietetic Associations 2011 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo in San Diego, Calif. The latest research on Barliv barley betafiber, titled Dietetics Practice: Maintaining Weight in a Clinical Trial Testing a Nutritive Beverage in Subjects at High Risk for Type 2 Diabetes, will be presented and focuses on the dietary research within the trial.

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