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Plant-sourced omega-3 science builds but don’t fry fish oil supply, says IFFO

Posted January 28, 2014

An international marine ingredients group says overfishing is a concern, but one that is being managed, and fish will remain a sustainable and reliable omega-3 source in the long term future.

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Spirulina supplementation improves academic performance in schoolchildren

Posted November 1, 2013

Did you know that, among its many benefits, spirulina has also been shown to improve academic performance in schoolchildren?

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Testosterone treatment in men may lower heart disease risk and boost sex drive

Posted October 27, 2013

A new study shows that testosterone treatment for men may do a lot more than just boost sex drive, as it appears to have other benefits, including a reduction in the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

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Meta-analysis Suggests Vitamin C Protective Against Acute Kidney Injury

Posted August 29, 2013

Vitamin C appears to reduce the risk of contrast-induced acute kidney injury (AKI) by one-third in patients undergoing coronary angiography, reports a meta-analysis published online August 28, 2013, in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. However, additional research is required to determine optimal dose and administration route.

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Naturally slow aging, increase mental awareness and eliminate impurities with Ayurvedic massage

Posted July 18, 2013

Giving yourself a daily self-massage with aromatherapy massage oils is a deeply healing and deeply enjoyable practice that activates the body’s inner pharmacy and slows the aging process. This ancient holistic tradition from India is known as Abhyanga or Ayurvedic massage. Ayurvedic massage enhances health by creating a balance of mind, body, and spirit. Depending upon your unique mind-body type (dosha), your massage technique can be gentle or more vigorous.

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Sweet potato weaning food to improve infant nutrition

Posted March 26, 2013

A Massey University PhD student has developed a complementary food for infants in developing nations that could help minimise vitamin A deficiency. Francis Kweku Amagloh used sweet potato as the base ingredient for the food, which he hopes will address some of the micronutrient deficiencies in the vulnerable period when infants transition to solid food. Complementary or weaning foods are usually introduced into the diet at around six months.

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Preventative Zinc May Reduce Risk of Diarrhea in Children

Posted September 6, 2012

In a blinded, randomized, controlled study involving 612 rural Tanzanian children aged 6-60 months, supplementation with zinc was found to be effective in reducing the risk of diarrhea among African children.

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Chicory root fibre could trigger weight loss, finds new research

Posted April 30, 2012

Researchers at the University of Maastricht have found that oligofructose (a carbohydrate-based dietary fiber extracted from chicory roots) can reduce the energy intake of healthy volunteers by 10 per cent while maintaining normal levels of satiety and hunger.

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Dietary fructose and risk of metabolic syndrome in adults: Tehran Lipid and Glucose study

Posted April 30, 2012

Studies have shown that the excessive fructose intake may induce adverse metabolic effects. There is no direct evidence from epidemiological studies to clarify the association between usual amounts of fructose intake and the metabolic syndrome. The aim of this study was to determine the association of fructose intake and prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its components in Tehranian adults.

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Nuts eaten daily could help control type 2 diabetes

Posted April 30, 2012

A daily handful of nuts could prevent diabetes complications
Eating just a portion of nuts each day could not only help control type 2 diabetes, but also help prevent complications for those affected with the disease.

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