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Omega-3 may have benefits for dry AMD: Pilot Study

Posted November 1, 2013

Supplementation with EPA-rich omega-3 fatty acids could help battle inflammation in the macula and therefore improve the vision in patients with dry Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), according to the findings of a new pilot study.

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Lutein, zeaxanthin plus omega-3 shows benefits for AMD sufferers

Posted March 28, 2013

A combination of lutein, zeaxanthin and omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids may boost the pigment in the retina and help people with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), says new data from Germany.

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Antioxidant Supplementation May Protect Women From Breast Cancer

Posted April 30, 2012

In Canada, researchers investigated the association between antioxidants and breast cancer risk in a large population-based, case-control study. The study population included 2,362 cases with pathologically confirmed incident breast cancer (866 premenopausal and 1,496 postmenopausal) and 2,462 controls. Intakes of antioxidants from diet and from supplementation as well as other potential risk factors for breast cancer were collected by a self-reported questionnaire.

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Antioxidant-rich Diet Can Cut Stroke Risk in Women

Posted April 30, 2012

Women who consume a diet rich in antioxidants from fruits, vegetables and whole grains are at reduced risk of suffering from stroke, regardless of their previous history of cardiovascular disease, according to a study.

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Vegetables, Fruits, Grains Reduce Stroke Risk in Women

Posted April 30, 2012

Swedish women who ate an antioxidant-rich diet had fewer strokes regardless of whether they had a previous history of cardiovascular disease, in a study reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.

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Health Benefits of Cranberry Juice

Posted April 30, 2012

The cranberry is a small, red fruit that is often passed over in favor of the blueberry. However, the cranberry has several health benefits and is most commonly available as a juice. If your juice of choice with your breakfast is orange, stop and consider for a moment the benefits of cranberry too and perhaps swap out your regular juice once in a while! Heres a closer look at cranberry and the health benefits it offers.

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This Antioxidant Dramatically Inhibits Alzheimer’s Disease Progression

Posted April 30, 2012

Oxidative stress and neuronal energy depletion are characteristic hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease. It has been hypothesized that, because of this, pro-energetic and antioxidant drugs such as alpha-lipoic acid might delay the onset or slow down the progression of the disease.

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Natural anti-oxidant deserts aging body: Cell’s reserve fighting force shrinks with age

Posted April 30, 2012

When the body fights oxidative damage, it calls up a reservist enzyme that protects cells but only if those cells are relatively young, a study has found. Biologists at USC discovered major declines in the availability of an enzyme, known as the Lon protease, as human cells grow older.

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In Vitro Antioxidant and Anticancer Activity of Young Zingiber officinale Against Human Breast Carcinoma Cell Lines

Posted April 30, 2012

Ginger is one of the most important spice crops and traditionally has been used as medicinal plant in Bangladesh. The present work is aimed to find out antioxidant and anticancer activities of two Bangladeshi ginger varieties (Fulbaria and Syedpuri) at young age grown under ambient (400 mumol/mol) and elevated (800 mumol/mol) CO2 concentrations against two human breast cancer cell lines.

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Antioxidant Rich Diet Lowers Risk of Diabetes

Posted April 30, 2012

Pharmaceuticals are not the answer to cure or treat diabetes. Avandia is the latest drug to be questioned for its efficacy and side effects that increase the risk of heart attack by a whopping 43%. The Commission on Human Medicines in Great Britain has recommended pulling the drug because its risks outweigh the benefits.

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