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Coenzyme Q10 and Patients with Sickle Cell Anemia

Posted February 13, 2014

In a study involving sickle cell patients in the Chhattisgarh tribal population between the ages of 10 and 55 years of age, supplementation with coenzyme Q10 (200 mg/d) was found to improve hematological parameters and decrease inflammation (C-reactive protein) and TBARS levels.

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Effects of Omega-3 Fatty Acids on Anemia and Inflammatory Markers In Hemodialysis Patients

Posted January 29, 2014

In a randomized, placebo-controlled trial involving 45 adult patients on hemodialysis for at least 3 months, supplementation with 1800 mg of omega-3 fatty acids for a period of 4 months was found to yield a relative alleviation in inflammatory state, and significant differences between the active and placebo groups were found for the ratio of IL-10 to IL-6, and serum ferritin levels, while the difference in other inflammatory markers was not significant.

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Insufficient vitamin D may raise anemia risk in children

Posted October 22, 2013

New research led by investigators at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center suggests that children who do not get enough vitamin D may be at higher risk for anemia. However, they caution that while their findings show a strong link, it does not mean one causes the other.

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Iron supplementation can provide cognitive and physical benefits to anemic children

Posted October 16, 2013

Giving daily iron supplements to anemic primary-school–aged children can have cognitive and physical benefits, according to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

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Iron-rich foods to prevent anemia could lower dementia risk

Posted August 3, 2013

Researchers have discovered that low iron levels in blood and anemia could be linked to increased risks for dementia, according to a study published in the journal Neurology. Anemia occurs when the number of red blood cells or concentrations of hemoglobin, a protein inside red blood cells, are low.

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Study: Iron-Enriched Potatoes Could Help Tackle Anaemia

Posted February 4, 2013

The humble potato could hold the answer to tackling the common condition iron deficiency anaemia, scientists believe. Researchers at Nottingham Trent University have been successful in developing a novel – and natural – way of enriching potatoes with iron by engineering ‘nano-rust’ particles, which can be broken down into regular iron and absorbed by the crop.

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Iron-Enriched Potatoes Could Help Tackle Anaemia

Posted January 31, 2013

The humble potato could hold the answer to tackling the common condition iron deficiency anaemia, scientists believe. Researchers at Nottingham Trent University have been successful in developing a novel – and natural – way of enriching potatoes with iron by engineering ‘nano-rust’ particles, which can be broken down into regular iron and absorbed by the crop.

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Iron Supplements May Ease Women’s Fatigue

Posted July 10, 2012

Taking iron supplements may help ease fatigue in women who have low levels of iron in the blood but are not considered anemic, a new study from researchers in Switzerland suggests.

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Natural antiseptics: safe for your skin and the environment

Posted April 30, 2012

We all get the occasional blemish, and it always seems to be at the most inopportune times. Some blame stress, while others target an affinity for greasy junk food. Whatever the cause, the sight of a pimple is enough to have most of us running to the nearest pharmacy to pick up a tube of cream before the rest of the world catches a glimpse of your less than lovely complexion. Despite the current economic climate, were more concerned than ever about our skin.

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