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Blood Vessels

Vitamin D deficiency may lead to stiffening of blood vessels

Posted January 20, 2014

UV-B radiation in sunlight is the most important factor for the production of vitamin D, and that is why many people suffer from low levels of vitamin D during the winter months. Although certain foods do contain vitamin D, it is not usually possible to get an adequate supply of the vitamin from food. Many clinical studies have indicated that low vitamin D levels are related to cardiovascular disease such as high blood pressure, but also other diseases such as diabetes mellitus, autoimmune diseases and even cancer. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms were unclear.

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Caffeine in coffee improves small blood vessel function

Posted November 22, 2013

The caffeine in a cup of coffee might help your small blood vessels work better, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013.

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Antioxidants in Blood Tied to Better Cognition

Posted September 26, 2013

Blood concentrations of some antioxidative micronutrients were positively associated with executive function and visuopractical skills, researchers reported here. Among healthy patients, plasma concentrations of non-provitamin A were positively and significantly associated with executive function, before and after adjustment for body mass index (BMI), smoking status, diabetes, hypertension, and cardiac disease (Beta=0.086, P<0.05), according to Abhijit Sen, MSc, of the Medical University Graz in Austria, and colleagues.

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Potassium channel openers and prostacyclin play a crucial role in mediating the vasorelaxant activity of Gynura procumbens

Posted July 23, 2013

Previous studies of Gynura procumbens (G. procumbens) have shown that partially purified fractions of the leaves are capable of lowering the blood pressure of rats by inhibiting angiotensin-converting enzymic activity and causing vasodilatation. The objectives of this study were therefore to further purify the active compounds that exhibited selective effects on blood vessels, determine the mechanism of actions, and to qualitatively analyse the putative compounds present.

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Diet, ‘Anti-Aging’ Supplements May Help Reverse Blood Vessel Abnormality

Posted May 2, 2013

A diet low in grains, beans and certain vegetables – combined with “anti-aging” supplements – improved blood vessel function, in a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology 2013 Scientific Sessions.

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Omega-3 ethyl esters may make blood vessels more elastic: Study

Posted April 20, 2013

Supplements of omega-3 fatty acids in the ethyl ester form may reduce the stiffness in arteries and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in obese people, says a new study from Australia.

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Olive oil may boost blood vessel function: Study

Posted August 24, 2012

Supplementing the diet with olive oil may improve the function of cells lining blood vessels in people with atherosclerosis, says a new study from the US and Italy.

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Mixed vitamin E may support blood vessel health in healthy adults

Posted August 8, 2012

Short-term supplementation with vitamin E may support the function of cells lining blood cells from potential damage during the increase in blood sugar levels after eating, says a new study.

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Antioxidant-rich tomato paste shows cardio benefits: Study

Posted May 25, 2012

Two weeks of supplementing the diet with a tomato paste may improve the function of blood vessels in healthy adults, says a new study from Greece.

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How can I get rid of body odor naturally?

Posted April 30, 2012

When the bacteria that grow naturally on your skin mix with sweat, the result is body odor. To smell fresh, you need to keep your skin dry and decrease bacteria on the parts of your body that trap moisture, such as the underarms.

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