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Radioprotective effect of the Barbados Cherry (Malpighia glabra L.) against radiopharmaceutical Iodine-131 in Wistar rats in vivo

Posted January 31, 2014

The increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables has contributed to the improvement of populational health, due in part, to the abundance of antioxidants in these foods. Antioxidants reduce the level of oxidative damage to DNA caused by free radicals and ionizing radiation, including the radioisotope iodine-131 (131I). This isotope is used for the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid injuries, such as hyperthyroidism and cancer.

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Astaxanthin found to reduce oxidation, DNA damage and liver cancer formation

Posted November 12, 2013

Scientific evidence continues to mount showing that astaxanthin is one of the most potent antioxidants yet discovered. A study conducted by researchers from India’s National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research found that astaxanthin not only can reduce oxidation of the liver but can actually prevent DNA damage and the early stages of liver cancer development.

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Folate and B12 May Have Correcting Effects on DNA damage in Peripheral Blood Lymphocytes

Posted July 23, 2013

A controlled study of 156 volunteers without history of cancer found that dietary supplementation with folate and vitamin B12 based on MTHFR genotypes could protect the genome from damage and benefit genome health.

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Vitamin B6 linked to DNA protection: Study

Posted June 27, 2013

Increased levels of vitamin B6 are associated with less damage to DNA for men, suggests new data from Japan.

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Cancer Biologists Find DNA-Damaging Toxins in Common Plant-Based Foods

Posted March 28, 2013

In a laboratory study pairing food chemistry and cancer biology, scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center tested the potentially harmful effect of foods and flavorings on the DNA of cells.

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Nutrient Intake Reduces Sperm DNA Damage in Older Men

Posted August 31, 2012

Older men who consume higher amounts of certain micronutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin E, and zinc have less DNA damage to their sperm, according to a study published online Aug. 28 in Fertility and Sterility.

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Nutrition tied to improved sperm DNA quality in older men

Posted August 27, 2012

A new study led by scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) found that a healthy intake of micronutrients is strongly associated with improved sperm DNA quality in older men. In younger men, however, a higher intake of micronutrients didn’t improve their sperm DNA.

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Zeaxanthin improves vision in night driving study

Posted April 30, 2012

A recent study published in the November 2011 Journal of Optometry confirms improved vision in elderly patients through nutritional supplementation. The Zeaxanthin (zee-uh-zan-thin) and Visual Function Study (ZVF), conducted by eye nutrition pioneer Stuart Richer, PhD, OD at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Chicago, shows scientific evidence that dietary Zeaxanthin improved vision in night driving and fine detail, among others.

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