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Estrogen a new weapon against urinary tract infection in menopause

Posted June 20, 2013

Estrogen stimulates the production of the body’s own antibiotic and strengthens the cells in the urinary tract, according to a new study from Karolinska Institutet. The results, which are published in the scientific journal Science Translational Medicine, show that estrogen supplements may help menopausal women to ward off recurrent urinary tract infections.

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Food Sources Packed with Estrogen for Women

Posted July 30, 2012

The menopausal impact of estrogen levels on the body causes many uncomfortable symptoms. Phytoestrogens may be the answer to effective symptom relief.

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Mediterranean diet and exercise can reduce sleep apnea symptoms

Posted April 30, 2012

Eating a Mediterranean diet combined with physical activity can help to improve some of the symptoms of sleep apnoea, according to new research. The study, which is published online in the European Respiratory Journal, looked at the impact a Mediterranean diet can have on obese people with sleep apnoea, compared to those on a prudent diet.

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Vitamin A Is A Must For Skin, Eye Health

Posted April 30, 2012

While it may not make headlines as often as vitamins C or D, vitamin A is just as important for the everyday functioning of many of the body’s different organ systems. Taking dietary supplements that contain this nutrient is one efficient way of getting one’s Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of the vitamin, as set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Study: Zeaxanthin helps protect eyes, improve vision

Posted April 30, 2012

Carotenoids play a crucial role in protecting the integrity of vision and ocular health, particularly lutein and zeaxanthin which are the macula’s carotenoids of choice. And a new study published in the Journal of Optometry confirms that supplementation with zeaxanthin demonstrably helps improve vision and protect against macular degeneration.

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Supplement Cocktail Improves Eye Fatigue

Posted April 30, 2012

A formula consisting of fish oil, bilberry extract and lutein improved mental fatigue and various symptoms of asthenopia in human subjects, according to results from a recent study. Researchers from Nippon Suisan Kaisha published their results in the December issue of Biomedical Research.

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Vitamin D could help combat the effects of aging in eyes

Posted April 30, 2012

Researchers funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) have found that vitamin D reduces the effects of ageing in mouse eyes and improves the vision of older mice significantly. The researchers hope that this might mean that vitamin D supplements could provide a simple and effective way to combat age-related eye diseases, such as macular degeneration (AMD), in people.

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This Vitamin Found to Rejuvenate Aging Eyes

Posted April 30, 2012

In the last several years, research has been pouring showing that higher levels of vitamin D are necessary to provide protection from serious chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, infections, multiple sclerosis and, now, researchers have revealed an important role in aging — particularly eye aging.

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Contact Lenses Coated With Vitamin E Provide Extended Pain Relief to Laser Eye Surgery Patients

Posted April 30, 2012

In late January, the American Chemical Society reported in its journal, Langmuir, about a new technique in which researchers were able to substantially extend the release of certain anesthetics into patients eyes for pain relief following laser eye surgery by adding vitamin E to the lenses.

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New Eye and Heart Benefits of Astaxanthin Discovered

Posted April 30, 2012

What is astaxanthin? Well, for starters, its a pigment that belongs to the carotenoid family and its what gives flamingos and salmon their vibrant orange-pink hue. It occurs naturally in certain microalgae, particularly Haematococcus pluvialis, which are the primary diet of flamingos, salmon, shrimp, lobster, krill, crabs, and other aquatic animals, therefore giving these animals their rich pigment.

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