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Chinese herbal medicine Guizhi Fuling Formula for treatment of uterine fibroids: a systematic review of randomised clinical trials

Posted January 3, 2014

Guizhi Fuling Formula is widely applied for uterine fibroids in China. Many clinical trials are reported. This study assessed the efficacy and safety of Guizhi Fuling Formula for the treatment of uterine fibroids.

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Adequate Vitamin D May Reduce Uterine Fibroid Risk

Posted April 20, 2013

Women with sufficient levels of vitamin D may be about a third less likely to develop uterine fibroids, noncancerous tumors that are the leading cause of hysterectomy, according to an article published in the May issue of Epidemiology.

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Fish Oil Lowers Stroke Risk, Protects Against Stroke Damage

Posted April 30, 2012

Several recently published studies highlight the critical importance of omega-3 fats from fatty fish consumption and fish oil supplements. Scientists publishing in the journal, Stroke, demonstrate that the active DHA omega-3 fat component helps brain cells to better withstand the stress load placed on the aging brain to lower the risk of a life-altering stroke by as much as a quarter.

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Fish oil added to yogurt may help consumers meet daily nutritional requirements

Posted April 30, 2012

Many consumers want to increase their intake of heart-healthy n-3 fatty acids, found naturally in fish and fish products, but find it difficult to consume the levels recommended by the American Heart Association. Scientists at Virginia Tech have demonstrated that it may be possible to achieve the suggested daily intake in a single serving of a savory-flavored yogurt, providing an easily incorporated dietary source for these valuable fatty acids. Their work is detailed in the April issue of the Journal of Dairy Science.

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Fish oil during pregnancy does not protect against excessive adipose tissue development

Posted April 30, 2012

Previously, researchers assumed that consumption of bad fats during pregnancy contribute to excessive infant adipose tissue growth and that good Omega 3 fatty acids prevent expansive adipose tissue development.

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Savory yogurt may provide daily omega-3 dose: Virginia Tech study

Posted April 30, 2012

Daily consumption of a savory yogurt enriched with fish oil may provide consumers with their daily intake of omega-3, following tests that show consumer taste tests showing good acceptability.

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DHA-Rich Fish Oil Has Favorable Effects on Vascular Endothelial Function

Posted April 30, 2012

The endothelial cells that form the inner walls of the blood vessels play an important role in the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Dysfunction of the endothelium has been shown to be an early risk marker of CVD. Interestingly, high intake of fish oils, which are rich in long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, such as DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), is associated with a lower risk of CVD. The mechanism underlying this association is not completely understood, but effects of long-chain, omega-3 fatty acid on endothelial function are possible.

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Fish Oil Boosts Strength Training Benefits

Posted April 30, 2012

Adding fish oil to a strength training routine boosted muscle strength and function beyond the benefits of the exercise alone in a new study from Parana Federal University in Brazil. Researchers found strength training increased muscle strength in elderly women, but adding fish oils supplements caused even greater improvements in muscle strength and functional capacity.

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Fish Oil Supplementation May Improve Strength in Elderly Women

Posted April 30, 2012

Study authors investigated the chronic effect of Fish Oil (FO) supplementation and strength training on the muscle strength and functional capacity of older women.

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Pregnancy and fish oils – How both mother and baby can benefit

Posted April 30, 2012

By 2012, most people understand the importance of including omega-3 fatty acids to their diets. Commonly found in fish oil, omega-3 fatty acids have countless benefits to a person’s health and complexion. From teens to the elderly, everyone can benefit from the wonders of omega-3 fatty acids, but what about pregnant moms and newborns? Recent research indicates that moms and fetuses need fish oils just as much as the rest of the population.

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