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Gall Bladder Cancer and Dietary Factors: Role of Vitamin C

Posted March 21, 2013

In a hospital-based, case-control study involving 122 cases of gall bladder cancer and 122 controls, gall bladder cancer incidence was found to be associated with illiteracy, lower socioeconomic status, parity more than 3, age at first pregnancy less than 20 years, and the use of non-liquefied petroleum gas cooking fuel, while vitamin C intake was found to have a protective effect.

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Mexican traditional medicine lowers bad cholesterol, dissolve gallstones

Posted October 27, 2012

Statins and red yeast rice are equally effective at lowering cholesterol. Black radish could be the third most effective cholesterol lowering agent, a traditional medicine that has been used in Mexico to prevent or treat gallstones and lower cholesterol and triglycerides levels, a new study suggests in Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology.

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Antimicrobial and antioxidant properties of methanol extract, fractions and compounds from the stem bark of Entada abyssinica Stend ex A. Satabie

Posted April 30, 2012

The aim of this study was to evaluate the antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of the methanol extract, fractions and isolated compounds from Entada abyssinica stem bark, plant used traditionally against gastrointestinal infections.

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