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High-dose vitamin D may alleviate urticaria

Posted March 5, 2014

High-dose vitamin D3 as an adjuvant therapy holds potential benefit for patients suffering from chronic urticaria, according to results of a recent study. Researchers from University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Neb., conducted a prospective, double-blinded, single-center study of 42 patients who had chronic urticaria. The patients were randomized to receive high (4,000 IU/d) or low (600 IU/d) vitamin D3 supplements over the course of 12 weeks. Each patient was given a standardized triple-drug therapy of cetirizine, ranitidine and montelukast, as well as a written action plan, according to the study.

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Researchers Link High Carb Diet With Increased Risk of Dementia

Posted February 24, 2014

Even small increases in blood sugar caused by a diet high in carbohydrates can be detrimental to brain health. Recent reports in medical literature link carbohydrate calorie-rich diets to a greater risk for brain shrinkage, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, impaired cognition, and other disorders.

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Selenium, vitamin E supplements can increase risk of prostate cancer in some men

Posted February 23, 2014

High-dose supplementation with both the trace element selenium and vitamin E increase the risk of high-grade prostate cancer. But importantly, this risk depends upon a man’s selenium status before taking the supplements.

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Can Higher Doses of CoQ10 Protect You From This Devastating Disease?

Posted November 25, 2013

We’ve long known that CoenzymeQ10, also known as CoQ10, is critical for heart health, but here’s an exciting new reason to consider taking it: CoQ10 may actually help protect your brain from Alzheimer’s. The potent antioxidant attenuates the type brain damage that leads to Alzheimer’s disease, say researchers at Hanyang University College of Medicine, who tested CoQ10 on animals with Alzheimer’s-type brain damage.

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High protein breakfast helps curb appetite throughout the morning

Posted November 18, 2013

While Americans generally consume enough protein, they tend to eat a small amount at breakfast, moderate amounts at lunch, and the largest amount at dinner. New research presented at The Obesity Society’s annual scientific meeting in Atlanta shows that eating high protein sausage and egg-based breakfasts curbed hunger throughout the morning, compared with a low-protein breakfast (pancakes and syrup) or skipping breakfast, in 18-55-year-old women.

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High Protein Diet, Meal Replacements Can Reduce Rebound Weight Gain

Posted November 1, 2013

New research shows that there are several effective strategies available to people wanting to avoid regaining weight after a successful diet. Anti-obesity drugs, meal replacements and a high protein diet can help weight loss maintenance, according to a meta-analysis published in the scientific periodical The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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Shorter High Intensity Workouts May Ward Off Diabetes

Posted August 20, 2013

Long exercises can be daunting. We’ve all spent hours trying to get ourselves motivated to exercise, only to end up deciding to forgo that workout until tomorrow. “I’ll definitely go to the gym tomorrow,” you confidently say to yourself. And then tomorrow comes and, well, you know the drill.

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A high-quality diet reduces risk of pancreatic cancer

Posted August 18, 2013

People who reported dietary intake that was most consistent with the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans had lower risk of pancreatic cancer, according to a new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Previous studies investigating the relationship between food and nutrient intake and pancreatic cancer have yielded inconsistent results.

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High dose vitamin supplements may reduce lifespan by up to a quarter: Animal data

Posted July 10, 2013

A high intake of vitamin C and vitamin E could ‘dramatically’ reduce life expectancy by up to 26%, according to new research in voles.

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How to Treat Hives At Home? Home Remedies and Foods for Urticaria

Posted April 30, 2012

Urticaria is usually seen as a skin rash. Food allergies, drug allergies, temperature changes, viral infection, auto immune diseases and over exposure to sun triggers urticaria.

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