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Following a Mediterranean Diet Not Associated With Delay to Clinical Onset of Huntington Disease

Posted September 3, 2013

Adhering to a Mediterranean-type diet (MedDi) does not appear associated with the time to clinical onset of Huntington disease (phenoconversion), according to a study by Karen Marder, M.D., M.P.H., of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, N.Y., and colleagues.

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Glutathione Peroxidase Activity May Provide Defence Against Huntington’s Disease

Posted August 26, 2013

Leicester geneticists have discovered a potential defence against Huntington’s disease – a fatal neurodegenerative disorder which currently has no cure. The team of University of Leicester researchers identified that glutathione peroxidase activity – a key antioxidant in cells – protects against symptoms of the disease in model organisms.

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EFSA Panel Approves Hydroxytyrosol for Heart-Health Claims

Posted April 30, 2012

The European Foods Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued a scientific opinion on health claims in relation to dietary consumption of hydroxytyrosol and related polyphenol compounds from olive fruit and oil and protection of blood lipids from oxidative damage which is known to adversely affect cardiovascular health.

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