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Coenzyme Q10 and Inflammation in Septic Shock

Posted April 30, 2012

In a post-hoc analysis of a prospective randomized trial of simvastatin versus placebo in patients with septic shock, analysis of 28 blood specimens from 14 patients revealed that levels of plasma coenzyme Q10 were lower in patients (IQR: 0.26-0.62), as compared to healthy controls (CoQ10=0.95 umol/L).

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Natural Health: Seeds to enjoy all year ’round

Posted April 30, 2012

Pumpkin seeds, also known as pepitas, offer nutritional benefits that should not be passed up. They have a delicately sweet and chewy texture. Although the shells are quite edible, some prefer the varieties without shells. Native Americans were among the first to notice the health benefits of pumpkin seeds. They referred to them as cucurbita and used them to treat kidney problems and to eliminate parasites from the intestines.

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Krill Oil Protects Against Colitis

Posted April 30, 2012

Krill oil preserved colon health, reduced oxidative stress and balanced inflammation in animals with ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). THe University of Bergen and Stavanger University Hospital researchers published their results Nov. 30, online ahead of print in the Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology.

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Omega-3 reduces inflammatory marker to offer multiple health benefits

Posted April 30, 2012

Increased intakes of omega-3 fatty acids may reduce a specific marker of inflammation and confer heart and anti-cancer benefits, according to two new studies in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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Effect of a Herbal-Leucine mix on the IL-1beta-induced cartilage degradation and inflammatory gene expression in human chondrocytes

Posted April 30, 2012

Conventional treatments for the articular diseases are often effective for symptom relief, but can also cause significant side effects and do not slow the progression of the disease. Several natural substances have been shown to be effective at relieving the symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA), and preliminary evidence suggests that some of these compounds may exert a favorable influence on the course of the disease.

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Long-term aerobic exercise and omega-3 supplementation modulate osteoporosis through inflammatory mechanisms in post-menopausal women: a randomized, repeated measures study

Posted April 30, 2012

Evidence indicates that dietary fats and physical activity influence bone health. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of long-term aerobic exercise and omega-3 (N-3) supplementation on serum inflammatory markers, bone mineral density (BMD), and bone biomarkers in post-menopausal women.

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Salmon, Pregnancy, and Inflammation

Posted April 30, 2012

Researchers assessed whether salmon (rich in omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids) consumption twice a week during pregnancy would have an impact on their offspring’s umbilical vein endothelial cells (ECs) cell adhesion molecule (CAM) expression.

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Why flax seeds may be the best source of omega-3

Posted April 30, 2012

The standard American diet (SAD) is high in omega-6 from usually processed hydrogenated oils like soy, cotton, and canola oils. These oils are used in a multitude of processed and packaged foods, even those sold in health food stores and restaurants of all stripes.

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Plants Could Pave The Way For New Ovarian Cancer Treatments

Posted April 30, 2012

Tropical plants may contain the basis of new and effective treatments for ovarian cancer, according to researchers at the Universities of Strathclyde and Portsmouth. The scientists are developing a programme for testing plant extracts for the ability to stop cells from ovarian tumours growing. In initial tests, several plant extracts killed the tumour samples, taken from cancer patients.

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Could a probiotic be used to treat inflammatory bowel disease?

Posted April 30, 2012

Scientists have been unclear for some time about how most probiotics work. A new study has found a scientific ‘design’ for a probiotic that could be used to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as Crohn’s disease.

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