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Could niacin be the fountain of youth?

Posted October 2, 2013

The vitamin niacin has a life-prolonging effect, as Michael Ristow has demonstrated in roundworms. From his study, the ETH-Zurich professor also concludes that so-called reactive oxygen species are healthy, not only disagreeing with the general consensus, but also many of his peers.

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Niacin, the Fountain of Youth

Posted October 1, 2013

Who would not want to live a long and healthy life? A freely available food supplement could help in this respect, scientists from ETH Zurich have demonstrated in roundworms. Vitamin B3 — also known as niacin — and its metabolite nicotinamide in the worms’ diet caused them to live for about one tenth longer than usual.

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Study Finds Extended Release Niacin, but not IHN, Effective in Lowering Cholesterol Levels

Posted February 6, 2013

Evidence from a study published in the January issue of Journal of Clinical Lipidology, reports inositol hexanicotinate (IHN) ineffective in managing high cholesterol. The study, which published clinical results comparing an extended-release form of niacin to IHN and a placebo, simultaneously confirms a wax-matrix form of extended release niacin can help lower cholesterol.

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Strengthen The Immune System With Green Peas

Posted December 24, 2012

Green peas contain twice the protein of most vegetable, and they are a healthier substitute for meat. Three-quarter cup of peas provides 6 grammes of protein, plus thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium and 645 units of vitamin A.

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More evidence links pesticides, Type 2 diabetes

Posted April 30, 2012

People with relatively high levels of certain pesticides in their blood may have an increased risk of Type 2 diabetes — particularly if they are overweight, a new study suggests. The study, reported in the journal Diabetes Care, is not the first to link chemical pollutants to diabetes.

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