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Oxidative Damage

Effects of Carissa opaca fruits extracts on oxidative pulmonary damages and fibrosis in rats

Posted January 31, 2014

Carissa opaca is a Pakistani fruit, traditionally used in the treatment of various human ailments including asthma and pulmonary damage. The present study investigated the protective effects of Carissa opaca against CCl4-induced oxidative stress in rat lungs.

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Quercetin protects against cadmium-induced oxidative toxicity

Posted October 21, 2013

The common antioxidant quercetin may counter the toxic effects of cadmium on the body, according to a study conducted by researchers from Zhejiang University in China and published in the journal Anatomical Record in 2010.

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Effects of low-volume walking programme and vitamin E supplementation on oxidative damage and health-related variables in healthy older adults

Posted May 14, 2013

Both exercise and vitamin E supplementation have been shown to reduce oxidative stress and cardiovascular disease risk in older adults, and when combined there is evidence suggesting that they act synergistically. The currently recommended amount of exercise for older adults is 150 min/week of moderate-intensity exercise; however, the minimum amount of exercise necessary to achieve health benefits is not known.

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Effects of low-volume walking programme and vitamin E supplementation on oxidative damage and health-related variables in healthy older adults

Posted May 10, 2013

Both exercise and vitamin E supplementation have been shown to reduce oxidative stress and cardiovascular disease risk in older adults, and when combined there is evidence suggesting that they act synergistically. The currently recommended amount of exercise for older adults is 150 min/week of moderate-intensity exercise; however, the minimum amount of exercise necessary to achieve health benefits is not known.

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Vitamin D linked to mitochondrial oxidative function

Posted March 20, 2013

For vitamin D deficient individuals, cholecalciferol therapy is associated with reduced phosphocreatine recovery half-time in skeletal muscle and with improvements in fatigue, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Endocrinology/British Endocrine Societies.

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Yoga Reduces Chronic Pain in Fibromyalgia, Raises Cortisol

Posted April 30, 2012

The Cobra and other yoga positions may help reduce chronic pain and other symptoms that affect people who have fibromyalgia, according to a York University study. A contributing factor for this benefit appears to be yogas ability to raise levels of the stress hormone, cortisol.

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Qigong: A Natural Alternative for Arthritis Pain

Posted April 30, 2012

With so many pain relief drugs looking risky for arthritis sufferers, investigation into alternative arthritis therapies is examining the potentials of natural treatments of which we have little understanding in the West.

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Tai chi benefits people with chronic health problems like Parkinsons, arthritis and fibromyalgia

Posted April 30, 2012

Recent studies conducted by Fushong Li of the Oregon Research Institute in Eugene, Oregon have determined that the ancient Chinese practice of tai chi can a positive impact on those afflicted with Parkinson’s disease (PD).

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Inflammation: Natural Therapies

Posted April 30, 2012

Inflammation is your body’s response to what it perceives to be an outside invader or irritant. When caused by infections, the inflammation can sometimes be rather obvious as occurs with pneumonia. Other times, it can be very subtle. Keep in mind the following key points regarding inflammation and pain.

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Treating Pain, Other Ailments With Lavender

Posted April 30, 2012

Sometimes, big surprises come from well-known plants. Case in point? A recent study shows that breathing the aroma of lavender oil can reduce the stress and pain caused by inserting needles into skin.

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