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High Levels of Vitamin B12 May Be Linked To Increased Cancer Risk

Posted November 19, 2013

Vitamin B12, which is commonly found in a variety of foods, including fish, meat, eggs, and dairy products, is essential for maintaining the health of the body’s nerve and blood cells — it also helps make DNA. Now, researchers in Denmark have found that higher than normal levels of this necessary vitamin may indicate a person is at risk of developing certain cancers. Their study appears today in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

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Rose hip and its constituent galactolipids confer cartilage protection by modulating cytokine, and chemokine expression

Posted April 30, 2012

Clinical studies have shown that rose hip powder (RHP) alleviates osteoarthritis (OA). This might be due to anti-inflammatory and cartilage-protective properties of the complete RHP or specific constituents of RHP. Cellular systems (macrophages, peripheral blood leukocytes and chondrocytes), which respond to inflammatory and OA-inducing stimuli, are used as in vitro surrogates to evaluate the possible pain-relief and disease-modifying effects of RHP.

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Rose hips prized for high vitamin C content, antiinflammatory properties

Posted April 30, 2012

Despite sounding like an anatomical structure, the term rose hips actually refers to the seed pods of roses. All rose species bear these, but because most rose bushes are trimmed and pruned we rarely see them today. Normally, species of the Rosa canina family will form these small, berry-sized, reddish seed balls after flower petals fall in late summer. The seed pods, harvested in the late fall, are prized for their medicinal properties and widely cultivated for their usefulness.

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Rose hips provide vitamin C, relieve osteoarthritis, and may prevent diabetes

Posted April 30, 2012

When a rose fades and the petals drop off, the round seed pod that is left on the stem is called a rose hip. Rose hips are technically fruit. They are considered super-foods because rose hips contain more vitamin C than grapefruit and oranges. They also contain vitamins A, D, and E, iron, and powerful antioxidants. Rose hips have been clinically proven to lower cholesterol, improve diabetic conditions, and alleviate osteoarthritis.

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