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A systematic review by British authors has concluded that eating a diet rich in green leafy vegetables may lower the risk of developing type-2 diabetes. Combining the results of six studies (a total of more than 220,000...

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Postmenopausal women who take fish oil supplements may reduce their breast cancer risk, suggests an American study. The Vitamins and Lifestyle (VITAL) cohort study followed 35,016 postmenopausal women (50 to 76 years), who were...

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A new systematic review refutes the association between dietary saturated fat intake and increased risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD), stroke, and cardiovascular disease (CVD). The paper by American authors identified...

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A study from Sweden shows that butter leads to considerably less elevation of blood fats after a meal, compared with olive oil and canola-flaxseed oil. Forty-seven individuals ate three test meals containing canola-flaxseed oil,...

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Individuals at high risk of psychosis appear less likely to develop psychotic disorders following a 12-week course of fish oil capsules containing high amounts of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). Eighty-one adolescents...

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Chinese nutritional theory has always held that beetroot has Blood-nourishing properties. A British team has now found that beetroot juice can boost athletic stamina by increasing the nitrate concentration of the blood. In a...

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A US team has identified the molecular mechanism that enables cranberry juice to fight off urinary tract infections. A virulent form of Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria is the primary cause of most urinary tract infections....

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Drinking blueberry juice has a measurable effect on learning and world list recall in older adults. An American group investigated the effects of daily consumption of wild blueberry juice on a sample of nine older adults with...

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Essential oils from six different herbs have been demonstrated to reduce the expression of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2, the rate-limiting enzyme in prostaglandin biosynthesis), which plays a key role in inflammation. Japanese...

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Astaxanthin, the pigment that gives salmon and flamingos their pink colour, can protect kidney cells from oxidative damage in vivo and may therefore help prevent the development of diabetic nephropathy. Astaxanthin is a powerful...

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