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2012-09-11 12:38:05

Study examines the influence of antioxidants on the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease Forgetfulness, lack of orientation, cognitive decline“¦ about 700, 000 Germans suffer from Alzheimer's disease (AD). Now researchers from the University of Ulm, among them the Epidemiologist Professor Gabriele Nagel and the Neurologist Professor Christine von Arnim, have discovered that the serum-concentration of the antioxidants vitamin C and beta-carotene are significantly lower in...

2012-07-21 23:03:10

Known primarily as a staple of American summer picnics for decades, Watermelon has become a traditional, summertime snack to refresh people across the globe. However, recent medical research as well as information posted at Health and Wellness portal BeWellBuzz.com, suggest new health benefits are attributed to several of the enzymes found in this refreshing and sweet summer treat. Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) July 20, 2012 Known primarily as a staple of American summer picnics for decades,...

2012-06-04 04:23:07

(Ivanhoe Newswire) - An estimated 10-percent of women smoke while pregnant, and smoking is considered the number one reason for adverse effects in children. Cigarette smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals, including cyanide and lead. Smoking has been known to have negative effects during pregnancy such as asthma and decline in lung function. According to new research, smoking during pregnancy can also lead to defects within the alveoli, tiny air sacs in the lungs where the exchange of oxygen...

2012-05-31 01:16:16

Women in their seventies who exercise and eat healthy amounts of fruits and vegetables have a longer life expectancy, according to research published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Researchers at the University of Michigan and Johns Hopkins University studied 713 women aged 70 to 79 years who took part in the Women's Health and Aging Studies. This study was designed to evaluate the causes and course of physical disability in older women living in the community. "A...

Potential Dark Side To Diets High In Beta-Carotene
2012-05-01 12:08:08

New research suggests that there could be health hazards associated with consuming excessive amounts of beta-carotene . This antioxidant is a naturally occurring pigment that gives color to foods such as carrots, sweet potatoes and certain greens. It also converts to vitamin A, and foods and supplements are the only sources for this essential nutrient. But scientists at Ohio State University have found that certain molecules that derive from beta-carotene have an opposite effect in the...


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Golden Rice
2013-10-02 14:11:48

Golden Rice is a variety of Oryza sativa rice produced  through genetic engineering to biosynthesize beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A, in the edible parts of the rice. The research was conducted with the goal of producing a fortified food to be grown and consumed in areas with a shortage of dietary vitamin A, a deficiency which is estimated to kill 670,000 children under five years old each year. Golden rice is different from its parental strain by the addition of three...

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Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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