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2014-02-28 23:20:55

Fructose administration rapidly induces oxidative stress that triggers compensatory hepatic metabolic changes leading to increased blood levels of insulin and triglycerides and increased insulin resistance. Wyckoff, NJ (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 A study* performed by Castro, M.C. et al. on rats was undertaken to determine if the oxidative stress induced changes in liver carbohydrate metabolism could be prevented by the co-administration of a racemic form of alpha lipoic acid. Rats fed...

2014-01-30 23:33:11

A randomized placebo-controlled pilot trial using a combination of omega-3 fatty acids and alpha lipoic acid to treat mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease, yielded promising results demonstrating that the combination of omega-3’s and alpha lipoic acid slowed cognitive and functional decline in AD over 12 months. Wyckoff, NJ (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 Oxidative stress, inflammation, and increased cholesterol levels are all mechanisms that have been associated with Alzheimer’s disease...

2014-01-22 23:22:33

Understanding how vitamin D works and what a person's levels are can help prevent and mitigate certain diseases. Purity Laboratories, Inc. will launch a new Vitamin D Blood Spot Testing Kit this year making it easier than ever to check a person's vitamin D status. Portland, OR (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 The body works like a machine; each individual cog moves in sync with the others to keep us alive and healthy. But just like a machine, the body’s cogs need essential maintenance...

2014-01-16 14:34:09

Novel biological mechanism relays electrons in proteins in mineral-breathing bacteria important for energy-related research Researchers simulating how certain bacteria run electrical current through tiny molecular wires have discovered a secret Nature uses for electron travel. The results are key to understanding how the bacteria do chemistry in the ground, and will help researchers use them in microbial fuel cells, batteries, or for turning waste into electricity. Within the bacteria's...

2013-12-26 23:04:56

Alpha lipoic acid is a multi-functional orally administered micro-nutrient best known for combating the damaging effects of oxidative stress, and now known to be effective in accelerating wound healing with topical application. Wyckoff, NJ (PRWEB) December 26, 2013 Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) has become a common ingredient* in multivitamin formulas, anti-aging supplements, and even pet food. It is well-defined as a therapy for preventing diabetic polyneuropathies, and scavenges free radicals,...

2013-12-19 23:32:09

Axis-Shield Diagnostics Limited Signs a Licensing and Development Deal with Siemens Healthcare for Its Proprietary Active-B12 Test Dundee, Scotland (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 Axis-Shield Diagnostic Limited an international provider of in vitro diagnostic reagents, announces that it has concluded a licensing, development and supply arrangement with Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, a global leader in clinical diagnostics headquartered in Tarrytown, New York, to incorporate its proprietary...

2013-12-18 23:26:25

The “list of vitamins and minerals” article on the website Healthreviewcenter.com suggests people use natural supplements to improve health. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 The “list of vitamins and minerals” article on the website Healthreviewcenter.com provides people with detailed information about essential supplements for improving heath. According to the writer, there are 16 essential food vitamins and minerals people should use in daily meals. The article helps people...

Heartburn, Ulcer Medications May Contribute To Vitamin B12 Deficiency
2013-12-11 05:58:29

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Using commonly prescribed heartburn and/or ulcer medications regularly over a long period of time has been linked to an increased risk of vitamin B12 deficiency, experts from the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research report in a new study. Writing in the December 11 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association, the researchers explain that stomach acid aids in absorption of the vitamin, and that prolonged...

2013-11-19 11:57:42

Vitamin B12 (cobalamin [Cbl]) is essential for maintaining healthy bodily function but higher than normal levels (reference range 200-600 pmol/L) may indicate that a patient is at risk of developing certain cancers, according to a study published November 18 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Previous studies had suggested an association between high Cbl levels and specific cancers. To assess the association between high Cbl levels and risk of cancer of any type, Johan...


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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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