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Big Doses Of Vitamin C May Lower Blood Pressure
2012-04-20 08:46:10

But hold the supplements, for now, researchers say Taking large doses of vitamin C may moderately reduce blood pressure, according to an analysis of years of research by Johns Hopkins scientists. But the researchers stopped short of suggesting people load up on supplements. “Our research suggests a modest blood pressure lowering effect with vitamin C supplementation, but before we can recommend supplements as a treatment for high blood pressure, we really need more research to...

2012-04-10 12:55:31

Researchers have gained new insight into why 22% of Canadian women of childbearing age are still not achieving a folate concentration considered optimal for reducing the risk of having babies with neural tube defects, despite a virtual absence of folate deficiency in the general Canadian population. When the authors examined a nation-wide study, they found a main reason why some women are not achieving levels optimal for reducing risk is many do not take the supplemental folic acid...

2012-02-27 07:27:00

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Previous studies have suggested that levels of the amino acid, homocysteine, might be an adjustable risk factor for coronary heart disease. However, a recent comprehensive study has found that high blood levels of homocysteine have no meaningful effect on coronary heart disease risks. This makes the previous suggestion of lowering homocysteine with folate acid unbeneficial. The comprehensive study is made up of 19 unpublished and 86 published studies. The analysis...

2012-02-22 10:20:09

A comprehensive study in this week's PLoS Medicine shows levels of the amino acid, homocysteine, have no meaningful effect on the risk of developing coronary heart disease, closing the door on the previously suggested benefits of lowering homocysteine with folate acid once and for all. Previous studies have suggested that high blood levels of homocysteine might be a modifiable risk factor for coronary heart disease, but in a detailed analysis of data from 19 unpublished and 86 published...

2012-02-20 16:10:00

Although men and women are both created equal in the eyes of society and United States Laws, they are highly different when it comes to each sexes' nutritional needs. Recently an article at BeWellBuzz.com examined the many differences between the nutritional needs for both men and women and even which foods are better for both sexes. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) February 20, 2012 Although men and women are both created equal in the eyes of society and United States Laws, they are highly different...

2012-01-30 11:47:25

A study based on more than 87,000 women and 47,000 men in the Nurses' Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study, looks at whether there is a link between colon cancer and alcohol, and if so at what level of consumption, and the importance of a family history of the disease. A total of 1,801 cases of colon cancer were diagnosed during follow-up from 1980 onwards. The authors results found that subjects with a family history, whose average alcohol intake was 30 or more grams...

2012-01-27 12:20:38

New research by scientists at the University of Southampton could lead to the design of more effective drugs to combat malaria. The research will enable scientists to learn more about the nature of the enzymes required for vitamin biosynthesis by the malaria causing pathogen Plasmodium. Vitamins are essential nutrients required in small amounts, the lack of which leads to deficiencies. Many pathogenic microorganisms produce vitamins, and these biosynthetic pathways may provide suitable...


Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin