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2005-08-17 01:50:00

NEW YORK -- Drinking a glass of orange juice a day may help stave off arthritis, new research suggests. Certain carotenoids, compounds commonly found in some fruits and vegetables, appear to be responsible. The findings from previous studies have suggested that dietary carotenoids, the chemicals responsible for the orange and yellow coloring of fruits and vegetables, can reduce inflammation through antioxidant effects. Dr. Alan J. Silman, from The University of Manchester in the UK, and...

2004-12-01 06:00:13

IT'S the season for a bit of Christmas cheer but that doesn't have to mean a few weeks of hangovers and shameful behaviour. You could actually benefit from a moderate tipple because new research shows it can help you live longer and be 30 per cent more likely than a teetotaller to survive a heart attack. You can also expect to enjoy better general health, too. Sensible drinking can provide a range of other surprising health benefits. So, as we enter the season to be merry, here are some...

2004-11-27 03:00:13

EXPANDED ABSTRACT KEY WORDS: * vitamin C * vitamin E * β-carotene * oxidative biomarkers * clinical trials Many in vitro studies have shown that dietary antioxidants, such as vitamin C (ascorbic acid), vitamin E (α-tocopherol), β- carotene, and flavonoids, act as effective antioxidants in biological systems such as plasma, lipoproteins, and cultured cells (1-3). For example, vitamin C effectively inhibits lipid and protein oxidation in human plasma exposed to various...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.