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2008-04-29 14:00:00

British researchers report that tomatoes may protect skin from harmful UV rays that can lead to premature ageing and skin cancer. The study found consuming just five tablespoons of tomato paste per day was enough to provide the benefit, and suggests that lycopene is the source of the protection.The study, conducted by researchers at the universities of Manchester and Newcastle, was presented at the British Society for Investigative Dermatology.Previous research has linked lycopene, a...

2006-06-21 10:25:00

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Replacing regular salt with a potassium-fortified alternative may help lower older adults' risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, new research suggests. In a study of nearly 2,000 elderly Taiwanese men, researchers found that those given a potassium-enriched salt substitute were 40 percent less likely to die of heart disease or stroke over the next two to three years. The salt alternative, which was half sodium chloride, half potassium chloride,...

2006-06-19 07:25:00

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A healthy dose of vegetables every day may help keep the heart arteries clear, a study in mice suggests. Researchers found that lab mice given a diet full of broccoli, carrots, green beans, corn and peas developed far less artery narrowing than those reared on a veggie-free diet. For humans, the findings offer more support for the advice health experts and mothers have long given: eat your vegetables. Discounting French fries, most Americans aren't...

2006-03-17 12:20:00

NEW YORK -- Women who eat plenty of tomatoes, carrots and leafy greens appear less likely to have asthma, researchers have found. Though it's uncertain whether the foods are the reason, the findings suggest that some vegetables may protect against adulthood asthma, the researchers report in the medical journal Thorax. A number of studies have suggested that antioxidants or certain other nutrients in plant foods may help prevent or ameliorate asthma and other allergic conditions. Carrots,...

2006-02-14 16:44:28

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A high intake of vitamin E, beta-carotene, and vitamin C does not prevent prostate cancer, results of a large study suggest. However, smokers may have a lower risk of advanced prostate cancer if their intake of vitamin E is high, and men with low dietary beta-carotene intake seem to benefit from supplemental beta-carotene. Previous studies evaluating the associations between antioxidants and prostate cancer risk have yielded contradictory results. So Dr....

2006-01-26 19:03:19

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Eating more than the recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables a day can further reduce the odds of suffering a stroke, researchers said on Friday. An analysis of eight studies that looked into the impact of fruit and vegetables on stroke showed that the more healthy foods people consumed, the less likely they were to have a stroke, which is a leading cause of disability and death. "For the first time we have shown a quantitative...

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2005-12-26 08:30:00

By Amy Norton NEW YORK -- A diet that includes diverse sources of fiber may help prevent several major risk factors for heart disease, a study of French adults suggests. The study of nearly 6,000 men and women found that the higher the participants' fiber intake, the lower their risk of being overweight or having elevated blood pressure or cholesterol. The researchers also found that fiber from different sources had somewhat different effects. Fiber from whole grains, for example, was linked...

2005-09-20 16:55:00

NEW YORK -- High intake of beta-carotene seems to decrease the risk of tobacco-related cancers among people who've never smoked, but to increase the risk among current or past smokers, new research suggests. Although the findings are based on a study of women, the researchers believe that similar results would be obtained in men. "Based on the findings from our study and others, I would advise against beta-carotene supplements for current or past smokers," senior author Dr. Marie-Christine...

2005-07-05 01:20:00

A major study that includes nearly 40,000 healthy women found no benefit on preventing cancer from taking low-dose aspirin, or benefit on preventing cancer or cardiovascular disease from taking vitamin E, according to two articles in the July 6 issue of JAMA. A growing body of literature has supported a protective effect of aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) on the development of cancer, according to background information in the first article. Observational...


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