Healthy diet reduces asthma symptoms by 30 percent

People who eat a healthy diet experience fewer asthma symptoms and better control of their condition. Healthy diet means greater consumption of fruits, vegetables and whole grain cereals, and less consumption of meat, salt and sugar. This new study strengthens the evidence on the role of a healthy diet in managing asthma symptoms, and offers … Read more

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Antioxidant may protect offspring of obese mothers from fatty liver disease

Antioxidant pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ) may prevent the development of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in offspring, revealed by researchers in The FASEB Journal. The research is the first to demonstrate that PQQ has this type of protective effect. Antioxidant pyrroloquinoline quinone PQQ is a naturally occurring antioxidant found in soil and foods, such as soy, parsley, … Read more

Vitamin E may slow functional decline in Alzheimer’s Disease patients

Vitamin E May Delay Decline in Mild-to-Moderate Alzheimer’s Disease — Study Shows Benefit in Activities of Daily Living and Savings in Caregiver Time with Vitamin E – A new research suggests that alpha tocepherol, fat-soluble Vitamin E and antioxidant, may slow functional decline (problems with daily activities such as shopping, preparing meals, planning, and traveling) in patients with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s disease and decrease caregiver burden.

Disrupting an antioxidant pathway prevents heart failure

Disrupting an antioxidant pathway prevents heart disease caused by reductive stress – Researchers have found that deficiency of an antioxidant response protein called nuclear erythroid-2 like factor-2 (Nrf2) delays or prevents hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a type of a heart failure in which the heart muscle grows abnormally thick.

Hepatitis A illnesses associated with a frozen fruit blend

FDA Investigates Multistate Outbreak of Hepatitis A Illnesses Potentially Associated with a Frozen Fruit Blend – Townsend Farms, Inc. of Fairview, Oregon, recalled certain lots of its frozen Organic Antioxidant Blend on June 4, 2013, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Hepatitis A virus. No other Townsend Farms products, frozen or fresh, are covered by this voluntary recall or linked to the illness outbreak at this time.

Popcorn contains more antioxidant than fruits and vegetables

Popcorn: the snack with even higher antioxidant levels than fruits and vegetables – Popcorn contains more of the healthful antioxidant substances called “polyphenols” than fruits and vegetables. The hulls of the popcorn ?? the part that everyone hates for its tendency to get caught in the teeth ?? actually has the highest concentration of polyphenols and fiber.

Alzheimer’s Disease patients may not get benefit from antioxidants

Clinical trial examines antioxidant effects for Alzheimer’s disease on cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers – An antioxidant combination of vitamin E, vitamin C and a-lipoic acid (E/C/ALA) was not associated with changes in some cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers related to Alzheimer disease in a randomized controlled trial, revealed by researchers.

Citrus fruit may lower women’s stroke risk

How eating oranges and grapefruit can cut the risk of a stroke by their anti-inflammatory properties — Citrus fruit may lower stroke risk in women – A compound in citrus fruits may reduce your stroke risk, according to research reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.

Eating grapes and drinking red wine protect your skin

Protective Effect of Structurally Diverse Grape Procyanidin Fractions against UV-Induced Cell Damage – UV radiation leads to the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS). These molecules exert a variety of harmful effects by altering key cellular functions and may result in cell death. Several studies have demonstrated that human skin can be protected against UV radiation by using plant-derived antioxidants.

Nanomedicine closer to reality, Stanford

Stanford research moves nanomedicine one step closer to reality – A class of engineered nanoparticles — gold-centered spheres smaller than viruses — has been shown safe when administered by two alternative routes in a mouse study led by investigators at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

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