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IN BRIEF: Vitamin C supplementation shown to reduce blood pressure

IN BRIEF: Vitamin C supplementation shown to reduce blood pressure

A study on the positive effects of vitamin C was performed by Dr Miller at  at John Hopkins Univ. The study was reported in sciencedaily and the Maya center [1,2] Dr Miller found that “…taking an average of 500 milligrams of vitamin C daily reduced blood pressure by 3.84 millimeters …Read the Rest

8 Nutrients For The Prevention of Heart Disease

8 Nutrients For The Prevention of Heart Disease

MND: Nutrition is always a substantial part of the prevention of disease. Heart disease is no exception. We follow here 8 of these nutrients that have been shown in at least one study to have heart health benefits. Here they are:  Lycopene, Cocoa, Zinc, Soy , vitamin B12, Fish oil, Onions, …Read the Rest

Chocolate’s health benefits: How real?

Chocolate’s health benefits: How real?

A study published in the journal of Physiology shows that cocoa  contains epicatechins, one of several flavonoids found in red wine, green tea, apples and in particularly high concentrations in dark chocolate [1]. The study shows that epicatechins translate into better cardiovascular health for the consumer. Then again , cocoa …Read the Rest

Study Shows Expectant Mothers Taking Some Vitamin D Could Reduce The Risk Of Multiple Sclerosis in Offsprings

Study Shows Expectant Mothers Taking Some Vitamin D Could Reduce The Risk Of Multiple Sclerosis in Offsprings

MND: Given that Multiple Sclerosis  has some genetic component, parents with MS have a keen interest in reducing MS risk in their offspring: A new study confirms the protective effects of vitamin D in the prevention of MS transmission to offsprings Here is a summary of that study [1] :Vitamin …Read the Rest

Broccoli and cauliflower phytochemical can ‘target’ prostate cancer cells and help prevention

Broccoli and cauliflower phytochemical can ‘target’ prostate cancer cells and help prevention

“MND: An study posted in nutraingredients [1] shows that an extract of broccoli has beneficial effects against prostate cancer in particular. The original paper appears in Molecular Nutrition & Food Research [2] . When we hear extract, several questions pop-up: What extract(s)?: Sulforaphane, which is one of the main phytochemicals How concentrated? …Read the Rest

Soy appear to have protective effects on metabolic and hormonal abnormalities of women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

Soy appear to have protective effects on metabolic and hormonal abnormalities of women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

MND: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) can cause fertility issues as well as risks of  : More than 50 percent of women with PCOS will have diabetes or pre-diabetes (impaired glucose tolerance) before the age of 40. The risk of heart attack is 4 to 7 times higher in women with PCOS …Read the Rest

Study:Low GI Diet do not reduce appetite !

Study:Low GI Diet do not reduce appetite !

MND:  ‘Slowly digestible’  (low Glycemic Index) foods are used by diabetics to help control blood sugar upswings. They were expected to also decrease appetite by keeping the feeling of “fullness” longer.  A study discussed in FoodNavigator is casting doubt on the appetite control possibilities of low GI foods. MND: The study was peformed on 15 people …Read the Rest

Nutrition: Magnesium’s  actions on diabetes and other metabolic pathways through “Nutrigenomics”

Nutrition: Magnesium’s actions on diabetes and other metabolic pathways through “Nutrigenomics”

MND: Magnesium benefits are well known. A good site for background of magnesium is the Linus Pauling Institute. Main Benefits: Energy production Synthesis of essential molecules Structural roles Ion transport across cell membranes and others Nutraingredients has posted an article about research on Magnesium’s metabolic actions.Their  post  is based on an article …Read the Rest

Nutrition:  Study shows low levels of Omega-3 bring relief in mood disorders

Nutrition: Study shows low levels of Omega-3 bring relief in mood disorders

MND: Omega-3 have been known to help combat mood disorders such as depression. So much so that the US Army is sponsoring clinical trials to investigate Omega’s anti-PTSD  and anti-depressive effect Quoting Nutraingredients: “..The study aims to determine whether taking omega-3 EPA/DHA fish oil daily (2.52 grams) for eight weeks …Read the Rest

Nutrition and Probiotics: Bacillus Coagulans could be  baked, boiled and even frozen.

Nutrition and Probiotics: Bacillus Coagulans could be baked, boiled and even frozen.

MND: This probiotics type of bacteria is very tough indeed: Nutraingredients reports on Bacillus Coagulans (BC30)could be  baked, boiled and even frozen….. MND: Good for you…, but a little scary.BC better remain friendly after it is hosted in my gut…. MND: Let us look at the “good for you part”, …Read the Rest

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