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Iron Involved in LDL Oxidation

Researchers from the Baylor College of Medicine have discovered that iron is involved in the process of oxidation of low-density lipoproteins, also known as LDL. The oxydation of LDL and high levels of LDL-cholesterol in the bloodstream have been linked to artery damage...

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Med Diet Prevents Metabolic Syndrome

A study from Italy shows that the Mediterranean diet significantly improves metabolism, glycemia, insulin levels, C-reactive protein levels and body mass index. All of these factors present the issues related to metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is symptomized by cardiovascular disease, being overweight and...

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Red Meat Increases Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health found in a huge study that eating red meat regularly increases the incidence of type 2 diabetes. Furthermore, they found that replacing red meat in the diet with non-meat proteins significantly lowers incidence of type...

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Low Carbs Increase Breast Cancers

A study at the Ontario Cancer Institute has found that lower intakes of carbohydrates increases the risk of breast cancer among women. The study followed 4,690 women for an average of ten years who had extensive mammogram density. They were randomized and split...

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Grapes Protect Against Skin Cancer

A new university study From Spain has found that procyanidins from grapes protect against the damaging effects of UVA rays from the sun, including cancer and cell death. The study, performed in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of...

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Orange Peels reduce LDL Cholesterol

A new study has found that a polymethoxylated flavonoid called nobiletin found in orange peels reduces very low density cholesterol (VLDL and LDL) levels. The researchers, from the Robarts Research Institute of London and Ontario, found that the secretion of LDL and VLDL...

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Serious Flaws in Colonic Review

An investigation into the references of a recent article published by the Journal of Family Practice shows serious flaws among the evidence and context of the information presented, according to some health experts. Some research was taken out of context, and others appear...

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Hi Fruct Corn Syrup Raises Triglycerides

A new study from the Department of Internal Medicine at Eberhard-Karls University in Germany has confirmed that high fructose corn syrup significantly raises triglyceride levels. The research was performed on twenty healthy volunteers with an average age of 30 years old. They were...

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Mediterranean diet reduces cancer risk

Researchers from the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, France have found that the Mediterranean diet reduces cancer risk. The researchers studied 142,605 men and 335,873 women. They graded adherence to the Med diet with a 0-9 score. Among the whole...

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Study Proves Turmeric Anti-Cancer Agent

University researchers have found that turmeric and its phytochemical called curcumin inhibted the growth of colorectal cancer and throat cancer cells. The study showed that the growth of cell lines of adenocarcinoma HCT15, HCT 116, and human larynx carcinoma Hep G-2 were significantly...

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Plasticizers Disrupt Human Hormones

Researchers from the University of Michigan have confirmed that common phthalate plasticizers DEHP, DBP and BPA disrupt human thyroid hormones associated with thyroid diseases. The research compared and analyzed the metabolites from urine and serum thyroid levels of 1,346 adults and 329 adolescents....

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HIV Worsened by Selenium Deficiency

Researchers from the University of Alabama’s School of Public Health have found that low levels of selenium relates to higher rates of HIV infections and a faster progression to AIDS. Those who had lower levels of serum selenium concentration had greater risk of...

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Arsenic Linked to Skin Cancer

Scientists working in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at the National Health and Environmental Health Effects Research Laboratory have found that arsenic exposure may be linked to several types of cancer, particularly skin cancer, bladder cancer and lung cancer. The research...