ANTIOXIDANT-RICH DIET LINKED TO LOWER MENOPAUSAL SYMPTOMS

Researchers in Iran found that women whose diet had more antioxidants were less likely to experience menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes. They came to this conclusion after crunching data of 400 postmenopausal women collected by municipal health centers across the southern part of Tehran, Iran´s capital. The main objective was to assess the association […]

VITAMINS A,C, E PLUS MAGNESIUM MAY DELAY HEARING IMPAIRMENT ASSOCIATED WITH AGE

A combination of the vitamins A, C, and  E plus magnesium may protect hearing as we age, suggests a new study using lab rats. Data published in Frontiers in Neuroscience indicated that the combination of the vitamins and the mineral was associated with significantly reduced shifts in hearing older rats, compared to older animals on a […]

ANTIOXIDANTS COULD HELP REDUCE HEART DISEASE RISK IN HAEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for haemodialysis patients, and oxidative stress and hyperhomocysteinaemia are thought to be contributing factors. In addition, antioxidant depletion and lipid peroxidation are among the main causes of increased atherosclerosis risk in such patients. Based on this, researchers from Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences analysed the status of […]

VITAMIN E DEFICIENCY LINKED TO REPEAT COLDS AND FLU IN CHINESE CHILDREN

Low levels of Vitamin A, D and E have been associated with Recurrent Respiratory Tract Infections (RRTI) among children living in Nothern China, a new case control study reports. Researchers from the Dept. of Clinical Nutrition a Harbin Children´s Hospital, China, stated previous studies showed that the incidence of RRTIs among children in Nothern China […]

FERMENTED SOYMILK ISOFLAVONES COULD CUT UV DAMAGE

Consuming fermented soymilk products may help protect against ultraviolet radiation damage by increasing the number of isoflavone compounds in the body. Researchers from the Yakult Central Institute in Japan tested female hairless mice, feeding groups of six soymilk (SM) or fermented soymilk (FSM), with additional untreated and control groups. They found mice fed on FSM […]