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Antioxidants improve kids’ asthma

By | July 24th, 2015|HNU Archive|

According to the World Health Organization, Mexico City has some of the worst air quality in the world. So two local hospitals were motivated to research alternatives to help alleviate asthma symptoms in young children, focusing on how antioxidants may influence the inflammatory response to ozone, a pollutant found in smog. At the Hospital Infantil [...]

Cut Chemo Side Effects: More antioxidants may reduce adverse effects

By | July 23rd, 2015|HNU Archive|

Many children undergoing chemotherapy have nutritional deficiencies that may be increasing unwanted side effects of the treatment, say researchers from Columbia University in New York, NY. In a study on 103 children aged 1 to 18 years undergoing chemotherapy for leukemia, only 66% met dietary recommendations for vitamin E, 30% for total carotenoids, 59% for [...]

Colitis Relief: Combination supplement safe and effective, say researchers

By | July 23rd, 2015|HNU Archive|

According to a study published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, a supplement enriched with fish oil, soluble fiber and antioxidants reduces reliance on traditional therapies for people with ulcerative colitis. Moreover, people who took the oral supplement were less likely to start corticosteroid drug therapy, which has many long-term side effects. "Our study proves that [...]

Antioxidants aid thyroid disease

By | June 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Graves’ disease is an autoimmune disorder that causes the excess production of thyroid hormones, or hyperthyroidism. Symptoms include fatigue, weight loss, anxiety and high blood pressure. Goiters and damage to the eyes and skin are also common. Women are most prone to Graves’, especially those aged 20 to 40 with a history of thyroid conditions, [...]

Antioxidant fights prostate cancer

By | June 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

In the last decade, antioxidants have moved to the front line in the fight against cancer. Research shows they have preventative effects on cancer cell growth as well as many other benefits, from anti-aging to heart health. Previous research indicates that quercetin, a flavonoid found in apples, raspberries, green tea and grapes, has potent antitumour, [...]

The secret to pain-free aging?

By | June 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

As you age, will you be hobbling about with sore joints and muscles, or walking tall, strong and pain-free? According to two recent studies, that may depend on your intake of antioxidant nutrients. Researchers at Wake Forest University reviewed data from an existing study with the elderly looking for a link between dietary intake of [...]

Cut asthma risk with antioxidants

By | June 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

A study by scientists at the Institute of Preventive and Clinical Medicine in Slovakia found that people with asthma had lower levels of antioxidants than did healthy people. In this study, the levels of the antioxidants coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), beta-carotene and alpha-tocopherol (vitamin E) were measured in 56 asthmatic people, aged 19 to 72 years. [...]

Diabetes Care: Antioxidant lowers blood sugar, study shows

By | June 23rd, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

According to a new clinical study, scientists discovered that type 2 diabetes patients had lower blood sugar and healthier blood vessels after supplementing with pine tree bark extract, or Pycnogenol. The study demonstrated that patients with mild type 2 diabetes, subscribing to a regular diet and exercise program, were able to significantly lower their glucose [...]

C for Surgery? Antioxidants may speed recovery, finds study

By | June 23rd, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

Surgery patients who take vitamin C and other nutrients may recuperate faster, say researchers from the University of Texas. A study published in the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery found patients healed 17% faster by taking a special mixture of bromelain, vitamin C, rutin and grape seed extract. “We were completely surprised that [...]