antioxidants

Antioxidants improve kids’ asthma

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 [...]

Antioxidants improve kids’ asthma 2015-09-09T13:49:30+00:00

Cut Chemo Side Effects: More antioxidants may reduce adverse effects

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 [...]

Cut Chemo Side Effects: More antioxidants may reduce adverse effects 2015-09-09T13:49:32+00:00

Colitis Relief: Combination supplement safe and effective, say researchers

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 [...]

Colitis Relief: Combination supplement safe and effective, say researchers 2015-09-09T13:49:32+00:00

An Apple A Day – But What Kind? Researchers seek out best disease-fighters

We all know that an apple a day keeps the doctor away – but which type of apples helps the most? According to Canadian researchers, that distinction belongs to Red Delicious, Northern Spy and Ida Red. Of the eight popular varieties of the fruit analyzed, these three pack the greatest wallop of disease-fighting antioxidants, they [...]

An Apple A Day – But What Kind? Researchers seek out best disease-fighters 2018-02-15T15:53:08+00:00

Antioxidants aid thyroid disease

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, [...]

Antioxidants aid thyroid disease 2015-09-09T13:50:28+00:00

Antioxidant fights prostate cancer

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, [...]

Antioxidant fights prostate cancer 2015-09-09T13:50:29+00:00

The secret to pain-free aging?

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 [...]

The secret to pain-free aging? 2018-02-15T15:53:16+00:00

Cut asthma risk with antioxidants

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. [...]

Cut asthma risk with antioxidants 2018-02-15T15:53:18+00:00

Diabetes Care: Antioxidant lowers blood sugar, study shows

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 [...]

Diabetes Care: Antioxidant lowers blood sugar, study shows 2018-02-15T15:53:23+00:00

C for Surgery? Antioxidants may speed recovery, finds study

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 [...]

C for Surgery? Antioxidants may speed recovery, finds study 2018-02-15T15:53:24+00:00

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