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C-reactive protein

Two nutrients cut heart disease risk

By | July 24th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Research suggests that people with elevated levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) are at an increased risk for hypertension and cardiovascular disease. CRP is a marker of inflammation in the body. Two recent studies highlight a connection between nutrients and CRP, suggesting that the risk of cardiovascular disease can be lowered by ensuring adequate intakes. In [...]

The Heart Vitamin? Study says vitamin C may reduce heart disease risk

By | June 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Supplementing with vitamin C could reduce your risk of major heart disease events like heart attack, suggests a new analysis of studies. An international team of researchers pooled data from nine prospective studies. They included information on intakes of vitamin E, carotenoids and vitamin C, with a 10-year follow-up to check for major heart disease [...]

The C Factor: Vitamin C reduces risk for trio of serious diseases

By | June 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Vitamin C supplements can reduce levels of C- reactive protein, a marker of inflammation and chronic disease risk in humans, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. Participants who took about 500 mg of vitamin C supplements per day saw a 24% drop in plasma C-reactive protein (CRP) [...]

Lower Heart Attack Risk: Low-fat, high-fibre diet and exercise are key

By | June 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

UCLA scientists report that a diet low in fat and high in fruits, vegetables and whole grains, augmented with daily exercise, significantly reduced C-reactive protein levels in study participants. High levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) in the blood indicate inflammation in blood vessel walls. Scientists now suspect that coronary artery inflammation plays a key role [...]

Nutrition Notes: Cut colon cancer risk

By | June 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

A new blood test for colon cancer risk may be on the horizon that measures levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), which is produced by the liver during periods of acute inflammation. High levels of CRP in the blood are regarded as an inflammatory marker. They are also associated with a greater risk of heart disease. [...]

Hangover Helper? Plant extract reported to ease “the morning after”

By | June 25th, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

Individuals who took a dietary supplement containing extracts of Opuntia ficus indica, a type of prickly pear cactus, before consuming alcohol, had reduced symptoms of alcohol hangover compared to individuals who drank but took placebo, according to researchers. The severity of alcohol hangovers may be related to inflammation caused by impurities in alcoholic beverages and [...]