cardiovascular disease

Keep taking vitamin E, say experts

If you’ve got a list of resolutions for the New Year, one of them should be to keep taking a daily vitamin E supplement. That’s the advice of a growing number of health experts in response to a recent highly publicized report suggesting vitamin E may be harmful in larger doses. These scientists say the [...]

Keep taking vitamin E, say experts 2015-09-09T13:49:31+00:00

Cut Heart Disease Risk: Vitamin E reduces cardiovascular deaths by 24%

The results of a new study involving nearly 40,000 healthy women — the longest and largest trial ever conducted on vitamin E — found that vitamin E significantly reduced the risk of death from cardiovascular disease, which is the number one killer of women in the US. The study, published in the Journal of the [...]

Cut Heart Disease Risk: Vitamin E reduces cardiovascular deaths by 24% 2015-09-09T13:49:32+00:00

Lycopene: Antioxidant linked to lower heart disease in women

According to a study in this month's American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, women with the highest plasma levels of the antioxidant lycopene had a 34% reduced risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), compared to women with lower plasma levels of the nutrient. The study also showed that the women with highest levels of plasma lycopene were [...]

Lycopene: Antioxidant linked to lower heart disease in women 2015-09-09T13:50:28+00:00

The B-12 Battle: Elderly may be most at risk for deficiency

Growing older carries more risks, among them the risk for vitamin B-12 deficiency. Emerging evidence points to B-12 deficiency as an increasingly common reason behind high levels of homocysteine in the blood — a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. Deficiencies of folic acid (folate) can also cause high levels of homocysteine. The metabolism of these [...]

The B-12 Battle: Elderly may be most at risk for deficiency 2018-02-15T15:53:30+00:00

High cholesterol? Go nuts!

Researchers at the Lorna Linda University in California report that people who replaced 20% of their energy intake with almonds had a markedly improved cholesterol reading. The study compared the effects of a popular cholesterol control diet (Step 1), which restricts the total fat intake to 30% of daily calories, saturated fat to 10%, and [...]

High cholesterol? Go nuts! 2015-09-09T13:51:15+00:00

Mineral/herb combo cuts cholesterol

At the Department of Physiology at Georgetown University Medical Center, researchers conducted a pilot study on the effects of chromium and grape seed extract on subjects with elevated cholesterol. High cholesterol is quite prevalent in North America, and is a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease. There are many drugs to help lower blood cholesterol, [...]

Mineral/herb combo cuts cholesterol 2015-09-09T13:52:22+00:00

Red clover: four benefits for menopause

Cultures around the world use herbs for the natural treatment of menopause. Black cohosh, chaste tree berry (vitex) and red clover are a few of the most common herbs for this purpose. Red clover contains four plant-based estrogens, called phytoestrogens. These bind to estrogen receptors in the body and help control symptoms of menopause, such [...]

Red clover: four benefits for menopause 2018-02-15T15:53:45+00:00

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