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The Anti-Aging Oat? Beta-glucan study suggests skin benefits

The fight against aging has received a scientific boost thanks to research that dispels a hard-held belief about the natural ingredient, beta-glucan. The study is the first to show that the oat beta-glucan can penetrate the skin despite years of doctors and scientists...

Glutamine cuts stress infection

Physical stresses such as athletic exhaustion, injuries or surgical procedures often leave the body more susceptible to potentially dangerous infections. Research has shown that glutathione, the body’s own antioxidant which supports immunity and detoxification, is...

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...