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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 believing that the large molecule was too big. The finding is significant, [...]

The Anti-Aging Oat? Beta-glucan study suggests skin benefits 2015-09-09T13:49:28+00:00

Sunshine Vitamin Ups Cancer Survival: Vitamin D found to play a role in lung cancer progression

Getting enough vitamin D may be a matter of life or death, according to a new study that suggests it plays an important role in surviving lung cancer. Researchers found that the lung cancer patients with high intake who had surgery during the summer were more than twice as likely to be alive five years [...]

Sunshine Vitamin Ups Cancer Survival: Vitamin D found to play a role in lung cancer progression 2015-09-09T13:49:28+00:00

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 typically depleted in the muscles following a major trauma. There is also a correlation between glutathione depletion and depletion of [...]

Glutamine cuts stress infection 2015-09-09T13:50:31+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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