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Anti-aging Essentials: the top picks

By | August 13th, 2015|HNU Archive, Natural Beauty|

Oxidation, or free-radical damage, is the main force behind what we call aging. It wrinkles our skin, clouds our vision and may even clog our arteries. It can also lead to diseases such as arthritis, cataracts, Alzheimer’s, heart disease and cancer. Free radicals get to us through air pollution, food chemicals, toxins in water, sunlight [...]

Pycnogenol, vitamin C help asthma

By | July 24th, 2015|HNU Archive|

People with asthma often have lower than average levels of antioxidants, and supplementing the diet may help ease symptoms, according to new research. A report from the Asthma & Allergy Research Institute in Australia states that low antioxidant levels, particularly of vitamin C, may influence severity of asthma. Looking at the antioxidant levels of 81 [...]

Antioxidants improve kids’ asthma

By | July 24th, 2015|HNU Archive|

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 [...]

Vitamins lower risk of arthritis

By | July 24th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is characterized by widespread damage and inflammation in the joints and soft tissues surrounding the joints. Researchers at the University of Manchester in England compared dietary intake of antioxidants and the risk of developing a type of rheumatoid arthritis called inflammatory polyarthritis (IP). They recorded the diets of a large group of [...]

Eat Away Arthritis Risk? Brightly coloured foods decrease rheumatoid arthritis risk

By | July 24th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Researchers from The University of Manchester's Medical School have discovered that eating more brightly-coloured fruits and vegetables like oranges, carrots and sweetcorn may help reduce the risk of developing inflammatory disorders like rheumatoid arthritis. Previous studies have suggested that vitamin C and the pigment beta-cryptoxanthin, both of which are found in brightly-coloured fruits and vegetables, [...]

Deficient Kids? Study finds most pre-schoolers low in key vitamins

By | July 23rd, 2015|HNU Archive|

Health-conscious parents who feed their young children the same low-fat diet they consume for better health may inadvertently deprive their children of vitamin E, an important nutrient for growing bodies, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln nutrition scientist warns. A study of preschool-age children living in Lincoln, Nebraska, found two-thirds of them deficient in vitamin E. Surprisingly, [...]

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) [...]

Supplements for Smokers? Antioxidants aid smokers’ gum disease

By | June 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Treating gum disease in smokers is daunting: Implants don't take hold as well, surgeries are less successful and infections heal more slowly than in nonsmokers. Short of convincing patients to quit, oral biologists at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine have found a way to help smokers respond better to treatment. In a [...]

Smokers can boost oral health

By | June 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

In a study at the University at Buffalo’s Periodontal Research Center, researchers showed that giving smokers a supplement containing the antioxidant vitamins C and E and grape seed extract improved the response to gum disease treatment. The researchers reported better gum attachment and improved oral health in general. “Smokers are a constant challenge in clinical [...]