vitamin c

Anti-aging Essentials: the top picks

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 [...]

Anti-aging Essentials: the top picks 2015-09-09T13:49:27+00:00

Pycnogenol, vitamin C help asthma

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 [...]

Pycnogenol, vitamin C help asthma 2015-09-09T13:49:30+00:00

Antioxidants improve kids’ asthma

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 [...]

Antioxidants improve kids’ asthma 2015-09-09T13:49:30+00:00

Vitamins lower risk of arthritis

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 [...]

Vitamins lower risk of arthritis 2018-02-15T15:53:05+00:00

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

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, [...]

Eat Away Arthritis Risk? Brightly coloured foods decrease rheumatoid arthritis risk 2018-02-15T15:53:06+00:00

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

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, [...]

Deficient Kids? Study finds most pre-schoolers low in key vitamins 2018-02-15T15:53:07+00:00

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

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 Heart Vitamin? Study says vitamin C may reduce heart disease risk 2015-09-09T13:50:27+00:00

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

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) [...]

The C Factor: Vitamin C reduces risk for trio of serious diseases 2018-02-15T15:53:09+00:00

Supplements for Smokers? Antioxidants aid smokers’ gum disease

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 [...]

Supplements for Smokers? Antioxidants aid smokers’ gum disease 2015-09-09T13:50:27+00:00

Smokers can boost oral health

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 [...]

Smokers can boost oral health 2015-09-09T13:50:28+00:00

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