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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 [...]

Keep taking vitamin E, say experts

By | July 24th, 2015|HNU Archive|

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 [...]

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, [...]

Vitamin E Protects Heart: Diabetics benefit from daily supplement

By | June 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Despite recent reports that high-dose vitamin E is associated with a higher overall risk of dying, at least one group stands to benefit greatly. About 40% of diabetic patients can reduce their risk of heart attacks and of dying from heart disease by taking vitamin E supplements, according to a study published in the November [...]

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 [...]

Making Cancer Treatment Better: Vitamin E found to reduce mouth sores

By | June 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Most patients who undergo radiation therapy for head and neck cancers suffer from painful mucositis (mouth sores) which may lead to interruptions in radiation therapy and reduced tumour control. In a recent study, scientists looked at the effect of vitamin E on reducing mouth sores in radiation patients. Brazilian researchers from the Department of Radiation [...]