antioxidants

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...

Antioxidants are Heart Healthy: Large studies show preventative action

Large, epidemiologic studies indicate that among the healthy population, the long-term use of antioxidant supplements, specifically vitamin E and vitamin C, helps protect against heart disease. "It is puzzling how the American Heart Association's nutrition committee...

And the Winners Are… USDA study ranks high-antioxidant foods

Artichokes and beans may not be at the top of your list of favourite foods, but when it comes to antioxidants, these veggies earn a coveted place. They are among a growing variety of foods found to contain surprisingly high levels of these disease-fighting compounds,...

Alzheimer’s Answer? Vitamins E and C make a powerful combo

Elderly persons who take individual vitamin E and C supplements together may reduce their risk of Alzheimer disease (AD), according to researchers. Previous studies have shown that antioxidant vitamins may protect the brain against damage caused by free radicals and...

Action and Antioxidants to help avoid Alzheimer’s

Our improved understanding of how to maintain normal brain health is providing tantalizing clues about what may prevent or reduce the likelihood of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD), according to Marilyn Albert, PhD, a leading authority on risk factors and AD. "The...

Schizophrenia Therapy: Omega-3s, antioxidants appear to help

Many studies confirm the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids for psychological disorders including depression, bipolar disorder and Alzheimer’s disease. Omega-3s are abundant in fish oils and flax seed oil. A new study suggests that supplementation with omega-3 fatty...

Avoiding Asthma: Antioxidants, fruit and veggies are key

A review by researchers at the University of Southampton has revealed that there is substantial evidence to suggest that people who eat plenty of fruit and vegetables have a lower risk of poor respiratory health than those who eat unhealthier diets. The researchers...

Alzheimer’s risk lower with daily multi

Two recent studies have looked into the effects that vitamins and minerals may have on brain function including the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. In the first, Canadian researchers gave 96 men and women, 65 years or older, a placebo or a vitamin and mineral supplement...

Antioxidants ease arthritis symptoms

Antioxidants are now known to benefit several “aging conditions,” including heart disease, cataracts and poor immunity. According to two recent studies, people with arthritis may also benefit from these free radical-fighting nutrients, which include selenium, an...