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Post image for Antioxidants help arteries stay healthy in people at risk for heart disease

(NaturalNews) Antioxidants are substances that protect cells against the effects of free radicals — molecules produced when the body breaks down food or is exposed to environmental toxins and radiation. Free radicals are believed to play a role in heart disease, cancer and other disorders. So it makes sense that antioxidants could help protect or […]

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Post image for Higher vitamin E intake tied to lower dementia risk

(Reuters Health) – Older adults who get plenty of vitamin E in their diets may have a somewhat lower risk of developing dementia than those who consume less of the nutrient, a study published Monday suggests.
Researchers found that among 5,400 Dutch adults age 55 and older, the one-third who reported the highest vitamin E intake […]

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Post image for When dieting, watch your vitamins: study

By Lynne Peeples
(Reuters Health) – When weighing the benefits of one weight-loss plan over another, dieters may want to consider what else might be cut with the calories and carbs, suggests a new study.
More than $30 billion a year is spent on weight loss products in the U.S., with one in three adults reportedly trying […]

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Post image for Pregnant women ‘must take vitamin D supplements’

By Caroline Parkinson
Health reporter, BBC News
Pregnant women in the UK should be told to routinely take vitamin D supplements, researchers say.
The team at University College London Institute of Child Health says official bodies currently offer conflicting advice.
Writing in the British Journal of Nutrition, they say there is a “strong case” for a daily dose of […]

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Post image for Glucosamine No Help for Low Back Pain

By Daniel J. DeNoon
Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD
WebMD Health News
Popular Supplement Fails to Help Low Back Pain in Clinical Trial
The popular supplement glucosamine doesn’t help people who have low back pain, a clinical trial finds.
The study looked specifically at 250 people with evidence of osteoarthritis (OA) of the spine. All of the patients had at least some […]

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Post image for Vitamin D deficiency likely cause of increased rheumatoid arthritis cases among caucasian women

(NaturalNews) A recent study from the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota, has found that rheumatoid arthritis is on the increase among Caucasian women. And the culprit is likely an environmental one, like vitamin D deficiency, rather than a genetic one.
“It’s pretty unlikely that the genetic makeup of a population changed that quickly,” […]

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Post image for New research: probiotic found in breast milk benefits nerves in gut, calms digestive disorders

(NaturalNews) Probiotics are beneficial microorganisms similar to the “friendly” bacteria found naturally in the body’s digestive system. According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), there’s evidence from a variety of studies that probiotic formulations can help treat diarrhea, urinary tract infections, irritable bowel syndrome and dermatitis (eczema) in children; probiotics may […]

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Post image for Victory Regarding Wall Street Reform Bill (DSHEA)

Congratulations to the natural products industry and everyone who voiced their opinion to their representatives regarding Wall Street Reform bill (S.3217).  The section of the bill that would have undercut the protections of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) has been eliminated.  This is a big victory for those of us demanding unrestricted […]

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Post image for Vitamin D Improves Insulin Sensitivity, Helps Prevent Diabetes

(NaturalNews) High-dose vitamin D supplements may help increase the body’s sensitivity to the blood sugar-regulating hormone insulin, thus reducing the risk of diabetes, researchers have found.
Insulin resistance (or insensitivity) occurs when the body’s tissues stop responding as strongly to the presence of insulin. As a consequence, the cells uptake less sugar from the bloodstream, producing the […]

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