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  • Multivitamins and also Vitamin E lower the risk of dying from heart disease

    Jul 31, 2009
    Long-term regular consumption of a Multivitamins may reduce the risk of dying from heart disease by 16 per cent, according to a new study from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center at the University of Washington. Intakes of vitamin E over 215 milligrams (over 322 Units) per day over the course of ten years were also associated with a 28% reduction in the risk of death from cardiovascular disease, according to the findings. Vitamins C and E were associated with small decreases in risk of total mortality (dying from any cause).
  • Omega-3 linked to lower body weight

    Jul 30, 2009
    Increased blood levels of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA is linked to lower incidence of obesity, suggesting a role for fish oils in weight management. The new findings indicate that overweight and obese people have lower blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids than people with a healthy weight. A previous study has shown that fish oil capsules increase the amount of fat burnt if taken by a person before exercising.
  • Cocoa Powder loaded with Cocoa Antioxidants may slash blood pressure

    Jul 29, 2009
    Consuming cocoa powder, enriched in flavonoids, may decrease blood pressure and boost heart health according to the results of a new animal study. Human clinical studies have shown this before but this time the effects were measured against a commonly used drug for treating high blood pressure. Rodents were fed cocoa and experienced a reduction in blood pressure similar to a dose of Captopril, a well-known pharmaceutical anti-hypertensive in the ACE inhibiting class of high blood pressure treating drugs.
  • Fish Oil Omega-3 Fatty Acids help prevent blindness in the elderly

    Jul 28, 2009
    A diet high in omega-3 fatty acids may prevent the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness in the over-50s according to a new animal study. Researchers from the National Eye Institute in Bethesda found that a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids could retard the progression of lesions in the eyes of mice. The fatty acids were also associated with an improvement in some lesions.
  • Vitamin E and Multivitamins lower your risk of dying from heart disease

    Jul 27, 2009
    Regular consumption of a Multiple-vitamins, mineral supplement reduces the risk of dying from heart disease by 16%, according to a new study from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center at the University of Washington. Intakes of vitamin E over 215 milligrams per day over the course of ten years were also associated with a hefty 28% reduced risk of dying from cardiovascular disease. Vitamins C and E were associated with small decreases in the risk of total mortality (from heart disease, cancer, infection, diabetes, lung disease, etc.).

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