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Blueberries promote bile acid excretion, a process necessary in achieving healthy cholesterol levels.
Among overweight men who lost weight, the prevalence of hypogonadism (testosterone deficiency) decreased by almost 50%.
Found abundantly in Brazil nuts, higher levels of the essential trace element selenium may associate with a reduced risk of type-2 diabetes.
MIT (US) researchers report devising nanoscale production units for manufacturing protein-based drugs with the human body.
Chinese researchers report that blood sugar control, and triglyceride levels, among type-2 diabetics improve with cinnamon supplementation.
Dietary fiber promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria.
Exercise appears to be effective in reducing beta-amyloid formation, a defining characteristic of Alzheimer's Disease, in a lab animal model.
People who drink two eight-ounce cups of American-style coffee a day are at 11% lower risk of heart failure.
Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), an antioxidant compound found abundantly in green tea, helps to improve blood pressure, and blood sugar levels.
More than half of all inhaled diesel soot particles remain in the body.
The dressing you choose to top your salad may affect how effectively your body absorbs nutrients from the greens.
Polyphenol-rich extracts from pomegranate peel may selectively enhance the growth of beneficial gut bacteria.
Eating fish regularly may exert a protective effect against the third leading cause of death in the Western world.
Certain strains of lactic acid bacteria exert antimicrobial protection against oral pathogens.
A daily beverage containing wild blueberry powder helps to boost the levels of good bacteria in the gut.
Consuming dried bilberries reduces inflammation in the gut, and helps with inflammatory bowel disease, in a laboratory animal model.
By reducing inflammation, ginger may help to reduce the risk of developing colorectal cancer
Fruits and vegetables reduce risks of specific types of colorectal cancers, but effects differ by site of origin.
Spanish researchers confirm that a lack of vitamin D increases the aggressiveness of colon cancer.
Eating legumes at least three times a week and brown rice at least once a week may reduce a person’s risk of colon polyps by 33% and 40%, respectively.
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13. Prevent Prostate Problems
Prostate cancer is a major cause of death among men. It has claimed the lives of 56,000 European men (1998), along with 29,900 American men (2004). To-date, there have been no obvious preventive strategies, however in 2005 scientists from the Northern California Cancer Center (USA) proposed that Vitamin D may cut prostate cancer risk. The researchers found that in men with certain gene variants, high sun exposure reduced prostate cancer risk by as much as 65%. Previous research has shown that the prostate uses Vitamin D...