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Regular consumption of olive oil may help to reduce cardiovascular risk by improving the function of cells that line the blood vessels.
Exposure to a compound produced when food is cooked with dry heat has been linked to the development of abdoinal obesity, and type 2 diabetes in mice.
Drinking three cups of green tea each day shown to help elderly people with metabolic syndrome lose weight and trim their waistline.
A commercially available acai berry product has been found to significantly lengthen the lifespan of fruit flies.
Study results suggest that daily vitamin D supplementation can reduce the risk of aqcuiring respiratory infections in winter.
People with severe coronary artery disease have been found to have higher-than-normal levels of the plastic bisphenol-A (BPA) in their urine.
Eating red meat that has been cooked at high temperatures has been shown to significantly increase the risk of developing prostate cancer.
Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a polyphenol found in green tea, could prove to be a valuable weapon in the fight against melanoma and other skin cancers.
Researchers have used 3-D MRI scans to see what exactly is going on in the brains of elderly people whose memories are as sharp as those several decades younger
Eating egg yolks is comparable to smoking in terms of speeding up the development of atherosclerosis, new research suggests.
A class of drugs taken by approximately 20% of diabetics has been shown to significantly increase the risk of developing bladder cancer.
Nanoparticles, bound to compounds found in tea leaves, reduced tumors by 80%, in a lab animal model.
Researchers submit that by raising the Vitamin C recommended dietary allowance (RDA), cases of heart disease, stroke, and cancer might be slashed.
Physical activity – either mild or intense and before or after menopause – may reduce breast cancer risk, but substantial weight gain may negate these benefits.
Fetal exposure to the plastic additive BPA has been shown to alter mammary gland development and plays a role in the development of breast cancer in humans.
Carvacrol, a compound found in oregano, is shown to induce prostate cancer cell death.
Swedish researchers report that cadmium, present agricultural crops as a result of farm fertilizers, is linked to an increased incidence of breast cancers.
Whereas red meat may increase total, cardiovascular, and cancer death risks, appropriate substitutions may lower those same risks.
Radon is a radioactive, colorless, odorless, tasteless noble gas, occurring naturally as the decay product of uranium or thorium.
The erosion of protective telomere caps, with subsequent enzymatic activation, promotes the ability of prostate cancer cells to become more deadly.
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44. Spice Up for a Long Life
For years, scientists have been tapping our kitchens for creative ways to ward off disease and discomfort. Capsaicin, the main chemical in chili pepper, is used in topical creams to provide relief from arthritis. Alllicin, the main ingredient in garlic, can, when consumed in large quantities, reduce cholesterol and blood pressure.
Curcumin, the spice that gives tumeric its yellow color, has made it out of the kitchen pantry and into the vitamin cabinet:
When mixed with soy phospholipids, curcumin helps to relieve pain and increase mobility in people with osteoarthritis...