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Strawberry extracts stimulate proteins that help to increase antioxidant activities of cells.
Low levels of vitamin B-6 and B-12 are associated with an increased risk of impaired cognition.
Drinking caffeinated coffee is associated with a lower risk of developing basal cell carcinoma.
Low pyridoxal-5-phosphate, a marker of vitamin B-6, is associated with increased levels of inflammatory markers.
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.
Supplementation with a polyphenol-rich grape powder reduces inflammatory markers involved in cellular damage.
High job strain and active jobs correlate to increased risk of cardiovascular disease, among women.
Researchers submit that by raising the Vitamin C recommended dietary allowance (RDA), cases of heart disease, stroke, and cancer might be slashed.
Consumption of chia seeds raises blood levels of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), among postmenopausal women.
Eating Western-style fast food on a regular basis significantly increased the risk of diabetes and coronary heart disease.
Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), an antioxidant compound found abundantly in green tea, helps to improve blood pressure, and blood sugar levels.
Young, healthy adults exposed to ozone for two hours experience adverse changes in markers of inflammation, thrombosis, and heart rate variability.
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15. Delaying Diabetes
New data models derived from the Diabetes Prevention Project by the University of Michigan Health System (USA) show that men and women who walked briskly for 30 minutes five days a week, lowered their fat and calorie intake, and achieved a weight-reduction goal of 7% of body weight over a three-year period were able to cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58%.