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Friday, 29 July 2016

Heart attacks and strokes kill approximately one in three people worldwide and these figures are expected to worsen in the future due to the current increased global prevalence of risk factors such as diabetes and obesity. The results...

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Friday, 15 July 2016

On average, around one third of adults in Western developed countries, including Ireland, have high blood pressure and only half of whom have their high blood pressure under control. New research, a meta-analysis (meta-analysis refers...

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Thursday, 16 June 2016

A new study is further burnishing copper's reputation as an essential nutrient for human physiology. A research team led by a scientist at the University of California, Berkeley, has found that copper plays a key role in metabolizing...

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Friday, 03 June 2016

Each year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) compile a list of the leading causes of death in the U.S., based on information recorded on death certificates. However, medical error does not currently feature on death...

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Monday, 30 May 2016

We have all heard the old adage "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." It's an old truth that encompasses more than just apples - eating fruit in general is well known to reduce risk for a wide variety of health conditions such as...

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Tuesday, 24 May 2016

New study finds Glucosamine/Chondroitin and Omega 3 effective in reducing and repairing cartilage loss in knee osteoarthritis. New study finds Glucosamine/Chondroitin and Omega 3 effective in reducing and repairing cartilage loss in...

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Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that higher levels of vitamin D -- specifically serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D -- are associated with a correspondingly reduced risk of cancer. The findings are...

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Wednesday, 27 April 2016

In older people, higher dietary calcium intake may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, but not of stroke and fracture, new research from South Korea suggests. The results were presented on April 2, at ENDO 2016, the annual...

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Sunday, 24 April 2016

Beta-carotene is one of a group of red, orange, and yellow pigments called carotenoids. Beta-carotene is often called Provitamin A as it is converted to essential vitamin A in the body. It also has antioxidant activity, which helps to...

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Wednesday, 13 April 2016

To help you keep track of how much sugar you're consuming we've listed some common everyday foods and drinks, together with their sugar content. Here are the sugar contents of some “foods” and “snacks”. Some of these may...

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