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What are some different combinations of vitamins for different symptoms?

vitaminsSome common diseases that are caused to to severe vitamin deficiency are vitamin deficiency diseases, such as scurvy (vitamin C), beriberi (thiamine), and pellagra (niacin).

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What can be the possible reasons for very hyper-acidity? Does the allergy from a particular fruit, cereal, pulse also lead to very hyper-acidity?

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Reactions to food are common and can be divided into two categories, those caused by food allergy and all other reactions. It is important to know the difference between food allergies and other illnesses or symptoms caused by foods because the management of each is different.

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Manuka- The cancer honey from New Zealand

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Manuka Honey is the buzz word in cancer. Manuka honey is produced in New Zealand by bees that pollinate the native manuka bush. Advocates say it treats wound infections and other conditions.Interestingly New Zealanders claim only manufacture of about 1,700 tons as their produce and the market reports state that 10,000 tons are being sold. So where is this extra tonnage coming from. Is it adulterated or chemically modified or just a farce?

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Genetically-modified humans: what is CRISPR and how does it work?

CRISPR, pronounced ‘crisper’, stands for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeat. The name refers to the way short, repeated DNA sequences in the genomes of bacteria and other microorganisms are organised. An insight into the gene editing technique that could help eradicate health conditions and bring back the woolly mammoth.

Source: CRISPR Cas9 genome editing explained | WIRED UK

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Active Lifestyle Counters Aging, Study Shows

Women who maintain an active lifestyle as they get older may age more slowly than those who are more sedentary. Keeping up with your fitness routine could keep you younger! The science behind the discovery lies in our DNA. Throughout the course of our lives, our cells constantly replicate themselves. After each copy,  tiny caps — called telomeres — at the end of our DNA strands shorten, exposing our chromosomes to decay. Shorter telomeres have been linked to heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

Source: Active Lifestyle Counters Aging, Study Shows

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Diet and Cancer- Summary of major scientific studies now available

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Diets and Cancer have been severally linked. Foods may prevent and some may increase your risk of getting cancer. Studies comparing diets’ risk & your genetic risk -accumulate lifetime and lifestyle risk for cancers. Check the summaries here- across thousands of patients and their conclusions. (Renal Cell , Gastric, Melanoma, Ovarian and Colorectal Cancers).

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Top foods to help protect your vision – Harvard Health

HL2You’ll find lutein and zeaxanthin in most fruits and vegetables, especially yellow and orange varieties and leafy greens. Egg yolks are an even richer source of these nutrients. Omega-3 fatty acids are found in coldwater fish, flaxseed, and walnuts. Good sources of zinc include red meat and shellfish. You’ll find vitamins A, C, and E in many vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds.

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Top foods to help protect your vision

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You’ll want to concentrate on yellow and orange fruits and vegetables, plus egg yolks and fatty, cold-water fish.

When it comes to protecting your vision, what you eat may affect what you see. Certain vitamins and minerals found in food may play a role in preventing two common causes of vision problems: cataracts—cloudy areas in the lens of the eye—and age-
related macular degeneration (AMD)—a condition that causes vision loss in the macula, the part of the eye that controls central vision. “While there is no definite proof, some studies suggest that eating a diet rich in certain nutrients may help,” says Dr. Ivana Kim, associate professor of ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School.

Nutrients to consider

Some evidence shows that dietary antioxidant vitamins and minerals (A, C, and E, and the mineral zinc) may help prevent the progression of macular degeneration. “The retina, especially the macula, is thought to be an environment of high oxidative stress, meaning that there is an abundance of free radicals—molecules that damage proteins and DNA within cells. Antioxidants fight free radicals and are thought to help protect the retina from this damage,” explains Dr. Kim.

Lutein and zeaxanthin are carotenoids found in the retina, and dietary intake of these compounds has been shown to have antioxidant properties and to improve pigment density in the macula. This pigment protects the cells in the macular area by absorbing excess blue and ultraviolet light and neutralizing free radicals. Lutein and zeaxanthin are usually found together in food.

Dietary intake of the omega-3 fatty acid DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) may be important to retinal health. “DHA is present in high concentrations in the outer segments of retinal photoreceptors,” says Dr. Kim. “Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties, and there is evidence to suggest that inflammation plays a role in AMD.”

Finding the nutrients

You’ll find lutein and zeaxanthin in most fruits and vegetables, especially yellow and orange varieties and leafy greens. Egg yolks are an even richer source of these nutrients. Omega-3 fatty acids are found in coldwater fish, flaxseed, and walnuts. Good sources of zinc include red meat and shellfish. You’ll find vitamins A, C, and E in many vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds.

Research hasn’t proved how much of these nutrients we need in order to help prevent eye problems, but Dr. Kim suggests following a heart-healthy diet with fish at least twice a week and at least five servings of fruits and vegetables daily.

Best food sources of eye-healthy nutrients

Nutrients Food
Lutein, zeaxanthin Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, collard greens, corn, eggs, kale, nectarines, oranges, papayas, romaine lettuce, spinach, squash
Omega-3 fatty acids Flaxseed, flaxseed oil, halibut, salmon, sardines, tuna, walnuts
Vitamin A Apricots, cantaloupe (raw), carrots, mangos, red peppers (raw), ricotta cheese (part-skim), spinach, sweet potatoes
Vitamin C Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, grapefruit, kiwi, oranges, red peppers (raw), strawberries
Vitamin E Almonds, broccoli, peanut butter, spinach, sunflower seeds, wheat germ
Zinc Chickpeas, oysters, pork chops, red meat, yogurt

 

Source: Top foods to help protect your vision – Harvard Health

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The ‘good’ life can help cut out tumor odds up to 45 percent and risk of cancer death up to 61 percent, study finds!

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A healthy way of life that incorporates a good exercise schedule and eating nutritiously can bring down your danger of developing many cancers by as much as 45 percent, another study finishes up confirming this natural,strong evidence.

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Underlying genetic mechanisms of Obesity and weight loss!

Gen_polymorphism_obes_riskA variable genetic component is always associated to Obesity and its many causes. Obesity may be caused by single-gene mutations or by various diseases (such as damage to the ventromedial hypothalamus) in subjects in whom obesity is otherwise not likely to occur.

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Johnson & Johnson loses $72m ‘talcum powder’ cancer case

Breaking News: TALCUM POWDER CAUSES CANCER?? Woman blamed her fatal ovarian cancer on the company’s talcum powder. First damages award over claims firm knew of ovarian cancer risks decades ago, company still faces 1,200 suits

Source: Johnson & Johnson loses $72m ‘talcum powder’ cancer case