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Vitamin E and lung cancer risk Vitamin E, when used in its four tocopherol form, was shown to significantly reduce lung cancer risk in a recent study, as opposed to the alpha-tocopherol form, which is the form most studies have used. The Institute for Progressive Medicine’s Natural Vitamin E and Mixed Tocopherols contains all four… Read more »

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Ginkgo may prevent brain damage against stroke Working with genetically engineered mice, researchers at Johns Hopkins have shown that daily doses of a standardized extract from the leaves of the ginkgo tree can prevent or reduce brain damage after an induced stroke. Said lead researcher Sylvain Doré, Ph.D., an associate professor in the department of… Read more »

LDL Cholesterol Levels, Adolescent Metabolic Syndrome

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LDL-Cholesterol: How Low Should We Go? The current pharmaceutical-influenced guidelines from the National Cholesterol Education Program are already focused on LDL-cholesterol (bad cholesterol) as a measure of risk and targets for therapy. These guidelines suggest that therapy should begin in everyone with an LDL-cholesterol level above 160 and should reach targets as low as 100… Read more »

More facts for November 5th, 2008

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If you’re having a difficult time quitting smoking make sure to use this powerful antioxidant. People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) could one day benefit from an antioxidant compound in broccoli, researchers report. “In COPD, there is critical loss of antioxidant systems, which protect against oxidative stress and inflammation,” explained lead researcher Shyam Biswal,… Read more »

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Pectin May Help Prevent Spread of Cancer Scientists have found a new possible explanation for why people who eat more fruit and vegetables may gain protection against the spread of cancers. They have shown that a fragment released from pectin, found in all fruits and vegetables, binds to and is believed to inhibit galectin 3… Read more »