Nutritional supplements can help stroke sufferers

Nutritional supplements can provide the crucial nutrients needed by undernourished people who have suffered a stroke, a new study indicates. Research conducted at the Burke Rehabilitation Hospital gave nutritional supplements to more than 100 patients who had lost at least 2.5 percent of their body weight and found that the subjects exhibited noticeable improvement, Reuters

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Ginger Root May Reduce Inflammation, Improve Colon Health

Besides being a relatively effective treatment for an upset stomach, herbal supplements containing ginger root may be good for the colon, too. Researchers from the University of Michigan Medical School concluded as much after conducting an investigation into the merits of consuming the substance. The team began by giving volunteers two grams of either ginger

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Polyunsaturated Fat May Help Lower Cholesterol and Prevent Coronary Heart Disease

Individuals who are concerned with their cholesterol may want to consider replacing their normal intake of saturated fat with polyunsaturated fat, according to a new study. Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) have found that patients who replaced saturated fat in their diets with polyunsaturated fat reduced their risk of developing coronary

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Specially Mixed Vitamin Powders May Help Improve Nutrition

Though people in Western nations have been taking dietary supplements and multivitamins for years, researchers have only recently begun looking into the benefits of distributing such products in underdeveloped countries, like those in sub-Saharan Africa. However, a new meta-study indicates that a special powdered formula may help prevent anemia among underfed children worldwide. Published in

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Eating Carotenoid-Rich Produce May Make Facial Color More Alluring, Scientists Say

Psychologists at St. Andrews and Bristol Universities have found that eating foods that contain high levels of carotenoids may increase an individual’s perceived attractiveness. In a study published in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior, the team announced that the compound group – which is composed of natural pigments found in fruits and vegetables –

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Balmy weather draws yoga practitioners outside

Across the country, Yoga practitioners are stepping outside to further enhance the benefits of the Indian healing technique with a bit of sunshine and a warm breeze. According to Desert News, a Utah news source, yoga studios are responding to the demand by offering outdoor sessions to Americans tired and stressed by today’s economy. “Life

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Breast milk protects babys digestive system

British scientists have discovered that an ingredient in breast milk acts to protect and heal the intestines of newborn babies. The research was conducted by a team from Queen Mary, University of London, which used human intestinal cells in the lab and found that when they inflicted damage to them a compound called pancreatic secretory

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Palmetto Extract May Improve Prostate Health

Taking herbal supplements that contain extract of saw palmetto may contribute to a healthy prostate and urinary tract, the UK Daily Mail reports. The newspaper states that mature men often begin to experience , which palmetto extract may either treat or lower the risk for. Saw palmetto is the most common herbal treatment for benign

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