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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Green tea may slow prostate cancer development

Natural beverages such as green tea are enjoyed around the world and there have been recent scientific developments that indicate this beverage may promote prostate health. A recent study published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research looked at how active compounds found in green tea affected serum biomarkers in 26 men aged between 41 and

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Which Nutrients Are Good For Heart Health?

Nearly every vitamin and mineral that humans consume contributes to a healthy heart in some way, no matter how indirectly. However, in light of National Cholesterol Education Month, the Hotze Health and Wellness Center (HHWC) has released a list of nutrients that are especially vital for cardiovascular well-being. – Omega-3 fatty acids: These molecules are

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