Dietary Antioxidants Appear to Cut Stroke Risk

The higher the intake of antioxidants in Swedish women, the lower the chance of stroke. Women with no history of cardiovascular disease at baseline showed a 17% lower risk of stroke when they consumed the highest amounts antioxidant-rich foods compared with the lowest amounts. In women with cardiovascular disease, those consuming the most antioxidant foods…

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Antioxidants in Walnuts Improve Benefits of a Mediterranean Diet

Walnuts used to replace a third of the olive oil and avocado fat in a Mediterranean diet for four weeks was shown to improve blood cholesterol, LDL levels and vascular function in men and women with high cholesterol. Blood levels of one form of vitamin E doubled.  This study provides evidence that the antioxidants and…

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Free Radicals, Antioxidants & Exercise

Today we are increasingly aware of the role played by free radicals in aging and disease. This has prompted many health-minded people to begin taking antioxidant supplements. But are these really helpful? 

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Antioxidants or Lifestyle Change for Diabetes?

It is predicted that by 2025 more than 300 million people worldwide will have type 2 diabetes! In the US alone the number of people with diabetes almost doubled between 1976 and 1994. Sedentary living and excess weight are considered to be the major risk factors for this debilitating disease. Many are the strategies that…

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