Category Archives: Nutrition: Antioxidants

The color of lettuce determines the speed of its antioxidant effect

Lettuce, one of the indispensable vegetables in the Mediterranean diet, is a food that greatly benefits health, mainly because it is rich in antioxidants. But not all lettuce varieties have the same antioxidant effect. According to a study led by … Continue reading

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Antioxidant tables incorrect, need to be revised: new study

The antioxidant activity of citrus juices and other foods is undervalued. A new technique developed by researchers from the University of Granada for measuring this property generates values that are ten times higher than those indicated by current analysis methods. … Continue reading

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Antioxidant supplements ease arterial stiffness: new study

Antioxidant Vitamin Supplementation Reduces Arterial Stiffness in Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials 1,2,3 Ammar W. Ashor4,5, Mario Siervo4, Jose Lara4, Clio Oggioni4, and John C. Mathers4,* - Author Affiliations 4Human Nutrition Research Centre, Institute for … Continue reading

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Antioxidant food consumption eases childhood asthma, may do so for other allergic diseases

Allergol Immunopathol (Madr). 2014 Aug 2. pii: S0301-0546(14)00096-2. doi: 10.1016/j.aller.2014.03.002. [Epub ahead of print] Antioxidant foods consumption and childhood asthma and other allergic diseases: The Greek cohorts of the ISAAC II survey. Papadopoulou A1, Panagiotakos DB2, Hatziagorou E3, Antonogeorgos G2, … Continue reading

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Frozen blueberries may pack a more powerful antioxidant punch

Newswise — Blueberries pack a powerful antioxidant punch, whether eaten fresh or from the freezer, according to South Dakota State University graduate Marin Plumb. Anthocyanins, a group of antioxidant compounds, are responsible for the color in blueberries, she explains. Since … Continue reading

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Antioxidants can accelerate cancers: New England Journal of Medicine

Cold Spring Harbor, NY – For decades, health-conscious people around the globe have taken antioxidant supplements and eaten foods rich in antioxidants, figuring this was one of the paths to good health and a long life. Yet clinical trials of … Continue reading

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Antioxidants can protect against omega 6 damage. Or promote it.

SAN DIEGO — Given omega 6 fatty acid’s reputation for promoting cancer — at least in animal studies — researchers are examining the role that antioxidants play in blocking the harmful effects of this culprit, found in many cooking oils. … Continue reading

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Antioxidants including vitamin E can promote lung cancer: study

(Reuters) - A decades-old medical mystery - why antioxidants such as vitamin E and beta carotene seemed to accelerate the growth of early lung tumors in high-risk populations such as smokers, rather than protect them from cancer, as theory suggests … Continue reading

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University researchers have ID’d antioxidant that protects against sun damage

Newcastle University researchers have identified an antioxidant Tiron, which offers total protection against some types of sun damage and may ultimately help our skin stay looking younger for longer. Publishing in The FASEB Journal, the authors describe how in laboratory … Continue reading

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Cataract risk may be lowered by antoxidants

(Reuters Health) - Women who eat foods rich in antioxidants may have a lower risk of cataracts as they age, according to a new Swedish analysis. “Oxidative damage of the eye lens caused by free radicals has been suggested to … Continue reading

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Antioxidants and magnesium are associated with lower risks of hearing loss

Antioxidant vitamins and magnesium and the risk of hearing loss in the US general population 1,2,3,4 Yoon-Hyeong Choi, Josef M Miller, Katherine L Tucker, Howard Hu, and Sung Kyun Park First published November 6, 2013, doi: 10.3945/​ajcn.113.068437 Am J Clin … Continue reading

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Beneficial antioxidants that should be in a grocery bag

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Daily food choices present an opportunity to score some healthy, flavorful, antioxidant-positive nutrition points, according to the November issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. Why pay attention to antioxidants? They help minimize the impact of free radicals, … Continue reading

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Low intensity aerobic exercise may prevent the decline of antioxidants linked with aging

J Aging Phys Act. 2013 Nov 13. [Epub ahead of print] Low Intensity Aerobic Exercise and Oxidative Stress Markers in Older Adults. Bouzid MA, Hammouda O, Matran R, Robin S, Fabre C. Source: Université Lille Nord de France, UDSL, EA-4488 … Continue reading

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