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UCLA study points to resveratrol as key for acne treatment

Researchers found that resveratrol may weaken bacteria by causing their outer membranes to lose definition. The early lab findings demonstrated that resveratrol and benzoyl peroxide attack the acne bacteria, called Propionibacterium acnes, in different ways

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Heart disease and stroke, salt reduction saves lives

In countries where iodine deficiency needs to be addressed, all salts should be iodized. Consuming too much salt can lead, or contribute, to hypertension, or high blood pressure, and greatly increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. Target: 30% salt reduction by 2025

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An apple a day could keep obesity away

The study showed that Granny Smith apples surpass Braeburn, Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious, McIntosh and Red Delicious in the amount of nondigestible compounds they contain

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Healthy fats help diseased heart muscle process and use fuel

Oleate, a common dietary fat found in olive oil, restored proper metabolism of fuel in heart cells in an animal model of heart failure. The findings are reported in the journal Circulation by researchers at University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine

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The aphrodisiac foods: what are the best?

Not only chili, chocolate and oysters. For optimal performance erotic guys should also eat oats, mussels, honey and eggs. Some regulate the levels of testosterone, so the desire, other the serotonin, so the contentment

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One beer flavonoid aids cognitive function in young animals

Xanthohumol has been shown in a new study to improve cognitive function in young mice, but not in older animals. Xanthohumol can speed the metabolism, reduce fatty acids in the liver and, at least with young mice

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Frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease have the same cause

Low levels of the naturally occurring protein progranulin exacerbate cellular and cognitive dysfunction, while raising levels can prevent abnormalities in an Alzheimer model

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Moderate alcohol consumption to prevent heart attacks

Men who combined the low-risk diet and moderate alcohol consumption with not smoking, being physically active and having a low amount of abdominal fat, had 86% lower risk

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Buffets of highly processed foods like sugar and flour made rats ignore normal cues to stop eating when full

Foods high in easily-digestible calories (typically processed foods) act like supernormal stimuli, and the flavors associated with them become hyperpalatable and easy to overconsume

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Flaxseed oil is not more health than olive oil

Olive oil is a rich source of monounsaturated fat and bioactive components. Flaxseed oil is rich in α-linolenic n-3 fatty acid, which also exhibits anti-inflammatory effects. How is the best?

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Influence of olive oil on carotenoid absorption from tomato juice

LDL and total cholesterol levels decrease significantly after the consumption of tomato juice with olive oil and the postprandial absorption of lycopene isomers in plasma increases

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Protein in HDL cholesterol may be a key to treating pulmonary hypertension

A rare progressive condition, pulmonary hypertension can affect people of all ages. The disease makes it harder for the heart to pump blood through these vital organs, which can lead to heart failure

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Microalgae: a phytonutrient-rich food

Chlorella and Spirulina are rich in carotenoids that include chlorophyll, phycocyanin, beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin

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High insulin levels tied to obesity pathway

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have identified a crucial link between high levels of insulin and pathways that lead to obesity, a finding that may have important implications when treating diabetes

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Home test for detecting potentially dangerous levels of caffeine

Researchers tested an enzyme called caffeine dehydrogenase and found that it could detect caffeine in a variety of drinks, with the exception of teas, within one minute

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A single human gene linked to suicide?

The discovery suggests that changes in a gene involved in the function of the brain’s response to stress hormones plays a significant role in turning what might otherwise be an unremarkable reaction to the strain of everyday life into suicidal thoughts and behaviors

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Not only polyphenols. Even a fatty acid of extra virgin olive oil has anti-inflammatory properties

Researchers at the University of Jaén have confirmed the presence of nitrooleic acid in three olive varieties. This compound could prevent atherosclerosis and heart disease

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