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GM rice tested on Chinese schoolchildren?


September 12th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 12 (IANS) China's top health authority has ordered a probe into a report that said genetically modified (GM) rice was tested on schoolchildren as part of a research ... Read more...

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‘Vitamin C keeps dementia at bay’


September 12th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Sep 12 (IANS) The levels of antioxidants Vitamin C and beta-carotene in blood are lower in patients with dementia than in people without it, a German study says about ... Read more...

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Adolescents consuming less iron, vitamins


August 9th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 9 (IANS) Adolescence is the time when one needs to be particular about food consumption, especially intake of vitamins and minerals for a healthy life. But several ... Read more...

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Dietary supplements can elevate cancer risk: Study


May 16th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 16 (IANS) Supplements such as beta-carotene, selenium and folic acid, quaffed at much higher levels than their recommended daily doses, are most likely to elevate the risk of ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover ‘dark side’ of beta-carotene


May 3rd, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 3 (IANS) Consuming excessive amounts of beta-carotene, an antioxidant that imparts colour to carrots, sweet potatoes and certain greens, could be hazardous for health, says a study.Scientists at ... Read more...

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You can spice up meals with real vitamins, nutrients


March 27th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 27 (IANS) You can now spice up meals with real nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants to derive direct health benefits, thanks to a new method.Srinivas Janaswamy's method involves creating ... Read more...

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Dhaka developing world’s first vitamin-A rich rice


April 20th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 20 (IANS) Bangladesh is conducting trials of what scientists claim is the world's first-ever vitamin A-rich rice.The Golden Rice, which is a genetically engineered variety, will go through ... Read more...

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Older adults ‘consuming more phytonutrients than younger adults’


April 14th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): A new research has found that older adults are consuming higher levels of carotenoids, flavonoids and other phytonutrients found in fruits and vegetables that are thought to support ... Read more...

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Smoking, exercise influence Vitamin E’s effect on pneumonia risk


February 18th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): Vitamin E supplementation may decrease or increase, or may have no effect, on the risk of pneumonia depending on the level of smoking and leisure time exercise, according ... Read more...

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Vitamin E may extend lifespan of certain men


January 21st, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): Vitamin E supplementation may extend the lifespan of restricted groups of men, depending on their vitamin C intake and the level of smoking, according to a new study.Several ... Read more...

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Vitamin pills ‘could damage your health’


December 21st, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 21 (ANI): People could be jeopardizing their well-being as well as wasting their money by popping vitamin pills, according to the consumer watchdog.A survey by Which? found many products were ... Read more...

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Alpha-carotene in yellow, green veggies extends life


November 23rd, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): High blood levels of the antioxidant alpha-carotene, found in yellow and green vegetables, appear to reduce the risk of dying over a 14-year period, according to a new ... Read more...

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Popping vitamin pills can lead to skin cancer


September 28th, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 28 (IANS) Millions of people who pop vitamin pills daily could be risking malignant melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Research has revealed that supplements containing antioxidants and minerals seemingly ... Read more...

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Vitamin supplements ‘up skin cancer risk’


September 28th, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 28 (ANI): Scientists have revealed that millions of people who take daily vitamin pills could be putting themselves at risk of the deadliest form of skin cancer.Research has revealed that ... Read more...

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Eating foods rich in vitamin E ‘lowers dementia risk’


July 13th, 2010 - 11:24 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): Consuming more vitamin E through the diet is linked to a lower risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study.Oxidative stress-damage to the cells from ... Read more...

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Antioxidants in diet ‘can improve insulin resistance in obese adults’


June 22nd, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): A new study has found that a diet rich in natural antioxidants may improve insulin resistance in obese adults."The beneficial effects of antioxidants are known, but we have ... Read more...

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Multiple health benefits of eating pistachios


May 21st, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 21 (ANI): A new study has shown that pistachio nuts, eaten as part of a healthy diet, can increase the levels of antioxidants in the blood of adults with high ... Read more...

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New method to save eyesight loss


May 4th, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 4 (ANI): A scientist duo has found a way to boost the nutritional value of corn-a feat that could reduce the number of children in developing countries who lose their ... Read more...

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Scientists find way to boost nutritional levels of corn


May 4th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 4 (IANS) An international team of agricultural scientists has found a way to boost the nutritional value of corn and prevent blindness among children. In Africa and other developing regions, ... Read more...

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Multi-hued carrots as nutritious as orange ones


February 21st, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): The purple and red variety carrots are as rich in nutrition as orange ones, a review from Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety claims.The review briefs ... Read more...

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New weapon to fight malaria, disease-causing bacteria developed


February 16th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): University of Illinois researchers have discovered an unusual chemical reaction mechanism that allows malaria parasites and many disease-causing bacteria to survive.The research team even knows how to ... Read more...

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Found: Cocktail for eternal youth


February 12th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 12 (IANS) Researchers have developed a cocktail of ingredients that forestalls major aspects of the ageing process. "As we all eventually learn, ageing diminishes our mind, fades our perception of the ... Read more...

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New super A carrots boost vision


November 21st, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 21 (ANI): Farmers have grown a novel form of carrots that are 40 per cent richer in antioxidants and can boost vision compared to normal varieties.The superfood, which is set ... Read more...

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How to boost nutritional value of pumpkins, squash


November 5th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): Carotenoids, which give white, yellow, and orange hues to pumpkins and squash, could help breeders improve the vegetables' nutritional value, say researchers.Carotenoids play an important role in human ... Read more...

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Daily dose of colourful fruits, veggies may boost immunity against flu


November 4th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): Want to keep the flu at bay? Well, then make your immune system stronger by having colourful fruits and vegetables, says an expert.Health/wellness expert Amy Hendel says that ... Read more...

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Mayo Clinic Lists Top Ten Heathy Food


November 2nd, 2009 - 6:51 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez West Palm Beach, Nov. 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The much acclaimed Mayo Clinic, which is situated in Minnesota, recently came up with its list of 10 most healthy foods that should ... Read more...

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Vitamins C, E supplements don’t increase melanoma risk


August 18th, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 18 (ANI): Daily supplementation of vitamins C and E do not increase risk of melanoma in women, finds a new study.A recent randomized trial of antioxidants for cancer prevention found ... Read more...

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Trees can serve as a vital “famine food” to keep drought-hit communities alive


August 5th, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 5 (ANI): Environmental campaigners say that trees can serve as a vital "famine food" to keep drought-hit communities alive when all other food crops fail.According to a report by BBC ... Read more...

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Eating oily fish may benefit people with age-related macular degeneration


June 9th, 2009 - 11:36 am ICT by ANI
London, June 9 (ANI): Eating oily fish at least twice a week may benefit people suffering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a study.Previous studies have already shown that omega-3 fatty ... Read more...

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Majority of breast cancer patients take antioxidants despite likely risk


June 8th, 2009 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): A large number of women with breast cancer go for antioxidant supplements while undergoing cancer treatment, despite the possible side-effects of the practice remain unknown, according to a ... Read more...

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Golden rice an effective source of vitamin A


May 14th, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 14 (IANS) Beta-carotene in so-called 'Golden Rice' converts to vitamin A in humans, according to researchers. Golden Rice was developed in the early 1990s with the goal of creating rice ... Read more...

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Cigarette smoke robs kids of antioxidants


May 5th, 2009 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 5 (IANS) Exposure to tobacco smoke robs children of antioxidants, which shield the body against many biological stresses. A study by the University of Rochester Medical Centre (URMC) looked at the ... Read more...

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Second hand smoke exposure robs kids of vital antioxidants


May 5th, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): Exposure to cigarette smoke leads to lower levels of antioxidants in kids, a new study has found.Antioxidants basically help the body defend itself against many biological stresses.The University ... Read more...

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Vegetable- and nut-intake and Mediterranean diet linked to lower heart disease risk


April 14th, 2009 - 11:09 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): Eating vegetables and nuts and a Mediterranean dietary pattern seem to lower the risk of heart disease, according to a review of past studies.However, the review also ... Read more...

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Long-term use of nutrient supplements ups cancer risk


February 27th, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): Long-term use of beta carotene and some other carotenoid-containing dietary supplements could raise the risk of lung cancer, says a new study.According to the study by University ... Read more...

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