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Vitamin D Prevents Heart
and Stroke-Related Deaths

January 7, 2010 | Antioxidants
Vitamin D deficiency may contribute to a higher number of heart and stroke-related deaths among black Americans compared to whites, according to a University of Rochester Medical Center study.


How to Boost Green Tea Benefits
January 6, 2010 | Antioxidants
Green tea by itself is a potent source of healthy antioxidants known as catechins. But a new study indicates that adding citrus juice or vitamin C can significantly boost the bioavailability of those compounds, which have been linked to lowered cancer risk as well as improved heart and brain health.


Iron Compounds From Vegetable
Origin Can Enhance Its Bioavailability

January 5, 2010 | Nutrition
Iron compounds from vegetable origin that mimic iron from animal sources may enhance the bioavailability of the mineral and boost fortification programmes, says a new study from Unilever.


Licorice Root Wards Off Deadly Infections
January 5, 2010 | Immunity
As it turns out, children were not the only ones with visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads over this past holiday season. In a new research report, a team of scientists shows how a compound from licorice root (glycyrrhizin from Glycyrrhiza glabra) might be an effective tool in battling life-threatening, antibiotic-resistant infections resulting from severe burns.



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