Medicine

Blueberry Anthocyanins May Reduce Blood Pressure

Compounds in blueberries may help to improve blood vessel function and reduce systolic blood pressure, according to a new study published in the Journals of Gerontology: Series A. Eating 200 g of blueberries every day for a month can lead to an improvement in blood vessel function and a decrease …

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Food Additive E171 May Impact Human Health

E171, a mixture of micro- and nano-sized particles of titanium dioxide (TiO2), is commonly used in high quantities in foods and some medicines as a whitening agent. Found in more than 900 food products such as chewing gum and mayonnaise, E171 is consumed in high proportion everyday by the general …

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Secondhand Smoke Linked to Hypertension in Never-Smokers

A new study by researchers from the Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Korea, showed that secondhand smoke exposure was significantly associated with hypertension (high blood pressure) in never-smokers, suggesting that necessity of health program and stricter smoking regulation to reduce the risk of hypertension. Avoid exposure to secondhand smoke regardless …

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New Study Shows How Elderberries Fight Influenza Virus

The elderberry (Sambucus nigra) is a small, antioxidant-rich fruit common to Europe and North America that is still commonly consumed as a jam or wine. According to a new study, published in the Journal of Functional Foods, compounds from elderberries exhibit multiple modes of therapeutic action against influenza infection. Compounds …

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