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CoQ10 & selenium may slash heart disease death by 50% – study

Supplementing with the energy producing enzyme CoQ10 and selenium may cut the risk of death from heart disease – which claims about 76 000 South African lives a year — by half, a study has found.   The 10-year study by Sweden’s Linköping University of 443 healthy adults between 70 and 88 supplementing with CoQ10 […]

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Green tea boosts memory and weight loss – study

A recent study has found that green tea may help improve memory and fight obesity.   The Chinese study published in The FASEB Journal, found that the cancer-fighting and most biologically active component in green tea, epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), may help improve cognitive impairment and support weight loss by alleviating high-fat and high-fructose induced insulin resistance. […]

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Curcumin may help fight Alzheimer’s – neuroscientist

A neuroscientist, author and expert on Alzheimer’s disease says there is growing evidence that curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, may help fight the brain disorder which affects over 44 million people globally.   Alzheimer’s, which affects 750 000 South Africans, is a type of dementia associated with memory loss and other serious cognitive problems. […]

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Just two sugary drinks a week is hazardous – research

Research shows that just two sugar sweetened beverages a week may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, while drinking one a day may raise blood pressure.   A Stellenbosch University review of 36 studies found that the consumption of sweetened drinks is steadily rising worldwide, impacting directly on metabolic syndrome — a cluster of […]

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Mediterranean diet best but choose purest omega 3 – health expert

A Mediterranean diet rich in omega 3 fats, fruits and vegetables combined with moderate exercise is the healthiest way to lose weight, new research shows.   A study, published in the US journal, Circulation, found that the Mediterranean diet – which is rich in omega 3 fats found in oily fish, olive oil, nuts, seeds, […]

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Detox daily to avoid unhealthy annual

Eating a well-balanced, nutrition-rich diet consistently and pursuing a healthy lifestyle will eliminate the need to detox or purge after the holidays, according to a leading nutritional expert.   Vanessa Ascencao says consistent healthy eating will also lead to weight loss which will in turn help counter diabetes, heart disease and various other illnesses.   […]

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Unplanned pregnancies pose health risks – research

At least three quarters of South African pregnancies are unplanned, contributing significantly to high risks during early pregnancy, according to research.   The Foundation of Alcohol Research found in a study that 78 percent of SA pregnancies are unplanned, leading to many mothers drinking well into their first or second trimester and posing significant health […]

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