A specific combination of vitamins and other nutrients may significantly slow down the rate of sight loss in Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), a major cause of blindness in the elderly, according to new research conducted at Queen`s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland. The research team discovered that supplements containing Vitamin C and E, the mineral zinc, as well as lutein and zeaxanthin (carotenoids found in yellow fruits and dark green leafy vegetables respectively), given to 400 senior citizens, could not only slow degeneration but could also lead to improved sight and sharper vision. Full Story : NaturalNews.com…(Continue reading)
A recent study on has cast doubt on the effectiveness of high doses of vitamins to help prevent heart disease in men. The study was conducted on 14 000 doctors. The physicians participated in the study for almost a decade and took high doses of C and E. The study concluded there was no proof that either C or E made a difference in the prevention of cardiovascular disease.
Osteoporosis occurs when the body cannot replace bone calcium as fast as it is lost and it is very common among women.
Common risk factors for osteoporosis are:
* Getting older.
* Less weight-bearing exercises.
* Low estrogen levels especially after menopause.
* Low calcium or vitamin D in diet.
* hormonal imbalances.
*Heredity(white or Asian).
*Alcohol consumption and smoking.
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