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Resveratrol, Diabetes, and You

In a recent study, Resveratrol (a supplement derived from red grape skins), has been shown to improve glucose levels, insulin control, and blood pressure in people with type 2 diabetes.  This was a human randomized, double blind, placebo controlled study, the gold standard in medical research. It has been known for years that Resveratrol...

Researchers find link between blueberries, grapes and apples and reduced risk of type 2 diabetes

Eating more whole fruits, particularly blueberries, grapes and apples, is associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, with greater fruit juice consumption having an adverse effect, a paper published today on bmj.com suggests. Increasing fruit consumption has been recommended for the prevention of many chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes. However, studies...

Acid Reflux Drugs May Cause Heart Disease

Drugs that block acid in your stomach may be causing other unintended consequences. These medications, such as: Prilosec, Prevacid, Nexium, etc are not meant to be used long-term. In addition to increasing risk for fractures, osteoporosis, intestinal infections, vitamin deficiencies, and pneumonia, a new study shows that they might also increase risk of heart...

Can Garlic Supplements Help You Fight A Cold?

Supplementation with aged garlic extract improves both NK and γδ-T cell function and reduces the severity of cold and flu symptoms: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled nutrition intervention. BACKGROUND & AIMS: Earlier studies show that dietary bioactive compounds can modify proliferation of γδ-T cells. Garlic contains numerous compounds that have this potential and, in addition,...

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