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L-carnitine, a trimethylamine found in high amounts in red meat and certain other foods, has been found to significantly improve cardiac health in patients who have suffered a heart attack. This nutrient is also widely available as an over-the-counter health supplement which is believed to improve energy, promote weight loss, and enhance athletic performance. Its potential benefit for patients with heart disease was first reported in the late 1970s. A study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings shows that L-carnitine is linked with a significant reduction in mortality from all causes and a highly significant reduction in cardiac events following a […]

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High Red Meat Consumption Raises Risk for Blindness

Australian researchers have found that one of the risk factors that can lead to severe loss of vision in the elderly is high red meat consumption. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects people who are aged 50 years or older, and is the leading cause of severe vision loss. The condition results in loss of central vision and is associated with risk factors like age, family history, and smoking. Researchers from the Centre for Eye Research Australia in Melbourne looked into the diets and eye health of more than 5,000 participants of a large study some ten years earlier. They found […]

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Lower Risk of Heart Disease for Vegetarians

A study shows that vegetarians have a lower risk of developing heart disease compared to meat-eaters. The lower risk may be attributable to lower blood pressure and cholesterol among the vegetarians. The findings were reported in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition by the research team led by Francesca Crowe at the University of Oxford. The study tracked about 45,000 residents of England and Scotland in 1990 where they disclosed their diet, lifestyle and general health and one-third of the respondents followed a vegetarian diet exclusive of fish or meat. Over the next 11-12 years, 169 of the participants died […]

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Unhealthy Snacks Increase Genetic Risk for Cancer

People who have inherited mutations in DNA characteristic of Lynch syndrome have an increased risk of developing certain cancers, including endometrial and colorectal cancer, at an early age. Many studies have shown that colorectal cancer may be linked to certain foods, such as red meat and processed foods. Prospective studies have also shown an association between this cancer and the Western diet. Dutch researchers led by Ellen Kampman, PhD, of Wageningen University in the Netherlands have previously shown that high fiber consumption in people with Lynch syndrome could decrease their risk for developing certain tumors (adenomas). In the new study […]

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