A study published in the journal Chest, has shown that fish oil supplementation may represent a potentially beneficial non-pharmacological intervention in asthmatic patients with exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB). EIB is a temporary narrowing of the airways that can be triggered by vigorous exercise. An estimated 80% of asthmatics experience EIB. For the study, 16 asthmatic volunteers had their normal diet supplemented for three weeks by either a placebo capsule or a [...]
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University of California Berkeley researchers reported findings that suggest the possibility that vitamin C may influence blood pressure in healthy young adults. Since lower blood pressure in young adulthood may lead to lower blood pressure and decreased incidence of age-associated vascular events in older adults, this could be good news regarding prevention for those who have a family history of high blood pressure.* Researchers studied 242 women between the ages [...]
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A new study published in Gastroenterology suggests that antioxidant supplementation was effective in relieving pain and reducing levels of oxidative stress in patients with chronic pancreatitis. The researchers investigated the potential of antioxidants since oxidative stress is implicated in the development of chronic pancreatitis.* The study, lead by Pramod Kumar Garg of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, included 127 patients with pancreatitis. Fifty-six participants were [...]
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