Antioxidants and Prostate

Antioxidants May Reduce Oxidative Stress in Men with Prostate Cancer

Researchers have found increasing antioxidant intakes may lead to less oxidative stress in men with prostate cancer.  It is believed that oxidative stress may play a role in both the progression and development of prostate cancer. Biomarkers of oxidative stress in prostate tissue, blood and urine were examined by researchers.  A 10% increase in the…

Nutrient Deficiencies and Mental Health Issues

Nutrient Deficiencies Linked to Mental Ill Health

According to a new review, patients with Schizophrenia, a long-term mental disorder, have low levels of Vitamins C, E, D, B12 and Folate.  The studies looked at did not determine a definitive cause and effect relationship between Schizophrenia and nutritional deficiencies. 28 study articles were reviewed for this meta-analysis which involved over 2600 participants, 1221…

Heart

Clinical Benefits: Could Vitamin C Lower Risks After Heart Surgery?

A new meta-analysis has found supplementing with Vitamin C after heart surgery can help lower the risks of developing atrial fibrillation.  Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is an irregular heart rhythm which oftentimes results in a rapid heartbeat.  AFib is not uncommon and can lead to serious complications like heart failure and stroke.  AFib can be triggered…

Cognitive Decline

Vitamin C and E Supplements May Protect Against Age-Related Brain Declines

Data from a recent study shows daily supplementation with Vitamin C and Vitamin E could reduce the risk of cognitive decline. Data from over 5,000 seniors collected over a period of time (from 1991-2002) was analyzed.  Participants were all over 65 years of age.  Seniors who were supplementing with Vitamin E and/or Vitamin C had…

Vitamin C and Cataract Prevention

Healthy tears: Vitamin C May Protect against Cataracts: A new study shows that increasing vitamin C intake may provide a protective benefit against cataract progression. 324 pairs of female twins participated in this study which lasted over 10 years. Photographs, which looked at the lenses of the study participants, showed in detail the opacity of…