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The Beneficial Effects Of Dietary Selenium

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 16 January 2022
The Beneficial Effects Of Dietary Selenium
The trace mineral selenium functions primarily as a component of the antioxidant enzyme glutathione peroxidase which works with vitamin E in preventing free radical damage to cell membranes. Low levels of selenium have been linked to a higher risk  inflammatory diseases, and other conditions associated with increased free radical damage including premature ageing and cataract formation.  Selenium Provides Antioxidant Support
Maintaining proper selenium levels appear to be important...
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Polyphenols for Brain Health

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 12 January 2022
Polyphenols for Brain Health
One group of nutrients found in plant food may be important to our brain health. These are called polyphenols, a large family of molecules that includes rutin, quercetin, and resveratrol, among many others. Polyphenols are found in high concentrations in colourful fruits and vegetables. Polyphenols might improve brain health. These included many immune-related pathways, as well as the potential to improve memory, learning, and general cognition. The challenge of feeding a growing populatio...
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Role of Coenzyme Q10 in Breast Cancer

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 27 December 2021
Role of Coenzyme Q10 in Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnose cancer in women. According to the World Health Organisation, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide, claiming the lives of women each year and affecting countries at all levels of modernisation. Therefore, novel approaches to the management of breast cancer need to be developed. Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a biological quinone compound that is widely found in living organisms including yeasts, plants, and animals. There are ...
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Effects of Circulating Vitamin D in Advanced Colorectal Cancer Patients

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 26 December 2021
Effects of Circulating Vitamin D in Advanced Colorectal Cancer Patients
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the neoplasia that is most frequently associated with vitamin D deficiency in epidemiological and observational studies in terms of incidence and mortality. Many mechanistic studies show that the active vitamin D metabolite (1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 or calcitriol) inhibits proliferation and promotes epithelial differentiation of human colon carcinoma cell lines that express vitamin D receptor (VDR) via regulating a high number of genes. A key action underlin...
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Omega-3s as Potential Prebiotics

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 4 December 2021
Omega-3s as Potential Prebiotics
Omega-3 fatty acids have been extensively researched for their immune, cognitive, developmental, visual, skin, and cardiovascular influences. It was previously thought that omega-3 fatty acids like eicosapentaenoic acid, docosahexaenoic acid, and docosapentaenoic acid (EPA, DHA, and DPA) modulate inflammatory processes primarily by interfering with the metabolism of arachidonic acid. More recent research has discovered that metabolites of omega-3 fats influence the course of an inflammatory...
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