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Preventing some of the harmful effects of alcohol

The festive season means many more occasions for consuming alcohol. While champagne or wine drunk in moderation can have some beneficial health effects, they can also be extremely harmful. Although nutritional supplements can help to limit some of these undesirable effects, moderation should always be the rule. When you drink...
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5 natural products approved for cleansing the liver

Which of the body’s organs suffers most from the evils of modern lifestyles? Which is most affected by the pollution, pesticides, additives, toxins and sugars with which we are confronted on a daily basis? Yes, you’ve guessed, it’s the liver. Since it’s directly responsible for breaking down toxins in the...
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Choline, a little-known but essential nutrient

Though many people are not aware of choline, it is actually recognised as an essential nutrient by the prestigious US National Academy of Medicine 1 . This recognition came after investigation of its role, benefits and structure revealed choline’s many functions within the human body, both at a structural and...
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The liver: the hepatoprotective effects of curcumin

You’re no doubt familiar with the health benefits of turmeric. In addition to being a cooking ingredient, the plant Curcuma longa L. is widely used in phytotherapy – and with good cause, since it contains a powerful active principle called curcumin. Scientists believe this substance has remarkable therapeutic benefits including...
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Preventing hepatitis: an issue of global urgency

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is using the occasion of World Hepatitis Day on 28 July to emphasise the importance of combatting this inflammatory liver disease. Usually caused by a virus, hepatitis can lead to serious, life-threatening complications such as cirrhosis or liver cancer 1 . A genuine public health...
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