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The protective effect of bilberries against cardiovascular disease

The bilberry, or to give it its scientific name Vaccinium myrtillus L. , is one of the richest sources of anthocyanins or anthocyanosides 1 . Part of the large family of polyphenols and its flavonoid sub-group, these elements are responsible for bilberry’s blue-black colour as well as it health benefits....
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Co-enzyme Q10 or Ubiquinol: which is best for reducing the risk of a cardiovascular event?

Question: Which is more effective – coenzyme Q10 or ubiquinol? Answer: Co-enzyme Q10 (also known as ubiquinone) is converted in the body into an active form called ubiquinol. That’s the difference – one is an inactive form and the other an active one. So what does that really mean? If...
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This mitochondria-targeting antioxidant could take 20 years off your blood vessels

A study published in Hypertension , the journal of the American Heart Association, has provided new evidence of this dietary supplement’s effectiveness for reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. It also resurrects the value of oral antioxidants: though their efficacy has been challenged in recent years, these scientists have demonstrated...
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Cancer: the ubiquitous substances emerging as key drivers

A new European research body has been sounding alarm bells: fertility is continuing to fall dramatically . For 50 years, sperm concentration has been dropping at the alarming rate of almost 2% a year, that’s a cumulative decline of nearly 50% (1) within half a century. What’s more, incidence of...
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Three effective ways of reducing your risk of stroke

If someone close to you has already had a stroke then you’ll know that it’s probably one of the worst things that can happen to you in life . Only 1 in 10 people make a full physical and mental recovery while the remainder suffer disabling effects and almost 40%...
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