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A natural antioxidant found in fruit and vegetables can protect against heart disease just as well as a powerful statin drug.
The antioxidant - an enzyme called glutathione peroxidase (or GPx3) can dramatically reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and heart attack. People with high levels of GPx3 were six times less likely to have heart problems, say researchers from the University of Minnesota Medical School.
The antioxidant is found in fruit, vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage, and Brazil nuts, and appears to have the same protective effect as a statin drug, but without the sometimes dangerous side effects. [Note that cooking vegetables will remove most of the glutathione peroxidase.]
The researchers estimate that low levels of GPx3 put one in four adults at risk of a fatal heart attack.
They hope that eventually blood tests for GPx3 levels will become a standard way of assessing heart attack risk.
Abridged from PLoS One, 2012;7:e38901
The Organic Expo & Green Show is a mecca for anyone who enjoys a good standard of living and healthy lifestyle. There will be something there for everyone, making it the ideal day out for the entire family.
While the health benefits of vitamin C have been known for some time, new research has revealed that it can help curb the growth of cancer cells.
The study, coming from the University of Otago in Christchurch, offers the first real evidence of a connection between vitamin C and tumour growth.
Just a small ‘dose’ of nature every day benefits people’s mood, self-esteem and mental health.
And just five minutes of ‘green exercise’ a day produces the largest positive effect, according to the first study to quantify the health benefits in terms of the best ‘dose’ of nature, conducted by the University of Essex.
Cold, wet, and dreary days can be enough to bring any sun-loving Australian down, but the grey skies of the winter months can make some unfortunate individuals truly SAD.
SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder, brings with it symptoms of depression which can range from mild to moderate to severe.