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Cherry Juice Significantly Improves The Duration And Quality Of Sleep

Drinking cherry juice significantly improves both the quality and duration of sleep, according to new findings from Northumbria University. Researchers from the School of Life Sciences have found that Montmorency cherry juice significantly increases the levels of melatonin in the body, the hormone which regulates sleep, and could benefit those who have difficulty sleeping due […]

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Diet High In Vegetables And Fruit Associated With Less Weight Gain In African-American Women

Investigators from the Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University have reported that African American women who consumed a diet high in vegetables and fruit gained less weight over a 14-year period than those who consumed a diet high in red meat and fried foods. This is the first prospective study to show that a healthier […]

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Strawberries May Slow Precancerous Growth In Esophageal Cancer

Freeze-dried strawberries may be an alternative to drugs for the prevention of esophageal cancer, according to research presented at the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2011. The lead researcher is Tong Chen, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor, division of medical oncology, department of internal medicine at The Ohio State University. She is also a member of the […]

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Eating Berries May Lower Risk of Parkinson’s Disease

New research shows men and women who regularly eat berries may have a lower risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, while men may also further lower their risk by regularly eating apples, oranges, and other sources rich in dietary components called flavonoids. The study was released today and will be presented at the American Academy of […]

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Eating More Fruit And Vegetables Is Linked To A Lower Risk Of Dying From Ischemic Heart Disease

A European study investigating the links between diet and disease has found that people who consume more fruit and vegetables have a lower risk of dying from ischemic heart disease IHD – the most common form of heart disease and one of the leading causes of death in Europe. However, the authors point out that […]

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Fruit And Vegetable Concentrate Decreases Number Of Days With Severe Cold Symptoms

Researchers at Charité – University Medicine Berlin were the first to show that a specific food supplement made from fruit and vegetable juice concentrates significantly reduced the number of days with severe cold symptoms. The report published in the British Journal of Nutrition sees the potential benefits of the product in a reduced number of […]

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Bioactive Compounds In Berries Can Reduce High Blood Pressure

Eating blueberries can guard against high blood pressure, according to new research by the University of East Anglia (UEA) and Harvard University. High blood pressure – or hypertension – is one of the major cardiovascular diseases worldwide. It leads to stroke and heart disease and costs more than $300 billion each year. Around a quarter […]

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