Medical research

Changes in the gut bacteria protect against stroke

(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg demonstrate that an altered gut microbiota in humans is associated with symptomatic atherosclerosis and stroke. These findings ...

Health

Eat more vegetables for a healthy glow

(Medical Xpress)—Research published in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters has found that yellower skin tones resulting from a fruit and vegetable rich diet can make us more attractive. 

Ophthalmology

Carrots do help aging eyes, study shows

(HealthDay)—Your parents may have told you, "Eat your carrots, they're good for your eyes," and a new study suggests they were on to something.

Ophthalmology

Supplement aids age-related macular degeneration

(HealthDay)—A supplement containing a combination of lutein, zeaxanthin, and ω-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFAs) significantly benefits patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according ...

Health

Vegetables, fruits, grains reduce stroke risk in women

Swedish women who ate an antioxidant-rich diet had fewer strokes regardless of whether they had a previous history of cardiovascular disease, in a study reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.

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