Ophthalmology

Eating leafy greens could help prevent macular degeneration

A new study has shown that eating vegetable nitrates, found mainly in green leafy vegetables and beetroot, could help reduce your risk of developing early-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Cardiology

Beetroot has blood pressure link in pregnant women

A study by scientists at The University of Manchester and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden has found a link between the humble beetroot and blood pressure regulation in pregnant women.

Oncology & Cancer

Nitrate in drinking water increases the risk of colorectal cancer

Nitrate in groundwater and drinking water, which primarily comes from fertilisers used in the agricultural production, has not only been subject to decades of environmental awareness—it has also been suspected of increasing ...

Health

Beetroot fails to warm up those sensitive to cold

In people at higher risk of feeling the cold, and contrary to what scientists thought, beetroot juice doesn't appear to help re-warm the body after exposure to the cold, according to new research.

Cardiology

Beetroot juice may provide benefits to heart disease patients

A new study finds that dietary nitrate—a compound that dilates blood vessels to decrease blood pressure—may reduce overstimulation of the sympathetic nervous system that occurs with heart disease. The research team looked ...

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