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Vitamin B6 deficiency and anemia in pregnancy.

The following review article shows the importance of B6 levels and the role that this vitamin plays in anemia during pregnancy. Iron deficiency is the most common cause of anemia in pregnancy. Pregnant women with anemia are, in general, exclusively treated with iron supplementation. We observed that several pregnant women with anemia who were nonresponsive […]

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Cranberries for preventing urinary tract infections.

The following review article supports the usefulness of cranberries in the prevention of urinary tract infections. BACKGROUND: Cranberries (particularly in the form of cranberry juice) have been used widely for several decades for the prevention and treatment of urinary tract infections (UTIs). The aim of this review is to assess the effectiveness of cranberries in […]

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Crataegus tanacetifolia leaf extract prevents L-NAME-induced hypertension in rats: a morphological study.

Hawthorn or Crataegus has a long history of use for heart conditions.  After reviewing many studies the consistent conclusion was Hathorn has benefits when treating a variety of conditions of the heart. Crataegus (hawthorn) has long been used as a folk medicine all around the world. Most of the studies with Crataegus species focus on effects […]

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Natural products and anti-inflammatory activity.

This review article gives information on natural products and their anti-inflammatory activity due to the herbs that the products contain.  These anti-inflammatory herbs need to be considered for many applicatioins in overall health as well as their roll in prevention of conditions. The aim of this review paper was to summarise some commonly available natural […]

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Omega-3 fatty acids: their beneficial role in cardiovascular health.

Omega-3 fatty acids are proving to be beneficial in many areas of overall health.  The article below gives positive information on the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids for the treatment of cardiovascular disease. OBJECTIVE: To examine evidence for the role of omega-3 fatty acids in cardiovascular disease. QUALITY OF EVIDENCE: PubMed was searched for articles on the role of […]

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Comparison of antioxidant potency of commonly consumed polyphenol-rich beverages in the United States.

The latest in the  juice market is the acai berry.  This fruit has made its way to the mainstream population with  exposure on the news and shows such as Oprah.  It has been touted as the new wonder fruit with antioxidant potency greater than blueberry or pomegranate.  So is this fruit all it is cracked […]

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