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Supplementing with inulin improves your cholesterol levels

27 days ago   |   By Natural News

Diet plays a significant role in reducing one's risk for cardiovascular disease. In a study published in the journal Nutrition, Belgian scientists demonstrated that the supplementation of inulin could prove helpful in maintaining a disease-free heart. Inulin is a low-calorie soluble fiber found in many plants, particularly vegetables. It is a “fructan,” which...
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Melatonin may play role in diabetes risk in men

Melatonin may play role in diabetes risk in men

27 days ago   |   By Healio

A higher endogenous melatonin level in older Japanese men may be associated with decreased risk for developing type 2 diabetes, according to findings published in Clinical Endocrinology.
Kenji Obayashi
“Melatonin could play a role in preventing diabetes mellitus, possibly through the multiple pathways involved in beta-cell function and insulin resistance,” Kenji Obayashi, MD, PhD, of the department of epidemiology at Nara Medical University School of Medicine, Japan, told Endocrine Today. “Prospective studies further investigating the association between melatonin
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Weight Gain After Bariatric Surgery: New Insights

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Brazil's next big grain? Researchers propose pearl millet as an alternative...

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