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Can citrus ward off your risk of stroke?

Vitamin C is found in fruits and vegetables such as oranges, papaya, peppers, broccoli and strawberries. Hemorrhagic stroke is less common than ischemic stroke, but is more often deadly. The study involved 65 people who had experienced an intracerebral hemorrhagic stroke, or a blood vessel rupture inside the brain. They …

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Black raspberry candies find the sweet spot for cancer prevention study

The research around these “superfoods” make headlines almost daily, but scientists say using foods-as-medicine in large-scale clinical trials — which demand an intense level of accuracy and consistency — is actually very challenging. “Variations in storage, seasonal availability, absorption — these things can all change disease-fighting substances in fresh produce,” …

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Excess weight linked to brain changes that may relate to memory, emotions, and appetite

Jeremy D. Coplan, MD, professor of psychiatry at SUNY Downstate, led a multicenter team that visualized the molecule, N-acetyl-aspartate (NAA), using magnetic resonance spectroscopy, a non-invasive magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) application. NAA is associated with brain cell health. Overweight study participants exhibited lower levels of NAA in the hippocampus than …

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Difficult dairy policy debate: It’s not over yetrain activity are linked: Study sheds light on why diet may help control seizures in epilepsy patients

Novakovic says: “In the final days of negotiating between House and Senate versions of the farm bill, the dairy section was often reported as an especially difficult sticking point. Although both versions contained a very similar objective of replacing existing safety net programs with a new ‘margin insurance’ program, the …

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How metabolism, brain activity are linked: Study sheds light on why diet may help control seizures in epilepsy patients

The findings, published Jan. 16 in Nature Communications, reveal that metabolism controls the processes that inhibit brain activity, such as that involved in convulsions. The study uncovers a link between how brain cells make energy and how the same cells signal information — processes that neuroscientists have often assumed to be …

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