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Antioxidant (Definition)

Antioxidants are substances that protect your cells against oxidation, especially oxidation by molecules called free radicals. Free radicals can damage cells, and may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Vitamins a, c, e, as well as beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, and selenium, are common antioxidants. Foods high in antioxidants include fruits, ...Read more


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Can antioxidants prevent bacterial infection?

Can antioxidants prevent bacterial infection?

Not by themselves: We need a balance of oxidants and antioxidants. If the fuel (food) is right and the non caloric nutrients are balanced, we reach maximum immune potential. But a bacterium is an attacking enemy and a war sometimes has to be fought------we call that "flu". The better the defenses the more likely that a war will not have to be fought! ...Read more

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Can herbal supplements prevent tetanus infection?

Can herbal supplements prevent tetanus infection?

Doubtful: Some may improve you immunity, but if you become infected with clostidium tetani, the end result would not be desirable. Get the shot. ...Read more

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Can probitoics help prevent parasites?

No.: There are no great data showing that probiotics can prevent parasites. Make sure you are eating from a clean source, your food is well cooked, and as tasty as it smells... Try avoid street vendors if traveling abroad! ...Read more

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Which nutrient helps prevent colon cancer?

Which nutrient helps prevent colon cancer?

Try these: Cancer Network reports that“adopting a combination of five healthy behaviors is linked to a reduction in the risk of developing colorectal cancer.” The five lifestyle factors were “healthy weight, physical activity, nonsmoking, limited alcohol consumption, and healthy diet.” Investigators found that subjects who “adopted all five had a 37% lower risk of developing colorectal cancer.” ...Read more

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Can lycopene in tomatoes helps prevent cancer?

Can  lycopene in tomatoes helps prevent cancer?

A definite maybe: The claim has been around for 20 years, the final verdict isn't in, the links that are real tend to get proved fast (for example, Aspirin and colon cancer), and i'm old enough to have seen dozens of these claims collapse on closer examination. If you like tomatoes, go for it. ...Read more

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Are there preventative ways to prevent sepsis by parasites?

Are there preventative ways to prevent sepsis by parasites?

Not sure what you...: Are asking. Sepsis, per se, is not a manifestation of parasitic infestation although disseminated strongyloidiasis which occurs in immunosuppressed individuals can produce bacteremia with gram-negative bacilli. ...Read more

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Can fresh milk help prevent ascaris limbrocuides?

Can fresh milk help prevent ascaris limbrocuides?

No: Ascaris is due to eating infected food with the eggs of ascaris. Fresh milk will not prevent it. Always make sure you eat hot freshly prepared food served at well maintained and clean establishments. ...Read more

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What microorganisms can prevent aging and promote wellness?

What microorganisms can prevent aging and promote wellness?

It's early but....: There is good research in lower organisms and research animals that calorie restriction seems to extend life. This may be due to alterations in gut microflora in response to the lower caloric intake and "healthier" diet. Human data is lacking, but it's interesting, uh, food for thought. More? https://www.worldhealth.net/forum/thread/99230/bacteria-may-extend-longevity-study-fin/?page=1 ...Read more

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Can good hygiene prevent parasites?

Depends: This depends on the parasite. Some parasites are through fecal to oral transmission, some are through foods and ingestions that have nothing to do with hygiene. Good hygiene can certainly help prevent some parasites, but not all. ...Read more

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Are antioxidants important in disease prevention?

Are antioxidants important in disease prevention?

Www.nlm.nih.gov: Antioxidants are substances that may protect your cells against the effects of free radicals. Free radicals are molecules produced when your body breaks down food, or by environmental exposures like tobacco smoke and radiation. Free radicals can damage cells, and may play a role in heart disease, cancer andthese are antioxidants :beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, selenium, vitamin a, vitamin c, vitamin e. ...Read more

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Can taking herbs and minerals prevent heart disease?

Can taking herbs and minerals prevent heart disease?

Herbal treatment CAD: While there are anecdotal reports of protective benefits of holistic therapies, little exists in terms of definitive evidence by randomized controlled trials to show their value. Holistic strategies with herbs/vitamins are regarded by the fda as a form of food. As such they can be sold merely after demonstrating safety with ingestion. They do not have to prove that they do what they claim. ...Read more

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Are there safe herbal supplements that can boost my immune system and prevent parasitic infections?

Are there safe herbal supplements that can boost my immune system and prevent parasitic infections?

No magic pill: Many people are looking for some "magic pill" to "boost their immune system". There is no such pill. However, there is a way to boost your immune system, live a healthy lifestyle. Proper diet, proper sleep- wake cycles, healthy environment, proper exercise are the foundation of good health and good immune health. Supplements should be used selectively to supplement a healthy diet. ...Read more

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Can probiotics help prevent osteoporosis from taking warfarin ?

 Can probiotics help prevent osteoporosis from taking warfarin ?

Osteoporosis : If your probiotics are in the form of yogurt, that can help you address the issue of osteoporosis by upping calcium intake. ...Read more

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Can diet help prevent cancer?

Can diet help prevent cancer?

Yes: Dietary changes (increased fruits & vegetables, increased lean meats, less red meats, less fat, reduced alcohol use) can help reduce the incidence of cancers. Colon cancer, stomach cancer, breast cancer are some examples where the rates of new and recurrent cancers are affected by diet changes. ...Read more

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Will taking vitamins prevent heart disease?

Will taking vitamins prevent heart disease?

Unlikely: Heart disease may be effected by some vitamins, but mostly it is a life-style disease. You are far more likely to lessen your chance of developing heart disease by eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly. It won't matter how many vitamins you take if you don't eat well and don't exercise. ...Read more

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