Pigments in yellow plants may help reduce macular degeneration risk

Macular Degeneration
Washington, September 11 : The risk of eye disease macular degeneration may be reduced by consuming higher levels of the yellow plant pigments lutein and zeaxanthin, suggests a study.

Boffins discover role of oxidative stress in estrogen-related bone loss

Postmenopausal Bone Loss
Washington, Sep 11 : Scientists have shed light on the role of oxidative stress in estrogen-related bone loss.

Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine, with colleagues at the University of Udine, Italy, have discovered new information about an immune pathway in mice that explains how oxidative stress that results from acute estrogen deficiency leads to the loss of bone.

Being overweight may independently raise risk of heart disease


Vitamin E's heart health benefits don't apply equally to all

Vitamin E Pills in Shape of Heart

Chocolate's 'nice but naughty' nature gets people hooked

Washington, Sep 11 : A new study has found that it's the 'nice but naughty' nature of chocolates that makes us readily admit to being 'addicted' to the sweet.

Our affinity for chocolate goes beyond what most would call normal and that's what the study has tried to expose i.e. why do we willingly label ourselves as 'chocoholics'.

New therapy may help reverse damage to blood vessels after heart attack

Blood Vessels after Heart Attack
Washington, Sept 11: Scientists at Ohio State University say that they have discovered why blood vessels constrict during and after a heart attack.

The researchers say that delivering a vital molecule that is depleted during this process directly to those blood vessels can reverse damage and help restore blood flow.