Items Tagged ‘antioxidants’

Ask the Doctors - Can the food we eat affect inflammation?

September 5, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Can the food we eat affect inflammation?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: Can the food we eat affect chronic inflammation in the body? In our previous column, we addressed the first half of a two-part question about inflammation – what is it, and can it be affected by diet. In answering the first half of the question, we discussed the two main types of inflammation […]

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Tags: acute inflammation, antioxidants, Ask the Doctors, breast cancer, chronic inflammation, diet, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, food, nutrition, polyphenols


Ask the Doctors - Should I keep taking vitamin E?

May 25, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Should I keep taking vitamin E?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: I’ve been taking vitamin E for years because it’s an antioxidant and supposed to be good for me, but my doctor told me recently I shouldn’t be taking it.   Is that correct? Just before I graduated medical school in 1997, I wrote a review about vitamin E. Due to its apparent antioxidant effect, […]

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Tags: antioxidants, Ask the Doctors, cancer, dietary intake, Dr. Robert Ashley, Physician's Health Study, supplements, vitamin E


Ask the Doctors - Do nuts reduce the risk of heart disease and other illnesses?

March 30, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Do nuts reduce the risk of heart disease and other illnesses?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: Will eating nuts really reduce my risk of heart disease, cancer and other diseases, which a new study has suggested? If so, how many should I be eating? Dear Reader: Nuts are fruits. They consist of a hard shell and an edible seed. To answer your question, I’ll use the definition of nuts […]

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Tags: almonds, antioxidants, Brazil nuts, cancer, cardiovascular disease, cashews, diet, Dr. Robert Ashley, eating nuts, fiber, fruits, hazelnuts


Healthy Halloween treats

October 20, 2016

Healthy Halloween treats

By Roxanne Moster Roxanne Moster

As Halloween approaches and sugary treats top the shopping list, there are some tricks you can deploy to provide healthy and fun alternatives to the customary loads of candy that are shoveled into kids’ bags and stomachs. To stop the sugar overload this Halloween, consider handing out healthy snacks and nonedible treats like Halloween stickers, […]

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Tags: antioxidants, calories, candy, childrens health, diet, Halloween, healthy treats, recipes, sugary treats


Seasonal eating: nutritious and delicious

September 8, 2016

Seasonal eating: nutritious and delicious

By uclahealth uclahealth

Want a fun and effective way to make your meals healthier? Take your cues from the changing seasons. Fruits and vegetables that are in season and freshly picked are at their nutritional peak. Research has shown, for instance, that apples lose antioxidants as they sit in cold storage (antioxidants are natural substances that can prevent […]

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Tags: antioxidants, diseases, eating, farmers market, fruits, healthy, natural, nutrition, nutritious, produce, Seasonal eating, vegetables


Want to make sure you have strong swimmers? UCLA male fertility expert offers five tips for sperm health

July 26, 2016

Want to make sure you have strong swimmers? UCLA male fertility expert offers five tips for sperm health

By Kim Irwin Kim Irwin

Urologist Dr. Jesse Mills  believes not enough attention is paid to male infertility. He wants to shine a light on the causes of infertility and the things that can be done to combat the condition. Up to 25 percent of couples have difficulties achieving pregnancy after six to eight months of trying. Doctors tend to […]

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Tags: antioxidants, Dr. Jesse Mills, exercise, fertility counseling, fruits, hot tubs, hot yoga classes, infertility, men's health, radiation, saunas, sperm