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Diet and Asthma

Carotenoids are oil-soluble plant pigments that the body can convert to vitamin A. They are responsible for the bright colors of produce. The best known carotenoid is beta-carotene. Beta carotene also has the most vitamin A activity of all of the carotenoids. Other carotenoids include alpha carotene, lycopene, lutein, astaxanthin, beta crpytoxanthin, and zeaxanthin. A

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Heart Failure and Magnesium

Research that appeared in the American Heart Journal (June 1993;125:1645-1649) looked at the effect IV magnesium sulfate had on patients with congestive heart failure. Magnesium was given intravenously to patients with congestive heart failure, arrhythmia and with serum magnesium levels lower than 2.0 mg/dl. The patients all had at least 10 premature ventricular depolarizations per

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Can CoQ10 Undo Damage Caused by Statin Medication?

Research appearing in the Journal of Applied Physiology (August 1, 2012 113:479-486) looked at mice treated with statin (cholesterol-lowering) medication. The mice were given the cholesterol medication and examined for physical performance mitochondrial function (mitochondria are parts of the cell that produce energy–they are damaged by statin medication), and the CoQ10 content of the muscle

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