High blood levels of the carotenoid alpha-carotene may reduce the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease (CVD), cancer, and all other causes by up to 39 percent, suggest results from a 14 year study.
A study to be conducted by the University of East Anglia (UEA), UK,
will examine whether adding flavonoids found in cocoa to the diet,
gives additional protection against heart disease on top of that
provided by prescription drugs.
Women need to take urgent action to reduce their risk of heart
disease, said the World Health Organisation (WHO) yesterday, as it
revealed study results to show that heart disease is a bigger
killer of women than cancer.
Adequate intake of antioxidant vitamins and minerals appears to
significantly reduce the risk of cancers and mortality among men,
report researchers from the French health and medical institute
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has been awarded three US patents for
the use of concentrated isoflavones combined with other
phytochemicals to treat blood-related diseases, cancer and