Daily Archives: March 10, 2011

Smoking Increases Free Radicals

Evidence supports the viewpoint that smoking increases free radicals, including reactive oxygen and reactive nitrogen species. Free radicals are harmful because they react with cells and tissues and lead to inflammation. Chronic inflammation can lead to ill health because it … Continue reading

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Nut Antioxidants

The health benefits of nuts are well reported in the scientific literature. In particular nuts have been shown to have beneficial effects on blood lipids and are associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. Nuts may be beneficial because … Continue reading

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