LivingFuel HealthAlert: New Study – Vitamin Combo May Delay Aging

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Posted on 2nd March 2010 by admin in Health Alerts

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A cocktail of vitamins, minerals and herbals may delay the major aspects of the aging process and extend lifespan by 10 per cent, according to a new study from Canada.

Mice fed a supplement containing 30 dietary ingredients did not experience a 50 per cent loss in daily movement like other non-supplemented animals, according to findings published in the current issue of Experimental Biology and Medicine.

Researchers say the benefits were linked to increases in the activity of mitochondria, the power plants of the cells, as well as by reducing levels of free radicals produced by the mitochondria.

Lead researcher David Rollo of McMaster University said these findings could help people live better longer.

“This study obtained a truly remarkable extension of physical function in old mice, far greater than the respectable extension of longevity that we previously documented. This holds great promise for extending the quality of life of ‘health span’ of humans,” Rollo added.

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Maternal Folic Acid, Iron Linked to Better Baby Survival

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Posted on 3rd November 2009 by admin in Health Alerts

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Taking folic acid and iron supplements during pregnancy may reduce infant mortality up to age 7, suggests new research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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