Vitamin B1 May Reverse Kidney Damage in Diabetics

The results of a study suggest that vitamin B1 doses can prove helpful to reverse kidney disease in diabetics.vitamin-b1

The Warwick University researchers noticed vitamin B1 (thiamine) effects on 40 patients from Pakistan.  Vitamin B1 is sufficiently found in the grain, yeast and meat.

According to the reports from the journal Diabetologia, the vitamin seems to help in stopping key protein loss in the urine.

These findings have been built on the Warwick University researchers’ early work that showed many patients with diabetes were deficient in thiamine.

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New Treatment May Help Cutting Crucial Heart Scaring

heart-scaring.gifUS researchers say that their tests on mice may help to develop a new drug to cut permanent heart scars that occur due to heart attacks.

In their study, the researchers blocked a particular protein in mice that proved quite sufficient to cut their possible heart damage caused by a heart attack.

The Study, published in the latest issue of the journal Nature Cell Biology, can also prove helpful to employ other treatments like stem cells for a better heart function.

When there isn’t sufficient amount of oxygen in the heart during a cardiac arrest, it becomes the cause of a series of damaging events in the heart.

This injury becomes the cause of inflammation in the heart that may permanently disturb its capability to pump blood in a proper way.

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Anemia: Some Warning Signs

anemia.gif(HealthDay News) — Anemia occurs either when the blood is deficient in red blood cells, or it lacks enough of a protein called hemoglobin.

If your blood doesn’t have sufficient amount of red blood cells (RBS) or a protein known as hemoglobin, you may become anemia victim.

There are some forms of the disease that may prove life-threatening if they are not diagnosed or left untreated.

If you experience the following conditions, you need to consult your doctor as they may serve as some warning signs for anemia.

  1. To feel weak and tired persistently
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How to fight against excess fat

Some are struggling with belly fat, some with leg fat, some with love handles, and a lot with their overall appearance. They have one thing in common, as they all want to know ‘how to lose fat’ to keep themselves away from diseases and in a nice attractive shape.

Different surgical procedures, diet programs and exercises have been developed to get rid of excessive fat, but the best way to prevent this fat that accumulates in different parts of your body is to take regular exercise and consume healthy low fat foods. Continue reading “How to fight against excess fat”

Vitamin May Help Protect the Brain From Alzheimer’s

brainA vitamin that is found in fish, potatoes and meat may prove helpful to protect the brain from Alzheimer as well as to boost memory in healthy people.

US researchers have found that vitamin B3 reduces levels of a protein related to Alzheimer’s damage in mice.

UK Alzheimer’s charities advise people not to start taking the vitamin before results from human studies.

The vitamin is known as nicotinamide and it is sold in pharmacies and health food shops in UK.

The said vitamin has also shown to help people with diabetic complications and has some anti-inflammatory qualities as well.

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Fatty Acid (found in Olive oil) can Ward off Hunger Pangs, A New Study Suggests

A new study suggests that a fatty acid and other heart healthy monounsaturated fats found in olive oil can ward off hunger pangs.

According to the researcher, their findings may lead to the development of some new medicines to limit or enhance hunger.

Professor Daniele Piomelli from the University of California, Irvine, and his team injected the fat (named oleic acid) in to intestines of lab rodents and noted that the fat turned into a fat messenger known as oleoylethanolamide (OEA). Continue reading “Fatty Acid (found in Olive oil) can Ward off Hunger Pangs, A New Study Suggests”