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  1. Fatty foods can boost our health

    Posted Feb 06th 2011, 12:00am by Wynnie Chan

    ... too much fat can lead to weight gain and increase the chance of developing heart disease, strokes and some cancers. Dietary surveys in Hong Kong, United States and Britain show that many ... they both raise 'bad' LDL cholesterol levels in the blood. High levels of 'bad' cholesterol increase our risk of heart disease and stroke. Saturated fats come mainly from animal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/737481/fatty-foods-can-boost-our-health
  2. Panaceas for Alzheimer's

    Posted Sep 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Reinhard Renneberg While Alzheimer's disease continues to claim more victims, some of the best therapies to slow its progression and lower the risk of developing the disease are being ignored. Alzheimer's disease is characterised by two key abnormalities: amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles. Amyloid plaques are clumps of a protein known as beta-amyloid. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/978044/panaceas-alzheimers
  3. Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills

    Posted Aug 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... claims, can also lead to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Lou Gehrig's disease. Although there are probably as many disbelievers as supporters, Blaylock's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/976735/excitotoxins-taste-kills
  4. Health bites

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of an abnormal brain protein linked to Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study published in the journal Chemical Research in Toxicology. The ingredient, diacetyl (DA), has been linked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1014181/health-bites
  5. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case History: Lithium poisoning

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Eileen Aung-Thwin

    ... reasons) had two pre-existing conditions: cardiomyopathy, or disease of the heart muscle, for which he was regularly taking medication, and bipolar affective disorder, which causes extreme mood ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1051638/case-history-lithium-poisoning
  6. Answers lie in the tea leaves

    Posted Oct 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... report suggested that one antioxidant found in the tea (epigallocatechin-3-gallate) may be effective in preventing and treating Alzheimer's disease. Another study at the University ... impairment, compared to those who drank green tea up to three times a week. Another Japanese study suggested that drinking green tea could lower the risk of death from heart disease. According ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/613115/answers-lie-tea-leaves
  7. The element of surprise

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Although toxicity from excess magnesium is rare, some people, such as those with a kidney disease, might be at risk. Others can experience side effects such as diarrhoea and stomach aches. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1014190/element-surprise
  8. Green tea offers hope in Parkinson's fight

    Posted Dec 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen An antioxidant in green tea may prevent and cure Parkinson's disease, according to mainland research published in the academic journal Biological Psychiatry. The researchers suggest that a substance called green tea polyphenol may be an effective, non-toxic remedy to the age-related disorder, which at present has no cure. Parkinson's disease ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/620890/green-tea-offers-hope-parkinsons-fight
  9. Asian factories among the least safe, group says

    Posted Apr 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and diseases,' said Sanjiv Pandita, the centre's executive director. 'These victims are denied justice [and] their dignity. Their deaths are the price that we as a society have paid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/999595/asian-factories-among-least-safe-group-says
  10. Rice the culprit in daily arsenic dose in our diet

    Posted Feb 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... cause cancer, skin lesions, cardiovascular disease, neurotoxicity and diabetes. The study found that absorption of low levels of the toxin may be unavoidable. It tested 600 composite food ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/993253/rice-culprit-daily-arsenic-dose-our-diet

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