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August 2006 - Page 2 of 6 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Copper cognition

You need a little copper in your diet. But just a little – never a lot – because too much copper promotes formation of free radicals. About 2 mg of copper daily is all that most of us need.

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Discussions this week - Improving vision, bilberry and other remedies

“Which herb is most popular to support vision health?” That question – posted in the HSI Healthier Talk community forums – comes from a member named Shawnmichael, who receives helpful responses about nutrients that promote vision health.

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Poker brain

If you play poker, you could have a huge advantage over opponents if you monitor changes in their blood flow and the resulting amount of oxygen that reaches their brain.

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Two nutrients for diabetics

New research shows how the combining of two nutrients may help you keep from gaining additional weight, while also curbing fat accumulation in the part of your body where a continuous buildup of fat sets the stage for serious health problems.

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Prostate cancer tests, PSAs

“At present the one certainty about PSA testing is that it causes harm.”

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Antioxidants - Potentially harmful?

Yes, it’s time for antioxidant supplements to take another beating with “proof” that they’re ineffective, and “may even be harmful.” (Cue the spooky organ music and rumbling thunder.)

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Flavanoids may lower risk of colorectal cancer

Examining some of the positive effects of flavonoids, including a possible lowered risk of colorectal cancer.

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