Tag: vitamin a

Scientists Discover How Prostate Gland Develops

Retinoic acid – a chemical made from vitamin supplied in our diet by carrots, green vegetables and liver – and male sex hormones, is responsible for the activation and regulation of the proteins inside stem cells. It signals them how to evolve into prostate tissue cells.

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Curb Cravings, Feel Full With Spinach Extract

Researchers found that when compared to a placebo, a single dose of five grams of thylakoids increased appetite satisfaction.

By interacting with fats and retarding fat digestion, thylakoids membranes are believed to promote the release of satiety hormones and reduce the hunger-stimulating hormone ghrelin.

The study also suggests that thylakoids supplementation may influence food cravings by acting on the reward system of the brain.

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Omega 3 Oils May Slow Retinitis Pigmentosa

A diet high in omega-3s — which are found in oily fish — had a slower annual rate of decline in visual acuity. Someone adopting this dietary recommendation by age 35 could have 18 years of additional vision, with most people retaining their visual acuity and central vision field for most of their lives.

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