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B-vitamins May Reduce Risk of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) 07/10/13

A study published in the July 2013 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has provided additional evidence to show that higher nutritional status of certain B-vitamins may be important in the prevention of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), which is the leading cause of vision loss in people over 55 years of age in the US and Canada (1).  Previous studies have shown that taking certain antioxidant vitamins and minerals, as supplements (Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Beta-carotene, Selenium, and Zinc), at sp...

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How High Blood Sugar Shortens Your Life: Part 4: How to keep your blood sugar in the ideal range for longevity 07/20/12

In the previous articles on this subject I discussed how high blood sugar increases risk for: Diabetes and its complications Heart disease Kidney disease (chronic renal failure) Macular degeneration and other retinopathies that cause vision loss Cancer Alzheimer’s disease (type 3 diabetes) There is no question that long-term blood sugar control is a key factor in longevity and remaining disease-free. The blood sugar level that ...

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How High Blood Sugar Shortens Your Life: Part Two – High Blood Sugar and Cardiovascular and Kidney Disease 07/10/12

Having a fasting blood sugar (glucose level) above 5 mmol/L (90 mg/dL) increases risk for heart attack, stroke, other cardiovascular problems, and kidney disease (chronic renal failure). This occurs because excess glucose in the blood stream begins to sugar-coat proteins that are also circulating in the blood. Sugar-coating proteins transforms these proteins into what are known as “ Advanced Glycosylated End-Products” or AGE-proteins.   AGE-Proteins Ca...

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