Deb Headworth

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Want to know your mortality risk? Take walking test.

In fitness, heart, lung, mortality risk, preventative test, walking test on May 24, 2009 at 4:27 am

Indoor Plants Can Reduce Formaldehyde Levels

In air, air pollution, eco building supplies, eco glue, formaldehyde, green glue, lung, plants on February 24, 2009 at 8:49 am

Nature Provides Inspiration For Important New Adhesive (Apr. 19, 2005) — Researchers from the College of Forestry at Oregon State University have developed a new group of adhesives that may revolutionize a large portion of the wood products industry, and have important …  > read more

Resveratrol kills cancer cells

In blood cancer, bowel, breast tumor, cancer, lung, prostate, resveratrol, skin, stomach on December 31, 2008 at 8:38 am

Grape extract kills cancer cells

Resveretrol — found in grapes — Previous research has shown grapeseed extract has an effect on skin, breast, bowel, lung, stomach and prostate cancer cells in the laboratory.  It can also reduce the size of breast tumours in rats and skin tumours in mice.  However, the University of Kentucky study is the first to test its impact on a blood cancer.  Lead researcher Professor Xianglin Shi said: “These results could have implications for the incorporation of agents such as grapeseed extract into prevention or treatment of haematological (blood) malignancies and possibly other cancers.  “What everyone seeks is an agent that has an effect on cancer cells but leaves normal cells alone, and this shows that grapeseed extract fits into this category.”      more from BBC

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Vitamin D deficiency causing asthma?

In asthma, bone health, fetal development, lung, mood, obesity, vitamin D on October 15, 2008 at 11:57 pm

Who is most at risk?

  • Those who spend most of their time indoors.
  • Pregnant women

 

Vitamin D has been linked to

  • immune system and lung development in utero. 
  • Higher vitamin D intake during pregnancy reduces asthma risk by as much as 40% in children 3-5 yrs old.
  • deficiency is associated with obesity
  • mood
  • bone health (calcium absorption)

The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

 

more vitamin D info