Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women. Studies involving 2,509 women age 45 to 84 years from different ethnicities (987 White, 331 Chinese, 641 Black, 550 Hispanic) showed that women who reached menopause before the age of 46 have an increased risk of heart disease and stroke.
Menopause doesn't increase the risk for cancer. Studies suggest that the long exposure to estrogen prior to menopause increases the risk of various cancers. Women who experienced menopause after the age of 55 or began menstruating before the age of 12 are both at a higher risk of having ovarian, breast and uterine cancer.
Garlic has been shown to lower blood pressure, reduce LDL cholesterol levels and prevent the hardening of the arteries. Studies suggest that eating garlic helps decrease the risk for heart disease, diabetes, cancer and many other diseases. Garlic protects the liver from toxic chemicals and boost the body's immune system.
The ability of the body to trigger inflammation is very crucial for your life. Without it, you will not be able to live long enough to survive any injury or infection. Inflammation is a crucial pre-healing process in the body. It is part of the body's immune mechanism to limit damages and repair any defect.
A clinical study in Germany showed that daily application of cacay oil within a 4 week period reduced the appearance of wrinkles by 45%. This study found that cacay oil boosts the skin's hydration and elasticity while also visibly smooths out the appearance of the skin and makes it look firmer.
Discovered by Professor Fredrick L. Crane at University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1957, Coenzyme Q10 plays a key role in generating energy and protecting the body from free radicals. It also helps protect skin from oxidative stress and UV rays, the main causes of premature ageing skin.
Niacinamide increases the production of collagen in the skin by up to 54%; while it also increases the production of elastin and skin proteins by up to 20% and 100%. A clinical study showed that Niacinamide visibly improved the appearance of ageing skin and helped prevent the appearance of age spots by up to 68%.
Rice Bran oil is a good source of Oryzanol, Ferulic Acid and Tocopherols (Vitamin E Complex). These powerful antioxidants are greatly beneficial in preventing skin damage and premature signs of ageing. Rice Bran oil has soothing and nourishing effects on the skin, yet it helps prevent breakouts in acne-prone skin.
Five prospective studies involving more than 76,000 participants suggested that vegetarians were 25% less likely to die from heart disease. Eating nuts, whole grains and legumes helps keep your blood sugar levels steady, reduce bad cholesterol levels and protect your heart.
UV damage remains as the main cause of skin cancer. Exposure to UV rays trigger the formation of free radicals in the body. Foods that are rich in antioxidants are shown to be beneficial in preventing the development of cancer. Antioxidant has the capability to neutralise free radicals.
Acne is often triggered by overactive sebaceous glands that produce too much sebum. The excess sebum then mixes with dead skin cells and naturally-occurring skin bacteria, causing blocked pores. These blocked pores provide the perfect environment for the bacteria to multiply rapidly, resulting in skin inflammation.
Collagen gives skin its strength and resilience, while Elastin gives skin its elasticity and bounce back. Both collagen and elastin are made of protein. Sugar has the ability to attach itself to protein, causing damage to collagen and elastin fibres. This process is known as Glycation.
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