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Micronutrient Deficiency

Micronutrient deficiency and depression are major global health problems. Here, we first review recent empirical evidence of the association between several micronutrients—zinc, magnesium, selenium—and depression. We then present potential mechanisms of action and discuss the clinical implications for each micronutrient. Collectively, empirical evidence most strongly supports a positive association between zinc deficiency and the risk…...

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Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 11 (2018)

There have been concerns from returning Vietnam veterans about their own health and that of their children combined with emerging toxicologic evidence of the adverse effects of phenoxy herbicides and 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) exposure. Due to this, the Institute of Medicine convened a committee whose conclusions were published in 1994 in Veterans and Agent Orange: Health…...

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Nutritional status of patients with COVID-19

The relationship between immunity and nutrition is well known and its role in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is also being paid great attention. However, the nutritional status of COVID-19 patients is unknown. Vitamin B1, B6, B12, vitamin D (25-hydroxyvitamin D), folate, selenium, and zinc levels were measured in 50 hospitalized patients with COVID-19. Overall, 76%…...

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Antimicrobial implications of Vitamin D

Antimicrobial implications of Vitamin D By Dima A Youssef,  Christopher WT Miller, Adel M El-Abbassi,Della C Cutchins, Coleman Cutchins, William B Grant, and  Alan N Peiris ABSTRACT Evidence exists that vitamin D has a potential antimicrobial activity and its deficiency has deleterious effects on general well-being and longevity. Vitamin D may reduce the risk of infection through multiple mechanisms. Vitamin…...

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Antiviral and antitumor activity of licorice root extracts

Antiviral and Antitumor Activity of Licorice Root Extracts Kunihiko Fukuchi, Noriyuki Okudaira, Kazunori Adachi, Reina Odai-Ide, Shigeru Watanabe, Hirokazu Ohno, Masaji Yamamoto, Taisei Kanamoto, Shigemi Terakubo, Hideki Nakashima, Yoshihiro Uesawa, Hajime Kagaya, Hiroshi Sakagami  https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27815461/ Because there is a search to derive antiviral and anti-tumor substances from natural resources, an investigation was done into the antiviral and anti-tumor activities of licorice root extract. The method included a…...

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Effects of Coffee and Caffeine Anhydrous on Strength and Sprint Performance

Eric T. Trexler, Abbie E. Smith-Ryan, Erica J. Roelofs, Katie R. Hirsch, and Meredith G. Mock Caffeine and coffee are commonly utilized by athletes to improve performance. The goal of this research was to see how acute coffee and caffeine anhydrous ingestion affected strength and sprint performance. COF and CAF had no better results than…...

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Black Walnut Fights Parasites, Heart Disease, Fungi and More

Krystal Crawford, ND, MS Since ancient times, from Asian to Native American cultures, the black walnut has been added to diets because of its many nutritional benefits. Throughout the years, research on black walnuts have focused on what’s found in the kernels, and the researched found it to have anti-inflammatory, antineoplastic, antioxidant, antiatherogenic and neuroprotective…...

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Black Walnuts – Against Viruses and Bacterial Diseases

Black walnuts, known for its excellent antioxidant properties, has the potential to be a potent natural therapeutic for the body. Not lonely does black walnuts demonstrate antioxidant properties, it also contains antiviral and antibacterial activity that may help strengthen the immune system as a virus spreads and speed up the recovery. It is incredibly useful…...

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Exploring the antiviral activity of juglone by computational method

Shailima R D Vardhini  Found in black walnut plants is juglone. Occurring in all parts of the Juglandaceae family, it was reported to possess antimalarial, anti-fungal, antibacterial, and antiviral properties…. This content is for Associate, Professional , Associate (Annual) , and Professional (Annual) members only.Login Join Now...

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Juglone induces cell death of Acanthamoeba through increased production of reactive oxygen species

  Bijay Kumar Jha, Hui-Jung Jung, Incheol Seo, Seong-Il Suh, Min-Ho Suh, and Won-Ki Baek Juglone is a major chemical constituent of the black walnut plant, and according to recent studies, it has demonstrated it exhibits antibacterial, anti-cancer, anti-parasitic, and antiviral properties. A study was conducted to examine the effect of juglone on Acanthamoeba. The results showed that jug lone…...

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