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Magnesium reduces the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes

Magnesium is an essential mineral involved in many enzymatic reactions (Kim, Xun, Liu, Loria, Yokota, Jacobs, He, 2010). It is vital to muscle contraction and relaxation, cardiac activity and bone metabolism. New research informs us that Western diets are commonly low in magnesium, while oriental diets contain approximately twice the amount (Kim, Xun, Liu, Loria,...
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Sports nutrition for road cycling

With the Tour de France well under way, it is of little surprise that hydration will play a pivotal role in a cyclists success. It is well established that dehydration is the single largest contributor to fatigue when training or racing. The contraction of leg muscles produce the force necessary to pedal and propel a bike forward,...
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Nutritional approach to prostate cancer

Prostate specific antigen (PSA) is a protein produced in the prostate. High serum levels of PSA are associated with prostate cancer as well as inflammation (Roddam, Duffy, Hamdy, Ward, Patnick, Price, Rimmer, Sturgeon, White & Allen, 2005). Chronic inflammation within the prostate gland can promote carcinogenesis (MacLennan, Eisenberg, Fleshman, Taylor, Fu, Resnick, Gupta, 2006). For this...
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Sodium bicarbonate supplementation prevents skilled tennis performance decline

Every athlete seeks to develop a set of strategies that will offer them an advantage over their competition. Tonights final between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will be no different, with each player utilising key strategies to gain an upper hand over their competitor. This being so, I decided to explore what forms of supplementation could lead to...
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Fish oil improves the efficacy of conventional lung cancer treatment

The response rate of first line chemotherapy in patients with nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is less than 30 percent (Murray, Mourtzakis, Chu, Baracos, Reiman & Mazurak, 2011). In a recent study, supplementation with the omega 3 fatty acids, EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), at a dosage of 2.5 grams daily, was shown...
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