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Archive for October, 2009

Hibiscus and hypertension

The study was designed to compare the blood pressure lowering effects of sour tea (ST) -Hibiscus sabdariffa with black tea (BT) in type II diabetics with mildly high blood pressure. Patients were randomly assigned to drink one cup of Hibiscus or black tea two times per day for one month. Each infusion contained one tea […]

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This prospective study of 512 women with early breast cancer evaluated the role of serum vitamin D levels as a potential factor influencing breast cancer prognosis. The average age was 50 and the average vitamin D levels was 58.1 nmol/L. Vitamin D levels were deficient (<50 nmol/L) in 192 women, insufficient (50 to 72 nmol/L) […]

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