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More Fruits, Veggies May Cut Stroke Risk Worldwide

May 13, 2014 American Heart Association Eating more fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of stroke worldwide, according to new research. Researchers found that stroke risk decreased by 32 percent with every 200 grams of fruit consumed daily and 11 percent with every 200 grams of vegetables consumed daily. The findings came from a compilation of 20 studies published in the last 19 years, providing data from 760,629 men and women who had 16,981 strokes. “Improving diet and lifestyle is critical for heart and stroke risk reduction in the general population,” said Yan Qu, M.D., the study’s senior author,...

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Omega-3 Based Nutraceutical Blend May Ease Dry Eye Symptoms

A combination of omega-3s and antioxidants may significantly reduce dry eye symptoms, including ‘scratchy’ eyes, eye redness, and blurry vision, according to a new study. Dry eye syndrome, is a condition where the eyes do not make enough tears, or the tears evaporate too quickly. This produces dry eyes and increases the risk of inflammation. The prevalence of dry eye can reportedly be up to 30% in people aged 50 y and older. In a new study with 905 people with dry eye syndrome, daily use of 1050 mg DHA/125 mg EPA + 80 mg vitamin C + 5 mg...

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