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Consumption of polyphenols, substance in green tea, reduces the spread of abdominal aortic aneurysm

Consumption of polyphenols, substance in green tea, reduces the spread of abdominal aortic aneurysm

In the study, rats were treated with enzymes that induce abdominal aortic aneurysm, so it was possible to discover how the condition was reduced through the polyphenol compound present in green tea. "The type of polyphenol found in green tea can regenerate elastin, an essential protein that gives the artery its elasticity." The researchers also found that mice had less inflammation and increased production of elastin, which helps protect the artery. abdominal artery aneurysms are caused by the inflammation and degradation of elastin in the arterial wall, we think that drinking green tea may help in treatment. " "The researchers believe that the daily intake of green tea should be considered as a new strategy to prevent abdominal aortic aneurysm. However, further studies still need to be done to see the optimal dose for each person.

What is abdominal aortic aneurysm?

An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a dilatation (bulging) of this artery at the level of the abdomen. It is a serious disease, with high mortality rates, but with a high chance of cure when diagnosed early.

About 4% of the population suffers from the problem and in people over 60 the percentage increases to 6% . Sometimes it can occur in younger bands of the population, but it is rare.


Procon dismisses 117 kg of food unfit for consumption in Rio

Procon dismisses 117 kg of food unfit for consumption in Rio

Procon Estadual do Rio de Janeiro inspected 18 bakeries in the south of Rio de Janeiro and all establishments were assessed. In total, the body responsible for consumer protection discarded 117 kilograms and 193 grams of food considered unfit for consumption. In addition to out-of-date products, problems such as absence of deed certificate and structural problems were reported.

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Sodium, in the right measure, is allied to the heart and muscles

Sodium, in the right measure, is allied to the heart and muscles

The main function of sodium is to balance the amount of water in the body along with potassium. While sodium retains liquids, potassium causes excretion so that the cells are left with the right amount of water. In addition, double sodium and potassium participate in muscle contractions and energy supply to the body.

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