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Olive Oil Shown to Help Lower Blood Pressure. A new study published in the Journal of Nutrition indicated that moderate consumption of olive oil may be an effective tool to reduce blood pressure for those who are not already pursuing a Mediterranean diet (and not likely consuming olive oil regularly). The study included 110 healthy men from both Mediterranean and non- Mediterranean countries. After using 25ml of olive oil daily for nine weeks, the non- Mediterranean men decreased their systolic blood pressure by a significant 3%.

Increased Vitamin D May Protect Against Multiple Sclerosis. Harvard University researchers reported that higher levels of vitamin D in the body may decrease the risk of developing the neurological disease multiple sclerosis by up to 62% in adolescents and young adults.

n Low Selenium, Vitamins B6 and B12 Makes Daily Tasks Difficult. Cornell University researchers have linked low blood levels of the mineral selenium and vitamins B6 and B12 to age related difficulties in performing daily activities such as bathing, dre eting, eating and being mobile. Scientists believe that these nutrient deficiencies lead to free radical damage and harmful homocysteine levels. This in turn may cause degenerative conditions which make these basic tasks more difficult.
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