Monthly Archives: July 2013

NADPH Oxidase as a Mediator of Calcium Oxalate Nephrolithiasis

The most common type of kidney stone is composed of calcium oxalate. Oxalate can act on the kidney tubules to induce oxidative stress via NADPH oxidase, and this plays a role in the promotion of stone formation. This explains why … More scientific detail

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Are Antioxidants Bad for Us? — A Response to Dr. Paul Offit

Pediatrician Dr. Paul Offit has been creating a bit of a stir with his new book, Do You Believe in Magic? The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine. Although many of the targets he takes on are no doubt worthy … More scientific detail

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Stroke Prevention in a Nutshell

A concise summary of lifestyle strategies for reducing your risk for stroke.

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Ambient Cadmium Importantly Up-Regulates Systemic Oxidative Stress

The most recent epidemiology on cadmium suggests that exposure to this toxic metal may be responsible for a high proportion of cases of breast and pancreatic cancer in people who have not experienced industrial cadmium exposure. It also suggests that … More scientific detail

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