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Declomycin (Demeclocycline)

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WHAT’S NEW IN FOOD RESEARCH: STAYING HEALTHY WITH ANTIOXIDANTS
It used to be considered normal for a man’s body to go downhill with age. Today, researchers have traced much of this damage to free radicals, highly reactive molecules that your body produces during normal metabolic processes.
Short on electrons, free radicals scavenge them from your body’s tissues, leaving damaged cells behind. As you age, this damage shows up in the form of clogged arteries, cataracts and other acts of terrorism going on inside your body.
Enter the antioxidants—substances produced by the body or found in your diet that wipe out free radicals before they can do their dirty work. They include the nutrients vitamin C, vitamin E and beta-carotene.
“It’s very important that we take in enough antioxidants to neutralize free radicals,” says Joanne Curran-Celentano, R.D., Ph.D., associate professor of nutrition and food sciences at the University of New Hampshire in Durham. “If we don’t get enough, the result is oxidative damage.”
Here’s more on the big three antioxidant nutrients.
Vitamin C. The star of countless orange juice commercials, vitamin C can help prevent a slew of health problems, from minor infections to heart attacks. And what about vitamin C’s fabled ability to ward off the common cold? Some studies show it can decrease the severity of colds, and some don’t,” says Dr. Curran-Celentano. “But even though the studies aren’t conclusive, so many people swear by it that it’s certainly worth trying.”
The Daily Value for vitamin C—60 milligrams, the “full day’s supply” found in a glass of orange juice—is certainly enough to prevent a deficiency but probably not enough to reap the preventive benefits, says Dr. Curran-Celentano. “Many people take supplements that contain 500 to 1,000 milligrams a day routinely, which is perfectly safe,” she says.
Vitamin C is also abundant in citrus fruits and some vegetables, including peppers, tomatoes, broccoli and cauliflower. (Eat them raw or lightly cooked, though, since vitamin C is destroyed during cooking.)
Vitamin E. This vitamin prevents the oxidation of low-density lipoprotein, the “bad” cholesterol—a process that seems to lead to arterial plaque gunking up your arteries, making you a candidate for a heart attack. Unfortunately, vitamin E is found mostly in vegetable oils, which the heart-conscious man would do well to limit, says Dr. Curran-Celentano. Why? Vegetable oil is a type of fat.
“My feeling—and it’s backed up by many studies—-is that the levels of vitamin E that seem to be protective are very hard to get through diet alone.” She suggests men take a daily supplement of about 100 international units.
Beta-carotene. A form of vitamin A, beta-carotene is another powerful antioxidant with preventive benefits. “Studies show that people with a high intake of beta-carotene—between five and six milligrams a day—have a lower incidence of heart disease and cancer, especially colon cancer,” says Dr. Curran-Celentano. “It’s easy to get that much if you eat the recommended five servings of fruits and vegetables a day.” Go for orange fruits, such as cantaloupe, mangoes, peaches and apricots, and vegetables, such as carrots, , squash and sweet potatoes.
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