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Turmeric, an old plant to stay young

Turmeric, a golden plant for our health Turmeric is an orange root that has been used in curries and as a medicinal plant in India for thousands of years. Its components with active properties are mainly curcuminoids, of which curcumin is one. According to several studies, turmeric has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties,1,2 which can make […]

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Ageing and health maintenance

Factors affecting our health with age Ageing is a normal complex phenomenon and is to be distinguished from ill health. Among the many definitions of ageing from a biological point of view, one can find “Changes in our body that, over time, reduce our capacity to repair and adapt to our environment, decrease our physiological […]

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What is oxidative stress?

Oxidation, how does it work? Oxidation is a chemical reaction that takes place in the presence of oxygen. You can see it when you cut an apple: once cut, the apple tends to turn brown because one of its enzymes reacts with oxygen and transforms a molecule (called phenol) into another molecule (called quinone) which […]

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Inflammation Symbole

The roles and impact of inflammation

Inflammation is part of the body’s defence mechanism. This response helps the immune system to act in order to eliminate harmful stimuli (for example, pathogens, damaged cells, toxic compounds and radiation) and initiate the healing process, making it an essential survival mechanism. However, over time, inflammation damages healthy tissue and disrupts immune response mechanisms. This […]

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Sport in times of coronavirus: a good or a bad combination?

It is well known that sport is good for our mental and physical health and increases our life span. However, it seems that intense physical exercise is not advisable in some circumstances, particularly in case of risk of infection. Sport and infection: what are the risks? Sports cardiologist Dr. med Laurent Chevalier emphasizes that the […]

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