July-19: IN A CAPSULE
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Eating onions daily prevents hypertension
Eating a diet high in fats and salt can lead to hypertension. But certain foods have been found to have blood pressure-lowering effects and one such food is the onion.
A study, published in the British Journal of Nutrition, looked at 70 overweight people with high blood pressure. It reported that a dose of 162 mg per day of quercetin-rich onion extract significantly reduced systolic blood pressure. Â Additionally, onions can help control high blood sugar and reduce the risk of stomach and colorectal cancer.
Probiotics bad for immune system
Probiotics may block cancer patientsâ€™ response to immunotherapy, new research suggests. Researchers at the Parker Institute in the US found that melanoma patients taking probiotic supplements were 70% less likely to respond to immunotherapy.
Recent research has revealed that the immune system and the bacteria in the gut are intimately linked. A balanced diet high in fibre â€“ and free of probiotics â€“ is beneficial for cancer patients being treated with immunotherapy, the researchers say.