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Day: June 11, 2019

Drinking Unsalted Tomato Juice Lowers Blood Pressure, Bad Cholesterol

Drinking Unsalted Tomato Juice Lowers Blood Pressure, Bad Cholesterol

Health & Life, NEWS
Drinking unsalted tomato juice lowered blood pressure and Low Density Lipo-protein (LDL)/ ‘bad’ cholesterol in Japanese adults at risk of cardiovascular disease. The study was published in Food Science & Nutrition. In the study, 184 male and 297 female participants were provided with as much unsalted tomato juice as they wanted throughout one year. At the end of the study, blood pressure in 94 participants with untreated prehypertension or hypertension dropped significantly: systolic blood pressure lowered from an average of 141.2 to 137.0 mmHg, and diastolic blood pressure lowered from an average of 83.3 to 80.9 mmHg. LDL cholesterol levels in 125 participants with high cholesterol decreased from an average of 155.0 to 149.9 mg/dL. These beneficial effects were similar
Lassa fever Kills One in Zamfara, Infects Two in Edo

Lassa fever Kills One in Zamfara, Infects Two in Edo

NEWS
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed three new cases of Lassa fever and one death. According to the latest figures from NCDC released yesterday “in the reporting Week 22 (May 27-June 2, 2019), three new confirmed cases were reported from two states – Edo (two) and Zamfara (one) with one new death from Zamfara State.” The NCDC said from January 1 to June 2, 2019, 2,639 suspected cases had been reported from 22 states and of these, 581 were confirmed positive, 15 probable and 2,043 negative (not a case). The Centre said since the onset of the 2019 outbreak, there had been 130 deaths in confirmed cases and Case Fatality Ratio (CFR) is 22.4 per cent. The NCDC said 21 states (Edo, Ondo, Bauchi, Nasarawa, Ebonyi, Plateau, Taraba, Adamawa, Gombe, Kaduna, Kwara, Be