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Folic acid status as a factor in SARS-CoV-2 infection

This study proposed a comparison of the amount of hospitalized pregnant women during the COVID-19 pandemic and the amount of hospitalized women during the 2009 A-H1N1 Pandemic. Based on this comparison, authors indicate that despite a greater susceptibility of pregnant …

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Celery seed may reduce sexual dysfunction in women

This randomized, double-blinded and placebo-controlled study aimed to investigate the effects of celery seeds in women with sexual dysfunction. 80 women have been enrolled. The supplementation consisted in 500 mg of celery seeds, thrice daily, for 6 weeks. Results showed …

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Nopal reduces symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome

The effects of nopal (Opuntia ficus-indica) on irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) have been investigated in a randomized, double-blinded and placebo-controlled. 60 patients fulfilling Rome IV criteria for IBS have been divided into four groups, and received nopal fibers (10, 20 …

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Liquorice may reduce dysmenorrhea associated pain

This study aimed to investigate the effects of liquorice in women with primary dysmenorrhea. The study was randomized, triple-blinded and placebo-controlled. 60 women with moderate to severe dysmenorrhea have been enrolled. They received either ibuprofen (400 mg every 8h, with …

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