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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Migraine Frequency Linked with Women’s Risk of Stroke

New research shows women who have weekly migraine are significantly more likely to have a stroke than those with fewer migraines or no migraine at all, but those with lower migraine frequency may face increased risk of heart attacks.

Our findings suggest that migraine frequency may be an indicator for increased risk of cardiovascular disease, particularly ischemic stroke.

Supplements that have been found to prevent migraine headaches, cardiovascular disease and other vascular problems include Coenzyme Q10, L-Carnitine and D-Ribose according to Dr. Stephen Sinatra, M.D. in The Sinatra Solution.

View details on this migraine stroke risk study.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Apple Peel Compounds Kill Cancer

Cornell associate professor of food science has identified a dozen compounds - triterpenoids - in apple peel that either inhibit or kill cancer cells in laboratory cultures.

"We found that several compounds have potent anti-proliferative activities against human liver, colon and breast cancer cells and may be partially responsible for the anti-cancer activities of whole apples." Modified citrus pectin from apples has also been found effective.

Read more on this apple peel cancer study.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Cure for Fast Food Diet Caused Cirrhosis of the Liver

A recent study from Europe showed that eating too much fast food – a diet high in fat and sugar – could cause serious damage to your liver.

Yet for those who overdo it with too many trips to their favorite burger joint, there’s good news. You can likely reverse the damage to your liver and other vital organs if you simply give up the unhealthy lifestyle, according to a leading liver specialist at Saint Louis University who conducted a similar study with mice.

Particularly alarming, says Tetri, is that physicians are starting to see children and teenagers with cirrhosis, a serious liver disease once seen mostly in adults with a history of alcohol abuse or hepatitis C.

Read more about this fast food caused cirrhosis of the liver study.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Folate Reduces Colon Cancer Risk

A new study suggests that folic acid supplementation provided in utero, but not postnatally, may protect offspring from developing colorectal cancer.

Pups from mothers on the control diet had a nearly three-fold increased risk of developing colorectal cancer compared with those from rats on folic acid supplementation. Maternal folic acid supplementation significantly decreased the risk of offspring developing colorectal cancer while postnatal folic acid supplementation had no significant effect on the incidence of tumor development.

Read more about this folate reduction of colon cancer risk study.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Neptune Krill Oil Receives GRAS Certification

Neptune Krill Oil (“NKO®”) has been determined to be safe as a human food ingredient.

A three-member panel of independent experts, with backgrounds in toxicology, chemistry and pharmacology, performed an independent safety evaluation of NKO®. NKO® is recognized as safe (GRAS) as a human food ingredient.

Dr. McQuate, CEO of GRAS Associates, indicated that the safety dossier that has been generated by Neptune is impressive in its scientific rigor and attention to critical details. The compositional characterization of the proprietary krill oil is most impressive, and the analytical data were carefully compared with other commonly consumed fish oils that are known to be safe for human consumption.

Read details of the Neptune Krill Oil GRAS safety assessment.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Parkinson’s, Cholesterol Connection

Researchers published a study that found people with low levels of LDL cholesterol are more likely to have Parkinson's disease than people with high LDL levels.

The researchers calculated that the relative odds of Parkinson’s for men with lower LDL levels (85 milligrams per deciliter) was about twice that of those with higher LDL levels (135 milligrams per deciliter). They concluded that this study supports the hypothesis that low LDL levels are associated with an increased future risk of Parkinson’s.

Read more about this Parkinson's disease cholesterol relationship.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Significant Dementia Risk Attributable to Small Blood Vessel Damage

Autopsy data of 221 men and women found that the brains of one-third of individuals who had dementia before death showed evidence of small, cumulative blood vessel damage that can arise from hypertension or diabetes.

The researchers also found that about 33% of dementia risk was associated with brain damage from small vessel disease. This small vessel damage is the cumulative effect of multiple tiny strokes caused by hypertension and diabetes.

Read details on this blood vessel damage dimentia risk study.

Friday, May 02, 2008

Green Tea Inhibits Breast Cancer Growth

Green tea is high in the antioxidant EGCG (epigallocatechin-3- gallate) which helps prevent the body’s cells from becoming damaged and prematurely aged. Studies have suggested that the combination of green tea and EGCG may also be beneficial by providing protection against certain types of cancers, including breast cancer. A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Mississippi finds that consuming EGCG significantly inhibits breast tumor growth in female mice.

Dr. Gu, the senior researcher for the study, hypothesized that the reason for the link between EGCG and the reductions in the cancer data was because EGCG directly targets both tumor blood vessels and tumor cells of breast cancer for suppressing the new blood vessels formation in breast tumor, the proliferation and migration of breast cancer cells.

Read details on green tea inhibition of breast cancer growth.