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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Quercetin Increases Endurance without Regular Exercise Training

A study by researchers at the University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health shows that quercetin, the powerful antioxidant/anti-inflammatory compound found in fruits and vegetables significantly boosts endurance capacity and maximal oxygen capacity (VO2max) in healthy, active but untrained men and women.

The fatigue-fighting and health properties of quercetin – found in the skins of red apples, red onions, berries and grapes – have implications not only for athletes and soldiers whose energy and performance are tested to the extreme, but also for average adults who battle fatigue and stress daily.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Antibiotics Take Toll on Beneficial Microbes in Gut

In studies in mice, University of Michigan scientists have shown that two different types of antibiotics can cause moderate to wide-ranging changes in the ranks of probiotic bacteria in the gut. In the case of one of the antibiotics, the armada of “good bacteria” did not recover its former diversity even many weeks after a course of antibiotics was over.

"The study results suggest that unless medical research discovers how to protect or revitalize the gut microbial community, “we may be doing long-term damage to our close friends.”

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Green Tea Extract Shows Promise in Leukemia Trials

Mayo Clinic researchers are reporting positive results in early leukemia clinical trials using the chemical epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), an active ingredient in green tea. The trial determined that patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) can tolerate the chemical fairly well when high doses are administered in capsule form and that lymphocyte count was reduced in one-third of participants.

The majority of individuals who entered the study with enlarged lymph nodes saw a 50 percent or greater decline in their lymph node size.

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