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2009-11-19 08:00:00

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Millions of Americans are currently preparing for winter with their annual flu shot. But preparations shouldn't stop there. Keeping your body fortified with nutrients can be an effective way to minimize the impact of cold and flu season. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091119/CG12776) Researchers at HealthSpan Solutions have been studying how to fortify the immune systems of older adults. Many seniors are especially at risk of...

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2009-08-18 12:20:00

Elevated levels of the enzyme arginase contribute to vascular eye damage and Medical College of Georgia researchers say therapies to normalize its levels could halt progression of potentially blinding diseases such as diabetic retinopathy.Their work, published in the August issue of The American Journal of Pathology, is the first to make the connection between eye disease and arginase, an enzyme known to be a player in cardiovascular disease, according to researchers at MCG and Charlie...

2009-07-13 08:00:00

LAS VEGAS, July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GNC, the leading global specialty retailer of nutritional products, announced today clinical results for the first and only nitric oxide product, Amplified Maxertion N.O., proven to demonstrate a delay in the onset of neuromuscular fatigue. The key findings were unveiled at the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) conference in Las Vegas, NV. GNC's Amplified Maxertion N.O.(TM) was shown to increase power output at the onset of...

2009-02-06 15:55:36

An amino acid found in watermelon juice, nuts and other foods may fight obesity, U.S. researchers say. The study, published in the Journal of Nutrition, finds rats fed either low-fat or high-fat diets supplemented with the amino acid arginine over a 12-week period decreased body fat by over 60 percent. This finding could be directly translated into fighting human obesity. At this time, arginine has not been incorporated into our food but could in the future, study leader Guoyao Wu of Texas...

2009-02-05 10:12:05

A Texas AgriLife Research scientist and fellow researchers have discovered that arginine, an amino acid, reduces fat mass in diet-induced obese rats and could help fight human obesity."Given the current epidemic of obesity in the U.S. and worldwide, our finding is very important," said Dr. Guoyao Wu, an AgriLife Research animal nutritionist in College Station and Senior Faculty Fellow in the department of animal science at Texas A&M University.The research found dietary arginine...

2008-12-20 18:14:40

Swedish researchers have found that an enzyme that aids sexual performance in human males helps spruce trees develop stronger root systems. A team led by Torgny Nasholm, a forestry professor at the Swedish University of the Agricultural Sciences, created a fertilizer laced with arginine, Vasterbotten-Kurrien reported. The enzyme improves sperm production and blood circulation in the genital area. Nasholm found that trees given the fertilizer had stronger root systems. As an additional...

2008-07-23 09:01:21

Hyperion Therapeutics has completed patient enrollment in its Phase I/II clinical trial to evaluate the safety, tolerability and ammonia scavenging effects of HPN-100 versus Buphenyl in patients with urea cycle disorders. The company plans to announce top-line results in the fourth quarter of 2008. HPN-100 is a pro-drug of phenylbutryrate and a pre-pro-drug of phenylacetic acid, the active moiety of Buphenyl, the only therapy currently FDA-approved as adjunctive therapy for the chronic...

2008-07-05 00:00:03

By Chidanand Rajghatta WASHINGTON: It seems that watermelons don't just quench thirst, but also increase libido, says a new study. The fruit has some nourishing ingredients that affect the libido. These include lycopene - which is typically found in tomatoes; beta carotene; and the rising star among its phyto-nutrients - citrulline, whose beneficial functions include the ability to relax blood vessels, much like Viagra and other impotence drugs do. Scientists say when watermelon is...

2008-07-04 09:00:03

By BETSY BLANEY By Betsy Blaney The Associated Press LUBBOCK, Texas A slice of cool, fresh watermelon is a juicy way to top off a Fourth of July cookout and one that researchers say has effects similar to Viagra's - but don't necessarily expect it to keep the fireworks going all night long. Watermelons contain an ingredient called citrulline that can trigger production of a compound that helps relax blood vessels, similar to what happens when a man takes Viagra, said scientists in...

2008-07-04 00:00:02

By BETSY BLANEY LUBBOCK, Texas - A slice of cool, fresh watermelon is a juicy way to top off a Fourth of July cookout and one that researchers say has effects similar to Viagra - but don't necessarily expect it to keep the fireworks all night long. Watermelons contain an ingredient called citrulline that can trigger production of a compound that helps relax the body's blood vessels, similar to what happens when a man takes Viagra, said scientists in Texas, one of the nation's top...