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2012-02-03 19:00:39

Soy isoflavone supplements did not decrease breast cancer cell proliferation in a randomized clinical trial, according to a study published in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Lead researcher Seema A. Khan, M.D., professor of surgery at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, said the results of this study are consistent with the findings of previous studies that were designed to test cancer...

2011-10-25 07:00:00

In a recent review of vitamin A, beta-carotene and cod liver oil supplements, Swanson Health Productsâ Swanson Premium Beta-Carotene was given an âœApprovedâ rating by ConsumerLab.com. Fargo, ND (PRWEB) October 25, 2011 In a recent health product review conducted by ConsumerLab.com, vitamin A supplements, including beta-carotene and cod liver oil, were reviewed for potency and potential lead contamination. Included in the voluntary product...

2011-06-15 00:00:28

There continues to be speculation as to whether current growth of the coenzyme Q10 market will be maintained. The North American market has grown by 60% since 2005 and is now at over 210 Metric Tons and there is belief that this category expansion will continue. As a leading supplier, ZMC is confident and well-positioned to support this ongoing growth. The Woodlands, TX (PRWEB) June 13, 2011 Recently CoQ10 supplier Kaneka sent a letter to the marketplace in advance of a press release...

2011-04-13 21:45:55

New research supported by Nutrilite Health Institute shows older compared to younger adults have up to 80 percent higher intakes of select phytonutrients Although only one in 10 American adults eats enough fruits and vegetables, new research being presented at the Experimental Biology meeting this week in Washington, D.C., finds older adults are consuming higher levels of carotenoids, flavonoids and other phytonutrients found in fruits and vegetables that are thought to support healthy aging....

2011-03-25 00:00:30

Wellness Store introduces a new product section to their health supplement site. Washington, DC (Vocus/PRWEB) March 24, 2011 The Wellness Store announces a new section to their website focused on health supplements that are reported to boost or control immune responses. Immune modulation is a balancing act between an aggressive immune system that knows when to react and a moderate response to allergens and other environmental irritants. Building on many years of practice experience the...

2010-12-06 00:00:36

A study conducted by Chaoyang Li and colleagues, of Atlanta's CDC, points to an apparent connection between increased blood levels of alpha-carotene and reduced risk of death. The further implication is that antioxidant supplements, such as those found in certain quality body cleanse programs, may be needed to ensure sufficient alpha-carotene for reduced risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) December 5, 2010 According to the results of a new study to be released this...

2010-12-01 07:39:00

JENA, Germany, December 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The intake of preformed vitamin A from animal products is not sufficient in parts of the population in the U.S., Europe and Asia. The vitamin A precursor beta-carotene therefore has an important function in providing for an adequate supply of total vitamin A, international carotenoid experts state in a recently published consensus answer. An appropriate intake of beta-carotene from diet, fortified foods and/or dietary supplements could...

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2010-11-24 12:45:00

A new study suggests that eating lots of orange and dark green veggies like carrots, sweet potatoes and green beans may be tied to less disease and longer life. Scientists believe carotenoid antioxidants promote health by counteracting oxygen-related damage to DNA. Dr. Chaoyang Li of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), told Reuters Health that consumption of fruits and vegetables has long been associated with lower risks of health problems like cancer and heart...

2010-11-22 21:05:53

High blood levels of the antioxidant alpha-carotene appear to be associated with a reduced risk of dying over a 14-year period, according to a report posted online today that will be published in the March 28 print issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Oxygen-related damage to DNA, proteins and fats may play a role in the development of chronic diseases like heart disease and cancer, according to background information in the article....


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Golden Rice
2013-10-02 14:11:48

Golden Rice is a variety of Oryza sativa rice produced  through genetic engineering to biosynthesize beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A, in the edible parts of the rice. The research was conducted with the goal of producing a fortified food to be grown and consumed in areas with a shortage of dietary vitamin A, a deficiency which is estimated to kill 670,000 children under five years old each year. Golden rice is different from its parental strain by the addition of three...

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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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