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Chocolate Flavonoids Improve Memory In Pond Snails
2012-09-27 08:48:48

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Snails are hardly the creature one might think about when reading about how “superfoods” improve memory. But for University of Calgary researchers, these molluscs were the perfect candidates to study how epicatechin, a flavonoid found in chocolate, affects the memory. Ken Lukowiak, a researcher at Calgary, was skeptical when undergraduate Lee Fruson first hypothesized about how dietary factors affect memory. “I...

2012-08-23 01:00:30

A compound found in green tea could be a weapon in treatments for tackling cancer, according to newly-published research at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. The extract, known as epigallocatechin gallate, has been known to have preventative anti-cancer properties but fails to reach tumors when delivered by conventional intravenous administration. However, in initial laboratory tests at the Universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow, researchers used an approach which...

2012-08-15 01:11:59

Researchers discover compounds in green tea and chocolate may help reduce neurological complications linked to HIV Current drug therapy for patients with HIV is unable to control the complete replication of the virus in the brain. The drugs therefore do not have any effect against the complications associated with neurocognitive impairment in patients with HIV. New research by Joseph Steiner and colleagues from Johns Hopkins University has discovered that a group of plant polyphenols...

2012-08-10 23:00:51

Wu Long Tea review for Okuma's fat burning weight loss tea diet has recently been revealed. This tea diet program promises to support weight loss with incredible results by burning calories. People want to know does it work or is Wu Long Tea yet another scam. The unbiased review on HealthAvenger.com reveals unknown facts and figures about the program to answer all their questions. Houston, TX (PRWEB) August 10, 2012 Okuma Wu Long Tea reviews of the popular fat burning tea has been hitting...

2012-04-24 22:24:43

Validated method enables accurate analysis of the chemical structures of flavanols in cocoa and provides an important tool to further research related to their cardiovascular health benefits A method for the analysis of flavanols in cocoa has been developed by a team of researchers from Mars Botanical, a scientific division of Mars, Incorporated, and recently published in the Journal of AOAC International. Drawing on the research team's expertise in flavanol chemistry and analytics, the...

Can Eating Chocolate Actually Make Your Thinner?
2012-03-27 11:16:02

It has long been known that regular exercise helps people stay fit and trim, and now, new research, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, is also suggesting that a regular dose of chocolate can help them get leaner as well. The study, led by Beatrice Golomb, at the University of California, San Diego, found that those who exercised and ate chocolate regularly tended to have a lower body mass index (BMI) than those who ate less of the cacao-derived sweet. The survey results,...

2012-03-05 10:43:09

Improvements seen in patients with heart failure and Type 2 diabetes in initial study A small clinical trial led by researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine and VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) found that patients with advanced heart failure and type 2 diabetes showed improved mitochondrial structure after three months of treatment with epicatechin-enriched cocoa. Epicatechin is a flavonoid found in dark chocolate. The results of this initial study has led to the...

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