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2009-09-28 11:27:00

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- In a new study conducted in China, regular consumption of green tea - which is rich in naturally-occurring tea actives called catechins - helped promote weight loss and improve body composition in moderately overweight individuals. The 90-day trial, conducted at Fudan University, in Shanghai, China, and funded by the Lipton Institute of Tea, supports existing evidence that green tea may help improve body composition in Asian populations....

2009-09-22 15:23:11

Hong Kong researchers suggest green tea contains chemicals that slow bone breakdown. Ping Chung Leung of Institute of Chinese Medicine at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and colleagues exposed a group of cultured bone-forming cells -- osteoblasts -- to three major green tea components -- epigallocatechin, gallocatechin and gallocatechin gallate -- for several days. The study, published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, found one of the three compounds they tested,...

2009-09-16 16:13:47

A component in green tea may act as a preservative for stored blood, Japanese researchers said. The study, published in Cell Transplantation, found green tea contains a strong anti-oxidant -- epigallocatechin, better known as EGCG -- that may help prolong platlet shelf life. Currently, the storage duration for platelet cells is limited to five days internationally or three days in Japan. When EGCG was added to blood platelet concentrates, aggregation and coagulation functions were...

2009-09-16 10:30:49

Researchers in Hong Kong are reporting new evidence that green tea "” one of the most popular beverages consumed worldwide and now available as a dietary supplement "” may help improve bone health. They found that the tea contains a group of chemicals that can stimulate bone formation and help slow its breakdown. Their findings are in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, a bi-weekly publication. The beverage has the potential to help in the prevention and treatment of...

2009-09-14 10:19:24

In two separate studies, a major component in green tea, epigallocatechin-3-O-gallate (EGCG), has been found to help prolong the preservation of both stored blood platelets and cryopreserved skin tissues. Published in the current double issue of Cell Transplantation (18:5/6), now freely available on-line at http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/cog/ct, devoted to organ preservation and transplantation studies from Japan, the two complimentary studies have shown that EGCG, known to have strong...

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2009-09-10 07:29:08

An animal study at Purdue University has shown that adding ascorbic acid and sugar to green tea can help the body absorb helpful compounds and also demonstrates the effectiveness of a model that could reduce the number of animals needed for these types of studies. Mario Ferruzzi, associate professor of food science and nutrition, adapted a digestion model with human intestinal cells to show that adding ascorbic acid to green tea would increase the absorbability of catechins found in the tea....

2009-09-10 00:52:51

Ascorbic acid and sugar added to green tea can help the body absorb helpful catechins found in the tea, U.S. researchers said. Mario Ferruzzi of Purdue University adapted a digestion model with human intestinal cells to show that adding ascorbic acid -- vitamin C -- to green tea would increase the absorbability of catechins found in the tea. Catechins -- a class of polyphenols common in tea, cocoa and grape -- are anti-oxidants thought to fight heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and...

2009-08-27 15:50:19

An international team of scientists has found that the polyphenol content of fruits has been underestimated.Polyphenol content in fruits usually refers to extractable polyphenols, but a Spanish scientist working at the Institute of Food Research in Norwich analysed apple, peach and nectarine. She found that nonextractable polyphenol content is up to five times higher than extractable compounds. This work has been published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry."These polyphenols...

2009-06-09 07:40:00

PISCATAWAY, N.J., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Sabinsa Corporation has issued a position paper on the safety of HCA as found in its branded ingredient products, specifically the Citrin(R) range of extracts and GarCitrin(R). This paper, which reviews and analyzes the published safety documentation of Garcinia cambogia extract, its active component hydroxycitric acid and its salts, is available to download from http://www.sabinsa.com and http://www.garcitrin.com. On May 1, 2009, the FDA issued a...

2009-05-07 07:05:00

ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent scientific studies published in the medical journals Cancer Research, Carcinogenesis, Oncology, British Journal of Urology, Journal of Nutrition, and others, showed that the food extracts Quercetin, EGCG, Glycyrrhizin, and Trans-Cinnamaldehyde have anti-cancer activities. Gene-Eden is a dietary supplement that includes all four food extracts in a unique, patent-pending formulation. Gene-Eden was introduced in February 2009 following extensive...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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