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2008-12-31 10:30:00

Leukemia cells are no match for grape seed extract, according to a team of researchers from the University of Kentucky. Their recent finding, published in the January issue of Clinical Cancer Research, suggests that grape seed extract is effective "“ killing 76 percent of all leukemia cells that were exposed to the extract. Xianglin Shi, professor in the Graduate Center for Toxicology at the University of Kentucky, led a team of researchers who sought to study the extract's activity in...

2008-12-03 14:30:00

Low erosive effect on teeth and antioxidants provide health benefits CHICAGO, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the average size soft drink is 20 ounces and contains 17 teaspoons of sugar. More startling is that some citric acids found in fruit drinks are more erosive than hydrochloric or sulfuric acid -- which is also known as battery acid. These refined sugars and acids found in soda and citrus juice promote tooth erosion, which wears away the hard part of the teeth, or the enamel....

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2008-10-26 15:35:00

Scientists have expressed genes from snapdragon in tomatoes to grow purple tomatoes high in health-protecting anthocyanins. Anthocyanins are naturally occurring pigments found at particularly high levels in berries such as blackberry, cranberry and chokeberry. Scientists are investigating ways to increase the levels of health-promoting compounds in more commonly eaten fruits and vegetables. "Most people do not eat 5 portions of fruits and vegetables a day, but they can get more benefit from...

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2008-09-23 15:15:00

An Italian study, the first outcome of a large epidemiological investigation, finds new beneficial effects of chocolate in the prevention of cardiovascular disease Maybe gourmands are not jumping for joy. Probably they would have preferred bigger amounts to sup-port their passion. Though the news is still good for them: 6.7 grams of chocolate per day represent the ideal amount for a protective effect against inflammation and subsequent cardiovascular disease. A new effect, demonstrated for...

2008-08-11 09:01:31

XI'AN, China, Aug. 11 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Huifeng Bio-Pharmaceutical Technology, Inc (BULLETIN BOARD: HFGB) , a leading developer and producer of plant extracts and pharmaceutical raw materials for use in pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and food production, today announced that it has signed a major supply agreement with DNP International Co., Inc. of Santa Fe Springs, CA. Under the terms of the agreement Huifeng is to deliver 62 metric tons of Glucuronolactone, a naturally...

2008-08-09 03:00:24

By Owens, Daniel K Alerding, Anne B; Crosby, Kevin C; Bandara, Aloka B; Westwood, James H; Winkel, Brenda S J The genome of Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) contains five sequences with high similarity to FLAVONOL SYNTHASE1 (AtFLS1), a previously characterized flavonol synthase gene that plays a central role in flavonoid metabolism. This apparent redundancy suggests the possibility that Arabidopsis uses multiple isoforms of FLS with different substrate specificities to mediate the...

2008-08-06 12:00:58

By Heather McPherson, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla. Aug. 6--Grab a seat. The weekly buffet of noshes and nonsense is open. Take time for tea. Drinking four to five cups of tea a day may help maintain a healthy mind and body, according to research published in a supplement to the August issue of Journal of Nutrition. One study's results suggest that many cups each day could improve attention and focus. This and other studies on tea polyphenols -- including research on neurological health,...

2008-07-18 09:01:12

NEW YORK, July 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Drinking four to five cups of tea a day may help maintain a healthy mind and body, according to new research published in a supplement to the August issue of the Journal of Nutrition. One study's results suggest that four to five cups of tea a day may improve attention and focus. This and other studies on tea polyphenols, including research on neurological health, genetic susceptibility to cancer, and insulin sensitivity are included in the Proceedings of...

2008-07-12 00:00:09

A small-scale study found kiwifruit is among the highest in bioavailability compared to other anti-oxidant-rich fruits and berries, U.S. researchers said. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center in Little Rock performed a comparison of kiwifruit, red grapes and strawberries. The study, published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, found that kiwifruit provided for an anti-oxidant intake score of 12.5, compared to grapes at...

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2008-05-29 19:30:00

The study is the first to find that plant components called flavonoids may prevent disease Tobacco smokers who eat three servings of fruits and vegetables per day and drink green or black tea may be protecting themselves from lung cancer, according to a first-of-its-kind study by UCLA cancer researchers. UCLA researchers found that smokers who ingested high levels of natural chemicals called flavonoids in their diet had a lower risk of developing lung cancer, an important finding since more...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.