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2012-02-29 09:25:47

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — New research has indicated that consuming flavonoids — a class of compounds found in fruits, vegetables, dark chocolate and red wine– may indeed lower the risk of stroke in women. "Studies have shown higher fruit, vegetable and specifically vitamin C intake is associated with reduced stroke risk," Aedín Cassidy, Ph.D., the study's lead author and professor of nutrition at Norwich Medical School in the University of East Anglia in Norwich,...

Citrus Fruit Found To Lower Risk Of Stroke In Women
2012-02-24 09:50:59

Researchers have identified compounds, known as flavonoids, found in several citrus fruits that may lower a woman´s stroke risk, according to recent reports. It is suggested from previous studies that eating fruits and vegetables aids in protecting against strokes, and many researchers believe that the flavonoids may explain why citrus has been shown to improve blood vessel function and show anti-inflammatory effects. “Studies have shown higher fruit, vegetable and...

2012-01-10 13:15:00

Nature's Daily Defense to Broaden Marketing of Its Top Selling Antioxidant Product Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) January 10, 2012 Nutritional supplements producer Nature's Daily Defense has decided to expand the marketing campaign for its popular antioxidant supplement product Max Antioxidant to include health conscious consumers interested in cancer prevention. This comes in the wake of a landmark European study linking antioxidant use to reduced overall cancer risk. The firm's marketing has...

2011-12-02 01:34:33

German researchers have determined that epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG)–a flavonoid found in green tea–inhibits the hepatitis C virus (HCV) from entering liver cells. Study findings available in the December issue of Hepatology, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, suggest that EGCG may offer an antiviral strategy to prevent HCV reinfection following liver transplantation. HCV infection can lead to...

2011-10-20 12:36:33

As microbes grow increasingly resistant to existing antibiotics, scientists are looking in new directions for drug development. A new paper, published Oct. 19 in the online journal PLoS ONE, reports the synthesis and testing of a family of potential antimicrobial molecules and finds that their therapeutic effect is comparable to that of many currently used antimicrobial agents. Most of the compounds showed broad activity against a variety of bacteria and fungi, but were not toxic to...

New Evidence That Chocolate Lowers Stroke Risk
2011-10-11 10:07:26

Chocolate lovers may have a new reason to celebrate: A Swedish study suggests that women who have a couple of small chocolate bars every week are 20 percent less likely to suffer debilitating strokes than those who abstain from eating chocolate. The study, published this week in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, looked at more than 33,000 women and found that the more chocolate they ate, the lower their risk of stroke. This finding adds to the strong evidence that links...

2011-10-08 07:00:00

True Healthy Products creates healthy eating plan using healthy dark chocolate to curb appetite and keep dieters losing weight. (PRWEB) October 08, 2011 True Healthy Products teams up with an internationally recognized expert in the field of alternative medicine focusing on diet and nutrition, Dr. Keith Scott-Mumby, and create what is now called the Simple Chocolate Diet. "Chocolate is made from the beans of the cacao tree, Theobroma Cacao," says Scott-Mumby. He explains that plant...

2011-10-03 09:00:00

SUNRISE, Fla., Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NaturaNectar LLC, just announced that it has made significant progress with its exclusive standardized variations of bee propolis extracts (PWE(TM) and FLAV(TM)) allowing for the launch of the first line of functional supplements from propolis in the USA. "These products are only possible because of the significant work done for decades in Scandinavia by our Partner PRC - Propolis Research Centre A/S, the strong partnership with the...

2011-07-15 00:00:35

ECO VITA is pleased to announce Ten-Chi Cha, a Japanese herbal tea designed for optimum detoxification. Literally translated, it means "Heaven and Earth Tea," and incorporates a blend of 12 ancient Japanese herbs used for centuries to rid the body of toxins and impurities. The newly improved tea will be released on July 14, 2011 with new package design. Rockleigh, NJ (PRWEB) July 14, 2011 Does anyone know if there is a more natural way to fight the aging process? Herbal detox tea contains...

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2011-07-14 11:31:11

More than 500,000 tons of onion waste are thrown away in the European Union each year. However, scientists say this could have a use as food ingredients. The brown skin and external layers are rich in fiber and flavonoids, while the discarded bulbs contain sulphurous compounds and fructans. All of these substances are beneficial to health. Production of onion waste has risen over recent years in line with the growing demand for these bulbs. More than 500,000 tons of waste are generated in the...