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2009-08-25 04:06:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- For years, millions of women tried everything from heavy leg make up to dark pantyhose to cover up unsightly varicose and spider veins. Now there's a better way to reduce the appearance of unwanted veins with Garden of Life's (www.gardenoflife.com) Lovely Legs(TM), the only dietary supplement backed by extensive human clinical studies and millions of happy European women. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090825/NYFNSE01 ) "The...

2009-07-15 16:53:32

The flavonoid naringenin -- a plant-based bioactive molecule from citrus fruit -- was found to help mice lose weight, Canadian researchers said. Murray Huff of the Robarts Research Institute at The University of Western Ontario said one group of mice was fed a high-fat, or Western, diet to induce the symptoms of metabolic syndrome -- a cluster of conditions that occur together, increasing the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. A second group of mice was fed the exact same diet and...

2009-07-13 11:08:00

A flavonoid derived from citrus fruit has shown tremendous promise for preventing weight gain and other signs of metabolic syndrome which can lead to Type 2 Diabetes and increased risk of cardiovascular disease. The study, led by Murray Huff of the Robarts Research Institute at The University of Western Ontario looked at a flavonoid (plant-based bioactive molecule) called naringenin. The findings are published online in the journal Diabetes.In the study one group of mice was fed a high-fat...

2009-06-30 20:46:35

A U.S. researcher says a specially cultivated purple sweet potato may help fight cancer. Soyoung Lim of Kansas State University in Manhattan in Kansas says the Kansas-developed sweet potato has purple flesh high in anthocyanin -- a flavanoid responsible for red/blue pigment that may have an anti-cancer effect. Sometimes we can find purple sweet potatoes in the grocery store, but they don't have this purple color on the skin and inside, Lim said in a statement. Lim extracted and compared...

2009-06-24 14:43:00

Research Finds Quercetin Supplements Can Produce 13.2 Percent Increase in Endurance in Healthy, Active Individuals; Study Provides Further Evidence Quercetin is a Healthy, Effective Alternative to Caffeine and Other Short-Term Stimulants; FRS(R) Healthy Energy(R) Is One of the Only Commercial Sources of QU995(TM), the Highest Purity Quercetin Used in the Study FOSTER CITY, Calif., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study released by the University of South Carolina and published online...

2009-05-18 15:39:40

Salad dressing aside, a pile of spinach has more nutritional value than a wedge of iceberg lettuce. That's because darker colors in leafy vegetables are often signs of antioxidants that are thought to have a variety of health benefits. Now a team of plant physiologists has developed a way to make lettuce darker and redder"”and therefore healthier"”using ultraviolet light-emitting diodes (LEDs).Steven Britz of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Beltsville, Md., and colleagues...

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...

2009-04-09 09:41:00

NEW YORK, April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study conducted at the University of L'Aquila in Italy and supported by the Lipton Institute of Tea, is the first to show that black tea consumption - depending on dose - simultaneously increased blood vessel reactivity and reduced both blood pressure and arterial stiffness, suggesting a cardiovascular health profile that is consistent with maintaining heart health. Using a cohort of 19 healthy men (mean age 33), the researchers assigned participants...

2009-02-17 13:58:36

A U.S. researcher has confirmed that an apple a day -- plus other fruits and vegetable -- does indeed reduce a woman's risk of breast cancer. Rui Hai Liu of the University of Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., said his six studies published in the past year add to growing evidence that an apple and other produce significantly inhibit the size of mammary tumors in rats -- and the more extracts they were given, the greater the inhibition. In his latest study, Liu found that a type of...

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2009-02-05 07:20:00

A recent study published in Crop Science of the anticancer benefits of dry beans shows that different market classes of beans contain varying levels of antioxidants and other cancer reducing contents. As the world seeks new ways to prevent and treat chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer, more research continues to be conducted on the benefits of certain foods in reducing people's risk of contracting these ailments. Legumes in particular are often cited as being high in...