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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...

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2009-01-31 13:10:00

Researchers trace benefits to acid produced in decomposing organic compound A Queen's-led team has discovered the reason why garlic is so good for us. Researchers have widely believed that the organic compound, allicin "“ which gives garlic its aroma and flavor "“ acts as the world's most powerful antioxidant. But until now it hasn't been clear how allicin works, or how it stacks up compared to more common antioxidants such as Vitamin E and coenzyme Q10, which stop the damaging...

2009-01-12 09:42:06

Black raspberries not only taste delicious, and now scientists say they may also help ward off cancer. A study by the Ohio State Comprehensive Center revealed black raspberries contain the cancer fighting agent known as anthocyanins, a class of flavonoids that inhibit the growth of esophageal cancer in rats. "Our data provide strong evidence that anthocyanins are important for cancer prevention," Gary D. Stoner, Ph.D., a professor in the department of internal medicine at Ohio State...

2009-01-08 16:22:18

Anthocyanins, a class of flavonoids in black raspberries, inhibited cancer growth in the esophagus of rats, U.S. researchers said. Gary D. Stoner of the Ohio State Comprehensive Cancer Center fed rats an anthocyanin-rich extract of black raspberries and found that the extract was nearly as effective in preventing esophageal cancer in rats as whole black raspberries containing the same concentration of anthocyanins. This study demonstrates the importance of anthocyanins as preventive agents...

2009-01-08 11:05:00

A study published in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, identifies components of black raspberries with chemopreventive potential.Researchers at the Ohio State Comprehensive Cancer Center found that anthocyanins, a class of flavonoids in black raspberries, inhibited growth and stimulated apoptosis in the esophagus of rats treated with an esophageal carcinogen."Our data provide strong evidence that anthocyanins are important for cancer...

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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...


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