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2013-11-06 23:29:55

Planta Analytica LLC has developed robust isolation methods for manufacturing of high purity isolates from a class of plant antioxidants known as procyanidins. In addition, Planta Analytica has produced a supply of these high purity isolates in volumes suitable for research or commercial applications, which are now available for purchase. Danbury, CT (PRWEB) November 06, 2013 Planta Analytica LLC announces the release of a series of high purity isolates from a class of plant antioxidants...

Flavenoids In Celery Artichoke Kill Cancer
2013-08-16 14:37:26

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Vegetables like celery and artichokes have long been thought to convey numerous health benefits, and a new study from scientists at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign revealed that these foods have two chemical components, apigenin and luteolin, known as flavonoids that are capable of killing off cancer cells. “Apigenin alone induced cell death in two aggressive human pancreatic cancer cell lines. But we received the best...

Scientists Finally Understand How Black Dahlia Gets Its Color
2012-11-23 13:47:31

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The distinctive coloring of a black dahlia is based on an increased accumulation of anthocyanins as a result of drastically reduced concentrations of flavones, according to a study published in the journal BMC Plant Biology. The dahlia is a popular garden flower, and continuous breed of it has led to 20,000 varieties, many of them showing red hues. The molecular mechanisms for a spectrum of dahlias are already well known,...

2012-05-21 12:34:51

Georgetown doctors test milk thistle to counter amanitin toxins in the liver On September 12, 2011, a Springfield, Virginia man arrived at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (MGUH) in the early stages of liver failure. The man had mistakenly eaten poisonous mushrooms, handpicked from his yard. He would be the first of four patients in the course of two weeks to seek treatment at MGUH for mushroom (amanitin) poisoning. Their clinical course, management, and outcomes were presented today...

Berries May Help Keep Your Brain Sharp
2012-04-27 05:10:50

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com Called the “candy of nature,” fruits like blueberries and strawberries are delicious and sweet when they are in season. It´s probably best to take advantage of them when they are in season, as a new study reported in the medical journal Annals of Neurology found that eating blueberries and strawberries seems to help decrease cognitive decline in older adults. The results of the project imply that cognitive aging could be pushed back almost 2.5...

2012-04-16 05:09:28

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- Next time you have a craving for the sweet stuff don't think twice, chocolate's amazing benefits will give you even more of a reason to indulge. "Chocolate is one of the foods with the greatest appeal to the general population," Sunil Kochhar, Ph.D., was quoted as saying. "The luscious aroma, taste and textures of chocolate have delighted the senses of people in many parts of the world for centuries and make it a well-known comfort food." Kochhar, who is with the...

2012-04-05 09:24:10

Men who eat flavonoid-rich foods such as berries, tea, apples and red wine significantly reduce their risk of developing Parkinson's disease, according to new research by Harvard University and the University of East Anglia (UEA). Published today in the journal Neurology ®, the findings add to the growing body of evidence that regular consumption of some flavonoids can have a marked effect on human health. Recent studies have shown that these compounds can offer protection against a...

2012-03-06 22:53:21

Demonstration of distinct roles of flavanols and procyanidins provides a basis for improving the design and interpretation of future studies Collaborative research by Mars, Incorporated and the University of California, Davis has provided important new insights into the distinct roles of flavanols and procyanidins in the human body. Recently published online in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the findings significantly advance understanding of how these phytonutrients may work...

2011-12-02 12:52:14

Swedish women who ate an antioxidant-rich diet had fewer strokes regardless of whether they had a previous history of cardiovascular disease, in a study reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. "Eating antioxidant-rich foods may reduce your risk of stroke by inhibiting oxidative stress and inflammation," said Susanne Rautiainen, M.Sc., the study's first author and Ph.D. student at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. "This means people should eat more foods such as...

Milk Thistle Stops Lung Cancer In Mice
2011-11-16 04:32:58

Tissue with wound-like conditions allows tumors to grow and spread. In mouse lung cancer cells, treatment with silibinin, a major component of milk thistle, removed the molecular billboards that signal these wound-like conditions and so stopped the spread of these lung cancers, according to a recent study published in the journal Molecular Carcinogenesis. Though the natural extract has been used for more than 2,000 years, mostly to treat disorders of the liver and gallbladder, this is one...


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