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Prostate Cancer Prevention From Tomato And Soy Consumption
2013-05-09 05:38:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Eating tomatoes and soy together could be better at preventing prostate cancer than consuming either food product by itself, according to new research published online in the journal Cancer Prevention Research. “In our study, we used mice that were genetically engineered to develop an aggressive form of prostate cancer,” John Erdman, a professor of food science and nutrition at the University of Illinois and one of the...

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2008-04-21 10:35:00

The results of a University of Illinois study have demonstrated an effective way to lower cholesterol levels "“ by eating chocolate bars."Eating two CocoaVia dark chocolate bars a day not only lowered cholesterol, it had the unexpected effect of also lowering systolic blood pressure," said John Erdman, a U. of I. professor of food science and human nutrition.The study, funded in part by Mars Inc., the company that makes the bars, was published in this month's Journal of Nutrition.Erdman...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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