Latest Linus Pauling Institute Stories

Zinc Deficiency Can Lead To Cancer, Diabetes, Other Diseases
2012-10-03 13:12:42

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from Oregon State University (OSU) recently found that a zinc deficiency mechanism is related to aging and a number of diseases. The study highlights how a lack of zinc can cause difficulties for the immune system as well as heightened inflammation, thus leading to other health problems like autoimmune disease, cancer, diabetes and heart disease. “Some inflammation is normal, a part of immune defense, wound...

2011-01-22 08:48:25

Research is trying to determine whether Alzheimer's disease might be slowed or prevented with nutritional approaches, but a new study suggests those efforts could be improved by use of nutrient "biomarkers" to objectively assess the nutrient status of elderly people at risk for dementia. The traditional approach, which primarily relies on self-reported dietary surveys, asks people to remember what they have eaten. Such surveys don't consider two common problems in elderly populations "“...

2010-04-28 15:07:13

In studies on cancer, heart disease, neurological disorders and other degenerative conditions, some scientists are moving away from the "nature-versus-nurture" debate and are finding you're not a creature of either genetics or environment, but both "“ with enormous implications for a new approach to health. The new field of "epigenetics" is rapidly revealing how people, plants and animals do start with a certain genetic code at conception. But the choice of which genes are "expressed,"...

2007-06-12 21:00:09

USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: USNA), announced today that it is expanding its existing partnership with the Linus Pauling Institute (LPI), in an effort to better determine the function and role of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants (micronutrients) in promoting optimal health and preventing disease. USANA will contribute $500,000 per year to the institute over the course of 10 years. For more than a decade, LPI, one of the nation's first Centers of Excellence for Research on...

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