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2014-03-18 08:34:24

New Animal Laboratory Studies Confirm that not all Sugars are Created Equal NEW YORK, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There is more good news about pure maple syrup. Researchers from the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Japan joined together on March 16 at the annual meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS), in Dallas, Texas, for a full-day symposium devoted to a number of studies that examined potential new health benefits found in maple syrup and other natural sweeteners. One study...

2011-04-01 04:35:00

NEW YORK, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- There's more good news about pure maple syrup from the University of Rhode Island (URI). Researchers there have now identified 54 compounds in maple syrup from Canada, double the amount previously reported, and many with antioxidant activity and potential health benefits. In laboratory studies, they acted as anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory agents. Initial studies also suggest that maple compounds may inhibit enzymes relevant in Type 2 diabetes...

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2011-03-30 14:11:14

5 have never been seen in nature before University of Rhode Island researcher Navindra Seeram has discovered 34 new beneficial compounds in pure maple syrup and confirmed that 20 compounds discovered last year in preliminary research play a key role in human health. Today at the 241st American Chemical Society's National Meeting in Anaheim, Calif. the URI assistant pharmacy professor is telling scientists from around the world that his URI team has now isolated and identified 54 beneficial...

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2010-03-25 09:51:03

Tests show migratory birds choose most beneficial berries KINGSTON, R.I. -- Want to know what kinds of foods prevent disease? Then watch what migratory birds eat during their stopovers on Block Island. Two University of Rhode Island scientists believe that birds choose certain berries because they offer protection against oxidative stress that occurs during long flights. Oxidative stress can lead to inflammation and a variety of diseases in birds and humans. The team's preliminary findings...

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2010-03-25 08:48:29

Some birds are not "bird brains" when it comes to nutrition. Scientists reported yesterday for the first time that certain birds eat berries that are high in antioxidants during their annual migration, passing up berries that are lower in these healthful substances. The behavior may help improve the birds' fitness for a long, stressful journey, they reported at the American Chemical Society (ACS) 239th National Meeting. "We know that a diet rich in antioxidants, like those found in fruits and...

2010-03-24 07:07:00

NEW YORK, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- In a new research study conducted by the University of Rhode Island, Dr. Navindra Seeram discovered more than 20 compounds linked to human health in Canadian maple syrup, 13 of which were discovered for the first time in maple syrup. Seeram, assistant professor of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences in URI's College of Pharmacy, unveiled his findings Sunday, March 21 at the American Chemical Society's Annual Meeting. To view the multimedia assets...

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2010-03-22 07:49:18

Most are disease-fighting anti-oxidants Before you dig in to your next stack of French toast or waffles, you might want to pour on pure maple syrup. That's because University of Rhode Island researcher Navindra Seeram, who specializes in medicinal plant research, has found more than 20 compounds in maple syrup from Canada that have been linked to human health, 13 of which are newly discovered in maple syrup. In addition, eight of the compounds have been found in the Acer (maple) family for...


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