Latest Nutrients Stories

2014-06-19 09:53:09

Wiley Researchers have found no evidence of a protective association between soy food and endometrial cancer risk, says a new study published (18 June) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Soy foods are an almost exclusive dietary source of isoflavones, a plant-derived estrogen. Some studies have highlighted their potential cancer protective properties, however, research looking at the link to endometrial cancer has been inconsistent. The study defined...

2014-04-23 16:31:02

Technology transfer prize honors work to develop, study and bring pterostilbene to market OXFORD, Miss. and IRVINE, Calif., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A collaboration formed by the University of Mississippi's Division of Technology Management, the USDA Agricultural Research Service's Natural Products Utilization Research Unit and natural products company ChromaDex Corp. (OTCQB: CDXC) has won a national award for excellence in technology transfer. The three organizations have won...

Chocolate Pill Study For Heart Health To Begin
2014-03-17 12:01:21

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers are asking 18,000 men and women around the nation to take part in a study to see if chocolate can help prevent heart attacks and strokes, according to the Associated Press. Scientists have created chocolate pills that are packed full of nutrients but without the sugar and fat. The research will be the first large-scale study to test cocoa flavanols, which previous studies have shown improved blood pressure and cholesterol...

2014-02-12 23:31:49

The new “Benefits Of Chocolate” article on the website Vkool.com reveals to people different types of chocolate and positive effects of chocolate. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 The new “Benefits Of Chocolate” report on the website Vkool.com is divided into two main parts, which cover main types and benefits of chocolate. In the first part, people will discover six types of chocolate, which are unsweetened chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, sweetened chocolate, bittersweet...

2014-02-04 23:22:47

Cocoa is rich in flavonoids, which have beneficial effects on blood pressure, cholesterol, blood flow, and other heart risks. Still, it's important to eat chocolate in moderation. Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 Whether it comes inside a big red heart or wrapped in gold foil, chocolate is synonymous with Valentine's Day. The February 2014 Harvard Women's Health Watch investigates whether the health claims often made for this indulgent treat are as sweet as they sound....

2014-01-28 08:30:45

TORONTO, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Viteava Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced the execution of a sponsored research agreement with McGill University relating to novel analogs and derivatives of the green tea flavonoid, (-)epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG). Matching funds have been received from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Proof of Principle - Phase II (CIHR POPII) program. Professor Tak-Hang Chan of McGill University is the Principal Investigator with...

2014-01-18 23:02:30

The new “Antioxidant Rich Foods” article on the website Vkool.com uncovers antioxidant-rich foods that are good for human health. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) January 18, 2014 The new “Antioxidant Rich Foods” report on the website Vkool.com delivers tips on how to make use of antioxidant-rich foods effectively. At the beginning of the article, the author indicates that berries are a great source of dietary fiber and antioxidants. “Blueberries include more antioxidants than any other...

2014-01-09 23:27:14

Key cognitive enhancement ingredient in Biohack Pure found to be effective at boosting brain function in age-related cognitive decline. Houston, TX (PRWEB) January 09, 2014 With 1 in 3 seniors dying with Alzheimer’s or another dementia (source), scientists have long been fighting to find a way to preserve brain health as we age. Now, hope comes from a little-known compound found in blueberries called pterostilbene. In clinical studies, pterostilbene has shown promise as a treatment in...

Weight Loss, Heart Health And More Linked To Drinking Tea
2013-11-08 08:56:07

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world. Decades of research data reveals that tea might help prevent chronic illnesses, including heart disease, certain types of cancer and Type-2 diabetes. New research adds to the list of benefits, including promoting weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight, improving bone health and activating areas of the brain that bolster attention, problem solving and mood. The American...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'