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Chocolate Flavonoids Improve Memory In Pond Snails
2012-09-27 08:48:48

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Snails are hardly the creature one might think about when reading about how “superfoods” improve memory. But for University of Calgary researchers, these molluscs were the perfect candidates to study how epicatechin, a flavonoid found in chocolate, affects the memory. Ken Lukowiak, a researcher at Calgary, was skeptical when undergraduate Lee Fruson first hypothesized about how dietary factors affect memory. “I...

2012-09-20 10:27:19

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ChromaDex(®) Corporation (OTCBB: CDXC) announced today findings from a Phase 2/3 trial at the University of Mississippi Medical Center showing its patented nutritional ingredient pTeroPure(®) (pterostilbene) significantly reduced blood pressure in adults. The findings from the study, the first clinical trial of the pure compound, were presented today at the American Heart Association's High Blood Pressure Research 2012 Scientific...

2012-08-13 10:24:58

GERMANTOWN, Maryland, August 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A study conducted by researchers from the University of L'Aquila in Italy and Mars, Incorporated provides compelling new evidence that the regular consumption of dietary cocoa flavanols may improve cognitive function in elderly subjects with early memory decline. Just published online in the journal Hypertension, this current study significantly advances understanding of the benefits of flavanols by specifically exploring the...

2012-08-09 02:28:41

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ChromaDex(®) Corporation (OTCBB: CDXC), an innovative natural products company that provides proprietary, science-based solutions and ingredients to the dietary supplement, food & beverage, animal health, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries announced today that the human clinical data for its patented pTeroPure® (pterostilbene) study was accepted for presentation at the High Blood Pressure Research 2012 Scientific Sessions, sponsored...

2012-06-23 23:01:47

Recent research conducted by several medical research centers as well as new uses for Hawthorn documented at Health and Wellness portal BeWellBuzz.com have confirmed that there are many new health benefits that this super fruit product can provide from cardiovascular to respiratory improvements for many medical patients across the globe. Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) June 22, 2012 The health benefits of Hawthorn Berries have been documented well since early medical trials were completed in the...

2012-05-10 10:24:53

FOSTER CITY, Calif., May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The FRS Company, manufacturer of the Healthy Performance(TM) line of products, announced the launch of two groundbreaking new beverages: Healthy Slim(TM), to support weight loss, and Healthy Defense(TM), for immune system support. Both products feature innovative ingredients, backed by strong clinical evidence, and FRS will be the first company to offer them in a beverage at major retailers across the country. (Photo:...

2012-05-08 20:51:15

Research findings offer a new direction for a therapeutic agent to prevent stroke, heart attack A compound called rutin, commonly found in fruits and vegetables and sold over the counter as a dietary supplement, has been shown to inhibit the formation of blood clots in an animal model of thrombosis. These new findings, led by investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and published in today's on-line issue of The Journal of Clinical Investigation (JCI), identify a...

2012-05-04 02:24:35

ZURICH, May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A new, one-year, double-blind controlled clinical study shows that cacao-flavonoids and soy isoflavones can significantly improve biomarkers of CVD risk in postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes[1]. The trial, conducted by Peter J. Curtis, Ph.D., et al, funded by a UK based Charity, Diabetes UJK, and supported by Frutarom Ltd., Israel, and Barry Callebaut, the world's leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and...

2012-04-24 22:24:43

Validated method enables accurate analysis of the chemical structures of flavanols in cocoa and provides an important tool to further research related to their cardiovascular health benefits A method for the analysis of flavanols in cocoa has been developed by a team of researchers from Mars Botanical, a scientific division of Mars, Incorporated, and recently published in the Journal of AOAC International. Drawing on the research team's expertise in flavanol chemistry and analytics, the...

2012-04-24 06:26:23

NORTHRIDGE, Calif., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A dose of 10 milligrams (mg) daily of S-equol delivered via a newly developed fermented soy germ-based nutritional supplement is as effective as a standard dose of soy isoflavones at reducing hot flash frequency significantly and is even more effective for relieving muscle and joint pain, according to a peer-reviewed study in US postmenopausal women published in the June Journal of Women's Health, available now as a Fast Track...