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2010-09-09 01:02:11

Scientists are calling for more research on the possibility that some supposedly healthful plant-based antioxidants "” including those renowned for their apparent ability to prevent cancer "” may actually aggravate or even cause cancer in some individuals. Their recommendation follows a study in which two such antioxidants "” quercetin and ferulic acid "” appeared to aggravate kidney cancer in severely diabetic laboratory rats. The study appears in ACS' bi-weekly...

2010-09-07 07:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ChromaDex Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: CDXC), a natural products chemistry company which provides novel and innovative ingredients to the dietary supplement, food, beverage and cosmetic markets, has initiated a clinical study at The University of Mississippi for pTeroPure(TM) pterostilbene (tero-STILL-bean). The next generation, novel ingredient, is based on the grant of an exclusive worldwide license to all patent rights of...

2010-07-13 15:46:53

New research finds that chemicals in soy reduce weight gain in a rat model of menopause. Research to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB), the foremost society for research into all aspects of eating and drinking behavior, finds that a diet rich in soy prevents weight gain in post-menopausal female rats. Previous research suggests that reduced levels of the hormone estrogen during menopause are responsible for the increased body weight...

2010-07-12 06:30:00

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- New research has found that people who consume relatively high amounts of flavonols have a lower risk of stroke. Tea was most likely the major contributor of flavonols in the diet, ranging from 30 percent (US) to 70 percent (the Netherlands) of the total intake. Flavonols are a subclass of flavonoids. Flavonoids are dietary compounds found in tea, wine, cocoa, fruit and vegetables. They contribute significantly to taste, color and possibly...

2010-07-09 08:03:00

Experts examine emerging science on health benefits of S-equol NORTHRIDGE, Calif., July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The findings of a scientific conference examining the growing body of research and potential health benefits of S-equol were published this month in the Journal of Nutrition. Manuscripts based on presentations made at the conference, which was organized by the Life Sciences Research Office (LSRO), reveal data that S-equol is a safe, natural and effective solution to...

2010-07-06 07:00:00

MCLEAN, Va., July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- New findings indicate that cocoa flavanols may be an important part of a healthy diet for people with cardiovascular disease, which affects more than 80 million Americans, according to research by a team of internationally-renowned researchers, including scientists from Mars, Incorporated. The breakthrough study conducted at the University of California San Francisco and published in the prestigious Journal of the American College of Cardiology...

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2010-05-06 13:26:48

Johns Hopkins researchers discover pathway in mice for epicatechin's apparent protective effect Researchers at Johns Hopkins have discovered that a compound in dark chocolate may protect the brain after a stroke by increasing cellular signals already known to shield nerve cells from damage. Ninety minutes after feeding mice a single modest dose of epicatechin, a compound found naturally in dark chocolate, the scientists induced an ischemic stroke by essentially cutting off blood supply to the...

2010-04-27 08:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ChromaDex Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: CDXC), a natural products chemistry company which provides novel and innovative ingredients to the dietary supplement, food, beverage and cosmetic markets, announced today The Frost Group, LLC, led by Miami entrepreneur and billionaire Dr. Phillip Frost, has agreed to make an investment in ChromaDex. The amount of the investment was not disclosed. The investment will allow ChromaDex to pursue...

2010-04-27 08:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ChromaDex Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: CDXC), a natural products chemistry company which provides novel and innovative ingredients to the dietary supplement, food, beverage and cosmetic markets, announced today the launch of pTeroPure(TM) pterostilbene (tero-STILL-bean). This exciting new product introduction is based on the grant of an exclusive worldwide license to all patent rights of pterostilbene from the University of Mississippi...

2010-04-26 08:20:00

IRVINE, Calif., April 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ChromaDex Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: CDXC), a natural products chemistry company which provides novel and innovative ingredients to the dietary supplement, food, beverage and cosmetic markets, announced today The Frost Group, LLC, led by Miami entrepreneur and billionaire Dr. Phillip Frost, has agreed to make an investment in ChromaDex. The amount of the investment was not disclosed. The investment will allow ChromaDex to pursue...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • 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.'
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