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2011-04-14 14:00:00

ORANGE CITY, Iowa, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ron Van Beek, president and CEO of Van Beek Natural Science, announced that research conducted at Iowa State University confirmed that the patented active compound, Axaphen, in DiaGel eliminates bacteria on contact. Axaphen was tested using techniques such as broth microdilution testing, disk diffusion, and traditional microbiological plating. Through this work, Dr. Brehm-Stecher's group has identified Axaphen as a highly active...

2011-04-14 08:15:12

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- You've probably heard the old adage or maybe even said it once before yourself, but will an apple a day really keep the doctor away? Dr. Bahram H. Arjmandi, Ph.D., R.D., Margaret A. Sitton Professor and Chair, Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences at The Florida State University recently studied the popular fruit. Animal studies have illustrated that apple pectin and polyphenols in apple improve lipid metabolism and lower the production of pro-inflammatory...

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2011-04-13 06:25:00

A new study has found that women who go on an "apple diet" saw their cholesterol drop by about a quarter in six months. Dr. Bahram Arjmandi of the department of nutrition, food and exercise sciences at Florida State University said the results were "incredible." Eighty women aged 45 to 65 were asked to eat 75 grams of dried prunes a day for a year.  Another 80 women of the same age group were asked to eat the same amount of dried apple, in addition to their normal diets. The women had...

2010-11-08 05:03:00

BOSTON, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent research out of the University of Michigan Health System - a premier academic medical center - has found that adding more apples and apple products to your diet may be an easy way to lower your risk for developing heart disease. More than one in three U.S. adults has one or more types of cardiovascular disease (CVD) according to the American Heart Association. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Researchers...

2010-09-10 11:50:43

As interest grows in feeding distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) to growing pigs, many questions are being asked about the digestibility of this alternative feed option. "Previous research shows that while the amount of energy in DDGS is greater than that of corn, pigs have lower digestibility of energy in DDGS than in corn," said Hans H. Stein, U of I associate professor in the Department of Animal Sciences. "Our goal was to find out why." Stein's team wanted to develop a greater...

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2010-01-20 10:25:00

Why does an apple a day keep the doctor away? New research published in the open access journal BMC Microbiology contributes to our understanding of why eating apples is good for you. Microbiologists from the National Food Institute at the University of Denmark fed rats on a diet that was rich in whole apples, apple juice, pur©e or pomace, or put them on a control diet. They then analyzed the microbial content of the rats' digestive systems to see if eating apples had any impact on the...

2008-10-13 15:00:30

British scientists say they may have discovered why people who eat more fruits and vegetables have less risk of cancer -- pectin. Pectin is better known for its jam-setting qualities and as being a component of dietary fiber, but the current finding supports a cancer-fighting role as well. Vic Morris of the Institute of Food Research in Norwich, England, said the researchers determined that a fragment released from pectin -- found in all fruits and vegetables -- binds to and is...

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2008-10-13 07:50:00

Researchers believe the answer to the search for a true superfood can be found in the fiber of most fruit and vegetables. The Institute of Food Research is conducting an ongoing study in which they found pectin, a fiber found in everything from potato to plums, helped fight cancer. Lead researcher Professor Vic Morris said people no longer need to rely on so-called superfoods. Morris said, "We hear so much about 'superfoods' like blueberries, but for a combination of different effects it...

2008-07-29 15:01:15

Maybe it's because he's a dedicated father of two daughters; or maybe it's because as an integrative physician who specializes in treating cancer, he has seen the ravaging toll that toxic metals have taken on the health of his patients. Whatever his inspiration, Isaac Eliaz, M.D. L.Ac., M.S., founder of Amitabha Medical Clinic in the SF Bay Area, is on a mission to get rid of a major health hazard for children - the effects of toxic heavy metals like lead and mercury that can impact all...

2008-07-23 12:01:04

Xylogalacturonan (XGA) is a class of pectic polysaccharide found in plant cell walls. The Arabidopsis thaliana locus At5g33290 encodes a predicted Type II membrane protein, and insertion mutants of the At5g33290 locus had decreased cell wall xylose. Immunological studies, enzymatic extraction of polysaccharides, monosaccharide linkage analysis, and oligosaccharide mass profiling were employed to identify the affected cell wall polymer. Pectic XGA was reduced to much lower levels in mutant...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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