Latest Phytochemical Stories

2008-07-05 00:00:03

By Chidanand Rajghatta WASHINGTON: It seems that watermelons don't just quench thirst, but also increase libido, says a new study. The fruit has some nourishing ingredients that affect the libido. These include lycopene - which is typically found in tomatoes; beta carotene; and the rising star among its phyto-nutrients - citrulline, whose beneficial functions include the ability to relax blood vessels, much like Viagra and other impotence drugs do. Scientists say when watermelon is...

2008-05-29 14:55:40

MU researcher discovers why tomatoes are good for prevention and possible treatment COLUMBIA, Mo. "“ New cancer research from the University of Missouri suggests that eating a certain form of tomato product could be the key to unlocking the prostate cancer-fighting potential of the tomato. The positive effect of tomato products has been suggested in many studies, but, until now, researchers did not know exactly what caused this effect. "It appears that the greatest protective effect...

2007-10-01 12:00:38

BERKELEY, Calif., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Berkeley BioSciences, Inc., co-founded by Dr. Leonard Bjeldanes, Professor and former Chairman of the Department of Nutritional Sciences at UC Berkeley and Dr. Gary Firestone, Director of the National Institutes of Health Cancer Research Program at UC Berkeley, announces the launch of ActivaMune -- an advanced immune support formula exclusively licensed from UC Berkeley. (http://www.activamune.com/). ActivaMune is based on a breakthrough discovery...

2007-08-02 06:15:00

By Turner, Lisa Simplify your life-and boost your health-with these basic foods that really work You can nibble on goji berries, whip up noni juice smoothies and stock your shelves with antioxidants. But if you're looking for what really works for optimal health and disease prevention, the best approach is to focus on foods that are rich in disease-fighting phytochemicals. "Basic foods that have proven health benefits are what we want to emphasize." says Steven Pratt, MD, author of...

2007-06-12 21:00:09

USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: USNA), announced today that it is expanding its existing partnership with the Linus Pauling Institute (LPI), in an effort to better determine the function and role of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants (micronutrients) in promoting optimal health and preventing disease. USANA will contribute $500,000 per year to the institute over the course of 10 years. For more than a decade, LPI, one of the nation's first Centers of Excellence for Research on...

2005-03-23 08:03:36

Mouse study finds it reduces fatty buildup on artery walls HealthDay News -- A large glass of pomegranate juice a day may help keep the heart doctor away. Italian and American scientists report that pomegranate juice helped keep fatty deposits from collecting on artery walls in mice, and kept human heart cells healthier. "Mice that drank pomegranate juice were able to significantly reduce the progression of atherosclerosis, [by] at least 30 percent," said study co-author Dr. Claudio Napoli, a...

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