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2008-03-14 12:06:47

PHILADELPHIA "“ A compound found in soybeans almost completely prevented the spread of human prostate cancer in mice, according to a study published in the March 15 issue of Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Researchers say that the amount of the chemical, an antioxidant known as genistein, used in the experiments was no higher than what a human would eat in a soybean-rich diet. Investigators from Northwestern University found that genistein...

2007-04-04 15:00:10

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- NFI Consumer Products, an innovative consumer products company that researches, develops, manufactures, markets and distributes health, nutrition and beauty supplements, today announced that its Resvinatrol Complete(TM) antioxidant supplement is the first complete antioxidant "red wine alternative" to come to market, and is now available across the United States. Resvinatrol Complete(TM) is the first supplement on the market to harness the...

2007-02-15 15:00:17

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Feb. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- A study funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and recently released by researchers at Appalachian State University showed that the natural, plant-based flavonoid antioxidant quercetin reduced illness and helped maintain mental performance in physically-stressed test subjects. The clinical study was double-blind and placebo-controlled, and involved 40 test subjects who were subjected to extreme physical stress...

2006-08-02 10:35:00

NEW YORK -- Compounds found in curry and onions may help prevent colon cancer in those at risk, according to findings from a small study released this week. In the study, patients with pre-cancerous polyps in the colon who took a pill containing a combination of curcumin, which is found in the curry spice turmeric, and quercetin, an antioxidant found in onions, experienced a marked reduction in both the size and number of polyps. "We believe this is the first proof of principle that these...

2005-09-01 09:35:42

Please read in paragraph two ... Monell Center biologist ... instead of ... University of Pennsylvania biologist ... (a corrected repetition follows) LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have just found out what gourmets have always known -- that there is something special about fresh extra-virgin olive oil. A tasting experience at a molecular gastronomy meeting in Sicily led University of Pennsylvania biologist Gary Beauchamp to analyze freshly pressed extra-virgin olive oil, in which he...

2005-09-01 10:47:35

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have just found out what gourmets have always known -- that there is something special about fresh extra-virgin olive oil. A tasting experience at a molecular gastronomy meeting in Sicily led U.S. Monell Center biologist Gary Beauchamp to analyze freshly pressed extra-virgin olive oil, in which he found a chemical that acted like ibuprofen. He and his team named their discovery oleocanthal and found that, although it has a different chemistry, its effect...

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2005-09-01 07:30:13

Compound in it imitates activity of ibuprofen, researchers say A chance tasting at a scientific meeting in Sicily has led to another reason for including olive oil in your diet. The pungent liquid turns out to contain a compound that has the same molecular action as ibuprofen, the widely used painkiller, researchers at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia report in the Sept. 1 issue of Nature. And that similarity means that olive oil may offer the same health benefits as low-dose...

2005-08-31 18:24:21

A naturally occurring chemical found in extra-virgin olive oils is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent, report scientists from the Monell Chemical Senses Center and collaborators at the University of Pennsylvania, The University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, and Firmenich, Inc. Named oleocanthal by the researchers, the compound inhibits activity of cyclooxygenase (COX) enzymes, a pharmacological action shared by ibuprofen. The finding is significant because inflammation increasingly...

2005-08-31 12:00:29

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have just found out what gourmets have always known -- that there is something special about fresh extra-virgin olive oil. A tasting experience at a molecular gastronomy meeting in Sicily led University of Pennsylvania biologist Gary Beauchamp to analyze freshly pressed extra-virgin olive oil, in which he found a chemical that acted like ibuprofen. He and his team named their discovery oleocanthal and found that, although it has a different chemistry,...

2005-08-31 10:28:17

Olive oil may have pain-relieving powers NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Have a headache? No aspirin or ibuprofen handy? Try some olive oil -- actually, freshly pressed extra-virgin olive oil would be best, according to a group of chemists, who've discovered that it contains a compound that mimics the pain-relieving action of ibuprofen. The compound, called oleocanthal, blocks the same pain pathway as ibuprofen, a member of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, Paul A. S. Breslin...


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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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