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2008-04-09 11:00:00

But to be useful, the way soy works needs to be better understood, says researcherEvidence is growing from animal and human studies that genistein, a potent chemical found in soy, protects against development of breast cancer - but only if consumed during puberty, says a Georgetown University Medical Center researcher in the British Journal of Cancer published online today. The challenge now, she says, is for scientists to understand precisely why soy appears to provide a shield against the...

2008-03-21 03:00:16

By Adhami, Vaqar M Syed, Deeba N; Khan, Naghma; Afaq, Farrukh ABSTRACT While solar light is indispensable for sustenance of life, excessive exposure can cause several skin-related disorders. The UV part of solar radiation, in particular, is linked to disorders ranging from mild inflammatory effects of the skin to as serious as causing several different types of cancers. Changes in lifestyle together with depletion in the atmospheric ozone layer during the last few decades have led to an...

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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...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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