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2011-09-14 06:21:00

VIENNA, Va., Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- No matter how you slice it, the whole apple may be greater - and healthier - than the sum of its parts, according to a new review study published in the September 2011 Advances in Nutrition. "Despite trends toward studying individual components of the apple, it appears the whole apple has beneficial properties that cannot be explained by certain nutrient components previously singled out," says Dr. Dianne Hyson, Ph.D., a registered dietitian and...

2011-09-13 21:53:44

Phytoestrogens are plant compounds which, in the human body, can attach to the receptors for the female sexual hormone estrogen and which are taken in with our daily diet. A number of findings have attributed a cancer protective effect to these plant hormones. At DKFZ, a team headed by Prof. Dr. Jenny Chang-Claude summarized the results of several studies in a meta-analysis last year and showed that a diet rich in phytoestrogens lowers the risk of developing breast cancer after menopause. Now...

2011-09-13 12:00:15

Study could have an impact in fighting head and neck cancers Curcumin, the main component in the spice turmeric, suppresses a cell signaling pathway that drives the growth of head and neck cancer, according to a pilot study using human saliva by researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. The inhibition of the cell signaling pathway also correlated with reduced expression of a number of pro-inflammatory cytokines, or signaling molecules, in the saliva that promote cancer...

2011-08-09 12:24:31

A diet of flaxseed shows protective effects against radiation in animal models Flax has been part of human history for well over 30,000 years, used for weaving cloth, feeding people and animals, and even making paint. Now, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have discovered that it might have a new use for the 21st century: protecting healthy tissues and organs from the harmful effects of radiation. In a study just published in BMC Cancer,...

2011-07-26 05:28:00

BROOKLYN, N.Y., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tough Mudder, Probably the Toughest Event on the Planet, announced today that The FRS Company, a leader in natural performance beverages and chews, will be the official natural performance energy products partner for the Tough Mudder event series. As part of the partnership, FRS will provide product sampling at the starting line to help provide participants the sustained energy needed for completing the action-packed course. The patented...

2011-06-27 10:53:00

MIAMI, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- URINOZINC® Plus with Beta-Sitosterol, the latest addition to the URINOZINC® Prostate Formula line, is now available for purchase at select Walmart stores. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110627/CG25869) URINOZINC® is the only dietary supplement with a US Patent for helping alleviate symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate. Over 2 million bottles have been sold. The main...

2011-06-14 07:00:00

SEWICKLEY, Pa., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The benefits of resveratrol are well studied and documented in controlled scientific studies. It has been shown to slow down the aging process and help prevent age-related diseases including heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer's, diabetes, and others. But to what extent are benefits being measurably realized by real people incorporating it into their daily lives? After receiving numerous customers' comments claiming enhanced athletic...

2011-06-09 14:05:18

'Be-MaGIC,' largest study of marathons world-wide, reveals positive effects on the immune system and against infection Many amateur athletes have long suspected what research scientists for the Department of Preventative and Rehabilitative Sports Medicine of the Technische Universitaet Muenchen at Klinikum rechts der Isar have now made official: Documented proof, gathered during the world's largest study of marathons, "Be-MaGIC" (beer, marathons, genetics, inflammation and the cardiovascular...

2011-05-12 05:00:00

GENEVA, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- "Clear and credible," said one judge. "An Excellent, comprehensively completed submission," said another panelist. Overtaking many competitors, and analysts' expectations, CREAGRI®'s HIDROX(TM) took the Nutraceutical Industry by storm on May 11, 2011 in Geneva at the Nutraceutical Business Technology Awards ceremony. Held in parallel to Vitafoods' Europe Expo, the NBT Award is the recognition of the decade long leading role that...

2011-04-06 16:37:00

CORALVILLE, Iowa, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pinnaclife announces an exciting advancement in the effects of Olivamine and Olivamine10 on cells. Earlier this week, AGE Magazine published an article submitted by research scientists from the University of Iowa. The article is titled "MnSOD activity regulates hydroxytyrosol-induced extension of chronological lifespan." The article finds that specific dosings of hydroxytyrosol, a key ingredient in Olivamine and Olivamine10, is scientifically...