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2010-10-27 20:31:28

Scientists are calling for more research on the possibility that some supposedly healthful plant-based antioxidants "” including those renowned for their apparent ability to prevent cancer "” may actually aggravate or even cause cancer in some individuals. Their recommendation follows a study in which two such antioxidants "” quercetin and ferulic acid "” appeared to aggravate kidney cancer in severely diabetic laboratory rats. The study appears in ACS' bi-weekly...

2010-10-22 17:55:00

HAYWARD, Calif., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- CREAGRI, Inc.® (www.CREAGRI.com), a world leader in providing the highest quality polyphenol antioxidants captured from organic olives, recently unveiled a new hydroxytyrosol formulation specifically developed for inclusion in consumer goods. The new particulate-free formula, HIDROX® 12%, is the latest addition to CREAGRI's® impressive line of natural, organic olive polyphenolic ingredients,...

2010-10-19 16:14:10

Curcumin, the major component in the spice turmeric, when combined with the drug Cisplatin enhances the chemotherapy's suppression of head and neck cancer cell growth, researchers with UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center have found. A naturally occurring spice widely used in South Asian and Middle Eastern cooking, Turmeric has long been known to have medicinal properties, attributed to its anti-inflammatory effects. Previous studies have shown it can suppress the growth of certain cancers, said Dr....

2010-10-14 12:13:00

HAYWARD, Calif., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- SupplySide West Booth# 19112 -- In anticipation of SupplySide West 2010, CREAGRI, Inc.® (www.CREAGRI.com) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a strategic agreement with Mantrose-Haeuser Co., Inc., based in Westport, CT, for the supply and distribution of its HIDROX® products, used in dietary supplement and nutraceutical applications, in the U.S. and Canada. "We are looking at the market for dietary...

2010-09-16 08:07:00

GREEN BAY, Wis., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Top researchers at the Gastrointestinal Cancer Research Lab at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas are exploring the clinical applications of BCM-95®, a new patented extract of curcumin with unprecedented potency, and bioavailability. Previous studies have shown that BCM-95 curcumin was 7-10 times more bioavailable than other forms of curcumin, and had a retention time in the bloodstream between 8 to 12 hours.(1) At all...

2010-09-09 01:02:11

Scientists are calling for more research on the possibility that some supposedly healthful plant-based antioxidants "” including those renowned for their apparent ability to prevent cancer "” may actually aggravate or even cause cancer in some individuals. Their recommendation follows a study in which two such antioxidants "” quercetin and ferulic acid "” appeared to aggravate kidney cancer in severely diabetic laboratory rats. The study appears in ACS' bi-weekly...

2010-08-26 05:25:00

HAYWARD, Calif., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- CreAgri, Inc.® announced today that the company has received a Patent by the Australian Patent Office, Patent Number 2003249719, which covers the protective effects provided by Hydroxytyrosol against skin damage caused by UV exposure. The patent claims are very broad and include formulations containing the two most important olive polyphenols, Hydroxytyrosol and Oleuropein, whether delivered orally and/or in conjunction with...

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2010-08-25 18:54:49

Here's a scientific discovery fit to give Mr. Potato Head static cling and flyaway hair (if that vintage plastic toy had hair). Scientists today reported discovery of two simple, inexpensive ways of boosting the amounts of healthful antioxidant substances in potatoes. One involves giving spuds an electric shock. The other involves zapping them with ultrasound, high frequency sound waves.Those new insights into improving the nutritional content of one of the Western world's favorite side...

2010-08-24 07:55:00

Think swigging back a bottle of iced tea will provide the same health benefits as a cup of green tea?  Think again.  Researchers found that health-conscious consumers may not be getting what they pay for in many popular beverages. Scientists reported that bottled tea beverages that account for $1 billion in annual sales in the U.S., contain fewer polyphenols or healthy antioxidants than a single cup of home-brewed green or black tea.  Some bottled teas contain such small...

2010-08-04 10:39:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Cargill featured a heart-healthy chocolate beverage prototype containing CoroWise(TM) plant sterols at the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Food Expo in Chicago earlier this month. The prototype is a creamy, dark chocolate beverage in a four-ounce package that contains 0.4 grams of CoroWise(TM) plant sterols, a level that supports a U.S. Food and Drug Administration ( FDA) approved heart-health claim*. Heart health is a key driver of many of...