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2009-08-19 14:52:48

Popcorn and many breakfast cereals contain surprisingly large amounts of the antioxidant polyphenols, believed to reduce disease, U.S. researchers said. Study leader Joe Vinson of the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania said polyphenols are a major reason why fruits, vegetables, chocolate, wine, coffee and tea have become known for their potential role in reducing the risk of heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Commercial hot and cold whole grain cereals have been regarded as...

2009-08-17 16:16:09

 The polyphenols found in red wine are thought to help prevent Alzheimer's disease, and new research from Purdue University and Mount Sinai School of Medicine has shown that some of those compounds in fact reach the brain.Mario Ferruzzi, a Purdue associate professor of food science; Connie Weaver, Purdue's head of foods and nutrition; and Elsa Janle, a Purdue associate professor of foods and nutrition, found that the amount of polyphenols from grapeseed extract that can reach a rat's...

2009-06-24 14:43:00

Research Finds Quercetin Supplements Can Produce 13.2 Percent Increase in Endurance in Healthy, Active Individuals; Study Provides Further Evidence Quercetin is a Healthy, Effective Alternative to Caffeine and Other Short-Term Stimulants; FRS(R) Healthy Energy(R) Is One of the Only Commercial Sources of QU995(TM), the Highest Purity Quercetin Used in the Study FOSTER CITY, Calif., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study released by the University of South Carolina and published online...

2009-06-02 08:00:00

Pro-Athlete Praises FRS Products for their Ability to Sustain Energy and Improve Fitness Levels FOSTER CITY, Calif., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The FRS Company, a developer and distributor of sustained energy products, is proud to announce three time champion basketball player, Derek Fisher as the latest athlete to join the FRS(R) Healthy Energy(R) team. Fisher joins the likes of seven time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, pro-volleyball player Brooke Hanson and a host of other...

2009-05-19 21:04:09

An extract of a plant used as a cooking spice -- turmeric -- suppressed fat tissue in mice, U.S. researchers said. The study, published in Journal of Nutrition, found a type of plant chemical known as a polyphenol found in the spice turmeric -- called curcumin -- appears to reduce weight gain in mice, lower their blood cholesterol levels and lower their levels of liver fat. Most significantly, curcumin suppressed the growth of fat tissue in mice as well as in cell models. Weight gain is...

2009-05-18 15:39:40

Salad dressing aside, a pile of spinach has more nutritional value than a wedge of iceberg lettuce. That's because darker colors in leafy vegetables are often signs of antioxidants that are thought to have a variety of health benefits. Now a team of plant physiologists has developed a way to make lettuce darker and redder"”and therefore healthier"”using ultraviolet light-emitting diodes (LEDs).Steven Britz of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Beltsville, Md., and colleagues...

2009-05-18 10:06:56

 Curcumin, the major polyphenol found in turmeric, appears to reduce weight gain in mice and suppress the growth of fat tissue in mice and cell models. Researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University (USDA HNRCA) studied mice fed high fat diets supplemented with curcumin and cell cultures incubated with curcumin."Weight gain is the result of the growth and expansion of fat tissue, which cannot happen unless new blood vessels form, a process...

2009-05-05 04:00:00

GREEN BAY, Wis., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- It's official...Curamin is the natural products industry's Best New Natural Remedy of the Year. Curamin, the number-one pain-relieving product, is slated to receive a First Place Vity Award from Vitamin Retailer magazine in its upcoming June issue. The annual Vity Awards honor the industry's best-selling products based on a nationwide survey of health food stores. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090505/CG10779) Developed and distributed...

2009-02-27 10:00:00

TORONTO, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The following was written by W. Gifford-Jones M.D., a medical journalist. How do the French differ from North Americans? They eat fat-rich, calorie-packed baked goodies which are not heart healthy. Yet they're less likely to die from cardiovascular disease than North Americans. It's called "The French Paradox", believed to be linked to resveratrol, a substance found in red wine. Now, a study shows that a red wine pill provides more health benefits than...

2009-02-20 16:16:00

LEWISVILLE, N.C., Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- A new product made from a proprietary formula containing Muscadine grape skins and seed powder is expected to provide a potent nutritional weapon in the fight against the nation's number one killer, heart disease. The use of Muscadine grapes and phytonutrients in Muscadine grapes for cardiovascular problems was first reported at international conferences held in Varanesi, India and Singapore in 2006 and 2007 (see www.muscadinenaturals.com for...


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