Latest Phytochemicals Stories

2009-02-16 23:57:38

Cherries, a super fruit, may reduce factors associated with heart disease and diabetes, a U.S.

2009-02-06 13:26:35

Scientists in Spain confirm the polyphenols in extra virgin olive oil help to combat breast cancer. Javier A.

2009-02-05 13:17:42

Researchers of the Catalonian Institute of Oncology (Spain) and the University of Granada (Spain) have discovered that extra virgin olive oil may help to combat breast cancer.

2009-02-02 17:19:50

"We did see that both groups – both the control groups and the carcinogen-injected groups that were consuming quercetin in their diets – had lower levels of both Cox-1 and Cox-2," Turner said. "So that would tend to suggest that there may be opportunity for quercetin to suppress tumor development."

2009-02-02 09:08:01

Scientists in Florida report that adding an edible mushroom-like fungus to grapefruit juice may help to reduce the serious side effects that can occur when people taking certain prescription drugs drink grapefruit juice. Their study is in the January 14 edition of the ACS' bi-weekly Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

2009-01-05 08:33:55

Extra-virgin olive oil is a staple in Italian cooking, and it may also have a medicinal benefit in the fight against cancer.

2008-12-18 11:11:45

Phenols present in extra-virgin olive oil drastically suppress overexpression of the cancer gene HER2 in human breast cancer cells, Spanish researchers said.

2008-09-03 14:37:17

Quercetin fights off flu in mouse study

2008-08-18 15:05:00

U.S. scientists say they've used a spice-based compound as a starting point to develop synthetic molecules able to kill cancer cells.

2008-05-02 06:00:49

By Nagel, Jana Culley, Lana K; Lu, Yuping; Liu, Enwu; Matthews, Paul D; Stevens, Jan F; Page, Jonathan E The glandular trichomes (lupulin glands) of hop (Humulus lupulus) synthesize essential oils and terpenophenolic resins, including the bioactive prenylflavonoid xanthohumol.

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  • A woman who operates an automobile.
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