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2012-01-12 03:00:00

FOLSOM, Calif., Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- During this time of year when diet and exercise are a top priority, more and more people are grabbing a handful of walnuts. According to new research published in Food and Function, researchers from The University of Scranton in Scranton, Pa., compared the amount of powerful antioxidants called polyphenols in nine types of roasted and raw nuts and two types of peanut butter, in an attempt to "crack" the antioxidant code. The results?...

2011-11-11 08:00:00

Swanson Health Products introduces Swanson Ultra BONOLIVEâ“ž¢, an innovative bone health supplement that features an extract from the leaves of olive trees. Fargo, ND (PRWEB) November 11, 2011 Swanson Health Products announces the latest breakthrough in natural bone support: Swanson Ultra BONOLIVEâ“ž¢, a revolutionary olive-based bone health supplement. This innovative product has its roots in Mediterranean tradition, where people...

2011-09-27 11:55:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MonaVie, the prominent world-wide fruit juice distribution company, has announced that it has launched several new products that are now available for sale. The products continue in the vein of their brand but offer a unique twist on their other products. Their purpose is to help people's health by supporting joint, heart, and immune health. This is done mainly through antioxidants that promote general health. MonaVie juice distributor is...

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...

2011-04-11 15:32:31

The benefits of blueberry consumption have been demonstrated in several nutrition studies, more specifically the cardio-protective benefits derived from their high polyphenol content. Blueberries have shown potential to have a positive effect on everything from aging to metabolic syndrome. Recently, a researcher from Texas Woman's University (TWU) in Denton, TX, examined whether blueberries could play a role in reducing one of the world's greatest health challenges: obesity. Shiwani Moghe,...

2011-04-11 08:15:30

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Green tea combined with a fitness activity known as tai chi may improve bone health and reduce inflammation in postmenopausal women, according to a new study. Dr. Chwan-Li Shen, an associate professor and a researcher at the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, has spent over two decades studying how Eastern lifestyle traditions may benefit Westerners. In her most recent research, Shen studied 171 postmenopausal...

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2011-03-03 08:04:31

Scientists are reporting the first evidence that consumption of a healthful antioxidant substance in apples extends the average lifespan of test animals, and does so by 10 percent. The new results, obtained with fruit flies "” stand-ins for humans in hundreds of research projects each year "” bolster similar findings on apple antioxidants in other animal tests. The study appears in ACS's Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Zhen-Yu Chen and colleagues note that damaging...

2011-02-14 17:10:00

PURCHASE, N.Y., Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A recently published study in Nutrition Research and Practice (Nutr Res Pract 2010;4(3):203-207) has verified the anti-inflammatory effects in humans of Oligonol® lychee fruit polyphenol. The study examined Oligonol intake on cortisol and related cytokines in healthy young men. Both cortisol and cytokine concentrations are inflammatory markers known to increase when stress such as exercise is caused on the body. This study...

2011-01-31 15:52:09

The endothelium is the inner lining of our blood vessels and normal functions of endothelial cells include enabling coagulation, platelet adhesion and immune function. Endothelial dysfunction is associated with reduced anticoagulant properties and the inability of arteries and arterioles to dilate fully. The gradual decrease in endothelial function over time is a key factor in the development of diseases associated with ageing, especially cardiovascular disease (CVD). Many epidemiologic...

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2011-01-06 13:20:00

Regularly drinking green tea could protect the brain against developing Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, according to latest research by scientists at Newcastle University. The study, published in the academic journal Phytomedicine, also suggests this ancient Chinese remedy could play a vital role in protecting the body against cancer. Led by Dr Ed Okello, the Newcastle team wanted to know if the protective properties of green tea "“ which have previously been shown to be...