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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...

2010-05-28 12:20:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Vemma Nutrition Company has donated in excess of $315,000 of its premium children's supplement, Vemma NEXT(TM) to Kids in Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.) as a first step in an ongoing donation partnership with the New York City-based nonprofit. This first donation has been earmarked primarily to assist with long-term relief efforts in Haiti spearheaded by K.I.D.S. and Operation Compassion, giving Haitian children access to the vital nutrients they...

2010-02-25 08:00:00

With the realization that half of the people experiencing a sudden mortal heart attack were taking aspirin on the day of their demise, researchers have begun to search for a more reliable alternative, and they may have found it in a red wine molecule called resveratrol (rez-vair-ah-trawl). Researchers at the University of Connecticut induced heart attacks in animals and found resveratrol significantly reduces damage to heart muscle. Scarring and fibrosis were limited and the animals...

2010-02-17 09:00:00

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- As heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death in the United States for all adults, a new report released by the Nutrilite Health Institute, America's Phytonutrient Report: Heart Health by Color*, shows that Americans are falling short on heart-healthy phytonutrients. Phytonutrients are the natural plant-based compounds that give fruits and vegetables their vibrant colors and provide us with potential health benefits. Using NHANES...

2010-01-05 14:07:39

Finding may lead to a new treatment Researchers have identified two cellular proteins that are important factors in hepatitis C virus infection, a finding that may result in the approval of new and less toxic treatments for the disease, which can lead to liver cancer and cirrhosis. An estimated 270 to 300 million people worldwide are infected with hepatitis C and the conventional treatments "“ interferon and ribavirin "“ can have significant side effects. A new drug targeting...

2009-11-04 12:55:29

Health/wellness expert Amy Hendel available for interviews Hoping to keep the flu at bay? A strong immune system helps. Enjoying the bounty of colorful fruits and vegetables available right now can be an important step toward supporting your family's immune system this cold/flu season. In addition to vitamins, minerals and fiber, fruits and vegetables contain phytonutrients, believed to come from the com-pounds that give these foods their vibrant colors. These phytonutrients provide a wide...

2009-10-15 13:06:21

Report by Nutrilite Health Institute is first major analysis of NHANES fruit and vegetable consumption by color While it is a well-known fact that most Americans do not eat enough fruits and vegetables, a new report shows the color of fruits and veggies eaten can be as important as the quantity. Eight in 10 Americans are missing out on the health benefits of a diet rich in colorful fruits and vegetables, resulting in a phytonutrient gap with potential health consequences, according to...

2009-09-03 10:53:03

The antioxidant quercetin is increasingly being marketed as a supplement that boosts athletic performance, but a new University of Georgia study finds that it is no better than a placebo. Professor Kirk Cureton, head of the department of kinesiology in the UGA College of Education, and his colleagues tested quercetin in a double-blind, placebo-controlled study that assessed a variety of measures, including the ability of muscles to synthesize energy, cycling performance, perceived exertion...

2009-08-05 14:30:00

Simulations point to changes in water depth and currents as increasing likelihood of rogue wavesTwo forms of skin and brain cancer respond very poorly to chemotherapy and radiation: melanoma and glioblastoma multiforme brain cancer.Both are the focus of an intensive effort in the department of nutritional sciences at The University of Arizona to find natural, biologically active compounds that will sensitize the cancerous tumors to therapy without damaging normal tissue. By using the...

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...