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2009-04-22 23:41:17

A grape-enriched diet may help prevent the downhill sequence of heart failure brought on by years of high blood pressure, U.S. researchers suggest. E. Mitchell Seymour, whose study was part of his doctoral work in nutrition science at Michigan State University, said all the rats his team used were from a research breed that develops high blood pressure when fed a salty diet. The researchers studied the effect of regular table grapes -- a blend of green, red, and black grapes -- that were...

2009-04-20 13:29:00

LEWISVILLE, N.C., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Muscadine grape skin powder, from Muscadine Naturals, Inc, (http://www.muscadinenaturals.com/), provided significant protection against radiation damage in an independent study conducted on mice. The finding was reported in April of 2009 at the 100th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, in Denver, Colorado. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090420/CL01715) The results were reported by Dr. Ronald Carsten, who...

2009-03-10 16:08:00

SAN DIMAS, Calif., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent CBS 60 Minutes TV program drew considerable attention to resveratrol (rez-vair-ah-trawl), a red wine molecule believed to largely be responsible for the French Paradox, the fact the French have far more people living beyond 100 years and exhibit a far lower mortality rate from heart disease than other people living in other developed countries, despite the high-calorie, high-fat diet in France. (Photo:...

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...

2009-02-20 10:02:32

People everywhere are feeling the stress of a worldwide recession. Our cells, too, are under continual assault from stress.Hidden from sight, our cells battle challenges such as their environment, bacteria, viruses, too much or too little oxygen, and physiological stressors. Molecular systems protect cells under assault, but those systems can break down, especially with age.To better understand how cells are protected from stress and damage, a team led by Northwestern University researchers...

2009-01-31 13:44:00

SAN DIMAS, Calif., Jan. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- In a recent episode of 60 Minutes, newsman Morley Safer was mistakenly led by researchers to believe the only current way to add more healthy years to one's lifespan is to drink impossible amounts of red wine (1000 bottles a day) or wait for a drug company to invent a magic pill based on resveratrol, a substance found in the skin of grapes and concentrated in red wine. What 60 Minutes viewers weren't told was that Longevinex(R), a leading dietary...

2009-01-25 16:00:00

SAN DIMAS, Calif., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- A red wine resveratrol (rez-vair-ah-trawl) pill is edging closer to being confirmed as an anti-aging pill as researchers at LifeGen Technologies in Madison, Wisconsin, who were recently interviewed on CBS-TV's 60 MINUTES, reported this past September that Longevinex(R), a patent-applied-for nutriceutical matrix, activates 9-fold more longevity genes than plain resveratrol at a far lower dose than previously reported. (Photo:...

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2008-12-31 10:30:00

Leukemia cells are no match for grape seed extract, according to a team of researchers from the University of Kentucky. Their recent finding, published in the January issue of Clinical Cancer Research, suggests that grape seed extract is effective "“ killing 76 percent of all leukemia cells that were exposed to the extract. Xianglin Shi, professor in the Graduate Center for Toxicology at the University of Kentucky, led a team of researchers who sought to study the extract's activity in...

2008-12-27 12:06:00

SAN DIMAS, Calif., Dec. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the latest science, resveratrol pill users are best advised to consume modest doses of resveratrol plus an array of antioxidant molecules as typically provided in 3 to 5 glasses of aged, red wine, rather than resveratrol alone. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080603/LATU039 ) The most recent study shows mega-dose resveratrol alone fails to prolong the life of laboratory mice. In fact, mega-doses shortened...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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