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2009-12-08 13:00:08

Supplementation with a selenium-based antioxidant compound decreased the risk of developing new polyps of the large bowel "” called colorectal metachronous adenomas "” in people who previously had colorectal polyps removed. "Our study is the first intervention trial specifically designed to evaluate the efficacy of the selenium-based antioxidant compound on the risk of developing metachronous adenomas," said Luigina Bonelli, M.D., head of the unit of secondary prevention and...

2009-11-12 11:14:47

A new study from the University of Warwick has discovered taking too much of the essential mineral selenium in your diet can increase your cholesterol by almost 10%. Selenium is a trace essential mineral with anti-oxidant properties. The body naturally absorbs selenium from foods such as vegetables, meat and seafood. However, when the balance is altered and the body absorbs too much selenium, such as through taking selenium supplements, it can have adverse affects.  A team led by Dr...

2009-10-01 09:27:00

Drug Giant Tries to Silence CSPI With Threat of Libel Suit WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Science in the Public Interest has sued the German drug company Bayer for falsely claiming that the selenium in Men's One A Day multivitamins might reduce the risk of prostate cancer. The lawsuit is filed in the Superior Court of California in San Francisco. CSPI first contacted Bayer in June to demand that the drug maker alter its marketing of Men's One A Day...

2009-10-01 11:46:20

The Center for Science in the Public Interest alleges in a California lawsuit that the Bayer drug company made a false claim regarding a multivitamin product. The center alleges in a news release Thursday that Bayer incorrectly claimed users of Men's One A Day multivitamins could reduce their risk of prostate cancer thanks to the selenium inside the company's product. Officials with the Washington-based consumer advocacy group said they contacted the German drug company in June regarding a...

2009-09-22 08:03:00

SAN FRANCISCO and BANGALORE, India, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- ThoughtWorks Studios, a global leader in Agile ALM tools and training, today announced new versions of its Twist(R) test management and Cruise(R) release management products. Together with Mingle(R), the leading Agile project management tool, the new versions of Twist and Cruise strengthen ThoughtWorks Studios' recently launched Adaptive ALM(TM) solution that manages all aspects of the Agile development lifecycle. Major new...

2009-08-31 13:01:15

 Research in the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University suggests that some natural food compounds, which previously have been studied for their ability to prevent cancer, may be able to play a more significant role in treating it "“ working side-by-side with the conventional drugs that are now used in chemotherapy.A new study just published in the International Journal of Cancer examined the activity of chlorophyllin and found that, on a dose-by-dose basis, it was 10...

2009-08-19 08:59:17

Antioxidant supplements do not appear to increase risk of melanoma, as previously suspected, according to a new report. Findings in a recent randomized trial of antioxidants for cancer prevention seemed to suggest daily supplementation with nutritionally appropriate doses of vitamins C and E, beta-carotene, selenium and zinc increased the risk of melanoma in women four-fold. Because an estimated 48 to 55 percent of U.S. adults use vitamin or mineral supplements regularly, the potential for...

2009-08-10 07:00:00

SODA SPRINGS, Idaho, Aug. 10, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has begun distribution of a draft Environmental Impact Statement regarding a proposal by P4 Production LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON), to open one of North America's most environmentally advanced phosphate mines. It will provide elemental phosphorus used in making the world's leading agricultural herbicide and other important products. "The environmental...

2009-07-16 15:34:43

Selenium is a trace element crucial to life - too little or too much of it is fatal. In the July 17 issue of the journal Science, researchers at Yale University and University of Illinois at Chicago detail the molecular mechanisms that govern its metabolism in the human body. "It must require an intricately regulated uptake system," said Dieter Söll, co-senior author of the paper, Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale. "There are 25 human selenoproteins, and...

2009-07-14 09:58:00

MADISON, N.J., July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wyeth Consumer Healthcare, a division of Wyeth (NYSE: WYE), today announced the availability of a new, scientifically advanced, gender- and age-specific adult multivitamin line developed to help meet the nutritional needs of women and men. Centrum((R)) Ultra Women's and Men's and Centrum((R)) Silver((R)) Ultra Women's and Men's are specially formulated taking into account recommendations established by the Institute of Medicine along with...