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2013-12-31 23:24:37

Milk thistle extract has been used since ancient times for liver health and is currently used by many individuals with chronic hepatitis C infections, with only a limited understanding of its mode of action. Wyckoff, NJ (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 Previous research studies indicate that milk thistle and its main component silibinin inhibit HCV infection. A team of scientists led by J. Blaising* have conducted a study aimed at elucidating the mechanism of anti-HCV action of...

2013-02-11 23:04:44

Doctors Health Press, a division of Lombardi Publishing Corporation and publisher of various natural health newsletters, books, and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, is reporting on a new study out of the U.S. finding milk thistle extract could protect skin from cancer and aging. Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 11, 2013 Doctors Health Press, a division of Lombardi Publishing Corporation and publisher of various natural health newsletters, books, and reports,...

2012-07-18 01:23:27

Use of the botanical product silymarin, an extract of milk thistle that is commonly used by some patients with chronic liver disease, did not provide greater benefit than placebo for patients with treatment-resistant chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, according to a study in the July 18 issue of JAMA. Chronic hepatitis C virus infection affects almost 3 percent of the global population and may lead to cirrhosis, liver failure, and liver cancer. A large proportion of patients do not...

2012-05-21 12:34:51

Georgetown doctors test milk thistle to counter amanitin toxins in the liver On September 12, 2011, a Springfield, Virginia man arrived at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (MGUH) in the early stages of liver failure. The man had mistakenly eaten poisonous mushrooms, handpicked from his yard. He would be the first of four patients in the course of two weeks to seek treatment at MGUH for mushroom (amanitin) poisoning. Their clinical course, management, and outcomes were presented today...

Milk Thistle Stops Lung Cancer In Mice
2011-11-16 04:32:58

Tissue with wound-like conditions allows tumors to grow and spread. In mouse lung cancer cells, treatment with silibinin, a major component of milk thistle, removed the molecular billboards that signal these wound-like conditions and so stopped the spread of these lung cancers, according to a recent study published in the journal Molecular Carcinogenesis. Though the natural extract has been used for more than 2,000 years, mostly to treat disorders of the liver and gallbladder, this is one...

2011-03-28 00:00:27

Natural chelator given to victims of Armenian earthquake, Russian nuclear accidents Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) March 27, 2011 A popular hangover prevention supplement may be a safe and effective alternative to potassium iodide for people scrambling to protect themselves from radioactive fallout from Japan's crippled nuclear power plants. The supplement, Cheerz® IntelliShotâ“ž¢ and iTabsâ“ž¢, acts as a natural "chelating agent,"...

2007-04-28 06:00:10

By Pradhan, S C; Girish, C Silymarin, a flavonolignan from 'milk thistle' (Silybum marianum) plant is used almost exclusively for hepatoprotection and amounts to 180 million US dollars business in Germany alone. In this review we discuss about its safety, efficacy and future uses in liver diseases. The use of silymarin may replace the polyherbal formulations and will avoid the major problems of standardization, quality control and contamination with heavy metals or bacterial toxins....

2006-06-27 16:25:00

By Martha Kerr NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Silibinin, a drug derived from milk thistle, destroys lung cancer in mice, investigators at the University of Colorado, Denver report in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Lead investigator Dr. Rana P. Singh told Reuters Health, "We have been studying milk thistle components, silymarin and silibinin, to examine their efficacy and mechanisms against different...cancers for over a decade." In the current study, Singh's team injected mice...