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2009-11-03 15:23:57

Men with lower cholesterol are less likely than those with higher levels to develop high-grade prostate cancer - an aggressive form of the disease with a poorer prognosis, according to results of a Johns Hopkins collaborative study. In a prospective study of more than 5,000 U.S. men, epidemiologists say they now have evidence that having lower levels of heart-clogging fat may cut a man's risk of this form of cancer by nearly 60 percent. "For many reasons, we know that it's good to have a...

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2009-10-27 12:36:38

Millions of people around the world use medicines based on statins to lower their blood cholesterol, but new research from the University of Gothenburg, published in the prestigious journal PNAS, shows that statins may also be effective in the treatment of cancer. Statins lower cholesterol by blocking certain enzymes involved in our metabolism. However, they have also been shown to affect other important lipids in the body, such as the lipids that help proteins to attach to the cell membrane...

2009-09-30 09:32:49

Soybeans contain compounds that could prevent heart disease and cancer. Soybeans contain high levels of several health-beneficial compounds including tocopherols, which have antioxidant properties. These molecules can be used in the development of functional foods, which have specific health-beneficial properties and can be used in the treatment or prevention of diseases. Tocopherols exist in four forms (ÃŽ±, ÃŽ², ÃŽ³, and...

2008-12-11 06:45:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the heart-health supplements market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes SourceOne Global Partners with the 2008 United States Frost & Sullivan Product Innovation Award for methodically readying Cholesstrinol(TM) (a platform for its multiple proprietary heart healthy combinations) products and formulas for the marketplace. From establishing conclusive scientific evidence of its benefits to developing a specific...

2008-10-02 12:06:59

In June, 2008, PanGenex Corporation (Pink Sheets:PGXC) formally introduced LIPIDEME(TM), the all-natural product formulated to address cardiovascular health by having a positive impact on blood lipids. LIPIDEME, made from scientifically proven ingredients is the first product to combine the triglyceride-lowering power of Omega-3 fatty acids with the cholesterol managing ability of phytosterols and tocotrienols - plus the free-radical fighting capacity of Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). Since the...

2008-06-24 03:02:20

By Matringe, Michel Ksas, Brigitte; Rey, Pascal; Havaux, Michel Vitamin E is a generic term for a group of lipid-soluble antioxidant compounds, the tocopherols and tocotrienols. While tocotrienols are considered as important vitamin E components in humans, with functions in health and disease, the protective functions of tocotrienols have never been investigated in plants, contrary to tocopherols. We took advantage of the strong accumulation of tocotrienols in leaves of double transgenic...

2008-06-23 06:00:31

In support of its ever growing line of unique, natural, nutraceutical products, PanGenex Corporation (Pink Sheets: PGXC - News) announces the launch of a new retail and physician web platform at www.HeartHealthyWorld.com. This announcement follows the June 6, 2008 introduction of its highly regarded, all-natural LIPIDEME(TM) product which is the first product on the market to combine the triglyceride-lowering power of Omega-3 fatty acids with the cholesterol lowering ability of plant sterols...

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2006-09-14 19:30:00

ATLANTA - Taking vitamin D cut the risk of pancreatic cancer nearly in half, according to a new study that is being called the first to show such a benefit. Vitamin D protects against colorectal and breast cancer, earlier studies have found. And lab and animal studies show it stifles abnormal cell growth and curbs formation of blood vessels that feed tumors. "I've been converted from a skeptic about a role of vitamin D in preventing cancer to a believer that there's something there," said Dr....

2006-02-21 15:30:00

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Vitamin C supplements can help reduce the high rate of vitamin E depletion that occurs in smokers, according to the findings of a small study published in the journal Free Radical Biology and Medicine. As senior investigator Dr. Maret G. Traber told Reuters Health, "if you are under oxidative stress, have low vitamin C intakes, then vitamin E doesn't do its job as well as it should and gets destroyed." Vitamin C supplements appear to reduce this...