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2010-01-22 13:00:25

Research: Association between pre-diagnostic circulating vitamin D concentration and risk of colorectal cancer in European populations: A nested case-control study High blood levels of vitamin D are associated with a lower risk of colon cancer, finds a large European study published on bmj.com today. The risk was cut by as much as 40% in people with the highest levels compared with those in the lowest. Several previous studies have already suggested a link between vitamin D and colorectal...

2010-01-11 13:35:20

Blocking the function of an enzyme in the brain with a specific kind of vitamin E can prevent nerve cells from dying after a stroke, new research suggests. In a study using mouse brain cells, scientists found that the tocotrienol form of vitamin E, an alternative to the popular drugstore supplement, stopped the enzyme from releasing fatty acids that eventually kill neurons. The Ohio State University researchers have been studying how this form of vitamin E protects the brain in animal and...

2010-01-06 08:00:00

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Biosyntrx, a privately held eye-care-focused biotechnology company, leads the eye-specific supplement industry with cost-effective evidence-based formulas, with particular attention paid to formulation design and raw ingredient selection. Macula Complete, the most inclusive and best-selling full-spectrum vitamin/mineral/antioxidant multiple designed for optimal eye and body health was reformulated to increase Vitamin D from 1,200 IU to 2,000...

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2009-12-09 10:25:00

A diet that incorporates a daily dose of pistachios may help reduce the risk of lung and other cancers, according to data presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference, held Dec. 6-9. "It is known that vitamin E provides a degree of protection against certain forms of cancer. Higher intakes of gamma-tocopherol, which is a form of vitamin E, may reduce the risk of lung cancer," said Ladia M. Hernandez, M.S., R.D., L.D., senior...

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...


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maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
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