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2010-05-20 12:30:00

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Pistachio nuts, eaten as part of a healthy diet, can increase the levels of antioxidants in the blood of adults with high cholesterol, according to an international team of nutritional scientists. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100520/CG08300) "Our previous study showed the benefits of pistachios in lowering lipids and lipoproteins, which are a risk factor for heart disease," said Penny Kris-Etherton, distinguished professor of...

2010-04-09 07:00:00

SINGAPORE, April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers from Davos Life Science in Singapore, in collaboration with scientists at the University of Hong Kong, have shown that gamma-tocotrienol, a member of the vitamin E family, is potent in killing prostate tumour cells in animal model studies. This research was reported this week in the latest edition of Pharmacology. These findings come soon after previously published research studies that demonstrated in-vitro evidence of gamma-tocotrienol's...

2010-03-10 11:30:00

FRESNO, Calif., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- You don't have to be Irish to "Go Green" this month! March is National Nutrition Month and with St. Patrick's Day on the 17th it's the perfect time to snack on the only green nut - pistachios! The start of spring also marks a time of renewal and a fresh start for healthy choices. Start your spring cleaning off in the right place - the pantry. Now is the perfect time to refresh and revitalize your normal snacking routine with some healthier...

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...

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2009-12-31 08:43:53

The potent antioxidant may do more harm than good, TAU research suggests Vitamin-fortified foods and dietary health supplements can ease health worries. But what kinds of vitamins are right for you? And how much of them should you take, and how often? A research group from Tel Aviv University has done the most comprehensive and accurate study of clinical data on Vitamin E use and heart disease to date, and it warns that indiscriminate use of high-dose Vitamin E supplementation does more harm...

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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...

2009-12-08 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...

2009-10-01 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...

2009-09-30 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...

2009-06-11 07:44:48

Many breast cancer patients undergoing treatment continue to take antioxidants, even though the consequences of taking the supplements remain unknown, a new study found. Six in 10 women reported using antioxidants while receiving chemotherapy, radiation or hormone therapy for breast cancer, and about seven in 10 antioxidant users said they used high doses, which was defined as higher than the dose contained in a Centrum multivitamin. Antioxidant supplements include vitamin C, vitamin E,...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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