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2009-06-08 12:51:35

-A new study finds that many women with breast cancer take antioxidant supplements while undergoing cancer treatment, even though the consequences of doing so are unknown. Published in the July 15, 2009 issue of CANCER, a journal of the American Cancer Society, the study indicates that additional research should be undertaken to determine the effects of antioxidant supplementation on the health and survival of breast cancer patients.Antioxidant supplements include vitamin C, vitamin E,...

2009-05-07 11:48:00

MODESTO, Calif., May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As children, we all remember our mother telling us to chew our food well and later in life, realizing that chewing can help us to appreciate the taste and texture of food better. Now new research presented today to physicians attending the 17th European Congress of Obesity in Amsterdam and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reveals that chewing may play a more complex role in the digestion process, impacting nutrient...

2009-04-27 06:55:00

The combination therapy of vitamin E, selenium and soy does not prevent the progression from high-grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (HGPIN) to prostate cancer, according to the new research presented at the 104th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA). The study confirms the findings of the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT) and expands knowledge of the affect soy has on prostate cancer. Canadian researchers divided 303 men, with an...

2008-12-16 08:20:00

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition Reports Almonds' Impact on Triglycerides MODESTO, Calif., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Almond Board of California maintains that simple changes in one's diet can help overcome dietary challenges, especially during the holiday season. Resolutions for healthier eating habits during this festive time should be maintained throughout the year, as heart disease takes 17.5 million lives worldwide annually, according to the World Health Organization...

2008-12-10 18:40:59

Selenium and vitamin E taken alone or in combination for an average of 5 1/2 years did not prevent prostate cancer, U.S. researchers said. A team of researchers coordinated by the Southwest Oncology Group was led by scientists at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and Cleveland Clinic. The Phase III trial began recruitment in August 2001 and aimed to determine whether selenium, vitamin E, or both could prevent prostate cancer and other diseases in relatively healthy men....

2008-12-04 19:47:06

Chronic muscle inflammation may be lessened by taking vitamin E, a U.S. researcher suggests. Kimberly Huey of the University of Illinois in Champaign says vitamin E may be linked to a reduction in cytokines -- proteins that spur the immune response. In a study published in Experimental Physiology, Huey, Rodney Johnson and other colleagues looked at the effect of taking Vitamin E in mice that were then injected with a low dose of E. coli lipoplysaccharide to induce acute systemic...

2008-12-04 10:54:27

With up to half of a person's body mass consisting of skeletal muscle, chronic inflammation of those muscles "“ which include those found in the limbs "“ can result in significant physical impairment.According to University of Illinois kinesiology and community health professor Kimberly Huey, past research has demonstrated that the antioxidant properties of Vitamin E may be associated with reduced expression of certain pro-inflammatory cytokines, in vitro, in various types of...

2008-10-31 15:00:26

Vitamin E has been found to decrease cardiovascular risk, but high doses of vitamin E also result in an increase in nose bleeds, U.S. researchers said. Maret Traber of Oregon State University said that vitamin E has been heralded for its ability to reduce the risk of blood clots, heart attack and sudden death, however, vitamin E promotes bleeding by interfering with vitamin K, which is essential in blood clotting. Traber reviewed vitamin E studies and said one of the most compelling...

2008-09-22 00:00:11

ALTHOUGH we are constantly reminded about what foods are bad for us, many of us don't actually know what we should be eating to help keep our bodies in prime condition, and specifically how to maintain healthy sight. Research reveals that more than half of Brits place little importance on foods that affect their eyesight, a figure which increases to nearly two thirds when it comes to 18 to 34-year-olds. These findings are surprising, given that "bad nutrition" was the second most popular...

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...


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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