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  • Antioxidant vitamins may protect women from cancer of the uterus

    Jun 05, 2009
    Increased intakes of Vitamins C and E and beta-carotene may reduce the risk of cancer of the uterus, according to a new review and meta-analysis of the science to date. Writing in Cancer Causes and Control, US scientists report that for every 1,000 microgram increase per 1,000 calories of diet for Beta-Carotene there was a 12% reduction in the risk of endometrial cancer. Similarly, for every 50 milligram increase per 1,000 calories for Vitamin C there was a 15% reduction in the risk of suffering with endometrial cancer, and for every 5 milligram increase per 1,000 calories for Vitamin E the risk of endometrial cancer was reduced by 9%.
  • Spirulina extract may reverse pain sensitivity

    Jun 04, 2009
    C-phycocyanin is a compound found in the blue green algae Spirulina; it may reduce inflammation and have pain killing effects, according to a new animal study. Increasing doses of C-phycocyanin reduced levels of inflammatory markers in rats administered carrageenan, a chemical injected into the rat’s paw that causes pain and inflammation. The researchers were led by Tz-Chong Chou from Taiwan’s National Defence Medical Center.
  • Hormone replacement therapy linked to lung cancer deaths

    Jun 03, 2009
    The use of hormone-replacement therapy for menopause for five years or more increases the risk of dying from lung cancer by 60%, U.S. researchers reported on Saturday. For smokers, the trial found that use of Prempro, Wyeth's combined estrogen/progestin hormone-replacement therapy, caused an extra death from non-small cell lung cancer for each 100 women during the study.
  • Vitamin D may help prevent arthritis of the knee

    Jun 02, 2009
    Having a low blood level of vitamin D may lead to painful arthritis of the knee according to researchers from the Menzies Research Institute in Tasmania, Australia. Low Vitamin D is associated with a loss of cartilage in the knee joint of older individuals according to the report. Lead author of the study Dr.
  • Green Tea May Help Fight Leukemia

    Jun 01, 2009
    Researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers in Piscataway, NJ report good results in early leukemia clinical trials using EGCG; the major active ingredient in Green Tea. The trial determined that patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) can tolerate the Green Tea constituent when high doses are taken in capsule form and that the lymphocyte count was reduced in one-third of the patients. “We found not only that patients tolerated the green tea extract at very high doses, but that many of them saw regression to some degree of their chronic lymphocytic leukemia,” says Tait Shanafelt, M.D., Mayo Clinic hematologist and lead author of the study.

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