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  • Adding Green Tea to a meal replacement really boosts weight loss in the obese: a randomized controlled clinical trial

    Sep 16, 2009
    Researchers recruited 120 obese men and women for this 12-week clinical trial. The effects of a formula consisting of Green Tea in a meal replacement was compared to a normal but in this case weight loss diet. Those on the Green Tea product lost 15 pounds on average and those on the diet lost 5 pounds on average.
  • Green-lipped Mussel (Perna canaliculus) safely helps dogs with arthritis

    Sep 15, 2009
    Researchers at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Equine and Small Animal Medicine, University of Helsinki in Finland evaluated Perna green-lipped mussel (GLM) preparation in a randomized, double-controlled and double-blinded clinical trial. It was hypothesized that the treatment effect would be less than that of the positive control with the powerful drug Rimadyl (carprofen) but more than that of the sham treatment (placebo); Rimadyl has to be monitored because it causes severe liver damage and death in some breeds. Forty-five dogs with chronic pain and a radiographic diagnosis of osteoarthritis that were randomly allocated into one of three groups completed the study.
  • Systematic review of the nutritional supplement Perna Canaliculus (green-lipped mussel) in the treatment of osteoarthritis

    Sep 14, 2009
    Researchers at the University of Southampton, Aldermoor Health Centre, Southampton UK have reviewed studies on the Perna Canaliculus green lipped mussel because they are seeking a treatment for painful arthritis that is free of toxicity and side effects. In this systematic review the efficacy of the nutritional supplement Perna Canaliculus (green-lipped mussel, GLM) was evaluated for the treatment of osteoarthritis (OA). Randomized or quasi-randomized controlled trials (comparative, placebo-controlled or crossover) were considered for inclusion from Cochrane Library, Medline, Embase, Amed, Cinahl, Scopus and NeLH databases where adults with OA of any joint were randomized to receive either GLM vs.
  • Quercetin protects us from colon cancer

    Sep 11, 2009
    Researchers from the University of Aberdeen, Ireland's National Cancer Registry and the University of Ottawa state that increased intakes of Flavonols in general were associated with a 40% reduction in the risk of developing colorectal cancer. More specifically, an increased intake of the antioxidant Quercetin may reduce the risk of developing cancer of the colon by 50 % says a new study. The researchers performed a case-control study involving 264 people with confirmed colorectal cancer comparing them to 408 healthy, cancer-free controls.
  • Green Tea powerfully protects you from dying due to heart disease or colon cancer

    Sep 10, 2009
    Seven cups of green tea a day over the long-term may massively reduce the risk of death from colorectal cancer and heart disease, suggests a new study from Japan. The Japanese team recruited 14,001 elderly residents in Japan whose aged ranged between 65 and 84 who were followed for 5.2 years on average. Compared to people who drank less than one cup a day, seven or more cups of green tea a day may reduce the risk of dying from heart disease by a whopping 75 per cent, report scientists from Okayama University.

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