• Fish Oil Capsules only Thin the Blood of Individuals in Danger of a Blood Clot

    Sep 09, 2004
    In a study of twenty-five borderline, overweight healthy men put on fish oil capsules at a high dose of 3,000mg a day of EPA-DHA for 4 weeks it was noted that fish oil capsules reduced levels of triglycerides and lowered levels of elevated fibrinogen. Fibrinogen is normally released into the blood stream to thicken the blood and form a clot to prevent bleeding from a wound. However smokers, overweight individuals, diabetics, and people with an awful diet often have elevated fibrinogen putting them at risk of a stroke or heart attack.
  • Lutein and Zeaxanthin Supplement Better Absorbed than Spinach Source Carotenoids

    Sep 08, 2004
    Lutein and Zeaxanthin are two carotenoids that accumulate in the lens and macular region of the eye. Studies show that these carotenoids protect eye tissue from free radical damage that can cause cataracts and macular degeneration - the major causes of vision loss and blindness with aging. This study compares the absorption of Lutein and Zeaxanthin from spinach puree and from a fatty-based supplement and different models of digestion.
  • Turmeric May Fight Melanoma - the Most Dangerous Skin Cancer

    Sep 07, 2004
    In mice with melanoma, the most dangerous skin cancer, giving Turmeric along with immune stimulating therapy substantially slowed the growth of the melanoma. Both the immune stimulating therapy and the Turmeric had little effect when given separately. The mice treated with both immune stimulating therapy and Turmeric survived substantially longer, 82.8% longer, than mice treated with just one of the agents (Turmeric - 45.7% longer than untreated mice, immunotherapy - 48.6% longer than untreated mice).
  • Calcium Citrate does not raise the Risk of Kidney Stones

    Sep 03, 2004
    Researchers supplemented postmenopausal women in a randomized trial in 4 two-week phases. The phases were Calcium Citrate supplementation, Potassium Citrate Supplementation, Calcium Citrate plus Potassium Citrate, or placebo. The results show that Calcium Citrate supplementation does not increase the risk of stone formation in these postmenopausal women and that adding Potassium Citrate may provide further protect from forming both calcium oxalate and uric acid kidney stones.
  • Serendipity - DHA and Soy may help Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

    Sep 02, 2004
    The omega-3 fatty acids in fish are broken down into EPA and DHA. Other than fatty-cold water fish such as salmon, cod, halibut, and herring, only plankton is a source of DHA. A recent study in the July 2003 issue of the journal Archives of Neurology Neurology shows that people over the age of 65 who ate omega-3 fatty acid rich fish at least once a week had a 60% decreased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease compared to the elderly who ate these fish infrequently.