• Role of Policosanol in the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease

    Oct 07, 2004
    Policosanols are a mixture of plant cosanols (waxy alcohols) derived from sugar cane wax. When administered at 5mg to 20mg a day, Policosanols decrease the creation of plaques in the arteries. They accomplish this by reducing improper clotting, reducing blood vessel wall inflammation and damage, and by decreasing the creation of scar-tissue-plaques in the artery walls (what eventually is bad enough to earn the name atherosclerosis or cardiovascular disease).
  • High Blood Pressure and mental Decline

    Oct 06, 2004
    Previously we have reported studies concerning the impact of increasing blood pressure and its connection to decreasing mental function in older adults. This new study shows that this mental decline with increasing blood pressure also applies to younger adults in their 20s and 30s. The researchers evaluated the link between blood pressure and mental decline in 529 subjects followed for 20 years.
  • Vitamin K Status and Bone Loss in Young Girls

    Oct 05, 2004
    > Vitamin K has been shown to have a role in maintaining healthy bone density. In this study245 healthy girls ages 3 to 16 years were observed for 4 years to assess levels of vitamin K and bone health. Better vitamin K blood status was related to lower bone resorption and turnover.
  • Metabolic Syndrome Information

    Oct 04, 2004
    People with metabolic syndrome are at risk of developing coronary artery disease, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes and are at a greater risk of dying prematurely if these conditions develop. Approximately 47 million U.S. adults have metabolic syndrome.
  • Vitamin E Boosts the Ability of Lycopene to Fight Prostate cancer

    Oct 01, 2004
    According to German and Dutch researchers low doses of the antioxidants Lycopene and Vitamin E slow the growth of prostate cancer tumors. The researchers tested the effects of Lycopene and vitamin E, either alone or together, at different dosages on the growth of prostate cancer in mice. The Lycopene with vitamin E supplements together had a synergistic effect slowing the growth of the prostate tumor by 73% by the 42nd day of the study.