• Green Tea Extract Increases Antioxidant Levels Better than Brewed Green Tea or Black Tea without the Caffeine

    Dec 09, 2004
    Green and Black Tea Polyphenols have been extensively studied as cancer chemopreventive agents. Many experiments support their strong antioxidant activity. This study was performed to see if Green Tea Extract was absorbed as well as brewed Green or Black Tea, so that a powerful but caffeine free product, with a known amount of polyphenolic antioxidants could be used in human cancer research instead of brewed tea.
  • Lead Exposure Raises Risk of Cataract

    Dec 08, 2004
    Having elevated levels of lead over time triples your risk of developing a cataract. Researchers compared the eye examinations and levels of lead in 642 men over the age of 60. Cataracts had developed in 122 of the men.
  • Hunger Increases After Successful Ulcer Bacteria Eradication

    Dec 07, 2004
    H Pylori is a bacteria that causes over 90% of all duodenal ulcers (the first part of the small intestine), and up to 80% of stomach (gastric) ulcers. It also causes gastric cancer and lymphomas of the digestive tract. If you successfully treat an ulcer caused by H Pylori but you do not eradicate the bacteria, the ulcer will usually recur.
  • The Carotenoids Lutein, Zeaxanthin, & Astaxanthin and also Vitamin E Decrease the Risk of Cataract

    Dec 06, 2004
    A cataract occurs when the lens of the eye clouds with age, and cataracts are the leading cause of eventual vision loss. A healthy eye lens focuses light and produces a clear, sharp image. Over time, exposure to the suns ultraviolet radiation (and also smoking) triggers inflammation that causes a cataract to develop in the eye lens.
  • SAMe Added to Antidepressant Medication Has Great Benefit in Drug Resistant Depression

    Dec 03, 2004
    SAMe was supplemented to 30 people who were still struggling with depression while on SSRI antidepressant medication such as Prozac, Paxil, and Effexore. Within 6 weeks 50% of the patients reported great improvemnet in the depression when adding SAMe to the drug therapy. 43% reported having no depression left at all, at the six week point after adding SAMe to their medication therapy.