• Mangosteen active against liver cancer

    Nov 21, 2005
    Garcinia mangostana. Commonly known as Mangosteen fruit contains a class of polyphenols known as Xanthones that have promising anticancer activities. Xanthones are not common in nature and Mangosteen has about 20 different Xanthones.
  • EGCG from Green Tea strongly inhibited small intestinal tumor growth in mice

    Nov 18, 2005
    Green Teas most important polyphenol, EGCG was given by mouth to mice in their drink. These mice are a common and well known model for intestinal cancer research in humans. The mice that received the Green Tea EGCG had a significant drop in the formation of tumors in their small intestine.
  • Bilberry aids night vision and improves the symptoms of nearsightedness

    Nov 17, 2005
    Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus), a relative of the blueberry, is used for diarrhea, hemorrhoids, and urinary tract infections. The active constituents in Bilberry belong to the anthocyanoside family and Bilberry supplies more than a dozen of these powerful antioxidants that help strengthen and repair blood vessels and connective tissue. Bilberry is very useful for the eyes and research shows it may help prevent cataracts and helps improve age related macular degeneration.
  • Selenium lowers the risk of osteoarthritis of the knee

    Nov 15, 2005
    Arthritis affects one third of the adult population in the USA and it is the most common cause of disability in individuals over the age of 15. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and it is becoming nightmarishly more common with the aging of the population and increasing rates of obesity. In osteoarthritis the cartialge that covers the ends of the bones in the joints deteriorates causing pain and loss of mobility as bone begins to rub on bone.
  • Olive Polyphenols may inhibit colon cancer

    Nov 14, 2005
    Research indicates that olive ingredients may inhibit colon cancer. In this study, researchers from the University of Ulster, N. Ireland, studied these anticancer effects by adding olive polyphenols to cell lines normally used to study colorectal cancer.