• Gamma-Tocopherol, Selenium, Vitamin D, Calcium, Folic Acid, exercise and a good diet lower the risk of colorectal cancer

    Dec 12, 2005
    Researchers at the Department of Radiation Oncology, at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, in Greenville, NC performed a comprehensive review, an evenhanded evaluation of the evidence using laboratory, other experimental, and human studies to evaluate what affects colon cancer risk. They found that a diet rich in fats and calories (not necessarily red meat), smoking and drinking alcohol, in conjunction with a low intake of vegetables, fruits and fiber as well as a sedentary lifestyle increase the risk of developing colorectal cancer. The Nutrients Calcium, Vitamin D, Folic Acid, Gamma-Tocopherol, and Selenium are protective and lower the risk.
  • Carnosine useful in preventing muscle fatigue

    Dec 09, 2005
    Researchers at the University of Westminster in London write that high intensity exercise leads to a big drop in the muscle reserve of important energy substrates such as ATP and Glycogen. At the same time metabolites such as hydrogen ion and ADP accumulate in the muscle with an increase in free radical production. These factors can affect muscle performance and training sessions.
  • Acetaminophen may account for over 50% of all cases of acute liver failure

    Dec 08, 2005
    Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is known to cause liver failure. Researchers from the University of Washington analyzed data on 662 consecutive patients treated for acute liver failure at 22 US care centers between 1998 and 2003. During this time the yearly rate for acute liver failure due to acetaminophen rose from 28 percent of all liver failure cases to 51 percent.
  • Micronutrients helpful for heart failure patients

    Dec 07, 2005
    According to a report from investigators in Germany and the UK, multivitamin supplementation can improve heart function and quality-of-life in chronic heart failure patients. "The vitamin story has been confused with studies examining the response to single vitamin supplements in relatively low-risk patients," Dr. Klaus K.
  • Resveratrol with Red Wine Polyphenols improve blood vessel function and blood flow in patients with coronary heart disease

    Dec 06, 2005
    In patients with coronary heart disease the endothelial lining of blood vessels doesn't function properly and cannot adjust to differences in blood flow. This deleteriously affects heart rate and blood pressure. In healthy blood vessels the endothelial lining reacts to larger volumes of blood flow and the vessels can open (dilate); this helps lower blood pressure and decreases stress on the heart.