• According to Swedish researchers, Resveratrol has potential use as chemotherapeutic agent for breast cancer

    Dec 19, 2005
    Resveratrol, the powerful polyphenol from both red wine and red grape skin, is considered a potential cancer preventive agent. In this study researchers exposed ER-alpha, ER-beta, and MDA-MB-231 human breast cancers growing in nude mice to Resveratrol. Nude mice are commonly used in cancer research because they lack a thymus gland, T-cells, and therefore immune function and it is easy to insert a human cancer in them and the cancer flourishes in them.
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids improve COPD

    Dec 16, 2005
    COPD (Chronic obstructive lung disease) is a group of serious lung conditions that have symptoms such as difficulty in breathing usually accompanied by wheezing and coughing. Conditions in the category of COPD include emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and asthma. In this study 64 patients with COPD were given either a drink rich in Omega-3 fatty acids or Omega 6 fatty acids for two years.
  • Soy protein with isoflavones decreases plaque formation in male monkeys

    Dec 15, 2005
    The effects of soy isoflavones and Soy Protein on men and male laboratory animals has not been investigated deeply. In this study all male monkeys were placed on the same atherogenic diet - a diet that causes the build up of plaque in artery walls (hardening of the arteries). 30 of the monkeys were put on a control protein, 30 were placed on soy protein with 0.94mg of isoflavones per gram.
  • Broken bone victims lack vitamin D

    Dec 14, 2005
    Medway Maritime Hospital conducted a study of 870 patients. ?96% of those who had a broken bone did not have high enough levels of vitamin D ? often called the ?sunshine vitamin?.?
  • Grape Seed OPC inhibits colon cancer cells

    Dec 13, 2005
    Oligomeric proanthocyanidins are the very powerful antioxidants derived from grape seeds and they are usually referred to as OPC. OPC seep into the liver and kidneys, and are very protective in these organs. OPC also protect the lungs, brain, and digestive tract.