• Pomegranate Fruit Extract may protect the skin from aging, inflammation, wrinkle-associated damage, and cancer associated genes

    Apr 20, 2006
    UVA (ultraviolet A) makes up 90% to 99% of the suns radiation that reaches the earth. UVA contributes to aging of the skin, DNA damage, and skin cancer. UVA light has a longer wavelength than UVB and because of this it can penetrate deeper into the skin and it is thought to be the major contributor to wrinkles.
  • Pretreating patients with friendly bacteria before drug therapy, helps eradicated Helicobacter pylori; the ulcer bacterium, even if it is drug resistant

    Apr 18, 2006
    The bacterium Helicobacter pylori is responsible for most cases of peptic ulcers (a sore on the lining of the stomach or duodenum). 20% of those over 40 years of age and 50% of those over 60 are infected with Helicobacter pylori. Physicians use combinations of antibiotics in addition to acid suppressing drugs to eradicate H.
  • Vitamin E and Lycopene combination needed for prostate cancer

    Apr 17, 2006
    Dutch researchers put mice on a regular mouse chow diet that was low in Vitamin E and they also caused the occurrence of prostate cancer in them. The mice were split into different groups - one group received an inactive placebo, the second group received Vitamin E alone, the third and fourth received natural Lycopene alone at two potencies, and the last group received a combination of Lycopene with Vitamin E. At 95 days the single supplements had little effect in fighting tumor growth compared to placebo.
  • Blueberry strengthens blood vessels decreasing the risk of vascular damage

    Apr 14, 2006
    The aortic artery is the main artery carrying oxygen rich blood from the heart to supply the rest of the body. In this study scientists from the University of Maine investigated the effects of blueberry supplementation on the aortic artery of laboratory animals. One group of rats was fed a standard diet, the second group received the same diet but this time 8% of it was made up by a powdered wild blueberry supplement; both groups were fed this way for 13 weeks.
  • High dose vitamin C infusions may shrink tumors and extend lives

    Apr 13, 2006
    Recently it has been reported by doctors at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda that 3 patients with terminal cancer had their tumors shrunk and their lives extended through the use of high-dose Vitamin C infusions. A 49 year old man diagnosed with bladder cancer and had multiple satellite tumors. He was given intravenous Vitamin C at a dosage of 30 grams twice a week for 3 months.