• Particular Nutrients may help with macular degeneration and cataract

    Jan 23, 2007
    The number of people with age-related macular degeneration and cataract are increasing dramatically as the proportion of elderly in our population continues to rise. Researchers from Harvard Medical School state that a multiple supplement including vitamins and minerals with a combination of vitamin C, Vitamin E, Beta-carotene, and Zinc is recommended for macular degeneration. The results of observational studies suggests that a healthy lifestyle and a diet rich in antioxidants particularly Lutein, Zeaxanthin, and Omega-3 Fatty Acids appears beneficial for age related macular-degeneration and possibly cataract.
  • Combining Nucleotides with Fish Oils and L-Arginine before surgery prevents infections in colon cancer patients

    Jan 19, 2007
    Researchers in the Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Jichi Medical University in Japan performed a prospective (forward looking study) in patients slated for surgery to remove their colon cancer. 33 patients were placed on Immunonutrition for the 5 days before surgery and 34 patients served as the control group and didn?t receive the supplement. It is important to know that none of the participants in either group were malnourished.
  • Indole-3 Carbinol supplementation helps reduce symptoms and sore size in women with dysplasia of the vulva

    Jan 17, 2007
    Dysplasia of the vulva is often caused by the wart virus (human papilloma virus). In this study women with high grade vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia; a dysplasia of the vulva region which can progress into cancer, were treated with either Indole-3 Carbinol at 200mg a day or 400mg a day. Symptomatology and appearance were assessed at recruitment, at 6 weeks, 3 months and 6 months of supplementation at which point a biopsy was performed.
  • Diabetics who break down L-Carnosine too quickly develop kidney failure

    Jan 16, 2007
    Diabetes is the leading cause of end-stage renal disease worldwide. This requires either a kidney transplant or kidney dialysis treatments for survival. A research team from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and the University of Heidelberg has found that diabetics that have a particular type of gene involved with the protective factor Carnosine do not develop kidney failure.
  • White Tea Extracts may protect the skin from cancer

    Jan 15, 2007
    Scientists at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and from University Hospitals of Cleveland (UHC) have proven that ingredients in White Tea can boost the immune function of skin cells and help protect them from the damaging effects of the suns radiation. The discovery could be important in the fight against skin cancer according to the researchers. Similar to the way oxidation rusts iron, oxidative stress of the skin causes a breakdown in cellular strength and function; the white tea extract protects against this stress according to Dr Elma Baron, director of the Skin Study center at UHC and CWRU.