• Lignans lower the risk of estrogen and progesterone positive breast cancer in postmenopausal women

    May 08, 2007
    Studies in Asian populations show that consumption of soy foods rich in Isoflavones is connected to a lower risk of breast cancer. Yet Western populations do not typically consume soy; but they do eat sources of Lignans (a major component of flaxseed hulls). Like Isoflavones, Lignans are protective Phytoestrogens in both men and women.
  • Review of how Green Tea Polyphenols, Grape Seed Extract and Milk Thistle inhibit skin cancer

    May 07, 2007
    Scientists at the Department of Dermatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham and their Comprehensive Cancer Center state that the suns radiation suppresses the immune system and this is a cause for the development of skin cancer. This is confirmed in studies of patients who take immune suppressing drugs to prevent rejection of a transplanted organ, and in patients with biopsy-proven skin cancers. Solar radiation suppresses the immune system in several ways; * inhibiting immune cell function,* causing the release of immune suppressing factors,* and causing DNA damage in the skin.
  • Some of the healthy cardiovascular effects of Fish Oils

    May 04, 2007
    Researchers at Cardiology-UTIC, at Hospital S. Giacomo, in Rome state that Omega-3 fatty acids from fish have powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-atherosclerosis (anti-hardening of the arteries) activity and lower triglycerides in the blood. The improve hemodynamics (blood flow and circulation) and reduce cardiac hypertrophy (enlargement of a heart chamber caused by stress on the heart due to high blood pressure).