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    Sep 29, 2007
    » Cancer deaths to hit 17 million by the year 2030 double the current number according to Peter Boyle, director for the International Agency for research on Cancer. The doubling is due to aging of the world population, and an increased rate of alcohol abuse and smoking in developing countries. » Researchers from the Hospital of Prato, Italy examined the medical records of everyone seen at their center with isolated arthritis in one knee over a 6-year period.
  • Scientists find that Tocotrienols help prevent DNA damage; adding to data on cancer preventing activities

    Sep 28, 2007
    DNA damage is an important trigger to the development of cancer. Tocotrienols make up half of the eight forms of vitamin E with tocopherols making up the other half. Older folk have a greater rate of DNA breakage and damage.
  • Standardized Phaseolus Vulgaris (Phase 2) helps overweight men and women slim down

    Sep 27, 2007
    A joint study by the Catholic University of Rome and Georgetown University was performed assessing the ability of Phase 2 (in the presence of a low level nutrients) to improve the body mass of 60 overweight individuals who were placed on a 2000 to 2200 calorie a day diet. The patients took either inactive placebo or Phase 2 (445mg) once a day with a main meal rich in carbohydrates for 30 days. Those on Phase 2 had a greater reduction in body weight (over 6 pounds vs.
  • Devils Claw reduces pain in and improves quality of life in patients with arthritis

    Sep 26, 2007
    Arthritis and other rheumatic conditions (AORC) are the leading cause of disability and poor quality of life. The number of people with AORC continues to increase. Devil's Claw is an herb that grows in the Kalahari region of southern Africa.
  • Sulforaphane may help protect and heal the brain after injury

    Sep 25, 2007
    The blood brain barrier is a protective barrier of tightly woven cells and blood vessels at the base of the spine that allows factors the brain requires to enter yet blocks the absorption of many toxins and chemicals. After an accident that causes a brain injury the blood brain barrier (BBB) looses its integrity and therefore the ability to block toxins from entering the brain. The BBB becomes more permeable and this contributes to swelling of the brain (edema).