• Lycopene protects men from advanced prostate cancer

    Sep 24, 2007
    High blood levels of Lycopene, the carotenoid that gives tomatoes their red color, decreases the risk of advanced prostate cancer, a dangerous condition, by 60%. This is according to the results of a European study involving 137,001 men from eight different countries. The men were followed on average for 6 years and the benefit was from the highest blood levels of Lycopene vs.
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    Sep 22, 2007
    Take InVite Meal Replacement to battle workout fatigue........In this study a protein powder that mixes amino acids, vitamins and minerals helps beat fatigue during intense exercise The French researchers show the supplement allows athletes to exercise a little longer before showing fatigue but more importantly in my opinion, it may help athletes recover more quickly after an intense workout; International J of Sports Med 8/07 An apple a day may keep asthma away........In a study of 1200 women and their children, those who ate the most apples while pregnant, more than 4 a week, had healthier children than those who ate 1 apple or less per week; their children had a 50% drop in the risk of developing asthma and a 27% lower risk of ever wheezing up to the age of 5 (end of study); Thorax. 9/07 SAD tied to a low level of serotonin in the winter........People who develop winter time depression, a seasonal condition known as SAD (seasonal affective disorder) have a drop in the level of the antidepressant neurotransmitter known as serotonin in the winter months, Treatment with antidepressants and change of season towards summer both improve winter blues; Neuropsychopharmacology, 9/19/07 5-HTP, Vitamin D In a study of 9,403 women born between 1932 and 1941 it was found that a high intake of Calcium protected against forearm fractures early in menopause and offered the best protection against a broken hip later in life; 29th annual meeting of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research NSAIDS such as ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) or naproxen (Aleve) may terribly worsen urinary symptoms in men with an enlarged prostate. According to the researchers who published the data on 5,900 men over the age of 45 in the September 2007 issue of the Harvard Men's Health Watch, using NSAIDs doubled the risk of developing acute urinary retention or a sudden inability to empty the bladder.
  • Another study shows that Red Yeast Rice decreases the risk of heart attack and other coronary events in diabetics

    Sep 21, 2007
    A Red Yeast Rice preparation or inactive placebo was used in 591 diabetic patients with coronary heart disease. The patients were followed for 4 years on average. Red Yeast Rice decreased the risk of coronary heart disease events such as a heart attack by 50.8%.
  • Reporting serious adverse drug events and deaths on the rise

    Sep 20, 2007
    The FDA has operated the Adverse Event Reporting System since 1998. From 1998 to 2005 reported serious adverse drug events increased by 260%. The reporting of fatal drug events has increased by 270%.
  • New study again shows that the carotenoids Lutein and Zeaxanthin protect eye health

    Sep 19, 2007
    In this new study dietary antioxidants were evaluated for any relationship to age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and associated pathologies in 4519 people between the ages of 60 to 80. When comparing the highest intake of Lutein and Zeaxanthin to the lowest there was a 35% decreased risk of developing neovascular or wet AMD; this is the more serious form that causes blindness. The step before the wet form is referred to as geographic atrophy with the next step being the wet form.