• Grape Seed Extract helps fight dangerous fungal infections

    Oct 31, 2007
    Amphotericin B (Amp B) is used by injection to treat life-threatening fungal (yeast) infections. Amp B is toxic and additional agents are added to it to decrease the necessary dosage. However, Candida is becoming resistant to the add-ons.
  • Cranberry, known for its ability to inhibit bacterial infections, also inhibits viruses

    Oct 30, 2007
    Cranberry fruit has a well known ability to protect at risk people from urinary tract infections. New research shows it may also block viruses. Researchers from St.
  • Olive Polyphenol helps protect the aging brain

    Oct 29, 2007
    Two types of studies show that an olive antioxidant protects the brain from damaging free radicals and may offer some protection from neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease. In the first study isolated brain cells from mice were exposed to oxidizing agents that generate unstable free radicals. Some of the brain cells had the olive antioxidant Hydroxytyrosol added to them.
  • Analysis of 14 studies shows that fatty fish oils lower the risk of developing colon cancer

    Oct 26, 2007
    Animal studies show that fish oil fatty acids cut inflammation and decrease cancer incidence. In this meta-analysis of human cohort studies the effects of fish consumption or Omega-3 fatty acids on colon cancer incidence and mortality. 14 studies show that the highest level of fish consumption cuts the risk of colon cancer vs.
  • Quercetin helps lower high blood pressure

    Oct 25, 2007
    Epidemiological studies show that Quercetin, a flavanol found in berries, green tea, apple skins and onions, is associated with a reduced risk of developing coronary heart disease, suffering a stroke, and developing some lung cancers. Quercetin supplements have lowered blood pressure in studies of hypertensive animals. In this newly published study, researchers at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, gave 19 people with prehypertension (their average was 137/86) and 21 people with stage 1 hypertension (their average was 148/96) 730mg Quercetin for 28 days in a double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study; the gold standard for research.