• Soy protein with isoflavones reduces levels of estradiol in men with a high risk of developing prostate cancer and may protect them from developing advanced disease

    Oct 17, 2007
    58 men at high risk for developing advanced prostate cancer were supplemented with one of 3 different protein supplements. All 3 supplements supplied 40 grams of protein; one protein was from soy and it supplied 107mg of soy isoflavones, the second was similar but with a low isoflavone content (and the third was from milk protein isolate which served as a placebo. Both soy protein groups excreted much greater amounts of estradiol at 3 and 6 months into the study.
  • Even mild underactive thyroid if not treated can lead to heart failure

    Oct 16, 2007
    Individuals with a mildly underactive thyroid detectable only with a blood test - are twice as likely to develop heart failure compared to those with normal thyroid levels. Heart failure is when the heart cannot pump enough blood to the body's other organs. The Cardiovascular Health Study included over 3,000 adults over the age of 65 who were followed for over 12 years.
  • Creatine and CLA decrease fat and improve muscle size and strength in older adults who exercise

    Oct 15, 2007
    Muscle mass decreases as we age and our body fat increases. Creatine Monohydrate (CM) improves strength and increases the burning of fat when used in conjunction with weight lifting type exercises (resistance exercise training). Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) is found in small quantities in certain vegetable oils and in dairy.
  • In the News

    Oct 13, 2007
    .....The rates of both obesity and esophageal cancer have been increasing and new research says they are connected. Australian scientists compared almost 800 esophageal cancer patients to 1,500 cancer free adults. Esophageal cancer was up to 6 times as common among very obese people (BMI of 40) and twice as likely in obese people (BMI of 30).
  • Quercetin and other apple flavonols decrease the risk of pancreatic cancer in smokers

    Oct 12, 2007
    Smoking is an established cause of pancreatic cancer; a disease that is usually fatal. Scientists from the USA and Germany followed 183,518 study participants for eight years. The researchers determined eating Quercetin - a flavonol found most in apples and onions - along with other apple flavonols (Kaempferol, Myricetin) significantly reduced the risk of pancreatic cancer in current smokers.