• Nucleotides improve the health of formula fed infants

    Oct 24, 2007
    Some infants cannot be fed or do not have a dependable supply of breast milk. A suitable replacement is necessary in these cases. A recent systematic analysis compares the ability of infant formulas supplemented with Nucleotides to improve infant health vs.
  • Another study shows that CLA reduces fat on the waist

    Oct 23, 2007
    University of Barcelona researchers placed 60 overweight to obese men and women on either 3 grams a day of CLA (added to skimmed milk) or skimmed milk lacking CLA daily for 12-weeks. Supplementing with CLA caused a significant reduction in body fat especially around the trunk compared to placebo milk. The study is published online ahead of print in the British Journal of Nutrition.
  • The mineral Strontium is very important for rebuilding stronger bones

    Oct 22, 2007
    The mineral Strontium as ranelate is a popular treatment for osteoporosis in Europe with many human clinical trials supporting its success. In the US the well absorbed version Strontium Citrate is the form of choice. Many drugs used to treat osteoporosis either decrease the breakdown of bone by inhibiting the bone resorption cells known as osteoclasts, or by speeding up the rebuilding of bone by improving the function of the bone building cells known as osteoblasts.
  • Folic Acid reduces the risk of arsenic toxicity

    Oct 19, 2007
    Drinking water contaminated with the heavy metal arsenic is a problem in at least 70 countries including parts of the U.S. Chronic arsenic exposure from drinking water currently affects more than 120 million people worldwide. Arsenic also leaches out of preserved wood; a potential danger to children from playground structures.
  • Garlic and Aged garlic reduce the risk of colon cancer

    Oct 18, 2007
    Researchers from various institutions in Australia systematically reviewed the scientific evidence from all studies conducted over the last decade that examined the effects of garlic on colorectal cancer (CRC). A randomized controlled trial of Aged Garlic Extract reported a statistically significant 28% reduction in both the size and number of colon adenomas (precancerous stalks) in patients with CRC. Five of eight case control/cohort studies suggested a protective effect from raw or cooked garlic.