• EGCG from Green Tea works well with Curcumin from Turmeric in breast cancer research

    Jan 16, 2008
    Both epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) from Green Tea and Curcumin from Turmeric have shown efficacy in various in vivo and in vitro models of cancer. This study was designed by researchers from the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Otago in New Zealand to determine the efficacy of these naturally derived polyphenolic compounds when given in combination. Studies in MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells demonstrated that EGCG + Curcumin were synergistically cytotoxic and that this correlated with stopping the cycle of the cancer cells growth.
  • Soy isoflavones linked to easier breathing

    Jan 15, 2008
    Wine polyphenols decrease free radicals generated when eating Polyphenols are compounds that are found naturally in the healthiest of foods which have been shown to have a number of health-protecting benefits. Israel scientists gave a small population of men and women 3 different sets of meals; 1) turkey meat and water, 2) turkey meat and concentrated wine polyphenols added after cooking, followed with a glass of red wine; 3) turkey meat soaked in wine polyphenols before cooking, followed by a glass of wine. Blood and urine samples obtained before and after the meal were analyzed for levels of malondialdehyde (MDA).
  • USDA study shows plant Sterols lower cholesterol

    Jan 14, 2008
    Scientists from the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service placed 53 men and women who were already on a low-fat diet on 2.2 grams of plant Sterol Esters a day split into two servings. The Agricultural Research Service Administrator Floyd P. Horn said cholesterol reductions nearly doubled by adding the Sterols to the low-fat diet.
  • Fish Oil Prevents Alzheimer's Plaques

    Jan 11, 2008
    Brain Needs Fish Oil Fatty Acid to Make Plaque-Fighting Protein It's known that people who get plenty of DHA, one of the two main fish oil fatty acids, have a reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease, notes Greg M. Cole, PhD, associate director of the UCLA Alzheimer's Disease Research Center. Dr.
  • Cocoa improves blood flow to the heart in cardiac patients

    Jan 10, 2008
    In this study researchers in the Cardiology department, University Hospital, Zurich, gave 22 heart transplant recipients either Cocoa Polyphenol rich dark chocolate or chocolate without the Cocoa polyphenols in a placebo-controlled study. The Cocoa Polyphenols significantly opened up the coronary arteries improving blood flow to the heart and there was a decreased tendency to form an improper blood clot due to platelet clumping in the heart. There was also a significant jump in antioxidant activity in the Cocoa Polyphenol receiving patients.