• Soy Protein very good for diabetics

    Feb 15, 2008
    41 people with diabetic nephropathy (kidney disease often seen in diabetics) were placed on either a typical diet where protein was obtained from both meat and vegetables or on a diet that was similar but 35% of the protein came from Soy protein (along with the rest made up of meat and vegetable protein) for 4-years. At the end of the 4-year clinical trial those on Soy Protein had a significant drop in fasting blood glucose, in total cholesterol, in LDL-cholesterol, triglycerides, and C-reactive protein (CRP is tied to heart attack, stroke, and death; it causes inflammation in the arteries). The amount of protein spilling into the urine dropped; a very good sign.
  • Low levels of Folic Acid and B12 increase your risk of developing dementia

    Feb 14, 2008
    The results of a new study from the Institute of Psychiatry in London and Chonnam National University Hospital Medical School show that both Folic Acid and Vitamin B12 are needed for brain health. In fact, lacking Folic Acid can increase your risk of developing dementia by an astounding 350%. The researchers followed 518 people, average age of 73, for 2.4 years.
  • Flaxseed Lignans protect older women from hormone dependent breast cancer

    Feb 13, 2008
    Scientists at the world-renowned Karolinska Institute in Stockholm evaluated data on 51,823 postmenopausal women in the Swedish Mammography Cohort. They found that women in the top 25% of Flaxseed Lignan intake reduced their risk of developing estrogen or progesterone (hormone dependent) breast cancer by 17%. Protection was strongest for women using hormone replacement therapy.
  • Vitamin D with Calcium vital for preventing cancer

    Feb 12, 2008
    A growing body of scientists believes that most Americans and Europeans do not have enough vitamin D to protect them from a cross section of dangerous diseases, and according to this latest study adding to many others - this could be putting them at significant risk of developing cancer. Scientists at Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska studied 1,179 healthy, postmenopausal women for 4 years. They found that those taking large amounts of vitamin D supplements slashed their risk of developing cancer by 60%.
  • NAC + EGCG add up to much greater lung cancer fighting ability in this cell study

    Feb 11, 2008
    The nutrient NAC has cancer preventing activities especially in the lungs, colon, and bladder and in animal models it also fights existing cancerous tumors and protects against the toxic side-effects of various chemotherapeutic drugs. EGCG (green teas major antioxidant) has well known cancer preventing and cancer fighting activity. In this new study NAC was added to EGCG to see if it would improve its ability to fight lung cancer.