• A comparison of the cancer drug 5-fluorouracil and natural chemotherapeutic agents; EGCG from Green Tea and Thymoquinone from Black Seed sustained on colon cancer cells

    Feb 22, 2008
    While 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) continues to be the chemotherapeutic gold-standard for the treatment of colon cancer, the side effects of 5-FU are numerous due to its ability to attack both healthy and cancerous cells. Scientists at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi state that research continues to provide positive findings in regards to antioxidants and their success in deterring certain disease processes, especially cancer. Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), the most abundant Catechin found in green tea, is a valuable scavenger of reactive oxygen species in vitro as well as in vivo.
  • Aging affects blood flow even in health older adults and Ginkgo biloba restores good blood flow

    Feb 21, 2008
    Endothelial cells line the walls of all blood vessels. Normal function of these cells is needed for good blood flow, maintaining healthy blood pressure readings, and appropriate blood clotting mechanisms, as well as regulating the amount of mineral electrolytes in body tissues and in the blood. Damage to this endothelial carpet is an early occurrence in hardening of the arteries and the development of heart disease/ Endothelial damage occurs well in advance of clinical signs of coronary artery disease,.
  • Phytonutrients in broccoli and soy found to prevent spread of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer and even melanoma

    Feb 20, 2008
    Naturally occurring chemicals found in broccoli and soy may prevent the spread of breast cancer, according to a study conducted by researchers at UCLA and presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research. "We think these compounds might slow or prevent the metastasis of breast and ovarian cancer, which would greatly increase the effectiveness of current treatments," said Erin Hsu, a graduate student in molecular toxicology at UCLA. Researchers applied DIM from broccoli, and Genistein, found in soy, to motile cancer cells and observed their effects.
  • Whey protein helps control appetite

    Feb 19, 2008
    Whey protein contributes to regulating your body weight by improving satiation. It sends out satiety signals improving the control of immediate appetite and the regulation of long-term food intake. Researchers of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto state that whey protein has potential to help obese individuals improving appetite control and helping prevent or decrease co-morbidities such as hypertension, type II diabetes, and cholesterol or other blood fat issues.
  • Supplement shows promise for mild knee arthritis

    Feb 18, 2008
    A dietary supplement - hyaluronic acid (HA) - brings some pain relief to people with knee arthritis, preliminary research shows. The natural substance HA is usually found in the body and it lubricates and cushions the joints. HA injections directly into the knee joint are sometimes used to treat more-severe cases of arthritis.