• Turmeric may fight bladder cancer

    Mar 31, 2008
    Scientists have found that Turmeric inhibits various kinds of cancer in laboratory and animal studies. In this study bladder cancer was given to rats. Separately the scientists found that adding Turmeric to human bladder cancer cells stopped them from growing and caused them to die.
  • Resveratrol may protect the heart from arsenic and chemotherapy toxicity

    Mar 28, 2008
    Arsenic trioxide is the most important commercial compound of arsenic, and the main starting material for arsenic chemistry. It is the highly toxic byproduct of certain kinds of ore processing, for example gold mining. It is so toxic it is used to manufacture arsenic-based pesticides, for poison research, as a wood preservative, and to poison termites.
  • Black Seed ingredient may fight all types of prostate cancer and may also be used for prevention due to its safety

    Mar 27, 2008
    Blocking male hormone (androgen ablation therapy) is used to treat prostate cancer. If there is a relapse of the cancer after this treatment then the tumor no longer responds to blocking androgens and it is termed a hormone refractory prostate cancer; it no longer requires androgen to grow; this is a very advanced and dangerous condition with a grim prognosis. Black Seed contains Thymoquinone.
  • High intake of vegetables decreases the risk of type 2 diabetes in Asian women

    Mar 26, 2008
    Asian populations are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D). In this study scientists from Vanderbilt Institute for Medicine and Public Health in Nashville and from research institutes in Shanghai examined the intake of either fruits or vegetables and any protective effect that may lower the incidence of T2D in women. Data was collected on 64,191 women with no history of T2D or other chronic disease at the start of the study.
  • Vitamin D deficiency common in sunny southern Arizona

    Mar 25, 2008
    Outright Vitamin D deficiency or minimal insufficiency has been observed among populations in the northern United States. However, data on the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in areas of high sun exposure, such as Arizona, are limited. Interaction between the suns rays and cholesterol in the skin creates Vitamin D and it is thought that sufficient sun exposure results in sufficient plasma levels of Vitamin D.