• Lycopene improves asthma in adults

    Mar 17, 2008
    Diets rich in antioxidant foods seem to lower the risk of developing asthma. In this new clinical trial scientists from the Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle, NSW, in Australia placed 32 asthmatic adults on an antioxidant poor diet for 10 days. They were then all placed on the following 3 treatments for 7 days each in a randomized cross-over designed study; either placebo, a tomato extract standardized for 45 mg of lycopene each day or tomato juice also supplying 45 mg of lycopene each day.
  • Chromium Picolinate benefits brain function, coordination, and memory in older adults that are loosing their memory

    Mar 14, 2008
    Older people experiencing a decline in their memory at a relatively earlier age can benefit from a daily Chromium Picolinate (CP) supplement. In this new study presented recently at a peer-reviewed medical conferences older adults with an average age of 72.5 years were given either 1000 mcg of CP a day or inactive placebo for 12-weeks. The double-blinded study was performed at the University of Cincinnati.
  • Soy Isoflavones speed up the rate of bone building while slowing the rate of bone demineralization unlike prescription drugs which only improve one or the other

    Mar 13, 2008
    Medication for osteoporosis either slows down the breakdown of bone or speeds up the rebuilding of it. Until recently only the mineral Strontium, a nonprescription supplement, has been shown to have both activities. In this cooperative examination of existing studies by Japanese and Chinese scientists it was found that Soy Isoflavones also exhibit both activities; an ability to slow down the breakdown of bone and speed up the rebuilding of bone.
  • Whey Proteins in the Regulation of Food Intake and Satiety

    Mar 12, 2008
    Researchers of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto in Ontario state that Whey protein helps you control your body weight by sending signals that you are satiated improving control of your appetite immediately and tuning your appetite to be more under control over the long-term. At our present level of knowledge we have determined the following: - Whey protein reduces short-term food intake relative to placebo, to carbohydrate and to other proteins. - Various Whey protein ingredients are active and affect satiation and satiety by the actions of: (1) whey protein fractions per se; (2) bioactive peptides; (3) amino-acids released after digestion; (4) combined action of whey protein and/or peptides and/or amino acids with other milk constituents.
  • Black Seed Extract decreases the number of seizures in children with drug-resistant epilepsy

    Mar 11, 2008
    According to a report in the April 10th, 2003 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, one-third of patients with epilepsy have drug resistant epilepsy. Because this form is resistant to multiple antiepileptic drugs making it difficult to treat it is associated with an increased risk of death and debilitating psychosocial consequences. Studies show it is a genetic factor that leads to this drug-therapy resistance.