• Green Tea Extract useful for genital warts

    Jun 09, 2008
         A botanical ointment containing a Green Tea Extract supplying its powerful antioxidants is an effective and well tolerated treatment for external genital and anal warts, results of a controlled study confirm. "Green tea catechins exert multiple biologic activities, involving potent antiviral and antioxidant activity," Dr. Silvio Tatti notes in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology.
  • DHA supplementation improves Eczema

    Jun 06, 2008
    Daily supplements of the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) improved symptoms of eczema, according to the results of a new trial. Measures of eczema improved by about 23 % over just eight weeks of consuming the DHA supplements and this was associated with significant reductions in levels of markers of inflammation, according to results published in the British Journal of Dermatology. "With this randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled trial we show that an 8-week supplementation with 5.4 g daily of the n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid  DHA led to a significant clinical improvement of atopic eczema compared with baseline scores,"wrote the researchers, led by Margitta Worm from Charite-Universitatsmedizin Berlin.
  • Antioxidants found in Green Tea cuts the risk of lung cancer in smokers by 50%

    Jun 05, 2008
         The risk of lung cancer amongst smokers may be decreased by as much as 50 per cent by an increased intake of certain antioxidant flavonoids, according to a new study from UCLA. Increasing intakes of epicatechin, catechins, and Quercetin, found in tea and vegetables were associated with significant risk reductions, according to a study involving 558 patients with lung cancer and 837 healthy people for comparison published in Cancer.      "What we found was extremely interesting, that several types of flavonoids are associated with a reduced risk of lung cancer among smokers," said lead researcher Zuo-Feng Zhang from UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center.
  • Low dose Resveratrol slows aging in mammals. Resveratrol outperforms long-term caloric restriction in protecting an aging heart

    Jun 04, 2008
    Resveratrol, a major protective polyph cseases include the life-shortening conditions diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. The study adds to a growing body of research linking Resveratrol to a range of beneficial health effects, including brain and mental health, and cardiovascular health. Red wine’s Resveratrol has been lauded as the answer to the "French paradox"; why people who live in some regions of France where diets are soaked in saturated fats but washed down with a glass of rouge, paradoxically have a low incidence of heart disease.
  • The mineral Boron reduces lung cancer risk in women

    Jun 03, 2008
    Researchers from the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston report that a higher intake of boron in the diet may protect women from developing lung cancer.