• Green Tea Powder improves blood sugar control and insulin sensitivity in patients

    Aug 29, 2008
    with borderline diabetes      In this study sixty men and women with borderline diabetes between the ages of 32 to 73 consumed either Green Tea powder or placebo daily for two months. The powdered Green Tea supplied a daily dose of 544 mg of Polyphenols. Then they switched groups for the second two months.
  • Green Tea Extract strongly protects the circulatory system

    Aug 28, 2008
         Several epidemiological studies support the view that Green Tea or flavonoids reduce the risk of cardiovascular heart disease. This study was undertaken to determine the short-to medium-term effect of a green tea extract on vascular function and lipid peroxidation as compared with placebo.      In the study 14 healthy women, none of whom were receiving any medical treatment had their circulation checked after the use of either a Green Tea Extract or inactive placebo over a five week period.
  • Flavonols and Isoflavones may protect women from ovarian cancer

    Aug 27, 2008
         High consumption of two types of flavonoids -- antioxidant chemicals found in plant foods -- may help protect women from ovarian cancer, research from Italy suggests. Dr. Maria Rossi, of Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche "Mario Negri" in Milan, and her colleagues found that the women who took in the most isoflavones and flavonols were the least likely to have ovarian cancer.
  • Coenzyme Q10 plus Cholesterol Lowering Drug help improve heart function in diabetic patients

    Aug 26, 2008
        The cholesterol-lowering, triglyceride-lowering drug fenofibrate (Tricor) in combination with the popular supplement coenzyme Q10, or CoQ, appears to have beneficial effects for people with type 2 diabetes and mildly impaired heart function, researchers report. Fenofibrate works by inhibiting the formation of cholesterol and also improving its excretion. The drug also lowers VLDL and improves HDL levels and previous research indicates it decreases the risk of some cardiovascular events but did not decrease the risk of dying.
  • Chicken collagen significantly treats rheumatoid arthritis

    Aug 25, 2008
         The protein collagen derived from the rooster chickens comb is nearly as effective as low doses of the drug methotrexate in reducing pain and stiffness in patients with rheumatoid arthritis investigators found in a study.      Collagen is the basic building block of tendons and cartilage. Rheumatoid arthritis occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks the joints, leading to inflammation, swelling, pain and disfigurement.