• Coenzyme Q10 boosts the heart health of diabetics already on statin drugs decreasing their risk of heart attack and stroke

    Mar 31, 2009
    Supplements of coenzyme Q10 may increase the vascular health of diabetics receiving statins, according to a new study from Australia. Diabetics on the cholesterol lowering drugs were supplemented with Coenzyme Q10 at a dosage of 200mg per day (with food) for a twelve-week period. Following the 12 weeks of supplementation an improvement in the blood flow was observed.
  • Average vitamin D levels declining

    Mar 30, 2009
    Researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University and Harvard report a decline in levels of vitamin D among Americans over a ten year period. The researchers compared the active level of vitamin D (25-hydroxyvitamin D) in the serum of 18,883 participants in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), conducted from 1988 to 1994. The results were compared with levels from 13,369 participants in NHANES 2001-2004.
  • Resveratrol Kills Cancer Cells

    Mar 27, 2009
    Numerous studies show that Resveratrol keeps genes in the cancer fighting business and inhibits genes and enzymes that allow cancer to flourish and spread. Other studies show that Resveratrol is toxic to cancer cells while at the same moment being protective and beneficial to healthy cells. Cancers of the prostate, breast, pancreas, skin, gastric, colon, esophageal, lymphoma, multiple myeloma and leukemia may respond if enough Resveratrol can reach the site.
  • CRP: a marker of heart disease also raises both cancer risk and the risk of dying from the cancer

    Mar 26, 2009
    CRP is a protein that signals inflammation and the likelihood of heart disease; it may also show that a person has a high risk of cancer, researchers said on Friday. People with high levels of C-reactive protein or CRP, already being studied for its links to heart disease, had a 30% higher risk of cancer, Danish researchers found. They also found that cancer patients with the highest CRP levels were 80% more likely to die early.
  • Increased magnesium and calcium intake liked with lower risk of developing diabetes

    Mar 25, 2009
    The findings of a large prospective study of Asian women demonstrate that calcium and magnesium protect us from developing type 2 diabetes. The researchers at Vanderbilt University and Shanghai Cancer Institute evaluated data from 64,191 participants in the Shanghai Women's Health Study that included women aged 40-70 living in Shanghai, China. Over an almost 7 year follow-up period, 2,270 reported cases of diabetes were diagnosed.