• Indole-3-Carbinol may protect the lungs from cancer causing chemicals

    Mar 13, 2009
    The A/J mouse is inbred for cancer research. This mouse easily develops lung cancer when exposed to cancer causing substances such as tobacco smoke. Recently researchers at the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota, in Minneapolis reported that the nutrient Indole-3-Carbinol inhibited lung cancer in these mice when they were exposed to two dangerous, cancer-causing chemicals that are present in cigarette smoke.
  • Study Shows Vitamin D May Have a Role to Play in Preventing Cold and Flu infections

    Mar 12, 2009
    A new study adds to mounting evidence that Vitamin D may be a real cold fighter. The study, the largest to date on the link between vitamin D and common respiratory infections, shows that people with the lowest levels of vitamin D have significantly more cases of cold and flu infection than those with higher levels. According to A.
  • Vitamin B12 useful for canker sores

    Mar 11, 2009
    Canker sores, also called aphthous ulcers, are small, shallow lesions that develop on the soft tissues in your mouth—under your tongue, inside your cheeks or lips, and at the base of your gums. Unlike cold sores, canker sores don't occur on the surface of your lips and aren't contagious. They can be very painful, however, and can make eating and talking difficult.
  • The amino acid L-Arginine may decrease weight gain in over eaters

    Mar 10, 2009
    Researchers at Texas A&M University found that the amino acid L-Arginine reduced the body fat mass in obese rats. Dr. Guoyao Wu, Senior Faculty Fellow in the department of animal science at Texas A&M states “This finding could be directly translated into fighting human obesity.” Researchers fed rats both low-fat and high-fat diets.
  • 3 cups a day of tea reduces stroke risk, 6 cups may give twice the protection

    Mar 09, 2009
    Drinking at least three cups of green or black tea a day can significantly reduce the risk of stroke, a new UCLA study has found. And the more you drink, the better your odds of staving off a stroke. The UCLA researchers conducted an evidence-based review of all human observational studies on stroke and tea consumption found in the PubMed and Web of Science archives.