• CLA burns belly fat and reduces weight in olderdiabetic women

    Jul 16, 2009
    Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) made from safflower oil (Tonalin) may help reduce body fat mass in post-menopausal women with type 2 diabetes, says a new study. 35 obese-menopausal diabetics received either safflower oil or 6.4 grams of Tonalin CLA derived from safflower oil for 16 weeks, followed by a four-week washout period, and then a cross-over to the next 16-week supplementation period began. Following the first 16 weeks of supplementation, CLA was found to improve body mass index (BMI) and total body fat dropped by 3.2 per cent, and fat tissue weight by over 3 pounds.
  • Soy antioxidants protect the lungs of smokers

    Jul 15, 2009
    Eating high amounts of soy could lower the risk of developing the breathing disorder known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, in smoker's researchers report. Cigarette smoking is known to be the principle risk factor for COPD, Dr. Andy H.
  • Phase II clinical trial of Curcumin in patients with advanced pancreatic cancer

    Jul 14, 2009
    Pancreatic cancer is virtually always lethal, and the only FDA-approved therapies- gemcitabine (Gemzar) and erlotinib (Tarceva) - produce a true response in less than 10% of patients. Curcumin is derived from the herb Turmeric. This compound inhibits NF-kappa B transcription factor (an inflammatory factor central to pancreatic cancer growth) and has substantial antitumor activity in preclinical models.
  • Chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer possibly enhanced with Black Seed ingredient

    Jul 13, 2009
    Researchers at the Department of Pathology and Division of Hematology and Oncology, Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State University School of Medicine, and the Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center note that Thymoquinone, an active compound extracted from Nigella sativa (Black Seed) battles pancreatic cancer cells; however, preclinical animal studies are lacking.
  • Inability to utilize Carnitine due to aging or obesity leads to elevated blood sugar and the inability to create energy

    Jul 10, 2009
    L-Carnitine is a very important amino acid. It carries the fatty acids derived from food into our cells many power-plants where these fats are used as fuel to create energy; the power plants are called mitochondria. Creating this energy makes organs and systems run efficiently.