• Lutein and Lycopene do protect the eye and reduce the risk of eye disease

    Jan 11, 2010
         Carotenoids are the yellow, orange, and red pigments in fruits and vegetables. Many studies show that they protect structures within the eye and help prevent and even treat eye disease. A new study shows they increase visual performance and adds to the evidence that they may prevent age-related eye diseases.
  • Vitamin E and minerals may slash bladder cancer risk

    Jan 08, 2010
         Increased intakes of vitamin E may reduce the risk of bladder cancer by about 35 per cent, says a new study from an international team of researchers. Their research also shows that carotenoids, the B-Complex Vitamins Niacin and Thiamine, and vitamin D may reduce the risk of bladder cancer in older people. “The effects of vitamin E, carotenoids, vitamin D, thiamine and niacin in relation to the risk of developing bladder cancer may warrant further investigation,” report the researchers, led by Maree Brinkman from The Cancer Council Victoria in Australia.
  • Having a low level of selenium may increase your risk of throat and stomach cancers

    Jan 07, 2010
         Getting enough selenium in your diet could help protect you from cancer of the esophagus, a large new study suggests. People with the highest levels of this antioxidant mineral were at the lowest risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus, Dr. Jessie Steevens of Maastricht University Medical Center in The Netherlands and her colleagues found.
  • Combining the amino acids L-Theanine with Cystine helps protect athletes from infection

    Jan 06, 2010
         Athletes become increasingly susceptible to infection during training because their immune system becomes suppressed. Researchers at the Department of Sports Science, Juntendo University, Japan investigated the health of the immune system in fifteen long-distance runners after supplementing them with the amino acid Cystine combined with L-Theanine (CT). The amino acids have been reported to have an immune reinforcement effect.
  • Combining the drug Femara with Turmeric may help fight endometrial cancer

    Jan 05, 2010
         Femara is an aromatase inhibiting drug. In the USA it’s most frequent use is to treat estrogen sensitive breast cancer in postmenopausal women. In some countries such as China Femara is also used to treat endometrial cancer.