• Omega-3 intakes may improve diabetic kidney health

    Apr 13, 2010
        Increased intakes of omega-3 fatty acids may reduce kidney damage in type-1 diabetics, without impacting the incidence of the condition, says a new study. Kidney function was improved in type-1 diabetics with the highest average intake of EPA and DHA compared with people with the lower intakes of the fatty acids, according to the study findings.     The results are based on data from 1,436 participants in the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial – a trial including people aged between 13 and 39 and funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
  • Green Tea Extract effective for weight loss

    Apr 12, 2010
        Supplementing obese men with a high dosage of Green Tea Extract increases energy expenditure and helps beat the battle of the bulge according to results from a new human study. The men who supplemented with a Green Tea Extract supplying 300mg of Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG) increased their oxidation of fat by 33 % (fat calorie burning).“This pilot study provides for the first time evidence that a single green tea catechin, EGCG, can increase fat oxidation in obese men, at least within 2 hours after meal intake. Within this postprandial phase, EGCG is equipotent with caffeine with regard to fat oxidation,” wrote the authors, led by Dr.
  • Vitamin K may reduce cancer risk according to the EPIC study

    Apr 01, 2010
        Consuming foods rich in vitamin K2 may reduce the risk of cancer, says a new study supporting the potential anti-cancer benefits of this emerging nutrient. The results are from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) study. It found that the highest intakes of vitamin K2, but not vitamin K1, were associated with a reduced risk of both overall cancer and cancer mortality, with the latter reduced by about 30 %.