• Resveratrol improves the health of obese men lowering their blood pressure, blood sugar and liver fat within 30 days

    Nov 11, 2011
    Doctors at Maastricht University in the Netherlands and other university research institutions randomly placed obese men on 150mg Trans-Resveratrol or placebo daily for 30 days. They then had a 30 day washout period without supplementation or placebo to remove the immediate effects of the supplement and were switched to the other group; those previously supplemented with Resveratrol were now on placebo and those previously on placebo now took Resveratrol for an additional 30 days. Giving the obese men Resveratrol improved metabolism and reduced blood sugar and insulin levels, reduced fat storage in the liver, improved energy production by enhancing mitochondrial function, and reduced markers of inflammation in the blood.
  • Garlic and tomatoes may lower the odds of prostate cancer

    Nov 10, 2011
    194 men with newly diagnosed prostate cancer were compared to 317 cancer-free men. Consuming lots of fat in the diet was connected to a 79% increased risk of developing prostate cancer. Frequent red meat consumption increased the risk by 69%.
  • Garlic supplements reduce the risk of blood cancers

    Nov 09, 2011
    The VITAL study included 66,227 men and women between the ages of 50 to 76 recruited between the years 2000 to 2002 who were then followed and hematological cancers were diagnosed through December 2008. VITAL stands for VITamins And Lifestyle cohort study. Hematological cancers include leukemia, lymphomas and bone cancers.
  • Krill oil reduces pain and inflammation in arthritis in a short time while also reducing functional impairment of the joint

    Nov 08, 2011
    CRP is a protein in the blood that rises with inflammation. Ninety patients with elevated CRP were included in this study. The patients suffered with either osteoarthritis and/or rheumatoid arthritis and some additionally were diagnosed with cardiovascular disease.
  • PI2 (Slendesta) from potatoes may help curb our appetite

    Nov 07, 2011
    The ingredient from potatoes known as proteinase inhibitor 2 (PI2) with the trade name of Slendesta has been proven to increase the level of CCK if taken an hour before meals. CCK stands for Cholecystokinin. It is a hormone that triggers particular events when released; the digestion of food and the suppression of hunger.