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Vitamin E Strong Enough an Antioxidant to Protect the Brain from Lou Gehrig's Disease

Jan 24, 2005

Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health analyzed information on almost 1,000,000 people in the Cancer prevention Study II sponsored by the American Cancer Society to see if regular supplementation with vitamin E, or vitamin C could lower the risk of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) vs. people who didn't take these vitamins regularly. ALS is a disastrous progressive-neurological disease that causes a slow paralysis of the body.

The mortality rates for ALS were 62% lower among long term users of vitamin E. Occasional use gave no protection. The study is published in the January, 2005 issue of the journal Annals of Neurology.

Pomegranate Extract may Protect You from Cancer

Pomegranate fruit extract contains powerful polyphenols that have strong anti-inflammatory, antioxidant activity. TPA is a chemical that is commonly applied to the skin of mice to dependably cause skin cancer. When pomegranate fruit extract was applied to the skin before the application of TPA, it prevented the skin from swelling and prevented the rapid-abnormal cell growth usually seen that can lead to cancer. The mice treated with pomegranate had fewer tumors than mice not treated with the fruit. The study appears in the January 20th, 2005 issue of the International Journal of Cancer.