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First study investigating possible link between sunscreen ingredient and endometriosis

First study investigating possible link between sunscreen ingredient and endometriosis

18 May 2012

Scientists are reporting a possible link between the use of sunscreen containing a certain ingredient that mimics the effects of the female sex hormone estrogen and an increased risk of being diagnosed with endometriosis, a painful condition in which uterine tissue grows outside the uterus. They describe the report, published in ACS’ journal Environmental Science & Technology, as the…

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First study investigating possible link between sunscreen ingredient and endometriosis

First study investigating possible link between sunscreen ingredient and endometriosis

18 May 2012

Scientists are reporting a possible link between the use of sunscreen containing a certain ingredient that mimics the effects of the female sex hormone estrogen and an increased risk of being diagnosed with endometriosis, a painful condition in which uterine tissue grows outside the uterus. They describe the report, published in ACS’ journal Environmental Science & Technology, as the…

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Vitamin K2: New hope for Parkinson’s patients?

Vitamin K2: New hope for Parkinson’s patients?

18 May 2012

Neuroscientist Patrik Verstreken, associated with VIB and KU Leuven, succeeded in undoing the effect of one of the genetic defects that leads to Parkinson’s using vitamin K2. His discovery gives hope to Parkinson’s patients. This research was done in collaboration with colleagues from Northern Illinois University (US) and will be published this evening on the website of the…

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High-fat diet lowered blood sugar and improved blood lipids in diabetics

High-fat diet lowered blood sugar and improved blood lipids in diabetics

18 May 2012

People with Type 2 diabetes are usually advised to keep a low-fat diet. Now, a study at Linköping University shows that food with a lot of fat and few carbohydrates could have a better effect on blood sugar levels and blood lipids.

The results of a two-year dietary study led by Hans Guldbrand, general practitioner, and Fredrik Nyström, professor of Internal Medicine, are being…

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Flavonoid compound found in foods and supplements shown to prevent the formation of blood clots - Rutin

Flavonoid compound found in foods and supplements shown to prevent the formation of blood clots – Rutin

18 May 2012

Research findings offer a new direction for a therapeutic agent to prevent stroke, heart attack

BOSTON — A compound called rutin, commonly found in fruits and vegetables and sold over the counter as a dietary supplement, has been shown to inhibit the formation of blood clots in an animal model of thrombosis.

These new findings, led by investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical…

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Soybeans soaked in warm water naturally release key cancer-fighting substance

Soybeans soaked in warm water naturally release key cancer-fighting substance

18 May 2012

Soybeans soaking in warm water could become a new “green” source for production of a cancer-fighting substance now manufactured in a complicated and time-consuming industrial process, scientists are reporting in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

Hari B. Krishnan and colleagues explain that the substance, Bowman-Birk Protease Inhibitor (BBI), has shown promise for…

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Lipoic acid helps restore circadian rhythm

- The ability of lipoic acid to help restore a more normal circadian rhythm to aging animals could explain its apparent value in so many important biological functions, ranging from stress resistance to cardiac function, hormonal balance, muscle performance, glucose metabolism and the aging process.

UCLA study shows high-fructose corn syrup diet sabotages learning, memory

UCLA study shows high-fructose corn syrup diet sabotages learning, memory

Sugar makes you stupid

Attention, college students cramming between midterms and finals: Binging on soda and sweets for as little as six weeks may make you stupid.

18 May 2012

A new UCLA rat study is the first to show how a diet steadily high in fructose slows the brain, hampering memory and learning — and how omega-3 fatty acids can counteract the disruption. The peer-reviewed Journal of…

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Prenatal micronutrient, food supplementation intervention in Bangladesh decreases child death rate

Prenatal micronutrient, food supplementation intervention in Bangladesh decreases child death rate

“mortality rate of 16.8 per 1,000 live births vs. 44.1 per 1,000 live births”

18 May 2012

Pregnant women in poor communities in Bangladesh who received multiple micronutrients, including iron and folic acid combined with early food supplementation, had substantially improved survival of their newborns, compared to women in a standard program that included usual food supplementation, according to…

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McLean Hospital study finds herbal extract may curb binge drinking - kudzu

McLean Hospital study finds herbal extract may curb binge drinking – kudzu

18 May 2012

Belmont, MA – An extract of the Chinese herb kudzu dramatically reduces drinking and may be useful in the treatment of alcoholism and curbing binge drinking, according to a new study by McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School researchers.

“Our study is further evidence that components found in kudzu root can reduce alcohol consumption and do so without adverse side effects,” said…

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Avocado oil: The ‘olive oil of the Americas’?

Avocado oil: The ‘olive oil of the Americas’?

Mexican study indicates it could fight harmful free radicals tied to aging and cancer

SAN DIEGO, April 22, 2012 – Atmospheric oxygen facilitated the evolution and complexity of terrestrial organisms, including human beings, because it allowed nutrients to be used more efficiently by those organisms, which in turn were able to generate more energy. However, as we find out more about how oxygen…

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University of Illinois study shows soy protein alleviates symptoms of fatty liver disease

University of Illinois study shows soy protein alleviates symptoms of fatty liver disease

04 May 2014

It could reduce fat accumulation and triglycerides in obese patients by partially restoring function of key signaling pathway

University of Illinois researchers will report this week that new research shows how soy protein could significantly reduce fat accumulation and triglycerides in the livers of obese patients by partially restoring the function of a key signaling pathway in the…

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Link between common environmental contaminant and rapid breast cancer growth

Link between common environmental contaminant and rapid breast cancer growth

04 May 2014

Breast cancer cells are more aggressive the longer they’re exposed to cadmium

Studies by researchers at Dominican University of California show that breast cancer cells become increasingly aggressive the longer they are exposed to small concentrations of cadmium, a heavy metal commonly found in cosmetics, food, water and air particles.

The study by Maggie Louie, associate professor of…

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Rutgers Study: Vitamin E in Diet Protects Against Many Cancers

Rutgers Study: Vitamin E in Diet Protects Against Many Cancers

April 23, 2012

EDITOR’S NOTE:

Professor Yang can be contacted at 732-445-3400, ext. 248 or at csyang@pharmacy.rutgers.edu

Vitamin E in vegetable oils and nuts prevents cancer, according to research done at Rutgers University and the Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

Next time you need to choose between vegetable oil and margarine in that favorite recipe, think about your health and reach for the…

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Beyond apples: A serving a day of dark chocolate might keep the doctor away

Beyond apples: A serving a day of dark chocolate might keep the doctor away

04 May 2014

San Diego, CA— Chocolate, considered by some to be the “food of the gods,” has been part of the human diet for at least 4,000 years; its origin thought to be in the region surrounding the Amazon basin. Introduced to the Western world by Christopher Columbus after his fourth voyage to the New World in 1502, chocolate is now enjoyed worldwide. Researchers estimate that the typical…

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