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Green Tea May Protect the Bladder From Becoming Inflamed
Published: 20/05/07
Herbal agents could be used to treat inflammatory bladder diseases, according to a preliminary study that looked at the ability of green tea to protect bladder cells from inflammation. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study, being presented at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA) in Anaheim, Calif., found that components of green tea protected bladder cells from damage in culture.... full story


Eat Your Broccoli: Study Finds Strong Anti-Cancer Properties in Cruciferous Veggies
Published: 15/04/07
Researchers at the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University USA have found that sulforaphane – a compound found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, bok choy and brussels sprouts – has strong anti-cancer properties. Even more promising results have been found in broccoli sprouts. The tiny, thread-like broccoli sprouts sold at stores next to alfalfa sprouts have more than 50 times the amount of sulforaphane than found in mature broccoli.... full story


Low-glycemic diet works better than low-fat diet for people with high insulin secretion
Published: 15/04/07
Diets that seek to stabilize blood sugar after eating -- called low-glycemic-load diets -- are effective for long-term weight loss, and much more effective than low-fat diets in people who secrete large amounts of insulin, reports a study conducted by researchers at the Children's Hospital in Boston USA... full story


Vitamin D Supplements May Offer Cheap And Effective Immune System Boost Against Tuberculosis
Published: 15/05/07
Scientists have shown that a single 2.5 mg dose of vitamin D may be enough to boost the immune system to fight against tuberculosis (TB) and similar bacteria for at least 6 weeks. Their findings came from a study that identified an extraordinarily high incidence of vitamin D deficiency amongst those communities in London most at risk from the disease, which kills around two million people each year.... full story


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Mediterranean Diet and Heart Attack Recovery
Published: 09/04/07
The Lyon Diet Heart Study was a randomised trial that was conducted on 605 patients to test the effectiveness of the Mediterranean-type diet on the rate of coronary events on patients who have had a first heart attack. The results of the trial suggested that the Mediterranean-style Step I diet may help to reduce recurrent events in patients with heart disease... full story


Multivitamins Improve Birth Outcomes Among Children Born to HIV-Negative Women in Developing Countries
Published: 04/04/07
Each year, more than 20 million children are born with a low birth weight, mainly in Third World countries. Low birth weight is associated with many health problems. A new study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health and Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania found that if HIV-negative women were given multivitamin supplements during pregnancy, the risk fr a low weight baby was significantly reduced... full story


Omega-3 Fatty Acids Affect Risk of Depression & Inflammation
Published: 29/03/07
A new study released by Ohio State University USA has discovered that people whose diet is a lot higher in one form of essential fatty acids (Omega-6) compared to the other main form of essential fatty acid (Omega-3) are at higher risk for depression and certain types of inflammatory diseases of the body... full story


Higher Trans Fat Levels in Blood Associated With Elevated Risk of Heart Disease
Published: 27/03/07
High consumption of trans-fats, found mainly in partially hydrogenated (or hydrogenated) vegetable oils and widely used by the food industry, have been linked to an increased risk of coronary heart disease. A new study from the Harvard School of Public Health provides the strongest link so far, between trans-fats and heart disease.... full story


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New Sustainable Plant Source of Omega-3
Published: 27/03/07
A new study published by King's College London has found that relatively small amounts of omega-3 fatty acids from algae can lower blood pressure and could ultimately reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. This form of omega-3, unlike fish oil, has the advantage of being both sustainable and acceptable to vegetarians. ... full story


Study Shows Fruit Juice/Drink Link to Children's Weight Gain
Published: 20/03/07
Researchers at Deakin University have discovered that children who drink fruit juices and fruit drinks are more likely to be overweight or obese than those who do not drink them... full story


Smoking Linked With Aging on Skin that is Not Usually Exposed to Sunlight
Published: 19/03/07
A new study from the University of Michigan Health System shows a new link between cigarette smoking and skin damage. The study suggests that smoking may be associated with a higher degree of aging on areas of skin, such as that of the inside of the upper arm, that are not normally exposed to sunlight.... full story


Americans Don't Consume Enough Fruits and Vegetables
Published: 19/03/07
According to US Department of Agriculture guidelines, Americans should consume at least two servings of fruit and three servings of vegetables each day as part of a healthy diet. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health report that Americans are not meeting these minimum levels. ... full story


Soy Product and Isoflavone Consumption in Relation to Prostate Cancer in Japanese Men
Published: 16/03/07
New reserach by the National Cancer Center, Tokyo, Japan have discovered that soy isoflavone intake was associated with a decreased risk of localized prostate cancer in Japanese men... full story


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