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Rice bran oil may melt away cholesterol, fight cancer and infection
Medical News Today ^ | 13 May 2005 | Medical News Today

Posted on 05/15/2005 8:38:58 AM PDT by CarrotAndStick

A natural component of rice bran oil lowers cholesterol in rats, and ongoing research also shows it may have potential as an anti-cancer and anti-infection agent in humans, according to a University of Rochester scientist who has studied the antioxidant since 1996.

The latest findings from Mohammad Minhajuddin, Ph.D., and colleagues, are reported in the May 2005 Food and Chemical Toxicology journal. They show that total cholesterol levels in animals dropped by 42 percent, and LDL or "bad cholesterol" levels dropped up to 62 percent, after their diets were supplemented with a concentrated form of Vitamin E called tocotrienol rich fraction or TRF isolated from rice bran oil.

Vitamin E, which has been widely studied for its health benefits, consists of both tocopherols and tocotrienols. Much research has focused on the tocopherols derived from corn, wheat and soybean. But the tocotrienols (TRF) seem to have greater antioxidant properties and are becoming more noteworthy in scientific research, Minhajuddin says. TRF is derived from barley, oats, palm and rice bran.

The best form of TRF comes from rice bran oil, which is contained in the outer grain hull of rice. Its properties inhibit the activity of HMG-CoA reductase, an enzyme involved in cholesterol biosynthesis. However, since taking any form of Vitamin E for a long time can be harmful, the purpose of Minhajuddin's latest reported research was to find the minimum dose of TRF that provided the maximum antioxidants and effectively lowered cholesterol.

The results: The most effective dose in rats was 8 IU kg/day. Extrapolated to humans, a person with an average body weight of 154 pounds would get around 560 IU, which is close to the 400 IU of Vitamin E normally taken. (The upper tolerable intake of Vitamin E is 1500 IU).

Researchers have been investigating natural ways (besides diet and exercise) to achieve lower cholesterol levels, despite the popularity and effectiveness of statin drugs. Although millions of Americans take statins and do well, they are expensive and they come with side effects. So far, scientists have not found any adverse effects of tocotrienols, says Minhajuddin, a research associate in the Department of Pediatrics.

Minhajuddin, who is from India, also has preliminary, unpublished data from a study he conducted in that country, showing that TRF reduces cholesterol in humans as well as in animals. Five healthy volunteers with total cholesterol levels in the "normal" range of 170-230 mg/dL, who ingested TRF in capsule form at a dose of 8 IU kg/day for four weeks, saw their cholesterol levels drop by 10 percent with a 26-percent decline in LDL-cholesterol levels. A case study of a 5-year-old boy in India, who had a genetic defect (familial hypercholesterolemia) that caused his total cholesterol to climb to 440 mg/dL, resulted in a 20-percent decline after about two months of tocotrienol supplements. The boy's cholesterol did rise again, however, after 100 weeks of TRF supplements.

In addition, Minhajuddin and colleagues previously showed in animals that TRF reacts with liver enzymes in such a way that it clears toxic substances from the organ, and reduces or stabilizes liver tumors. The group concluded that long-term use of tocotrienol might reduce overall cancer risk, according to published research last year in the European Journal of Cancer Prevention. Currently, Minhajuddin's research group is using a scientific model to study infection and the immune system, and how to regulate the expression of a gene called ICAM-1 on the surface of endothelial cells.

Much of Minhajuddin's research on TRF was carried out in India until he joined the UR faculty in 2003. A Research Fellowship from the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, funded his work.

Contact: Leslie Orr leslie_orr@urmc.rochester.edu 585-275-5774 University of Rochester Medical Center http://www.urmc.rochester.edu


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Rice can help fight with cancer

http://dailytelegraph.news.com.au/story.jsp?sectionid=1260&storyid=3128150

Rice bran a potent cholesterol fighter

http://washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20050513-033833-1975r.htm

Bran, from any source, especially wheat, is supposed to be an excellent dietary fibre source.

1 posted on 05/15/2005 8:39:00 AM PDT by CarrotAndStick
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To: CarrotAndStick

Amazing! And still the Bush Administration refuses to do anything to promote the use of rice. /sarcasm


2 posted on 05/15/2005 8:41:53 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: CarrotAndStick

I love rice....and my cholesterol is still too high. I can only imagine what it would be if I didn't eat rice.


3 posted on 05/15/2005 8:45:37 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: rhombus

Bush did promote Rice IIRC.


4 posted on 05/15/2005 8:48:21 AM PDT by COUNTrecount
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To: anniegetyourgun

I think its the rice bran, and not polished/white rice, that's mentioned in this article. Partially polished rice has a reddish tinge, with clear deep brown streaks on each grain.

What kind do you use?


5 posted on 05/15/2005 8:49:58 AM PDT by CarrotAndStick (The articles posted by me needn't necessarily reflect my opinion.)
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To: anniegetyourgun

Look at the printed sack, the label on top and the smaller print below the picture of the plant, isn't it contradictory?

Brown rice looks like this:


6 posted on 05/15/2005 8:56:52 AM PDT by CarrotAndStick (The articles posted by me needn't necessarily reflect my opinion.)
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To: CarrotAndStick

I lost a lot of weight, years ago, taking soybean oil capsules. Don't know why it worked, but it did.

One problem, after moving from a dry climate to the coast, I began to break out. Sooo, I no longer take the capsules.


7 posted on 05/15/2005 8:58:11 AM PDT by wizr (Freedom ain't free.)
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To: CarrotAndStick

Admittedly, I love basmati and jasmine rice.


8 posted on 05/15/2005 8:58:17 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: CarrotAndStick

Gee ... Just like olive oil. Amazing.


9 posted on 05/15/2005 9:03:44 AM PDT by G.Mason ( Save the Republic from the shallow, demagogic sectarians.)
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To: CarrotAndStick
So can Flax Seed Oil (2 to 3 tablespoons daily) mixed with yogurt and/or cottage cheese. Flax Seed Oil over time will heal heart damage that has occurred and helps to cure or prevent cancer.
10 posted on 05/15/2005 9:03:45 AM PDT by shield (The Greatest Scientific Discoveries of the Century Reveal God!!!! by Dr. H. Ross, Astrophysicist)
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To: shield

I take flax oil everyday. I started last February.


11 posted on 05/15/2005 9:05:38 AM PDT by riri
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To: CarrotAndStick

bump


12 posted on 05/15/2005 9:06:03 AM PDT by bubman
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To: CarrotAndStick; neverdem; abbi_normal_2; Ace2U; adam_az; Alamo-Girl; Alas; alfons; alphadog; ...
Rights, farms, environment ping.
Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from this list.
I don't get offended if you want to be removed.

List of Ping lists

13 posted on 05/15/2005 9:06:35 AM PDT by farmfriend (Send in the Posse)
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To: farmfriend


14 posted on 05/15/2005 9:07:12 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: riri

Another clever FReeper.... ;o)


15 posted on 05/15/2005 9:13:32 AM PDT by shield (The Greatest Scientific Discoveries of the Century Reveal God!!!! by Dr. H. Ross, Astrophysicist)
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To: CarrotAndStick

*BUMP*!


16 posted on 05/15/2005 9:14:26 AM PDT by ex-Texan (Mathew 7:1 through 6)
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To: Poincare; Rytwyng; Colorado Buckeye; Sarah; since1868; nmh; Freebird Forever
A Nutrition Ping List
For Those Interested in the Research
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Interesting. I just bought a jar of (red) palm oil - very rich in tocotrienols. Haven't quite decided how I'm going to use it just yet. It will take some experimentation, I think. Traditional North African recipes have it in soups and sauces.

17 posted on 05/15/2005 9:28:19 AM PDT by Lil'freeper
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To: CarrotAndStick

And in parts of india that is the commonest form used because it is cheap.


18 posted on 05/15/2005 9:44:41 AM PDT by From many - one.
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To: CarrotAndStick

Oh so now we are going to drill in rice fields? Isn't that bad for the environment?


19 posted on 05/15/2005 9:50:24 AM PDT by DainBramage
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To: CarrotAndStick

I eat whole wheat bread, lots.....hmmmmm....anyone make rice bread from the hulls?


20 posted on 05/15/2005 10:12:36 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (This tagline no longer operative....floated away in the flood of 2005 ,)
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To: rhombus

It's the wrong kind of rice: they are talking about a constituent oil in outer rice hulls, and commonly sold rice has been cleaned of them. There must be a conspiracy of saboteurs who infiltrated the food industry.


21 posted on 05/15/2005 11:46:42 AM PDT by GSlob
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To: anniegetyourgun
I can only imagine what it would be if I didn't eat rice.

There is rice, and then there is rice with nutrients. Depending on what rice you have been consuming your diet may be improved by taking rice out of your diet.

22 posted on 05/15/2005 12:07:33 PM PDT by MosesKnows
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To: CarrotAndStick

Gary Hart must have very low cholesterol, since he had a lot of rice...


23 posted on 05/15/2005 12:11:51 PM PDT by Koblenz (Holland: a very tolerant country. Until someone shoots you on a public street in broad daylight...)
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To: CarrotAndStick

OK is there a rice i can eat that won't escalate my Diabetes?


24 posted on 05/15/2005 12:18:45 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK
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To: CarrotAndStick

I've read more and more that Vitamin E called tocotrienol is excellent for you.


25 posted on 05/15/2005 3:41:05 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: CarrotAndStick
Does anyone have any further information on CholesterBlock?
26 posted on 05/15/2005 3:48:35 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: CarrotAndStick; All

There have also been some tremendous advances in treating skin cancer with CoQ10.

CoQ10 is an enzyme used by the cells to help in energy production. Seems it can also trigger the gene that is in cancer cells that "turns back on" the natural cell death processes.


27 posted on 05/15/2005 3:52:15 PM PDT by djf (Sheep logic, or why sheep aren't mathematicians: I'll give up my freedom to preserve freedom)
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To: anniegetyourgun

Tip from an ole timey pediatrician...My son's cholesterol was out of control at age 7. Genetic factors we think since he was adopted--but the pediatrician said to add oat bran to his diet.(we used Hodgkins Mill brand.) I added a small handful to anything that would work with it, meatloaf, breadcrumb breading, etc. It worked like a charm.


28 posted on 05/15/2005 3:55:29 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: freeangel

Good for your pediatrician. Most doctors would reach for the prescription pad. Treasure him.


29 posted on 05/15/2005 4:02:50 PM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: CarrotAndStick

Rice is nice.


30 posted on 05/15/2005 4:05:29 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: freeangel

I love oat bran.....I must try your suggestion. Thanks!


31 posted on 05/15/2005 4:41:06 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: CarrotAndStick

Someone near and dear to me dropped their cholesterol from 242 to 213 in three weeks by diet alone. If anyone is interested, freepmail me how it was done.

No lie.


32 posted on 05/15/2005 4:47:37 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Resisting evil is our duty or we are as responsible as those promoting it.)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

http://health.discovery.com/news/afp/20030512/rice.html


http://www.doctorndtv.com/FAQ/detailfaq.asp?id=6335


33 posted on 05/15/2005 4:49:59 PM PDT by CarrotAndStick (The articles posted by me needn't necessarily reflect my opinion.)
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To: farmfriend
"...However, since taking any form of Vitamin E for a long time can be harmful,"

This is one of the most insideous, and deliberately harmful lies that the quacks keep repeating. One of the best ways of preserving your immune system is taking large doses of natural vitamin E forever. I have taken 2000 to 3000 IU of vitamin E for more than 30 years.

34 posted on 05/15/2005 6:39:54 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (The Lord has given us President Bush; let's now turn this nation back to him)
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To: wizr

I wonder if it was not the change in climate but the fact that you had become allergic to it that caused the rash. If I take a medication, any medication for a long time I will develop an allergy to it.


35 posted on 05/15/2005 6:46:00 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: anniegetyourgun
"I love rice....and my cholesterol is still too high. I can only imagine what it would be if I didn't eat rice."

First, there is zero rice bran oil in rice (Unless you're eating whole grain rice, not the white or brown stuff)

Second, For better information on cholestral, go to the Health Sciences Institute forum, and get educated. By trying to lower your cholestral, you could do yourself much harm.

36 posted on 05/15/2005 6:47:34 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (The Lord has given us President Bush; let's now turn this nation back to him)
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To: Lil'freeper

Weston Price is the real inventor of the Atkins diet; he is a true genius!


37 posted on 05/15/2005 6:53:53 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (The Lord has given us President Bush; let's now turn this nation back to him)
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To: CarrotAndStick
"Look at the printed sack, the label on top and the smaller print below the picture of the plant, isn't it contradictory?"

Not necessarily. Basmati rice is brown until bleached, like most rices. The inner kernel of the rice is white.

38 posted on 05/15/2005 6:57:33 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (The Lord has given us President Bush; let's now turn this nation back to him)
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To: CarrotAndStick

Thanx hope they devolope that rice soon in the U.S. i love rice


39 posted on 05/15/2005 7:03:22 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK
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To: Lil'freeper

Red Palm Oil http://www.congocookbook.com/c0226.html

The fruit of the African oil palm (Elaesis guineensis), which grows throughout tropical Africa, is used in many African dishes. Palm nuts, the fruit of the African oil palm, are not much bigger than grapes and grow in large bunches. They are orange-red in color, and their pulp and oil give a distinctive color and taste to many African soups and stews. Palm oil is to tropical African cooking what olive oil is to Mediterranean cooking and butter is to northern European cooking.

Vitamin E - The Tocotrienols: Super Anti-oxidants http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/red_palm_oil.htm

Vitamin E is one of the most important phytonutrients in edible oils. It consists of eight naturally occurring isomers, a family of four tocopherols (alpha, beta, gamma and delta) and four tocotrienols (alpha, beta, gamma and delta) homologues. While most Vitamin E supplements on the market today are composed of the more common tocopherols, tocotrienols are believed to be a much more potent antioxidant than tocopherols. Tocotrienols are naturally present in most plants, however they are found most abundantly in palm oil extracted from palm fruits. Other sources are rice, wheat germ, oat and barley. It has been shown by published research that alpha-tocotrienol is 40-60 times more potent than alpha-tocopherol in the prevention of lipid peroxidation. Since tocotrienols are a form of Vitamin E found less abundantly in nature than tocopherols, the research on this super anti-oxidant is still recent and ongoing. It is predicted that tocotrienols will become recognized as the new super anti-oxidant in the very near future.


40 posted on 05/15/2005 8:34:52 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea
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To: Ditter

Could be. I've still got oily skin. Still need to lose weight though.


41 posted on 05/16/2005 6:35:33 AM PDT by wizr (Freedom ain't free.)
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To: Lil'freeper
Thanks for the ping, interesting thread. Over the last few months, I've discovered the wonders of coconut oil, but I don't know much about palm oil. How do those tocotrienols hold up under heat?
42 posted on 05/16/2005 6:12:10 PM PDT by Colorado Buckeye (It's the culture stupid!)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

Yeah, but do you have any recipes???? lol!


43 posted on 05/16/2005 6:14:12 PM PDT by Lil'freeper
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To: Colorado Buckeye

Not sure yet, am still investigating. Coconut oil is mighty fine. I use it and butter oil (ghee) an awful lot.


44 posted on 05/16/2005 6:15:21 PM PDT by Lil'freeper
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To: shield

What about flax seed bread?


45 posted on 05/16/2005 6:19:42 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: anniegetyourgun
[ I love rice....and my cholesterol is still too high. I can only imagine what it would be if I didn't eat rice. ]

Not rice but rice BRAN(outer layer) especially this substance that GET from rice bran.. not RICE, RICE..

46 posted on 05/16/2005 6:50:47 PM PDT by hosepipe (This Propaganda has been edited to include not a small amount of Hyperbole..)
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To: Lil'freeper

I've heard the term "ghee" but don't know what it is. Butter oil? What does that mean? How is it different than butter?


47 posted on 05/16/2005 7:09:59 PM PDT by Colorado Buckeye (It's the culture stupid!)
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To: Dante3
What about flax seed bread?

I would guess that baking flax would destroy the omega-3's. I suggest fresh ground flax seed every morning. It's inexpensive and you can grind it in a table top coffee grinder.

48 posted on 05/16/2005 7:13:14 PM PDT by Colorado Buckeye (It's the culture stupid!)
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To: Colorado Buckeye

The milk solids are removed (centrifuge??) so it's just the pure butterfat. Looks oily and almost translucent compared to standard butter. Doesn't scorch when you cook with it. Otherwise, it smells and tastes just like butter.


49 posted on 05/16/2005 8:52:43 PM PDT by Lil'freeper
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To: All

To be honest most vitamines wind up just being expensive urine.I don't believe %99 of what I hear about all these natural cures . Yea, maybe if you started as a child and lived an entire lifetime taking certain grains or herbs or whatever . Then it could possibly help . Thinking that at say 55 you're going to start taking a vitamine or herb or tonic or foodstuff and it's going to ward off cancer is not true. It's a BIG business with bIG hype..No different than the drug business.%99 of all problems are genetic in my opinion anyway.


50 posted on 05/17/2005 3:41:11 AM PDT by hineybona
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