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  • Study: 'Anti-Aging' Antioxidant Actually Seems to Undo Effects of Exercise

    08/17/2013 1:47:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 08/13/2013 | JAMES HAMBLIN
    The compound resveratrol, believed to benefit longevity and heart health for its antioxidant properties, seemed to undermine the cardiovascular benefits of exercise in a small study. When some plants (like grape vines) are under stress, they produce a polyphenol known as resveratrol, which you may have heard of as the "anti-aging" chemical. Resveratrol has been shown to improve cardiovascular performance and extend the lives of non-mammals and mice -- specifically improving the lipid profiles and longevity of mice who ate a lot of fat. We believe that's because of its work as an antioxidant. The mice in that study got...
  • Many Spices Loaded With Beneficial Compounds

    09/19/2006 1:41:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 366+ views
    Times Leader ^ | Tue, Sep. 19, 2006 | KERRY NEVILLE
    A tasty way to improve your health may be as near as your spice rack. Besides adding signature flavor and color to dishes, certain herbs and spices are chock-full of beneficial compounds that may help protect against cancer, heart disease, diabetes and even Alzheimer’s. A study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture found that ounce for ounce, some herbs and spices have more antioxidant activity than many fruits and vegetables. Antioxidants fight harmful free radicals in your body that might otherwise damage cells, potentially leading to disease. Although the research is promising, adding herbs and spices to your foods isn’t...
  • Virgin olive oil deemed especially heart healthy

    09/07/2006 1:13:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies · 521+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Wed Sep 6 | Amy Norton
    When it comes to heart health, virgin olive oil may have an edge over other vegetable fats, new research suggests. Reporting in the Annals of Internal Medicine, European researchers say virgin olive oil may be particularly effective at lowering heart disease risk because of its high level of antioxidant plant compounds. In a study of 200 healthy men, the researchers found that virgin olive oil -- rich in antioxidants called polyphenols -- showed stronger heart-health effects than the more extensively processed "non-virgin" variety. The findings suggest that virgin olive oil has more going for it than its supply of heart-healthy...
  • Resveratrol may have anti-flu activity

    05/25/2005 10:01:48 PM PDT · by Coleus · 20 replies · 667+ views
    ABC News & Reuters ^ | May 24, 2005
    May 24, 2005 — NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Resveratrol, a chemical found in red grapes, blocks replication of the influenza virus in cell culture and in animals, Italian researchers report. "Resveratrol merits further investigation as a potential weapon for combating the growing threat of influenza," Dr. Anna Teresa Palamara of the Institute of Microbiology in Rome and colleagues conclude. In cell culture experiments, resveratrol prevented influenza from replicating. Study: Cigarette Smoke May Harm Fertility Big Guns: When Cops Use Steroids Study: Bypass Better for Clogged Arteries Resveratrol treatment had the greatest effect when administered 3 hours after exposure to...
  • Where is the best/least expensive place to buy OPC3?

    04/27/2006 5:22:03 AM PDT · by rudy45 · 5 replies · 194+ views
    Thanks for any recommended places or web sites. I've seen it at $30 for a 300 gram bottle. Thanks.
  • Red Delicious Most Nutritious

    06/07/2005 11:31:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies · 669+ views
    America's most common apple also may be its most potent. Just don't skimp on the skin.Concord, NH -- A Canadian government study that measured the levels of antioxidants in eight varieties of apples found that Red Delicious contain the highest concentrations of the health enhancing chemicals. And to get the most bang for your bite, be sure to eat the peel. The skin of Red Delicious apples, the most common variety grown in the United States, contains over six times more antioxidant activity than the flesh, according to researchers at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. But don't swear off other varieties...
  • Whiskey May Have Anti-Cancer Benefit

    05/28/2005 6:27:57 PM PDT · by Coleus · 42 replies · 2,251+ views
    'Research has shown that there are even greater health benefits to people who drink single malt whiskies. Why? Single malt whiskies have more ellagic acid than red wine.' Drinking whisky can help protect you against cancer, a conference of international scientists have heard. Researchers have long hailed the anti-cancer properties of red wine due to its antioxidant content.Delegates at the EuroMedLab 2005 conference in Glasgow have now been told that whisky contains significantly higher levels of a powerful antioxidant that kills cancer cells. Dr. Jim Swan, an independent consultant to the worldwide drinks industry, discussed the art and science...
  • Does a New Pill Contain the Fountain of Youth?

    06/03/2005 7:26:49 AM PDT · by Lathspell · 57 replies · 2,859+ views
    Protandim May Slow Aging Process by Increasing Enzymes That Fight Free Radicals- Dr. Joe McCord's latest research may unravel the mystery of aging. And if he succeeds, the answer could come in the form of a little yellow pill called Protandim. The University of Colorado at Denver biochemistry professor has conducted decades of experiments into a special class of enzymes in the cell that some hope have the potential of extending lives and possibly preventing chronic diseases like cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Much of his work has centered on oxidative stress -- which increases with age. TBARS, which are...
  • Israeli scientists explain how tomatoes prevent cancer

    02/06/2005 7:11:54 PM PST · by ddtorque · 12 replies · 1,418+ views
    Scientists at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev have identified why it is good for us to consume large quantities of tomatoes - and say that the best way to eat them is cooked up with some olive oil and cheese. Scientists have long believed that the carotenoids found in fruits and vegetables have a cancer preventive effect. In particular, studies have found that as the consumption of tomato products increases, risk of certain types of cancer decreases - even more so than when a variety of vegetables are eaten. Over the years, studies have found that the risk of up...
  • Antioxidant-Rich Diet Helps Fight Leukemia

    01/12/2005 10:51:21 PM PST · by Coleus · 356+ views
    Antioxidant-Rich Diet Helps Fight Leukemia   As if undergoing chemotherapy isn't trying enough, kids with the most common form of childhood leukemia receiving this treatment may also experience a significant reduction in their antioxidant and micronutrient levels. This decrease could lead to severe side effects from the chemotherapy.However, there may be a ray of hope amidst this dark cloud.According to a study, children could improve antioxidant and micronutrient levels and prevent some of the adverse side effects of chemotherapy by simply incorporating more fruits and vegetables into their diets.The study, prompted by parental concern regarding children's safety in taking...