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June 2010 Archives



Natural Health News

Dark Chocolate Lowers Blood Pressure



Dark Chocolate Lowers Blood Pressure, Research FindsScienceDaily (June 28, 2010) -- For people with hypertension, eating dark chocolate can significantly reduce blood pressure. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Medicine combined the results of 15 studies into the effects of flavanols, the compounds in chocolate which cause dilation of blood vessels, on blood pressure.Dr Karin Ried worked with a team of researchers from the University of Adelaide, Australia, to conduct the analysis. She...

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Treating Depression With Omega-3



Treating Depression With Omega-3: Encouraging Results from Largest Clinical StudyScienceDaily (June 21, 2010) -- The use of Omega-3 supplements is effective among patients with major depression who do not have anxiety disorders, according to a study directed by Dr. François Lespérance of the Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier at the Université de Montréal (CRCHUM), head of CHUM's Department of Psychiatry and a professor at the Université de Montréal.The study was published June 15 in...

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How Dietary Supplement May Block Cancer Cells



How Dietary Supplement May Block Cancer CellsScienceDaily (June 29, 2010) -- Researchers at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC-James) have discovered how a substance that is produced when eating broccoli and Brussels sprouts can block the proliferation of cancer cells. Compelling evidence indicates that the substance, indole-3-carbinol (I3C), may have anticancer effects and other health benefits, the researchers say. These findings show how...

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Nitrate in Beetroot Juice Lowers Blood Pressure



Nitrate in Beetroot Juice Lowers Blood Pressure, Study FindsScienceDaily (June 28, 2010) -- The nitrate content of beetroot juice is the underlying cause of its blood pressure lowering benefits, research from Queen Mary University of London reveals.The study, published online in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension, found that blood pressure was lowered within 24 hours in people who took nitrate tablets, and people who drank beetroot juice.The research will be welcome news to people...

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Diet and acne



Acne vulgaris has anecdotally been attributed to diet. This review by researchers at The George Washington University Medical Center, in Washington, DC, found convincing data supporting the role of dairy products and high-glycemic-index foods. First, the details. 21 observational studies and 6 clinical studies of acne and diet were evaluated. And, the results. Dietary preferences People who migrate and change to western diets experience an increased risk of acne. Cow's milk 2 large, controlled...

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Replacing White Rice With Brown Rice or Other Whole Grains May Reduce Diabetes Risk



Replacing White Rice With Brown Rice or Other Whole Grains May Reduce Diabetes RiskScienceDaily (June 14, 2010) -- In a new study, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) have found that eating five or more servings of white rice per week was associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. In contrast, eating two or more servings of brown rice per week was associated with a lower risk of the disease.The...

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Carotid Artery Ultrasound Is an Effective Alternative to More Invasive Coronary Angiography, Study Finds



Carotid Artery Ultrasound Is an Effective Alternative to More Invasive Coronary Angiography, Study FindsScienceDaily (June 15, 2010) -- New research from NYU Langone Medical Center shows that a simple, inexpensive and noninvasive carotid artery ultrasound of the neck can be used as a preliminary diagnostic tool for coronary artery disease (CAD). This may be an alternative to the standard, expensive and more invasive coronary angiography. The ultrasound test can also be used to rule out...

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Healthy Diet Could Slow or Reverse Early Effects of Alzheimer's Disease



Healthy Diet Could Slow or Reverse Early Effects of Alzheimer's DiseaseScienceDaily (June 8, 2010) -- Patients in the early to moderate stages of Alzheimer's Disease could have their cognitive impairment slowed or even reversed by switching to a healthier diet, according to researchers at Temple University.n a previous study researchers led by Domenico Praticò, an associate professor of pharmacology in Temple's School of Medicine, demonstrated that a diet rich in methionine could increase the risk...

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New Evidence That Chili Pepper Ingredient Fights Fat



New Evidence That Chili Pepper Ingredient Fights FatScienceDaily (June 3, 2010) -- Scientists are reporting new evidence that capsaicin, the stuff that gives chili peppers their kick, may cause weight loss and fight fat buildup by triggering certain beneficial protein changes in the body. Their study, which could lead to new treatments for obesity, appears in ACS' monthly Journal of Proteome Research.Jong Won Yun and colleagues point out that obesity is a major public health...

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Sleep Apnea Patients Using Oral Appliance Therapy Show High Efficacy and Compliance



Sleep Apnea Patients Using Oral Appliance Therapy Show High Efficacy and ComplianceScienceDaily (June 5, 2010) -- According to new research that will be presented on June 5, at the 19th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, between 31 and 53 months after beginning oral appliance therapy, the sleep apnea treatment remained effective. Subjective daytime sleepiness, fatigue severity, and quality of life also remained improved.Mandibular advancement appliances (MAA) have been shown to...

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Burger Diet Boosts Kids' Asthma and Wheeze Risk, Study Finds



ScienceDaily (June 7, 2010) -- Eating three or more burgers a week may boost a child's risk of asthma and wheeze -- at least in developed nations -- reveals a large international study, published in Thorax.High fruit intake was associated with a low rate of wheeze among children from rich and poor countries.Similarly, a diet high in fish protected children in rich countries, while a diet rich in and cooked green vegetables protected children against...

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Peaches, Plums Induce Deliciously Promising Death of Breast Cancer Cells



Peaches, Plums Induce Deliciously Promising Death of Breast Cancer CellsScienceDaily (June 2, 2010) -- Breast cancer cells -- even the most aggressive type -- died after treatments with peach and plum extracts in lab tests at Texas AgriLife Research recently, and scientists say the results are deliciously promising. Not only did the cancerous cells keel over, but the normal cells were not harmed in the process.AgriLife Research scientists say two phenolic compounds are responsible for...

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Ginkgo to prevent migraine



Ginkgo to prevent migraine without auraResearcher from Italy and Florida studied Ginkgolide B (a component in Ginkgo biloba) as preventive treatment in a group of young patients suffering from migraine without aura.First, the details.    * 24 young patients suffering from migraine without aura entered the study.    * Initial onset of migraine was at least 1 year before, and at least 4 migraine attacks (4days/headache/month) during each of the 3 months prior to the study.    *...

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