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Supplements/Vitamins/Botanicals: October 2010 Archives



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Soy Intake Associated With Lower Recurrence of Breast Cancer in Hormone-Sensitive Cancers



Soy Intake Associated With Lower Recurrence of Breast Cancer in Hormone-Sensitive CancersScienceDaily (Oct. 18, 2010) -- Post-menopausal breast cancer patients with hormone-sensitive cancers who consumed high amounts of soy isoflavones had a lower risk of recurrence, found a research study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).Soy isoflavones are similar to estrogen in chemical structure and may stimulate or inhibit estrogen-like action in tissues. Consumption of soy isoflavones, found in soybeans and soy products, has...

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vitamin b12 and alzeheimer's disease



ScienceDaily (Oct. 18, 2010) -- A new study shows that vitamin B12 may protect against Alzheimer's disease, adding more evidence to the scientific debate about whether the vitamin is effective in reducing the risk of memory loss.The research will be published in the October 19, 2010, issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology."Our findings show the need for further research on the role of vitamin B12 as a marker for...

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Enzyme and gut health



scienceDaily (Oct. 18, 2010) -- An enzyme that keeps intestinal bacteria out of the bloodstream may also play an important role in maintaining the normal microbial population of the gastrointestinal system. Since the loss of beneficial bacteria that usually results from antibiotic therapy can sometimes lead to serious health problems, a treatment that maintains microbial levels could have significant benefits.Our mouse studies confirmed that giving this enzyme by mouth keeps the gut healthy, in terms...

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Watermelon Lowers Blood Pressure



Watermelon Lowers Blood Pressure, Study FindsScienceDaily (Oct. 13, 2010) -- No matter how you slice it, watermelon has a lot going for it -- sweet, low calorie, high fiber, nutrient rich -- and now, there's more. Evidence from a pilot study led by food scientists at The Florida State University suggests that watermelon can be an effective natural weapon against prehypertension, a precursor to cardiovascular disease.It is the first investigation of its kind in humans....

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Melatonin cream protects from radiation burns in breast cancer patients



Melatonin cream protects from radiation burns in breast cancer patientsRedness, tenderness, and swelling of the skin are common during radiotherapy for breast cancer.Melatonin-based creams protect from these effects in rats. So, researchers at Tel Aviv University, in Israel, tested it in women with breast cancer.First, the details.    * After lumpectomy, 47 were randomly assigned to a treatment group during radiotherapy.          o Melatonin cream applied twice daily          o Placebo    * All women received 50Gy whole breast...

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Memory and psychotic effects of smoking cannabis



From C.A.M. ReportMemory and psychotic effects of smoking cannabisResearchers at the University College London, in the UK, report on the acute negative effects of smoking pot.Here are their results and why they're important.First, the details.    * 134 cannabis users were tested 7 days apart on measures of memory and psychotic symptoms.          o They were tested once while drug free and once while acutely intoxicated by their own chosen smoked cannabis.    * A sample of cannabis...

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Zinc decreases CRP and Inflammatory Markers



  45mg of Zinc from Zinc Gluconate decreases CRP and Inflammatory Markers Am J Clin Nutr. 2010 Jun;91(6):1634-41. Epub 2010 Apr 28. Zinc decreases C-reactive protein, lipid peroxidation, and inflammatory cytokines in elderly subjects: a potential implication of zinc as an atheroprotective agent. Bao B, Prasad AS, Beck FW, Fitzgerald JT, Snell D, Bao GW, Singh T, Cardozo LJ. Department of Internal Medicine, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA. bbao@med.wayne.edu <bbao@med.wayne.edu> Abstract BACKGROUND: Chronic inflammation...

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Garlic Oil Shows Protective Effect Against Heart Disease in Diabetes



Garlic Oil Shows Protective Effect Against Heart Disease in DiabetesScienceDaily (Sep. 29, 2010) -- Garlic has "significant" potential for preventing cardiomyopathy, a form of heart disease that is a leading cause of death in people with diabetes, scientists have concluded in a new study. Their report, which also explains why people with diabetes are at high risk for diabetic cardiomyopathy, appears in ACS' bi-weekly Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Wei-Wen Kuo and colleagues note...

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