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Supplements/Vitamins/Botanicals: March 2011 Archives



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Plant Oil May Hold Key to Reducing Obesity-Related Medical Issues



Plant Oil May Hold Key to Reducing Obesity-Related Medical Issues, Researcher FindsScienceDaily (Mar. 24, 2011) -- Scientists have known for years that belly fat leads to serious medical problems, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension and stroke. Now, a University of Missouri researcher has found a plant oil that may be able to reduce belly fat in humans.In his latest study, James Perfield, assistant professor of food science in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural...

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Knowing It in Your Gut': Cross-Talk Between Human Gut Bacteria and Brain



Knowing It in Your Gut': Cross-Talk Between Human Gut Bacteria and BrainScienceDaily (Mar. 24, 2011) -- A lot of chatter goes on inside each one of us and not all of it happens between our ears. Researchers at McMaster University discovered that the "cross-talk" between bacteria in our gut and our brain plays an important role in the development of psychiatric illness, intestinal diseases and probably other health problems as well including obesity."The wave of...

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Resveratrol May Be Useful Tool for Reducing Body Fat



Resveratrol May Be Useful Tool for Reducing Body Fat ScienceDaily (Mar. 18, 2011) -- For her thesis entitled Conjugated Linoleic Acid and Resveratrol: the effect of these functional ingredients on the metabolism of triglycerides and adiposity, nutrition and obesity research team member at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Ms Arrate Lasa, studied the fat-reducing effect of CLA and resveratrol. Obesity is a very common illness in developed countries, there being more than 1,000...

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Omega-3 Fatty Acid Intake Linked With Reduced Risk of Age-Related Macular Degeneration in Women



Omega-3 Fatty Acid Intake Linked With Reduced Risk of Age-Related Macular Degeneration in WomenScienceDaily (Mar. 15, 2011) -- Regular consumption of fish and omega-3 fatty acids found in fish is associated with a significantly reduced risk of developing age-related macular degeneration in women, according to a report posted online that will appear in the June issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals."An estimated nine million U.S. adults aged 40 years and older...

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A quercetin containing supplement reduces niacin-induced flush in humans.



A quercetin containing supplement reduces niacin-induced flush in humans. Kalogeromitros D, Makris M, Chliva C, Aggelides X, Kempuraj D, Theoharides TC. Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol. 2008 Jul-Sep;21(3):509-14. Allergy Clinical Research Center, Allergy Section, Attikon Hospital, University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece. Coronary artery disease is associated with increased serum levels of cholesterol, triglycerides and LDL, but low levels of HDL. The most potent agent capable of reversing this trend is the vitamin nicotinic...

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Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Allergies in Kids



Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Allergies in Kids ScienceDaily (Feb. 25, 2011) -- A study of more than 3,000 children shows that low vitamin D levels are associated with increased likelihood that children will develop allergies, according to a paper published in the February 17 online edition of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Researchers from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University headed the study. Researchers looked at the serum vitamin...

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vitamins and breast cancer



Vitamins & Breast CA - A Positive Association   SUMMARY We found that vitamin use shortly after breast cancer diagnosis was associated with reduced mortality and recurrence risk, even after adjusted for multiple lifestyle factors, socio-demographics, and known clinical prognostic factors. Women who used antioxidants (vitamin E, vitamin C, multivitamins) had 18% reduced mortality risk (hazard ratio (HR) = 0.82, 95% confidence interval (CI): 0.65-1.02) and 22% reduced recurrence risk (HR = 0.78, 95% CI:...

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Fish Oil Supplementation Increases First-line Chemotherapy Efficacy in Patients with Non-small Cell Lung Cancer



Fish Oil Supplementation Increases First-line Chemotherapy Efficacy in Patients with Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Reference: "Supplementation with fish oil increases first-line chemotherapy efficacy in patients with advanced nonsmall cell lung cancer," Murphy RA, Mourtzakis M, et al, Cancer, 2011 Feb 15; [Epub ahead of print]. (Address:Division of Human Nutrition, Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada).  Summary: In a study involving 46 patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC),...

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