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Supplements/Vitamins/Botanicals: May 2011 Archives



Natural Health News

Lecithin Component May Reduce Fatty Liver, Improve Insulin Sensitivity



ScienceDaily (May 25, 2011) -- A natural product called DLPC (dilauroyl phosphatidylcholine) increases sensitivity to insulin and reduces fatty liver in mice, leading Baylor College of Medicine researchers to believe it may provide a treatment for prediabetic patients. DLPC is an unusual phospholipid and a trace component of the dietary supplement lecithin. Dr. David D. Moore, professor of molecular and cellular biology at BCM, and his colleagues at first thought that DLPC would provide...

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Substance in Tangerines Fights Obesity and Protects Against Heart Disease, Research Suggests



ScienceDaily (May 26, 2011) -- New research from The University of Western Ontario has discovered a substance in tangerines not only helps to prevent obesity, but also offers protection against type 2 diabetes, and even atherosclerosis, the underlying disease responsible for most heart attacks and strokes. Murray Huff, a vascular biology scientist at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, along with Erin Mulvihill, a PhD student, studied the effects of a flavonoid in...

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Omega-3 May Cut Risk of Artery Disease, Heart Attacks for Patients With Stents



  ScienceDaily (May 27, 2011) -- Omega-3 fatty acids, combined with two blood-thinning drugs, significantly changed the blood-clotting process and may reduce the risk of heart attacks in patients with stents in their heart arteries, according to research reported in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology: Journal of the American Heart Association. Foods rich in omega-3, such as salmon and other oily fish, have been previously shown in other studies to reduce the risk of...

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Fish Oil May Have Positive Effects on Mood, Alcohol Craving



Fish Oil May Have Positive Effects on Mood, Alcohol Craving, New Study Shows ScienceDaily (May 27, 2011) -- Omega 3 fatty acids may be beneficial for more than just the heart. Researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine have found at a molecular level a potential therapeutic benefit from these dietary supplements for treating alcohol abuse and psychiatric disorders In a multi-year study, researchers showed conclusive behavioral and molecular benefits for omega 3...

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Simple Sugar, Lactate, Is Like 'Candy for Cancer Cells'



Simple Sugar, Lactate, Is Like 'Candy for Cancer Cells': Cancer Cells Accelerate Aging and Inflammation in the Body to Drive Tumor Growth ScienceDaily (May 28, 2011) -- Researchers at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson have shed new light on the longstanding conundrum about what makes a tumor grow -- and how to make it stop. Interestingly, cancer cells accelerate the aging of nearby connective tissue cells to cause inflammation, which ultimately provides "fuel"...

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Antibiotics Disrupt Gut Ecology, Metabolism



Antibiotics Disrupt Gut Ecology, MetabolismScienceDaily (Apr. 20, 2011) -- Humans carry several pounds of microbes in our gastro-intestinal tracts. Recent research suggests that this microbial ecosystem plays a variety of critical roles in our health. Now, working in a mouse model, researchers from Canada describe many of the interactions between the intestinal microbiota and host, and show that antibiotics profoundly disrupt intestinal homeostasis. The research is published in the April 2011 issue of the journal...

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How Peppermint Helps to Relieve Irritable Bowel Syndrome



How Peppermint Helps to Relieve Irritable Bowel SyndromeScienceDaily (Apr. 20, 2011) -- University of Adelaide researchers have shown for the first time how peppermint helps to relieve Irritable Bowel Syndrome, which affects up to 20% of the populationIn a paper published in the journal Pain, researchers from the University's Nerve-Gut Research Laboratory explain how peppermint activates an "anti-pain" channel in the colon, soothing inflammatory pain in the gastrointestinal tract.Dr Stuart Brierley says while peppermint has...

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Before You Start Bone-Building Meds, Try Dietary Calcium and Supplements, Experts Urge



Before You Start Bone-Building Meds, Try Dietary Calcium and Supplements, Experts UrgeScienceDaily (May 2, 2011) -- Has a bone density scan placed you at risk for osteoporosis, leading your doctor to prescribe a widely advertised bone-building medication? Not so fast! A University of Illinois study finds that an effective first course of action is increasing dietary calcium and vitamin D or taking calcium and vitamin D supplements."For many people, prescription bone-building medicines should be a...

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