Archive for December, 2008

AACR.org – An natural extract from grape seeds forces laboratory leukemia cells to commit cell suicide, according to researchers from the University of Kentucky. They found that within 24 hours, 76 percent of leukemia cells had died after being exposed to the commercially available extract. Grape seed extract – high in proanthocyanidins – has long […]

Indulgence in a high-fat diet can not only lead to overweight because of excessive calorie intake, but also can affect the balance of circadian rhythms – everyone’s 24-hour biological clock, Hebrew University of Jerusalem researchers have shown. The biological clock regulates the expression and/or activity of enzymes and hormones involved in metabolism, and disturbance of […]

New research in an animal model suggests that a diet high in inorganic phosphates, which are found in a variety of processed foods including meats, cheeses, beverages, and bakery products, might speed growth of lung cancer tumors and may even contribute to the development of those tumors in individuals predisposed to the disease. The study […]

LoyolaMedicine.org – Moderate drinkers often have lower risks of Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive loss, according to researchers who reviewed 44 studies. Heavy consumption of alcohol, however, is well known to be a cause of dementia and many other health problems. In more than half of the studies, published since the 1990s, moderate drinkers of […]

Over 25 weight loss products with hidden prescription ingredients pose serious health risks. FDA.gov – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting consumers nationwide not to purchase or consume more than 25 different products marketed for weight loss because they contain undeclared, active pharmaceutical ingredients that may put consumers’ health at risk. The tainted […]

Flossing and proper dental care can reduce the risk of atherosclerosis, a leading cause of heart disease. Fasebj.org – The next person who reminds you to floss might be your cardiologist instead of your dentist. Scientists have known for some time that a protein associated with inflammation (CRP) is elevated in people who are at […]