Archive for March, 2010

Princeton.edu – All sweeteners are not equal when it comes to weight gain. In a recent study, animals with access to high-fructose corn syrup had significantly more weight gain than those with access to table sugar (sucrose), even when their overall caloric intake was the same, according to a Princeton University research team. In addition […]

A natural phytochemical – epigallocatechin, or EGC – from New Zealand blackcurrants may reduce lung inflammation with a multi-action assault in allergy-induced asthma. The catechin phytochemical was found in laboratory experiments to enhance the natural defense mechanisms in lung tissue by both suppressing inflammation-causing reactions and minimizing inflammation. The findings are published in the journal […]

Iastate.edu – Flaxseed lignans may give men a way to lower high cholesterol without drugs, according to a new study from Iowa State University’s Nutrition and Wellness Research Center (NWRC). Suzanne Hendrich, an ISU professor in food science and human nutrition, led a study that examined the effects of flaxseed lignan in 90 people diagnosed […]

UMaryland.edu – A new study of whole herb ingredients has found that cinammon and panax ginseng do have measurable biological benefits, such as increased life span, decreased amyloid, and more expression of heat shock proteins – in a lab study using C. elegans. A team of researchers at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) used […]

What is the best baby bottle and nipple for baby? Many moms who start off breastfeeding ponder baby bottle issues, as they have to return to work or need to spend several hours away from the baby. Breastfeeding expert Donna Dowling, associate professor of nursing at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case […]

Buffalo.edu – Hypnosis can help alleviate the pain and suffering experienced by women being treated for breast cancer, according to a study by a University at Buffalo School of Social Work professor. The randomized trial measured pain and suffering, frequency of pain and degree of constant pain among 124 women with metastatic breast cancer, according […]