CHINESE MEDICINE NEWS August, 2007 | CHINESE MEDICINE NEWS


Med diet improves sexual function of obese women

August 25, 2007  
Filed under Sex, Women's health

CM NEWS – One more reason to consume Mediterranean-style diet. Apart from helping the heart, the high-fruit, low-red-meat diet can also improve sexual function in women with the metabolic syndrome, an Italian study says.

What is Mediterranean-style diet? A diet traditionally followed in Greece, Crete, southern France, and parts of Italy that emphasizes fruits and vegetables, nuts, grains, olive oil (as opposed to butter) and grilled or steamed chicken and seafood (as opposed to red meat). Plus a glass or two of red wine. Read more

Ethnicity determines how body stores fat: study

August 23, 2007  
Filed under Uncategorised

obese chinese kidsCM NEWS – A groundbreaking study has “definitively” verified that ethnicity determines where the body stores fat. Chinese and South Asian tend to deposit more fat to their internal organs per kilogram of total body fat than Europeans do. This implies that some ethnicities, particularly those of Chinese or South Asian descent, face higher risks for diseases related to obesity. Read more

Curry substance prevents diabetic complications

August 18, 2007  
Filed under Diabetes

CM NEWS – If you’re diabetic, next time you scoop up that hot yellow curry, you might be taking in valuable antioxidant that protects your brain against potential vascular complications. Read more

Soy cuts hot flashes, night sweats of postmenopausal women

August 16, 2007  
Filed under Women's health

soyCM NEWS – Soy supplement has been found to reduce menopausal hot flashes and night sweats of by half, a Swedish study says. Read more

Avoid red yeast rice products promoted as treatments for high cholesterol, FDA warns

August 13, 2007  
Filed under Heart health

Medicine News Today – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to buy or eat three red yeast rice products promoted and sold on web sites. The products may contain an unauthorized drug that could be harmful to health. The products are promoted as dietary supplements for treating high cholesterol. Read more

Famous toxic herb smoothes arthritis pain

August 13, 2007  
Filed under Pain

lei-gong-teng2.jpgCM NEWS – Triptolide, an extract of the famous toxic Chinese herb lei gong teng, has the ability to suppress inflammation and cartilage destruction in collagen-induced arthritis mice, a Beijing study reveals.

The study was completed at the Institute of Chinese Materia Medica, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences in Beijing. Read more

New Chinese medicine formula ups sperm quality

August 12, 2007  
Filed under Men's health, Sex

CM NEWS – A Chinese medicine formula “Sperm Increasing Granule” derived by TCM doctors in China shows promising results in improving quality of sperms of infertile men.

The Zengjing or “Sperm Increasing” Granule (增精顆粒) is a new TCM formula came out from the Chengdu TCM University. The content of “Sperm Increasing Granule” includes: Read more

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