Black tea may beat diabetes

March 3, 2008  
Filed under Diabetes, Dietary

black-tea1.jpgCM NEWS, NHS news – “Scientists claim a cup of tea may help cure diabetes,” according to the Daily Mirror. The Daily Mirror and other news sources (BBC) report on research that found that some constituents of black (theaflavins and thearubigins) mimic the action of insulin in the body. For a long time green has been believed to have beneficial health properties and it is now suggested that black may also have some potential. Read more

Broccoli sprouts cut bladder cancer risk by half

February 28, 2008  
Filed under Cancer, Dietary

broccoli sproutsCM NEWS, American Association for Cancer Research release A concentrated extract of freeze dried broccoli sprouts cut development of bladder tumours in an animal model by more than half, according to a report in the March 1 issue of Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Read more

Fat-free milk may help ease hypertension

February 21, 2008  
Filed under Diabetes, Dietary

milk2.jpgCM NEWS – Women who drank more fat free milk and had higher intakes of calcium and vitamin D from foods, and not supplements, tended to have a lower risk for developing hypertension or high blood pressure, according to a new study published in the American Heart Association journal, Hypertension. Read more

Medical plants ‘face extinction’, magnolia included

January 19, 2008  
Filed under Dietary

BBC – Hundreds of medicinal plants are at risk of extinction, threatening the discovery of future cures for disease, according to experts.

Over 50% of prescription drugs are derived from chemicals first identified in plants. Read more

Ginger inhibits overian cancer cell growth

January 2, 2008  
Filed under Cancer, Dietary

CM NEWS – Ginger inhibits growth and modulates secretion of angiogenic factors in ovarian cancer cells, according to a recent study published in the BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Read more

New food guide for older adults includes vitamins D, B-12, calcium

December 27, 2007  
Filed under Dietary

Reuters – A nearly decade-old food guide pyramid for older adults has gotten a makeover to make it more user-friendly and to emphasize the special dietary needs of people older than 70. Read more

Fish oil may benefit lupus: study

November 11, 2007  
Filed under Dietary

ScienceDaily – Omega-3 fish oils may benefit lupus activity as well as cardiovascular effects for patients with lupus, according to research presented recently at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in Boston, Mass. Read more

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