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
ABC News – Vegans, a new study has found, are grossed out by sex with meat eaters, and some so-called “vegansexuals” only want to roll in the alfalfa with other super strict vegetarians.
A recent study conducted in New Zealand found that vegans notoriously finicky eaters who don’t eat meat or animal byproducts, like eggs and dairy don’t like the idea of swapping spit (or anything else) with those who have been dining on flesh. Read more
July 27, 2007
Filed under TCM use
Medicine News Today – In an industry first, the nation’s largest trade association of dietary supplement manufacturers announced a new program for testing Chinese raw materials for purity and composition. Read more
CM NEWS – The value of yummy oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) might not be limited to their good taste. Studies have shown that the mushroom could lower blood glucose and cholesterol in diabetes patients.
A study done at Department of Diet and Nutrition, Dhaka assessed the effects of reducing blood glucose, cholesterol and triglycerides in diabetic patients. Additionally, this study addressed whether there was any hepatic and renal toxicity of mushroom. Read more
June 29, 2007
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