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Category Archives: Research

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Green Tea Extracts Halt Growth of Prostate Cancer Tumors

Green Tea Extracts Halt Growth of Prostate Cancer Tumors: “(NaturalNews) An extract made from one of the main antioxidants found in green tea may be able to slow the progression of prostate cancer, according to a study conducted by researchers from Louisiana state…

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Due to Brainstem Serotonin Abnormality

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Due to Brainstem Serotonin Abnormality: “From Medscape Medical News Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Due to Brainstem Serotonin Abnormality Pauline Anderson INFORMATION FROM INDUSTRY Optimize levodopa to regain symptom control Two treatments offer the flexibility and convenience to optimize any…

Studies suggest natural treatment for menopause

Studies suggest natural treatment for menopause:Studies suggest natural treatment for menopausePeter Rejcek9/4/2007 4:05:01 PMA couple of recent but unrelated studies have found that flaxseed and pine bark extract may help calm hot flashes and other symptoms associated with pre- and postmenopausal conditions.A small pilot study published in the summer issue of the Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology reported that the frequency of hot flashes fell by nearly 60 percent for postmenopausal women with hot flashes who took flaxseed but refrained from taking estrogen.”Hot flashes are a bothersome issue for women experiencing menopause,” said Dr. Sandhya Pruthi, the principal investigator for the Mayo Clinic team, in a release…. A 2006 study published in the journal Menopause reported that 99 postmenopausal women received no relief after eating muffins with 25 grams of crushed flax seeds for 16 weeks.Pruthi’s research team hopes to begin a new, larger clinical trial in 2008 to evaluate flaxseed against a placebo to better refine the results, and to determine whether flaxseed is a viable treatment option for hot flashes in women.In a study to be published in an upcoming issue of the Scandinavian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, researchers found a possible link between pycnogenol, a pine bark extract from the French maritime pine tree, and the reduction of common symptoms associated with premenopause (also called perimenopause).The randomized, double-blind study involved 155 perimenopausal women.

Logic Dictates a Powerful Genetic Force at Work in Obesity

The adoptees were as fat as their biological parents, and how fat they were had no relation to how fat their adoptive parents were.The scientists summarized it in their paper: œThe two major findings of this study were that there was a clear relation between the body-mass index of biologic parents and the weight class of adoptees, suggesting that genetic influences are important determinants of body fatness; and that there was no relation between the body-mass index of adoptive parents and the weight class of adoptees, suggesting that childhood family environment alone has little or no effect.In other words, being fat was an inherited condition.Dr…. Going much above or much below the natural weight range is difficult, however; the body resists by increasing or decreasing the appetite and changing the metabolism to push the weight back to the range it seeks.The message is so at odds with the popular conception of weight loss ” the mantra that all a person has to do is eat less and exercise more ” that Dr. Jeffrey Friedman, an obesity researcher at the Rockefeller University, tried to come up with an analogy that would convey what science has found about the powerful biological controls over body weight.He published it in the journal Science in 2000 and still cites it:œThose who doubt the power of basic drives, however, might note that although one can hold one™s breath, this conscious act is soon overcome by the compulsion to breathe, Dr. Friedman wrote.

Red wine compound may combat obesity, extend life, says mice study

Red wine compound may combat obesity, extend life, says mice study: Resveratrol, a polyphenol found in red wine, extended survival rates of mice and prevented weight-gain from high-calorie diets, says a new study published in Nature. The study, described by an independent expert…

FDA and Special Interests

It is estimated that in America last year, nearly $2 trillion was spent on health care — and virtually all that money was spent on treating disease.1 Despite this massive expenditure on treatment, more Americans are sicker than ever before with diseases that…