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Green tea’s anti-prostate cancer potential gains support
Consuming green tea may reduce levels of compounds linked to prostate cancer progression, according to findings of researches at the Louisiana State University (LSU).
The LSU researchers recruited 26 men, aged between 41 and 72. The men all had diagnosed prostate cancer and were scheduled for radical prostatectomy. The men consumed 1,8 grams of green tea polyphenols containing 800 mg of EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate), which is equivalent to 12 cups of tea, until the day before surgery. The supplementation period was 34 days.
Findings showed a significant reduction in serum levels of hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), vascular endothelian growth factor (VEGF) and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) after treatment, with some patients demonstrating reductions in levels of greater than 30%, according to the researchers. The researchers are reportedly planning to carry out a more substantial randomized trial of green tea polyphenols on anti-cancer activity.
Study backs diabetes benefits of Gymnema Sylvestre extract
Gymnema sylvestre is a plant used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine, which composes a part of complex remedies regulating metabolism and maintaining optimal health. In modern phytotherapy Gymnema extract is successfully used for the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes.
A study published in the journal Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry (2009;23:125-132) confirms regulatory activity of Gymnemic acid with regard to biosynthesis of insulin. Researchers tested the isolate of beta cells, which are the pancreatic cells that secret insulin, and incubated them for 20 minutes in 20 мМ glucose. Increase in insulin secretion and reduction in blood glucose level were registered in response to Gymnemic acid. Changes in insulin output were measured using the radioimmunoassay method. The study has proved usage of Gymnema sylvestre extract for the prevention of Type 2 Diabetes.
Walnut polyunsaturated fatty acids can cut hypercholesterinemia
A meta-analysis of walnuts by Harvard scientists has found diets rich in walnuts with high content of polyunsaturated fatty acids can significantly reduce cholesterol and low-density lipoproteins level in blood.
Melon extract may help against obesity
The melon-extract is a rich source of the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD). Superoxide dismutase activates the body’s production of its own antioxidants, including catalase and glutathione peroxidase.
High-fat diet supplemented with a daily consumption of the melon-extract in a dose of 5,6 mg prevented obesity in high fat-fed hamsters, according to the studies from researchers at the University Hospital Gui de Chauliac in Montpellier. Consumption of the melon-extract in combination with a high-fat diet resulted in 29% lower body weight compared to animals fed only the high-fat diet. The highest dose of the melon-extract was associated with a 68% lowered triglyceridemia and 25% reduction in abdominal lipids.
Manufacturers can put the melon-extract with other ingredients so this gives them to the key to the door for health claims on their products.
Caffeine may reverse Alzheimer’s disease
A dose of 500 milligrams of caffeine each day during two months was found to reduce the amount of a protein called beta-amyloid in the brain of mice by about 40 per cent, according to studies from researchers at the Florida Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC).
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