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Higher Omega 3 intake associated with lower colorectal cancer mortality risk

An article published on July 20, 2016 in Gut reports an association between increased intake of marine omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids by colorectal cancer patients and a lower risk of dying from the disease. Marine-derived omega 3 fatty acids include EPA and DHA from oily fish or fish oil supplements.

Curcumin plus silymarin acts against cancer

A study reported recently in the Journal of Cancer found a synergistic effect for the combination of silymarin (a compound occurring in milk thistle) with curcumin (derived from turmeric) against colorectal cancer cells.

CoQ10 levels lower in multiple system atrophy patients

An article published on June 27, 2016 in JAMA Neurology reveals the finding of lower levels of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) among men and women with multiple system atrophy (MSA) in comparison with a control group. Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease characterized by symptoms that affect movement as well as involuntary activity, such as digestion.

Migraine associated with nutritional deficiencies

A study reported on June 10, 2016 at the 58th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Headache Society, held in San Diego, found deficiencies of several nutrients in a young population with migraine headaches.

Omega 3 supplementation associated with reduced length of hospital stay in heart surgery patients

An updated review and meta-analysis appearing on May 27, 2016 in the journal Clinical Nutrition affirmed a decreased length of hospital stay and a lower risk of postoperative atrial fibrillation in cardiac surgery patients who supplemented with omega 3 fatty acids.

How Curcumin Protects Against Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society,1 one out of every three women in the United States risks developing some form of cancer over the course of their lives. For men, that number rises to one in two. Since cancer is an age-related disease, the risk of diagnosis increases the longer one lives, making it the second leading cause of death in this country.

Soy peptide aids in blocking metastasis

An article published online on September 10, 2011 in the journal Cancer Letters describes the discovery of Elvira Gonzalez de Mejia and Vermont P. Dia of the University of Illinois in Urbana of a benefit for lunasin, a peptide...

How Resveratrol helps combat breast cancer

The October 11, 2011 issue of the Federation of the American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Journal reports the finding of Italian and U.S. researchers of an ability for resveratrol to inhibit the growth-promoting effects of estrogen in breast cancer cells.

Weight Loss and Other Benefits of Conjugated Linoleic Acid By Dale Kiefer

CLA: Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is gaining the attention of a public grown ravenous for new weapons to wield in the never-ending “battle of the bulge.” You may have heard some of the hype, but what is the real story behind this relative newcomer to the weight-loss market?