Navigation Links
How nice, brown rice: Study shows rice bran lowers blood pressure in rats

Thousands of years ago, humans began scrubbing off and discarding the outer layer of long-grain rice, preferring the polished white kernel beneath. Now, for the first time, scientists in Japan have shown that this waste product of rice processing, called rice bran, significantly lowers blood pressure in rats whose hypertension resembles that of humans.

The team reports their findings in the March 8 issue of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, published by the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society.

A commonly prescribed class of drugs called ACE inhibitors dilates the arteries of hypertensive patients and thus decreases their risk of stroke, heart attack and kidney disease. But the drugs can also carry side effects: chronic cough, allergic reactions, dizziness, even kidney problems.

What if some component of our diet could work in similar fashion, with few or no side effects? Researchers at Tohoku University and Japan’s National Research Institute of Brewing demonstrated that adding rice bran to the diets of hypertensive, stroke-prone rats lowered the animals?systolic blood pressure by about 20 percent and, via the same mechanism, inhibited angiotensin-1 converting enzyme, or ACE.

“There’s much work being done on various bran fractions to nail down any health benefits,?says the journal’s editor, James Seiber, Ph.D., who is also director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Western Regional Research Center in Davis, Calif. “This particular paper caught my attention for two reasons: the potential of bringing a waste product like rice bran into beneficial use, and the way the group went about their study with good controlled experiments using an appropriate model.?/p>

It’s still not clear whether simply eating more brown rice, which retains some of its bran, would reduce the risk of heart disease. However, previous research in humans, as well as animals with high cholesterol, does sug
'"/>

Source:American Chemical Society


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Chemicals in brown algae may protect against skin cancer
2. A more powerful and efficient engine for rice: the C3-C4 challenge
3. Novel Asthma Study Shows Multiple Genetic Input Required; Single-gene Solution Shot Down
4. Emory Study Tests Bone Marrow Stem Cells to Improve Circulation in Legs
5. UCLA Study Shows One-Third of Drug Ads in Medical Journals Do Not Contain References Supporting Medical Claims
6. Study Demonstrates Gene Expression Microarrays are Comparable and Reproducible
7. Study Links Ebola Outbreaks To Animal Carcasses
8. Breakthrough Microarray-based Technology for the Study of Cancer
9. NYU Study Reveals How Brains Immune System Fights Viral Encephalitis
10. Study finds more than one-third of human genome regulated by RNA
11. Leukemia Drug Breakthrough Study In New England Journal Of Medicine
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: How nice brown rice Study shows rice bran lowers blood pressure rats

(Date:4/10/2015)... April 10, 2015 Research and ... the "Security Competitive Profiles - NEC" report ... NEC will continue to supply a range ... market, with a company focus on the development of ... Winning opportunities in the Asia-Pacific ...
(Date:4/2/2015)... 2, 2015 At its 2015 ACMG Annual ... , the American College of Medical Genetics and ... to its Board.  Members of the ACMG Board of ... forming and advancing its policies and programs. ACMG is ... "It,s an eventful time in medical genetics and ...
(Date:3/31/2015)...  Elephant Talk Communications Corp. (NYSE MKT: ETAK) ("Elephant ... Defined Network Architecture (ET Software DNA® 2.0) platforms and ... $20.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2014 ... year ended December 31, 2013. At ... its multi-year transition away from its legacy landline business ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):NEC Security Competitive Profile 2015 2American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Announces New Board Members: Dr. Louanne Hudgins is ACMG President-Elect 2American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Announces New Board Members: Dr. Louanne Hudgins is ACMG President-Elect 3American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Announces New Board Members: Dr. Louanne Hudgins is ACMG President-Elect 4American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Announces New Board Members: Dr. Louanne Hudgins is ACMG President-Elect 5American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Announces New Board Members: Dr. Louanne Hudgins is ACMG President-Elect 6American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Announces New Board Members: Dr. Louanne Hudgins is ACMG President-Elect 7American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Announces New Board Members: Dr. Louanne Hudgins is ACMG President-Elect 8Elephant Talk Reports 2014 Fourth Quarter and Year End Financial Results 2Elephant Talk Reports 2014 Fourth Quarter and Year End Financial Results 3Elephant Talk Reports 2014 Fourth Quarter and Year End Financial Results 4Elephant Talk Reports 2014 Fourth Quarter and Year End Financial Results 5Elephant Talk Reports 2014 Fourth Quarter and Year End Financial Results 6
... Since Edison,s first bulb, heat has been a mostly undesirable ... light into heat at the point of need, on the ... The method created by the Rice labs of Michael Wong, ... American Chemical Society journal ACS Nano makes use ...
... Panama provides an unprecedented level of detail regarding the ... to the forest canopy. Yves Basset, scientific coordinator of ... Institute, led an international team on Project IBISCA-Panama to ... hectare forest hosts a total of around 25,000 arthropod ...
... discovered a "two-faced" group of cells at work in ... or promote tumor growth. These cells are a subset ... in healthy individuals In this previously unknown Treg ... shown to differentiate between cancer-protecting and cancer-promoting properties. ...
Cached Biology News:Rice uses light to remotely trigger biochemical reactions 2Rice uses light to remotely trigger biochemical reactions 3Rice uses light to remotely trigger biochemical reactions 4More bang for bugs 2'Two-faced' cells discovered in colon cancer 2
(Date:4/30/2015)... , April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - BioAmber Inc. ... sustainable chemicals, today announced that it has commenced an underwritten ... expects to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to ... shares of common stock offered in the public offering. ... can be no assurance as to whether or when ...
(Date:4/30/2015)... Cambridge, MA & Budapest, Hungary (PRWEB) April 30, ... the only web-based electronic lab notebook with integrated ... leader in providing chemistry software solutions and consulting ... that led to the development of Labguru’s newest ... a set of deep domain features for biologists, ...
(Date:4/30/2015)... 30, 2015 - Continued ... Company   Shire (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: ... months to March 31, 2015. Financial ... +9% +13% Total revenues $1,488 million +11% +15% Non ... operating income from continuing operations $475 million +55% Non ...
(Date:4/30/2015)... 30, 2015 SureClinical, a leader in ... Morris has joined SureClinical’s executive team as Chief Financial ... and technology executive with over 25 years in leadership ... , Ms. Morris joins SureClinical from Marrone Bio ... was CFO of MBI from its founding in 2006 ...
Breaking Biology Technology:BioAmber Inc. Announces Public Offering Of Common Stock 2BioAmber Inc. Announces Public Offering Of Common Stock 3Labguru Integrates ChemAxon's Marvin JS, to Enhance Functionality for Chemists 2Shire Delivers Strong Revenue Growth and Cash Generation; 20% Increase in Non GAAP Earnings per ADS 2Shire Delivers Strong Revenue Growth and Cash Generation; 20% Increase in Non GAAP Earnings per ADS 3Shire Delivers Strong Revenue Growth and Cash Generation; 20% Increase in Non GAAP Earnings per ADS 4Shire Delivers Strong Revenue Growth and Cash Generation; 20% Increase in Non GAAP Earnings per ADS 5Shire Delivers Strong Revenue Growth and Cash Generation; 20% Increase in Non GAAP Earnings per ADS 6Shire Delivers Strong Revenue Growth and Cash Generation; 20% Increase in Non GAAP Earnings per ADS 7Shire Delivers Strong Revenue Growth and Cash Generation; 20% Increase in Non GAAP Earnings per ADS 8Shire Delivers Strong Revenue Growth and Cash Generation; 20% Increase in Non GAAP Earnings per ADS 9Shire Delivers Strong Revenue Growth and Cash Generation; 20% Increase in Non GAAP Earnings per ADS 10Shire Delivers Strong Revenue Growth and Cash Generation; 20% Increase in Non GAAP Earnings per ADS 11Shire Delivers Strong Revenue Growth and Cash Generation; 20% Increase in Non GAAP Earnings per ADS 12Shire Delivers Strong Revenue Growth and Cash Generation; 20% Increase in Non GAAP Earnings per ADS 13Shire Delivers Strong Revenue Growth and Cash Generation; 20% Increase in Non GAAP Earnings per ADS 14Shire Delivers Strong Revenue Growth and Cash Generation; 20% Increase in Non GAAP Earnings per ADS 15Shire Delivers Strong Revenue Growth and Cash Generation; 20% Increase in Non GAAP Earnings per ADS 16Shire Delivers Strong Revenue Growth and Cash Generation; 20% Increase in Non GAAP Earnings per ADS 17Shire Delivers Strong Revenue Growth and Cash Generation; 20% Increase in Non GAAP Earnings per ADS 18Shire Delivers Strong Revenue Growth and Cash Generation; 20% Increase in Non GAAP Earnings per ADS 19Shire Delivers Strong Revenue Growth and Cash Generation; 20% Increase in Non GAAP Earnings per ADS 20Shire Delivers Strong Revenue Growth and Cash Generation; 20% Increase in Non GAAP Earnings per ADS 21Shire Delivers Strong Revenue Growth and Cash Generation; 20% Increase in Non GAAP Earnings per ADS 22Shire Delivers Strong Revenue Growth and Cash Generation; 20% Increase in Non GAAP Earnings per ADS 23Shire Delivers Strong Revenue Growth and Cash Generation; 20% Increase in Non GAAP Earnings per ADS 24Shire Delivers Strong Revenue Growth and Cash Generation; 20% Increase in Non GAAP Earnings per ADS 25Shire Delivers Strong Revenue Growth and Cash Generation; 20% Increase in Non GAAP Earnings per ADS 26Shire Delivers Strong Revenue Growth and Cash Generation; 20% Increase in Non GAAP Earnings per ADS 27Shire Delivers Strong Revenue Growth and Cash Generation; 20% Increase in Non GAAP Earnings per ADS 28Shire Delivers Strong Revenue Growth and Cash Generation; 20% Increase in Non GAAP Earnings per ADS 29Julie I. Morris Joins SureClinical as Chief Financial Officer 2
... Free access to 'Best Practices for Long-term ... R. Rajagopal's highly successful November 2007 position ... Option', is being offered. It emphasizes the ... as it nears commercialization as a viable ...
... Relocation to California, MELBOURNE, Australia, July 10 ... Dr. Devron Averett as Chief Scientific,Advisor to the ... will work closely with the,company,s executive management team, ... scientific leadership and guidance. He has held global,leadership ...
... Therapeutics, Inc. (CTI),(Nasdaq and MTA: CTIC) announced that the ... passed by the U.S. House of,Representatives on June 24, ... would,continue the 2007 reimbursement methodology for therapeutic,radioimmunotherapies for an ... 2008. In December, Congress froze reimbursement rates at the ...
Cached Biology Technology:Comprehensive Jatropha Standards Mandatory in Optimum Long-term Biofuel Efficacy 2Comprehensive Jatropha Standards Mandatory in Optimum Long-term Biofuel Efficacy 3Comprehensive Jatropha Standards Mandatory in Optimum Long-term Biofuel Efficacy 4Cytopia Strengthens Scientific Team With US-Based Drug Development Specialist 2Congress Extends 2007 Reimbursement Rates for Radioimmunotherapies for 18 Months 2Congress Extends 2007 Reimbursement Rates for Radioimmunotherapies for 18 Months 3Congress Extends 2007 Reimbursement Rates for Radioimmunotherapies for 18 Months 4
Monoclonal Antibody to GLP Immunogen: Ni-NTA purified truncated recombinant GLP expressed in E. Coli strain BL21 (DE3)...
...
Homo sapiens MEP50 protein, mRNA...
Co-precipitant is free of background polynucleotides,Dnases,Rnases, proteases. 20mg/ml...
Biology Products: