Navigation Links
Nuisance or nutrient? Kudzu shows promise as a dietary supplement
Date:8/26/2009

Kudzu, the nuisance vine that has overgrown almost 10 million acres in the southeastern United States, may sprout into a dietary supplement. Scientists in Alabama and Iowa are reporting the first evidence that root extracts from kudzu show promise as a dietary supplement for a high-risk condition the metabolic syndrome that affects almost 50 million people in the United States alone. Their study appears in the current issue of ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, a bi-weekly publication.

J. Michael Wyss and colleagues note in the new study that people with metabolic syndrome have obesity, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, and problems with their body's ability to use insulin. Those disorders mean a high risk for heart attacks, strokes, and other diseases. Scientists have been seeking natural substances that can treat the metabolic syndrome. The new study evaluated kudzu root extracts, which contain healthful substances called isoflavones. People in China and Japan long have used kudzu supplements as a health food.

The study found that a kudzu root extract had beneficial effects lab rats used as a model for research on the metabolic syndrome. After two months of taking the extract, the rats had lower cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, and insulin levels that a control group not given the extract. Kudzu root "may provide a dietary supplement that significantly decreases the risk and severity of stroke and cardiovascular disease in at-risk individuals," the article notes.


'/>"/>

Contact: Michael Woods
m_woods@acs.org
202-872-6293
American Chemical Society
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Lumenis High Speed LightSheer(R) Duet(TM) Featured in New York Times Fashion & Style for Eliminating Pain and Nuisance of Hair Removal for Men
2. Many Hospitals Are Not Ready for H1N1: Nurse Survey Shows Deficiencies in Hospital Swine Flu Readiness
3. Healthy San Francisco Enrollees Express High Levels of Satisfaction With Citys Health Access Program and Survey Shows Signs of Improved Access to Care
4. Lose Weight, Lower Cholesterol, and Stay Healthy at School: Natural Solutions Magazine Shows You How
5. More than 1/3 of homeowners in foreclosure suffer from major depression, Penn study shows
6. Research shows why low vitamin D raises heart disease risks in diabetics
7. New Study Shows Online Education Superior to Classroom Study
8. Study shows carvedilol is effective in preventing variceal bleeding in cirrhotic patients
9. Herb Shows Potential for Rheumatoid Arthritis
10. Endoscopy within 24 hours shows better outcomes in elderly with peptic ulcer bleeding
11. Study shows how to boost value of Alzheimers-fighting compounds
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Nuisance or nutrient? Kudzu shows promise as a dietary supplement
(Date:3/22/2017)... MA San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) , ... March ... ... and ISO certified medical imaging core lab with extensive therapeutic experience and operational ... a multi-year phase II immuno-oncology clinical trial for the treatment of non-small cell ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... Chesapeake, VA (PRWEB) , ... March 22, 2017 ... ... offering asset protection assistance and financial consultations to families and business owners in ... raise support for the local American Cancer Society Relay For Life event. , ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... , ... March 22, 2017 , ... ... financial planning, and related services to communities across eastern Texas, is announcing a ... of providing meals to hungry children and adults. , Consistently a top-rated ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... ... March 22, 2017 , ... Schneider Insurance and Financial, a ... owners throughout the Yellowstone Valley region, is launching a charity event aimed at raising ... garden in all of Montana State, and is home to a broad variety of ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... ... March 22, 2017 , ... Chris Humphrey Insurance Agency, a North Carolina firm ... the coastal plains region, is initiating a charity event to raise support for five ... diagnosed with leukemia on a Friday evening in September 2014. At the time, Dillyn ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/22/2017)... LONDON , March 22, 2017  Ablation ... used for a wide range of purposes, from ... of abnormally conducting cardiac tissue in atrial fibrillation ... procedures is pushing the researchers to innovate and ... The ablation device global market is ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... 2017 Piramal Pharma Solutions (PPS), ... a special event to introduce the new and expanded ... Kentucky . The inaugural event was attended by ... Piramal, and Piramal Pharma Solutions CEO, Vivek ... ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... 2017 National Medical Products announced its ... Innovative Technology contract from Vizient, Inc ., ... country. The contract was based on a recommendation ... in this category who serve on one of ... for technologies that demonstrate an ability to enhance ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: