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Protective effects of tomatoes in prostate cancer

.... The tomato, however, appears to be unique in its content of lycopene. The National Cancer Institute is to begin a study soon assessing the effects of pure synthetic lycopene supplements, without other phytonutrients, to distinguish whether it is the lycopene that fights cancer or some other compound....

Misleading Advertisements for Prescription Drugs

...ure," he said. Dr. Woloshin and colleagues did a content analysis of 67 direct-to consumer prescription drug advertisements that collectively appeared 211 times in 10 consumer magazines in the US over a year's time. The ads "not only targeted symptom relief but also treatment and prevention of disease," Dr...

Breakfast improves memory

... An hour later, differences between the nutrient content were seen - those taking in the carbohydrate did best, followed by those whose calories came from fat. Given that complex carbohydrates have other health benefits, the study suggests that a bowl of whole grain cereal, fruit, or a couple of slices of ...

Cooked vegetables give more iron

...uding boiling, steaming, or stir-frying. The iron content in the vegetable is the same before and after cooking; heating simply causes the iron stored in the food to be released, making more of it available to the body for absorption. For instance, Lee found that the available iron in cabbage increased from...

Tobacco chewing leads to dental caries

...o. The researchers cerebrate that the high sugar content in chewing tobacco is one reason the product is associated with an increased risk of dental caries on tooth roots and crowns. A typical user holds a wad of chew in his cheek for 30 minutes at a time and uses the product in this manner throughout the...

Mutation connected to Osteoporosis

...ells goes the ability to make bone. As the mineral content of bone decreases, the bones become fragile and easily break, which leads to the disability associated with osteoporosis. Currently, osteoporosis treatment is aimed at replacing calcium in bones but there is no approved treatment aimed at growing ne...

Beta-Carotene May Aid Diabetics

...poprotein(LPD), lipid composition and anti-oxidant content are associated with an increased liability to oxidation of LDL derived from diabetic patients.//Researchers designed a study to compare the oxidation of LDL drawn from patients with diabetes mellitus to normoglycemic controls. They also sought to fol...

Chromosomes to predict oral cancer

The DNA content in cells of oral leukoplakia, specifically the number of chromosomes, can be used to predict the risk of oral carcinoma, according to study.// 123 patients were taken up for research for an average of 8.5 years, found that oral leukoplakia with the n...

More Vitamin C in organic oranges

...draws more water up into the fruit. So the vitamin content might be diluted. However, there's no real cost benefit to you - because the organic orange generally costs more. Hence the cost for an organic and an ordinary orange comes to the same....

Low potassium intake may elevate stroke risk

...he body of potassium because they reduce the fluid content of the body. In this study, those on diuretics with a low potassium intake had a 2.5 times bigger stroke risk than those taking this medication who had a high potassium intake. This doesn't mean diuretics increase stroke risk.Nor does the study prove...

Sweet corn releases antioxidants on cooking

...r body. When sweet corn is heated, its antioxidant content is released from the grain, and thereby making it a very healthy addition to one's diet.// There has always been a common misconception that boiling or steaming vegetables and fruits lowers their nutritional content. According to new study, one loses...

Carbon monoxide passes down

...rters in cars helps bring down the carbon monoxide content of exhaust fumes. Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have been assessing the impact the Act has had on carbon monoxide mortality. They find a decrease of 20 per cent in accidental deaths and 6.0 per cent in suicides, link...

Bacterial discovery may help CF patients

... while the biofilm of this pathogen has a high DNA content but they thought the DNA in the matrix was not an important part of the biofilm structure. The new research found the majority of the matrix material in the biofilm consists of DNA, and that it seems to be released by the living bacteria. The resear...

Importance of soy protein in your diet

...re many ways in which you can use the high protein content of soy in your diet.// Soy bean protein is a useful food because it is low in saturated fat and cholesterol. If one wants to reduce the total calories in your diet, doctors feel that it may be a good notion to replace soy for some common animal foods...

Vegetable and fruit intake depends on shopping

.... Many different factors influence the variety and content of people's daily diet.//According to a new study by Scientists at the University of South Carolina, one of these is the convenience of shopping facilities. The survey looked at black and white people in 200 US neighborhood areas. Six times more su...

Do you love nuts? Then here's some good news for you!

...people stick to diet better because of their fibre content that gives a feeling of satiety. A Harvard study of dieters showed that those who get 35 per cent of their calories from the more healthful fats - the kind that nuts have - were three times as likely to keep the weight off as those who ate a diet wit...

Just one cigarette could cause significant damage

...okers, both before smoking one cigarette (nicotine content 1.2 mg.) and 15 minutes afterwards. Applanation tonometry was used to measure the augmentation index, a measure of arterial wave reflection in the aorta. It was found that the brachial blood pressure was not different in chronic smokers and non-smoke...

Suggestions to reduce global heart disease burden

...tives like getting manufacturers to limit the salt content in foods could give back over 21 million 'disability adjusted years of life' (DALYs, which are - put simply - years of healthy life) a year worldwide. Combined cholesterol and blood pressure lowering therapy for individuals at high risk might reduce ...

Bone Strength After Menopause

...ed annually by around 1.9 percent and bone mineral content decreased by around 1.3 percent. At the same time, the size of the bones increased significantly while strength decreased. The researchers say after menopause, bone size increases at the same time bone density decreases. They suspect the loss of est...

New heart-healthy corn due in stores by 2007

...ted fat -- just 20 percent -- while the oleic acid content climbs to 70 percent. The new breed still contains 10 percent saturated fat. The flavor from the new corn is said to be similar to conventional corn oil, which is bland. Also, corn with high oleic acid will have a longer shelf-live than conventiona...

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