Saffron inhibits the growth of human pancreatic cancer cells

saffron.jpgA new study, published by the University of Kansas Medical Center’s Department of Cancer Biology, has revealed that a saffron compound (crocetin) inhibits the growth of pancreatic cancer cells in humans. Continue reading “Saffron inhibits the growth of human pancreatic cancer cells”

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Sodium consumption causes 1.6 million deaths per year.

salt-300x118-150x118.pngA study analyzing across 187 countries found that high intake, of more than 2,000 mg per day, caused 1.6 million cardiovascular-related deaths per year. The study was published in the New and reveals the extent of the damage that high (salt) intake can cause to the . Continue reading “Sodium consumption causes 1.6 million deaths per year.”

More bad news for processed food; emulsifiers alter gut microbial composition increase inflammation and contribute to obesity

bact-150x150Emulsifiers act by binding two opposites together. Normally oil and water separate; however, the emulsifier contains both a water-loving hydrophilic head and an oil-loving hydrophobic tail. The addition of an emulsifier to certain substances prevents separation of two opposing products and generates a stable . Continue reading “More bad news for processed food; emulsifiers alter gut microbial composition increase inflammation and contribute to obesity”

Prostate cancer risk reduced by excercise

prostateA new study published in the journal , Biomarkers & Prevention has suggested that men who already have localized prostate cancer could reduce their of all-cause and prostate cancer-specific mortality simply by exercising more. Continue reading “Prostate cancer risk reduced by excercise”

Genetics influence Alcohol consumption.

alocholA study published by Penn State College, in the journal of Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental , has found that whether people like and consume alcoholic is linked to specific genes; explaining why some people just don’t like the taste of alcohol. Continue reading “Genetics influence Alcohol consumption.”

Another study confirms that Mediterranean diet prevents cancer and cardiovascular disease.

sofritoA new study has confirmed that bioactive compounds in sofrito, called polyphenols and carotenoids, prevent cancer and cardiovascular disease. Sofrito is an essential part of the Mediterranean diet and consists of a combination of tomato, olive oil, garlic and onion. Continue reading “Another study confirms that Mediterranean diet prevents cancer and cardiovascular disease.”

UC study reveals that accumulative life stressors can be modified by a healthy lifestyle.

stress1The research from the Department of Psychiatry at the , revealed that life stressors accelerate cellular aging but that these negative effects can be reduced with a , exercise and sleeping well. Continue reading “UC study reveals that accumulative life stressors can be modified by a healthy lifestyle.”

Yogurt may prevent type 2 diabetes.

yoA study published in the open access journal has specified that eating yogurt may act as a preventative measure for type 2 diabetes. The research findings are based on an analysis of information on dairy food intake and health from over 195,000 health professionals over decades, during which time 15,000 participants developed type 2 diabetes. Continue reading “Yogurt may prevent type 2 diabetes.”