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Intake Of Acetaminophen Increases Risk Of Excessive Anticoagulation In Patients
...h asbroccoli, cabbage, green peas, lettuce, liver, spinach
and greens -- wasassociated with a decreased risk of having an INR over 6. Although some previous research suggested that acetaminophen might increasewarfarin's blood-thinning effect, Hylek notes, this is the first largedemonstration of its impact ...
ASU Scientists Make Major Breakthrough With Photosynthetic Energy
... The scientists made their breakthrough by using a spinach
enzyme. Nature reported that this scientific team "constructed an artificial membrane-based system that uses light to power the synthesis of ATP." ATP is a carrier of chemical energy in all living organisms. The scientists devised a chemical syst...
Spinach Enzymes Neutralize Explosives
...avediscovered that nitroreductase enzymes found in spinach
and other natural compounds can eat,digestand transform explosives such as TNT. This emerging biotechnology is called theEnvironmentallyBenign Digestion Process (EBDP). It reduces dangerous explosives to low toxicity byproductsthatcan be used by i...
Lack Of Intestinal Bacterium Linked To Kidney Stones In Cystic Fibrosis Patients, University Of Florida Researchers Report
...including asparagus, tea, broccoli, peanut butter, spinach
andchocolate. When oxalate levels are kept low, it is easier for the body to excrete thesubstance through the kidneys. But if there is more oxalate than can bedissolved in the urine, the crystals settle out and form stones. Peck and colleagues suspe...
Finding The Garden Of Youth: New Study Shows Spinach, Strawberries Protect
Against Age-Related Brain Decline
...ily equivalent ofa pint of strawberries or a large spinach
salad reduces specific effects ofbrain aging in ra...ays J. Joseph. The animals were fed a strawberry, spinach
or vitaminE supplemented diet for eight months. Molecular results show that the dietsprotect agains...
Supernutrients Mean Super Health for Children
...20, 1998 - Salmon, butternut squash, lean beef and spinach
maynot sound like any child's idea of the perfect meal. But as evidence mounts thatfour supernutrients --vitamin A, iron, omega-3 fatty acids and folic acid -- actas the foundation for a child's good health, concerned parents should considernew ways ...
Americans Urged To Consume More Folic Acid
...eans with 115; soybeannuts with 120; asparagus and spinach
with 130; and broccoli with 40.High levels of blood homocysteine are present in an estimated 20 millionAmericans or more than one of every three people with cardiovascular disease.Homocysteine is an amino acid that circulates in the blood much likech...
Dietary Carotenoid Lutein Reduces Atherosclerotic Lesion Formation In Mice
...utein is found in dark leafy green vegetables like spinach
and kale. Researchconcerning lutein has centered around its antioxidant properties. Lutein canbuild density of the macular pigment, and higher intake of lutein from the dietmay play a role in reducing the risk of age-related macular degeneration (A...
Study Ensures Effective Ways To Measure Macular Pigment Density
...thin are found in dark leafy green vegetables like spinach
and kale. Higher intake of lutein and zeaxanthin from the diet may play a role in reducing the risk of age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), the leading cause of blindness in people over age 65 in the United States, but further research is nec...
Blueberries: New thrills for those over the hill
...lements were given either blueberry, strawberry,or spinach
extracts. Investigators found that the group of r...chemicals present in blueberries, strawberries,and spinach
may have properties that increase cell membrane fluidity, allowingimportant nutrients and chemical s...
Effects of ozone pollution threaten agricultural production on Long Island, NY, says Cornell plant pathologist
...logist at the station. "There used to be a lot of spinach
grown on Long Island. Not anymore. Spinach is very sensitive to ozone, which causes spotting on leaves and making them unmarketable. Acute injury routinely occurs on other Long Island crops, including grapes, pumpkins, watermelons and tomatoes. I...
Spinach protein could offer new hope for the blind
...rn California hope to learn whether a protein from spinach
could replace a non-functioning light receptor in ...lacing these non-functioning photoreceptors with a spinach
protein that gives off a small electrical voltage after capturing the energy of incoming photons. Th...
Supplement reduces risk of aflatoxin-related liver cancer
...igh levels found in dark green leafy foods such as spinach
and broccoli will provide the same protection from aflatoxins as the supplements did. In some areas of the world, Bailey said, liver cancer is a major killer, and mortality from this disease is often related both to diet and disease. People with a ...
Making a safer anthrax vaccine using spinach
...ing a safer anthrax vaccine; enlisting the help of spinach
plants to manufacture a key component. They repor...ed a tobacco mosaic virus that, when inserted into spinach
plants, instructs the plants to manufacture fragments of PA. The fragments can then easily be purif...
New standard on the menu, certified slurried spinach
Popeye was right: spinach
is good for you. The National Institute of Standar...5 consists of small jars of slurried spinach--pure spinach
that's been blanched, pureed and passed through filter screens. The concentrations of vitamins and o...
Green, leafy spinach may soon power cellphones and laptops
...n complex dubbed Photosystem I (PSI). Derived from spinach
chloroplasts, PSI is 10 to 20 nanometers wide. Aro...erate energy has been optimized by evolution, so a spinach
plant is extremely efficient, churning out a lot of energy relative to its size and weight. But comb...