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Nuts And Oats May Build A Strong Heart
...esearchers examined 43 men and women eating a diet rich
in oats. People on thediet had lower blood pressure and reduced blood levels of cholesterol at the endof the study. High blood pressure and high cholesterol are risk factors forheart attack and stroke. The oat diet lowered total blood levels of cho...
Supernutrients Mean Super Health for Children
...ms of old wives' tales. The foul-tasting elixir is rich
in vitaminA, which plays a large role in maintaining mucous membranes and protecting the body against infection, Squiressaid. "Vitamin-A deficiency has a proven role in measles mortality. The measles virusaffectsthe lung tissue, so when children die...
Supplementing Diet With Fruits And Vegetables, Rather Than Vitamins, Provides Needed "Antioxidants"
.... "These results support the hypothesis that diets rich
in fruits and vegetablescan increase the antioxida...e servings of fruitsand vegetables per day and was rich
in potassium, magnesium and fiber. Theremaining 41 people ate a combination diet, emphasizing fruit...
Duke Study Shows Umbilical Cord Blood Transplant Is Viable Treatment For Genetic Disorders
...ute for marrow in a transplant becausethe blood is rich
in immature cells, called stem cells, that generate developingand mature blood cells. The tissue-type match between the donor and recipientdoesn't need to be as close as in bone marrow transplants, probably due to thatsame immaturity of cells in the ...
Researchers Discover How Green Tea May Prevent Cancer
... "Our research shows that green tea leaves are rich
in this anti-cancercompound, with concentrations h... "This finding suggested that green tea leaves are rich
in a compound thatinhibits tNOX," Dorothy Morre says. "With concentrations of the active compoundat ...
From Germany To The Wild West: Geologists Hunt For Evidence Of Ancient Crinoid
It isn't the lifestyles of the rich
and famous that University of Cincinnatigeologist David Meyer is concerned about, but Meyer's efforts to understand thelifestyles of the ten-armed fossil crinoid, Uintacrinus, did send himglobe-trotting this year. His work took him to several locati...
University Of Georgia Awarded $2.5 Million Grant For Drug Discovery And Biodiversity Among The Maya Of Mexico
...thnobiological knowledge constitutes a potentially rich
resource for local economic development. The real challenge for scientists working on this topic in the next century is to develop legal safeguards to protect this knowledge and then to apply it in a way that benefits local communities directly. Th...
Study: Calcium Supplements Appear To Protect Against Colorectal Cancer
...ive cancer but is still good news. Diets rich
in vegetables and fruits also have been associated with lowerrisks, while diets high in animal fat and red meat seem to boost the chance ofcancer. Patients, three-quarter of whom were men, averaged just over age 60. TheNational Institutes of ...
University Of California Researchers Call For Changes In Management Of Agricultural And Environmental Resources In 21st Century
...day, 1/25, 3 p.m. "The Natural Reserve System is a rich
system of 'outdoor laboratories' and'classrooms without walls,' dedicated to investigation of natural processes andmanagement of the natural environment," says Alexander Glazer, NRS director. Founded in 1965, the NRS includes 33 sites that total more...
UI Researcher's Study On Termite Bacteria May Aid In Greenhouse Gas Understanding
...arison to termites, cattle, which also have a diet rich
infiber, are less efficient. As much as 20 percent of the energy contained in thegrass that cows chew is later emitted into the atmosphere as methane. Scientists do not understand which factors lead to these two very differentoutcomes. Learning more...
AHA Says Scientific Evidence Does Not Yet Support Recommending Vitamin E Or Other Antioxidant Supplements
... "Although some studies have shown that foods rich
in antioxidants areassociated with a reduced risk ...igh in vitamins C, E and/or beta-carotene are also rich
in otherpotentially important nutrients such as minerals, flavonoids and othercarotenoids. The benef...
Major $17 Million Grant To Fund Ocean Research
...ow coastal systems work. These areextraordinarily rich
and productive ecosystems, and they're under sieg...itats are incredibly important because they are so rich
in marine life, theyfuel our coastal fisheries and because they are at risk from a broad spectrum of...
Plant-Based Fat May Reduce Risk Of Prostate Cancer By Altering Testosterone Metabolism, UB Study Shows
...nalBiochemistry, reported that feeding rats a diet rich
in phytosterols, the typeof fat found in plants, reduced testosterone in the blood stream by 33 percent. A high level of testosterone has been implicated as a risk factor for developingprostate cancer. The levels of two enzymes -- 5-a reducta...
Study Finds Choline Deficiency Harms Memory Center In Mammals' Brains
...lk after they are born," Zeisel said. "Other foods rich
in cholineinclude eggs, meat, peanuts and dietary supplements. Breast milk contains muchmore of this nutrient than many infant formulas." Pregnancy and nursing make female rats - and presumably women -especially susceptible to becoming choline defici...
Popular Diet Supplement May Be A Cancer Risk
... is consumed. A recent USDA study fed rats a diet rich
inthe compound for 24 weeks and did not see any ill effects. But Vincent asks,"what happens in six months, or a year, or longer?" "I would definitely be concerned about taking this nutritional supplement basedon what we've found," concludes Vincent....
Chinese Condiment Cuts Blood Cholesterol
...sterol with a diet that is low in saturated fatand rich
in fruits, vegetables and whole grains," says Pearson. "If diet alonedoes not bring the cholesterol levels under control, treatment with severaltypes of medications, including statin drugs that have been comprehensivelystudied, are a second step in ...
Trees Need Calcium Too
...of the aluminum into the forest floor (thenutrient rich
organic soil layer where root activity is greatest) by root uptakeand water movement. The result is that aluminum replaces calcium and the treeshave a harder time trying to get the needed calcium from the soil layer." "When we took a regional look at...
A Mother's Love? New UD Theory Explains Why Good Insect Moms Risk Death To Save Their Only Children
...tal care occurs wheninsects live in "an especially rich
or rough world," Tallamy says. When food isscarce ...s too broad. "According toWilson, if you have very rich
food resources, like dung, then everything isfrantically competing for it, and parents have to guard...
Compounds From Fruits, Vegetables And Grains Slow The Growth Of Human Tumor Cells
...nces."Our findings strengthen the idea that a diet rich
in plants is beneficialbecause of the large array of plant compounds rather than the singular action ofone kind of plant or one compound in plants." Elson suggests that the anticarcinogenic activity of these and similar plantcompounds differs from th...
Survival Of The Yellowstone Grizzlies, Ferns As Forest Filters And The Role Of Worms In Climate Change: The April Edition Of Ecology Is Now Available
...rthworm castings under different levelsof CO2. The rich
earthworm castings, which are more abundant in nutrients thansurrounding soils, are valuable resources for plants. Zaller and Arnonediscovered that plant species that grew in closer association with wormexcrement displayed more growth under higher le...
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