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In male monkeys, too much soy has adverse effects

...els are comparable to levels found in many dietary supplements sold in the United States. The FDA approved a statement in 1999 that said, "25 grams of soy protein a day, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease." Soy sales have grown from $940 million in 1990 ...

Dietary supplement shows promise for improving immune function in the elderly

...d as a method of immune system renewal and dietary supplements such as 7-oxo DHEA may play an important future role as immune system modulators....

First study of resveratrol dietary supplement finds effect on breast and prostate cancers unlikely

...ary supplement resveratrol found that oral dietary supplements of resveratrol are unlikely to have any effect on breast and prostate cancer. Dr. Thomas Walle, Medical University of South Carolina, presented the results at Experimental Biology 2004, as part of the scientific sessions of the American Society of P...

Policy review in Science calls for Bush Administration to protect wild salmon

...he real issues. We know biologically that hatchery supplements are no substitute for wild fish." Paine says. "It's time NMFS protected our national legacy, in a legally-defensible manner. Foot dragging, and the resultant delays, by NMFS's policy makers are pushing these cultural icons of the Pacific Northwest to...

Estimated one in five people worldwide lack enough zinc in diet

...income countries in the past decade, in which zinc supplements were provided to young children. "These studies ...evidence that infants of mothers who received zinc supplements during pregnancy have less diarrhea during the first months of post-natal life. "Interventions to im...

Other highlights in the March 3 issue of JNCI

...e efficacy and safety of high doses of folate from supplements with respect to cancer," the authors write. Contacts: Ulla Bredberg-Rden, Karolinska Institute, 46-8-08-524-863-89, ulla.bredberg-raden@admin.ki.se ; Kevin Myron, Harvard School of Public Health, 617-432-3952, kmyron@hsph.harvard.edu Study Examin...

Experimental Biology 2004 - Translating the Genome

...ntific and regulatory challenges involving dietary supplements and botanical products. Symposia focus on neuroprotective effects of natural products; eating disorder pharmacology; and emerging concepts and compounds in obesity therapeutics, specifically in obesity pharmacotherapy. In other Experimental Biolog...

Traditional Inuit ice treks guided from space

... middle of July." The satellite-based service supplements traditional methods of safely navigating the icescape, which seem to have become less reliable in recent years, possibly due to global warming. Back in June 1997 some 15 people from Pond Inlet became stranded on a detached 60 square metre ice floe an...

Substances found in blood may predict development of preeclampsia

...study, which sought to determine if taking calcium supplements during pregnancy could prevent preeclampsia. That study found that women who took the supplements had the same chances of developing preeclampsia as those who did not. A release on the earlier stud...

Cystic fibrosis gene linked to fatty acid defects

...ed to treat the CF mice, and that over-the-counter supplements would not be beneficial and could be harmful at the high doses required to achieve clinical effectiveness. Study co-authors include BIDMC researchers Paula G. Blanco, MD, Munir M. Zaman, MD, Julie C. Shea, BA, Mario Ollero, DVM, Isabel K. Hopper, RN...

New antioxidants are 100 times more effective than vitamin E

... if the compounds do not prove suitable as dietary supplements or neutraceuticals, they could still have practical value. Many materials used for commerce can be damaged by oxygen and so are routinely treated with antioxidants. These materials include plastics, rubber, fuels and lubricants, agricultural feed and...

Study finds huge variability in vitamin E absorption

...ame food have inconsistent effects, and taking the supplements alone is largely useless. The research was just p...itamin E is one of the most commonly taken vitamin supplements in the world and included in virtually every multivitamin pill. The research may explain, Traber ...

Candy canes, sugarplums or licorice for Christmas? Only one might stop cancer

...ew molecule, -hydroxy-DHP (BHP), in common dietary supplements made from licorice root, a natural remedy with curative powers recognized for millennia. Rafi tested the compound in the laboratory on tissues taken from prostate and breast cancer tumors. "We were able to conclusively demonstrate for the first tim...

Daily vitamins could prevent vision loss among thousands

... age-related macular degeneration (AMD) took daily supplements of antioxidant vitamins and zinc, more than 300,00...ng to advanced disease by about 25 percent. Daily supplements also reduced the risk of vision loss by about 19 percent. By contrast, the supplements had no preve...

Highlights of the November 2003 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

... frequently considered price, quantity and dose of supplements when making point of purchase decisions for supple...ts. Participants also cited looking at the dose of supplements during product selection but didn't know the recommended dose to consume. Some believed a higher dos...

Dietary supplement many not lower prostate cancer risk

...matoes or tomato products and not rely on lycopene supplements alone." Along with Clinton, John W. Erdman, Jr., professor of nutritional sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Thomas W.-M. Boileau, post doctoral fellow; Zhiming Liao, research scientist; Sunny Kim, statistician; Stanley A. Lemeshow, ...

Fruits offer powerful protection from skin cancer

...a number of vitamins and minerals that are used as supplements to treat everyday illnesses. Now, research suggests that common fruit extracts may have significant clinical benefits in decreasing risk for skin cancer. These studies are presented today at the American Association for Cancer Research Second Annua...

Annual bibliography of significant advances in dietary supplement research 2002

....D., Director of ODS. "Interest and use of dietary supplements continues to be prevalent in the United States population, and this bibliography provides an excellent opportunity to give well-deserved recognition to those scientists conducting scientific research on these products." For the 2002 issue of the Annu...

Setting the evolutionary record straight

...ume is a whole chapter on the selection theory. It supplements an earlier discovery of a similar account in an unpublished manuscript by Hutton, the Elements of Agriculture. In the Nature article, Professor Pearson explains how Hutton's experiments in animal and plant breeding led him to observe that new traits ...

University of Pittsburgh named cooperative research center for muscular dystrophy

... is expected to issue an announcement of available supplements to provide up to $500,000 a year for three years at each center for additional projects. A group of some 20 congenital muscle-wasting illnesses, muscular dystrophies are caused by genetic errors in a number of muscle genes. For example, the absence o...

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