Tag: "polyphenols" at biology news
Grapes, soy and kudzu blunt some menopausal side effects
...ccurring edible compounds found in plants dietary polyphenols
have been shown to have some beneficial effects s...tension The research team examined whether grape polyphenols
were associated with reduced cognitive dysfunction and a lower incidence of high blood pressure. The...
Consumption of small amounts of dark chocolate associated with reduction in blood pressure
...BP), believed to be due to the action of the cocoa polyphenols
(a group of chemical substances found in plants, s...lories) per day of dark chocolate containing 30 mg polyphenols
or matching polyphenol-free white chocolate. The researchers found that from baseline to 18 weeks,...
Fatty acid catabolism higher due to polyphenol intake
...tch researcher Vincent de Boer has discovered that polyphenols
increase the fatty acid breakdown in rats and infl...geningen. Much research into the health effects of polyphenols
is carried out in vitro. However in the body, polyphenols
are quickly and easily converted into poly...
Strawberry daiquiris -- the extra-healthy cocktail?
...ruits like strawberries contain compounds known as polyphenols
and anthocyanins. Consumption of these compounds has been linked to the prevention of diseases ranging from cancer to neurodegenerative disorders. They work by helping to mop up damaging free radicals produced naturally during a persons normal metabo...
Apple consumption during pregnancy reduces risk for childhood wheezing and asthma
...es as a significant source of flavonoids and other polyphenols
has been beneficially associated with asthma, bronchial hypersensitivity, and lung function in adults." In 2004, the National Center for Health Statistics reported that nine million U.S. children have been diagnosed with asthma at one point in thei...
Chemicals in brown algae may protect against skin cancer
... study indicates that chemicals called brown algae polyphenols
(BAPs), which are found in a type of brown marine seaweed, might protect against skin cancers caused by ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation. UVB radiation in sunlight is thought responsible for 90 percent of the estimated 1.3 million cases of non-melano...
U of Illinois professor tout health benefits of Hispanic foods and beverages
...eases, the scientist said this ethnic tea contains polyphenols
that enhance the immune system, flavonoids that protect against cancer, and properties that may lower blood pressure, boost energy, and fight depression and headaches. "Mate tea has the highest antioxidant capacity of the ethnic teas we have studie...
Ghengis Khan wonder berry could conquer heart disease
...on of a new process which retains more than 40% of polyphenols
- the same beneficial chemicals found in red wine, 50% of flavonoids and 70% of vitamin C present in the pulp of the red berries. Antioxidants in the berries inhibit so-called 'bad' LDL cholesterol oxidisation, which could provide a new weapon to ...
Study shows fruit and vegetable juice consumption may reduce risk of Alzheimer's disease
... this study is the first to examine juices rich in polyphenols
as a preventive measure for Alzheimer's disease. ...o investigate whether high blood concentrations of polyphenols
high in major fruit and vegetable juices are associated with a reduced risk of cognitive decline and...
Mushrooms as good an antioxidant source as more colorful veggies
... State, measured the activity of two antioxidants, polyphenols
and ergothioneine, present in mushrooms, using the ORAC assay and HPLC instrumentation, as part of her dissertation research. She found that portabella mushrooms had an ORAC value of 9.7 micromoles of trolox equivalents per gram and criminis had an O...
New title on nutritional genomics now available
...pics as: The pursuit of optimal diets Green tea polyphenols
and soy peptides in cancer prevention Maternal nutrition and fetal gene expression Molecular mechanisms of longevity Genetic susceptibility to heterocyclic amines from cooked foods The role of metabolomics in individualized health Nutrients and...
Pomegranate juice for moms may help babies resist brain injury
...They also plan to investigate the possibility that polyphenols
from pomegranates and other natural foods can slow other neurological disorders including Alzheimer's disease....
Green tea shown to prevent prostate cancer
...ons. The interest in green tea catechins and other polyphenols
antioxidants found in many plants that give some flowers, fruits and vegetables their coloring derives from traditional Chinese medicine, and the observation of lower cancer rates among Asian populations. Bettuzzi observed that the Mediterranean di...
Cranberry juice modulates atherosclerotic vascular dysfunction
...ke is very low in western diets and a diet rich in polyphenols
would in fact give a daily intake that is equivalent to the levels in our cranberry feeding experiments." Kruse-Elliott added: "We're lucky to have a unique animal model for atherosclerosis familial hypercholesterolemic (FH) swine, whose genetic d...
Green tea extract boosts exercise endurance 8-24%, utilizing fat as energy source
...y note that green tea and cacao contain a class of polyphenols
called catechins, which consist mainly of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), epicatechin gallate and gallocatechin gallate. Catechins have been reported to have various physiological and pharmacological properties over the years. The Kao lab "recently...
Green tea polyphenols thwart prostate cancer development at multiple levels
PHILADELPHIA The polyphenols
present in green tea help prevent the spread of pr... Cleveland, Ohio, documented the role of green tea polyphenols
(GTP) in modulating the insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1)-driven molecular pathway in prostate tu...
Cardiovascular and neurological benefits of high antioxidant foods and beverages
...foods and beverages. PLUS: A valuable primer on polyphenols
from Dr. JoLynne Wightman, an expert in grape biochemistry, and a Registered Dietitian's perspective on applying nutriti onal science in "real world" situations from Ruth Carey.Sponsored by the New York Wine & Grape Foundation through a grant from th...
An old adage about apples finds scientific backing
...ancer Prevention Research meeting here, a class of polyphenols
called procyanidins found in apples was shown to s...tory animals. Other work showed that these polyphenols
exerted their anti-cancer influence by altering specific cell signaling pathways leading to apoptosi...