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First Evidence Found Of Link Between Gum Disease And High Alcohol Consumption, Low Dietary Antioxidants

...ship remains unclear. "Clearly, low levels of most antioxidants are a risk factor forperiodontal disease and infec...conduct intervention studies totest the effects of antioxidants on gum tissues, she noted. Additional researchers involved in the two studies were Mieko Nishida an...

Red wine can help maintain immune system, UF researcher finds

...l immunity. The rich pigment in red wine is due to antioxidants and blood tests showed thatmice who drank wine had two times more antioxidant capacity than the animals whodrank ethanol or water. Percival used cabernet sauvignon and muscadine grapes to see if the variety ofwine affected the immune response. The ca...

Alcohol consumption triggers free-radical damage in the body

...gh blood pressure and heart disease. Theability of antioxidants to ameliorate the disease process in individuals couldalso be specifically assessed. In addition to FitzGerald and Meagher, the other Penn-based authors areOrla P. Barry, PhD, Anne Burke, MD, Michael R. Lucey, MD, and John A. Lawson,BS. Chemist ...

Extract from traditional Chinese herb enhances recovery in stressed cells

...ese herb Scutellaria baicalensis, contain powerful antioxidants that cansignificantly reduce cellular damage due t... from baicalensis contained highconcentrations of antioxidants whose molecular shape allowed them to slipquickly into cells. The roots of the plant (known as Huan...

Jefferson researchers show melatonin's potential benefits in preventing Parkinson's damage

...science in Miami Beach. "If you get enough antioxidants to the dopamine nerve cells, you mightbe able to prevent the kinds of oxidative stress and cell death you see inParkinson's," she says. Dr. Iacovitti notes that melatonin "has the correct action to bedeveloped pharmaceutically," but cautions ...

Traditional Chinese diet helps ward off heart disease

... But Woo says it may have something to do with the antioxidants in the beverage. Antioxidants, which are found in vitamins and foods, are thought to fight heart disease by counteracting oxygen free-radicals. Oxygen free-radicals are unstable molecules that can combine with cholesterol to form oxidized cholester...

Beer found to contain potent antioxidant

...prenylated flavonoids. They are a better source of antioxidants than red wine, green tea and soy products, accordi...going to get some, but not preventative, levels of antioxidants by drinking beer." Different beers have varying levels of antioxidants, ranging from a high of four ...

Supplements that target fat loss … metals that protect themselves …

...n in the last 10 years. (AGFD 46, 3:20 p.m.) Can antioxidants beef up' plastic wrap? - When you spy a steak that...ether wrapping beef in plastic wrap permeated with antioxidants will keep it looking good and extend shelf life. (AGFD 38, 10;40 a.m.) Safer fruit juice and fl...

Irradiation, refrigeration can add to beneficial effects of wine grapes

...ects of drinking red wine, making a good source of antioxidants two or three times more potent. The finding is rep...ligrams, according to the research. High levels of antioxidants like resveratrol protect against the damaging effects of oxygen and nitrogen in the human body, help...

Beer, in moderation, cuts risk of cataracts and heart disease

... as 50 percent. Darker beers have more antioxidants than the lighter lager beers, according to Canadia...ania. The Canadian team focused on determining why antioxidants in beer seem to help reduce the risk of cataracts, especially in diabetics. Vinson investigated beer...

Free radicals mediate arsenic's harmful effects

...xins as arsenic, cadmium, and asbestos. Sources of antioxidants include vitamins and micronutrients commonly found... consistent with previous research suggesting that antioxidants can protect cells from arsenic-induced genetic damage. Close to a million U.S. residents are exposed...

UCLA-led study first to show green tea helps prevent chronic gastritis

...itis to stomach cancer is slow. Green tea contains antioxidants that researchers believe may inhibit the development of chronic gastritis and halt the progression of stomach cancer. "This is the first time that green tea drinking was found to protect against chronic gastritis," said principal investigator and l...

Studies find eating fruits and vegetables good for lungs

...e nutrients in apples and tomatoes, especially the antioxidants that are particularly rich in the peel of apples and contribute to the coloring of tomatoes," she said. "Antioxidants may work by protecting the airways against the insult of tobacco smoke and other atmospheric pollutants." Lewis said it is not yet k...

Antioxidant herbal extract may help prevent and treat reflux oesophagitis

... is a major cause of reflux oesophagitis, and that antioxidants should be considered alongside acid suppressants as primary treatment. [Oxidative stress is more important than acid in the pathogenesis of reflux oesophagitis in rats2001; 49: 364-71]...

Scientific symposium focuses on nutritional beverages, August 26-28

...freshing, such nutritional beverages often deliver antioxidants and other compounds that fight cancer, lower cholesterol and help keep heart disease at bay. While some scientists uncover health-boosting compounds in fruits and plants, others try to improve the flavor and aroma of popular drinks such as coffee, w...

Thanksgiving meals: Cooking with chemistry

...ay foods: New study ranks cranberry number one in antioxidants An antioxidant comparison of some of the most co...vestigation to date of the quantity and quality of antioxidants in fruits, says lead researcher Joe Vinson, Ph.D., a chemist with the University of Scranton in Scra...

Scientists find biological key to 'wasting syndrome'

...ojkier, a gastroenterologist and liver specialist, antioxidants such as vitamin E might halt wasting in humans if these supplements were delivered in very high amountsor even better, if they were targeted to the liver. "One solution will be to find a liver-specific antioxidant," he said. "With the technology w...

Polyphenols in tea may reduce risk of stomach, esophagus cancers

... This evergreen contains some of the most powerful antioxidants known. The human body constantly produces oxidant...en shown to be as powerful as the well-established antioxidants vitamins C and E at protecting proteins and DNA from oxidative damage. Green tea contains the most ...

Antioxidant gene mutation gives free radicals free reign

...lments, says Juul. Researchers dont know if adding antioxidants to the diet would help individuals with the Arg213Gly mutation and suggest more study is needed....

Heart attack patients may benefit from drinking tea

... to this protection appears to lie with a group of antioxidants known as flavonoids, which are plentiful in both black and green tea. Flavonoids, which are also found in certain fruits and vegetables, including apples, onions and broccoli, could be working to help the heart in one of several ways, according to Mu...

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