Tag: "flavonoids" at medical news
Researchers find that chocolate compound stops cancer cell cycle in lab experiments
...ase and cancer development. The primary family of flavonoids
contributing to the antioxidant benefit in chocolate is the procyanidins, and of the various types of procyanidins, pentamer seem to be strongest, according to a number of studies. Given this, the Georgetown researchers looked at what happened when...
While on trail of dioxin, scientists pinpoint cancer target of green tea
...teas, epigallocatechingallate or EGCG, a cousin of flavonoids
found in broccoli, cabbage, grapes and red wine that are known to help prevent cancer. The team had been working on other chemicals to try to stop AH activity. "We initially hypothesized that EGCG would work in the same way as other AH antagonists, ...
Green tea ingredient prevents Alzheimer's-like brain damage in mice
...ntains many antioxidants, including those known as flavonoids
that can protect against free radical damage to the brain. However, Dr. Tan and colleagues demonstrated that other flavinoids in green tea actually oppose naturally-occurring EGCG's ability to prevent the harmful build-up of beta-amyloid. Thus, Dr. T...
Flavanols key to potential chocolate benefits
...le of biologically active metabolites of the cocoa flavonoids
in the improvement in vascular function in smokers...beverages contain a substantial amount of the same flavonoids
(flavanols-epicatechin, catechin) found in cocoa and dark chocolate. These foods include green and b...
Flavonoids may inhibit prostate cancer
...us studies have suggested that increased intake of flavonoids
which are common in fruits and vegetables may be associated with a reduced risk of prostate cancer, according to Sanjay Gupta, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Case School of Medicine Department of Urology. Apigenin is a plant flavonoid commonly ...
Annual Bibliography of Significant Advances in Dietary Supplement Research 2004
...ibliography to highlight research on phenolics and flavonoids
-- compounds found in plant foods such as berries, grains, and tea -- reflecting growing interest in these substances and their potential health effects. "We expect the Bibliography to continue to serve as a useful reference for students, nutrition ...
Drinking decaffeinated coffee may be harmful to heart health
...e Robusta. The decaffeination process can extract flavonoids
and ingredients that give coffee flavor. So decaffeinated brands usually use a bean that has a more robust flavor." Researchers measured the level of caffeine in the blood of the participants, as well as levels of the key heart-health indicators bef...
Study identifies substances in grapefruit juice that interact dangerously with some drugs
...edients responsible for drug interactions were the flavonoids
that give grapefruit juice its bitter taste. The new study shows that a group of chemicals called furanocoumarins are the likely culprit. "This is the best evidence to date that furanocoumarins are the active ingredients in grapefruit juice that cau...
Cranberries contain possible anti-caries/anti-plaque agents
... harbor a plethora of biological compounds such as flavonoids
(e.g., quercetin and myricetin), phenolic acids (benzoic acid), anthocyanins, condensed tannins, among others. The researchers have shown that many of these substances can: (i) inhibit enzymes associated with the formation of the plaque polysaccharid...
Black tea soothes away stress
...ients. Ingredients such as catechins, polyphenols, flavonoids
and amino acids have been found to have effects on neurotransmitters in the brain, but we cannot tell from this research which ones produced the differences. "Nevertheless, our study suggests that drinking black tea may speed up our recovery from t...
Researchers warn milk eliminates cardiovascular health benefits of tea
...on of catechins in the beverage. Catechins are the flavonoids
in tea that mainly contribute to its protection against cardiovascular disease. Senior researcher Dr Verena Stangl, Professor of Cardiology (Molecular Atherosclerosis) at the hospital, said: "There is a broad body of evidence from experimental and ...
Apple consumers reap heart-health benefits thanks to flavonoid content, says new research
...slo (Norway) Earlier research has indicated that flavonoids
also have antioxidant properties that are linked t...lavanones, anthocyanins, and certain foods rich in flavonoids
were associated with reduced risk of death due to CHD, CVD and all causes." The publication of thi...
Northwestern chemists develop new method for synthesizing anti-cancer flavonoids
...with anti-cancer activity, researchers could mimic flavonoids
with beneficial properties such as anti-inflammato...ed this door." "We are really excited to work on flavonoids
with anti-cancer properties so we can selectively modify these natural products," said Scheidt. "We ...
Diet and lifestyle -- In the cancer fight, eating well is the best revenge
...ncreatic cancer. "But anti-carcinogenic effects of flavonoids
in general have been attributed to the ability of these constituents to inhibit cell cycle, cell proliferation and oxidative stress, and to induce detoxification enzymes and apoptosis," Nthlings said. Polyp characteristics, diet, lifestyle factor...