The UN Food Systems Summit and Some Issues of Concern
Conclusion The Food Systems Summit kicks off in New York on September 23 during the UN General Assembly High-Level Week. World leaders will come together to find common ground and form alliances that accelerate our way to realizing the SDGs in this remaining decade of action before 2030 is upon us. Will we succeed in making Zero hunger a reality? If we are serious about this goal, the answer includes rethinking and redesigning our food systems to make them more sustainable. Trevor Page, resident in Lethbridge, Canada, is a former Emergencies Director of the World Food Programme. He also served with the UN Food & Agric...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Trevor Page Tags: Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought Conferences Economy & Trade Environment Food and Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva U Source Type: news

Trial Into Antioxidant for Parkinson's Disease Yields Disappointing Results
The research team found no significant difference in the rate of disease progression for those given the metabolite inosine for two years compared to the placebo group. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experts highlight benefits of natural antioxidant gamma oryzanol launched in India as capsule
Natural anti-oxidants like gamma oryzanol have been in great demand these days as people are sticking to a healthy lifestyle to develop a strong immune system against diseases and infections. Much has been contributed by the Covid-19 pandemic, which has changed our outlook towards health to a great extent. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - September 11, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Start your day the healthiest way with blood orange juice: Fruit can improve cardiovascular health
Blood oranges provide the best antioxidant hit and have been linked to improved cardiovascular health, cancer prevention and improved cognitive function, experts say. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Adding pomegranate peels to macaroni may improve antioxidant content, lower cholesterol levels
(Natural News) Pasta often gets a bad rap for being a carb-heavy food. But a recent study shows that fortifying it with pomegranate peels can improve its dietary fiber and antioxidant content. In their report, researchers from Taif University in Saudi Arabia evaluated macaroni fortified with pomegranate peels for nutritional value and taste. Pomegranate peel-fortified macaroni helped reduce... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Member-led short conference: Plant-rich dietary patterns and health
 Dietary patterns rich in plant foods are associated with improved health and reduced non-communicable disease risk.   Fruit and vegetables (FV) are a cornerstone of healthy dietary recommendations.  FV include a diverse collection of plant foods that vary in their energy, nutrient, and dietary bioactive contents. FV have potential health-promoting effects beyond providing basic human nutrition needs in humans, including antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, yet current global intakes of FV are well below recommendations. Given the importance of FV for health, interventions that promote FV intake are wa...
Source: The Nutrition Society - August 25, 2021 Category: Nutrition Authors: Carollina Fernandes Source Type: news

Compound derived from turmeric essential oil has neuroprotective properties
(Kumamoto University) Researchers from Kumamoto University, Japan have found that a component derived from turmeric essential oil, ar-turmerone, and its derivatives act directly on dopaminergic neurons to exert a neuroprotective effect on tissue cultures of a Parkinson's disease model. The effect appears to be due to the enhancement of cellular antioxidant potency through Nrf2 activation. The researchers believe that the ar-turmerone derivatives identified in this study can be utilized as new therapeutic agents for Parkinson's disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 13, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New study: Eating prunes daily improves risk factors for heart disease and inflammation
(Fleishman‑Hillard, Sacramento) New research published in the Journal of Medicinal Food suggests eating prunes each day can improve risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) including raising antioxidant capacity and reducing inflammation among healthy, postmenopausal women. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Smart sunscreens to keep you safe this summer: Are these new products better than the big brands?
Root + Fruit Bright Start is made with vitamin C, gardenia Florida fruit extract and 'antioxidant vitamin E, nourishing almond oil and aloe vera, scented with a stimulating blend of six essential oils'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A comprehensive systematic review of the therapeutic effects and mechanisms of action of quercetin in sepsis
Conclusion: Due to the promising therapeutic effects of quercetin on sepsis complications and the lack of clinical trials in this regard, future human randomized clinical trials are warranted. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Localized the gene for blue plum skin
(Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG)) A new study published at the scientific journal Frontiers in Plant Science by CRAG and IRTA researchers reveals the gene that determines Japanese plum skin colour due to the presence or absence of antioxidant pigment anthocyanin. This work provides a highly efficient molecular marker for early selection of coloured and non-coloured fruits in plum breeding programmes, with potential applications in other Rosaceae species. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 9, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Flaxseed proteins are great sources of antioxidant peptides, reports study
(Natural News) Linum usitatissimum, commonly known as flaxseed or linseed, is a flowering plant that originated in the Middle East. One of the oldest crops known to man, it has been cultivated since the beginning of civilization. Today, flaxseed is considered a superfood and is known for its abundance of macro- and micronutrients, such as fiber, protein and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prevent aging-related changes and oxidative stress with antioxidant walnuts and chokeberries
(Natural News) Juglans regia, commonly known as walnut, is one of the most widely used culinary nuts in modern kitchens. Although many people consider walnuts to be nuts, they are actually the seeds of stone fruits (drupes) produced by the J. regia tree. Walnuts originated in the Mediterranean region and in Central Asia, but because of their... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Green tea benefits: EGCG compound is an 'attractive' treatment for Alzheimer's disease
GREEN tea contains an antioxidant compound called epigallocatechin-3-gallate . Researchers from the University of Southern California are astounded by the potential this component shows in reversing memory problems. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rose water is an antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory remedy for skin infections
(Natural News) Rosa damascena, commonly known as Damask rose, is one of the most important and medicinally useful members of the Rosaceae (rose) family. It is an ornamental plant widely used to make perfumes and is reported to have plenty of beneficial properties. According to multiple studies, Damask rose has anti-HIV, antibacterial, antioxidant, antitussive, hypnotic and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Use antioxidant-rich neem oil to address skin conditions like acne and eczema
(Natural News) Neem oil is a versatile substance used in traditional medicine. This incredible natural remedy has many uses, including the ability to relieve common skin conditions like acne and eczema. Neem oil, an antioxidant-rich natural cure Neem oil is a natural product that comes from the neem tree. In Traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic Medicines,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists reveal elusive inner workings of antioxidant enzyme with therapeutic potential
(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) The enzyme manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD) plays a critical role in maintaining human health by keeping the amount of harmful reactive oxygen molecules in cells under control. By using neutron scattering at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, researchers have now obtained a complete atomic portrait of the enzyme, revealing key information about its catalytic mechanism. The work could help experts develop MnSOD-based treatments and design therapeutics that mimic its antioxidant behavior. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 6, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

GlyNAC improves multiple defects in aging to boost strength and cognition in older humans
(Baylor College of Medicine) GlyNAC - a combination precursors of the natural antioxidant glutathione - improved many age-associated defects in older humans boosting muscle strength and cognition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Compound in TCM herbs can stop inflammation and cell destruction caused by devastating bacterial toxin
(Natural News) Herbs used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) are abundant sources of bioactive compounds with beneficial pharmacological properties. For instance, Panax ginseng, also known as Asian ginseng, is a source of powerful ginsenosides that have anti-tumor, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. Cinnamomum cassia, or Chinese cinnamon, contains cinnamaldehyde that has antibacterial, antifungal and antidiabetic properties. In a recent study,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here's another reason to love blueberries: They protect against inflammation
(Natural News) Blueberries are among the most well-known and best-loved superfoods on the planet. Aside from being a delicious and versatile food ingredient, blueberries also provide plenty of essential nutrients and disease-fighting phytonutrients. For instance, research suggests that blueberries have one of the highest antioxidant levels of all plant-based foods. Antioxidants help reduce oxidative stress, a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consumption of Edible Seaweeds and Newly Diagnosed NAFLD Consumption of Edible Seaweeds and Newly Diagnosed NAFLD
Might seaweed consumption, with its rich anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, be protective against NAFLD?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Potential roles of mitochondrial cofactors in the adjuvant mitigation of proinflammatory acute infections, as in the case of sepsis and COVID-19 pneumonia, Inflammation research, 70(2): 159-170
Conclusions: The present state of art in the use of individual MNs in acute disorders suggests planning adjuvant therapy trials utilizing MN combinations aimed at counteracting proinflammatory conditions, as in the case of pneumonia and the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Green tea compound aids tumor-suppressing, DNA-repairing protein
(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) An antioxidant found in green tea may increase levels of p53, a natural anti-cancer protein, known as the " guardian of the genome " for its ability to repair DNA damage or destroy cancerous cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 12, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Green tea compound aids p53, 'guardian of the genome' and tumor suppressor
(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) An antioxidant found in green tea may increase levels of p53, a natural anti-cancer protein, known as the " guardian of the genome " for its ability to repair DNA damage or destroy cancerous cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Luteolin: The flavonoid in leafy greens than can keep the flu at bay
(Natural News) Luteolin is a flavonoid known for its antioxidant properties. It is found in plant-based foods like fruits and vegetables and medicinal herbs used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). But aside from being a potent free radical scavenger, luteolin also functions as an anti-inflammatory and immune-modulating agent. It even has reported anti-cancer properties. In... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Samara Polytech scientists proved the anti-cancer properties of a number of plant extracts
(Samara Polytech (Samara State Technical University)) The composition of some extracts obtained from plant raw materials was studied at Samara Polytech, and their anticarcinogenic and antioxidant properties were assessed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 9, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Lower your blood sugar and prevent nerve damage linked to diabetes with alpha-lipoic acid
(Natural News) Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) is a powerful antioxidant that’s crucial for digestion and energy creation. Many people take ALA supplements to help with inflammation, memory loss, aging skin and many other medical conditions. ALA is also gaining popularity among people with diabetes. Several studies suggest it can lower blood sugar levels and prevent diabetic neuropathy – a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sperm Function After Antioxidant Therapy in Infertile Men Sperm Function After Antioxidant Therapy in Infertile Men
Could antioxidant treatment help improve sperm function in men with infertility?Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Medicinal plants from the sedge family are rich in antioxidant and antimicrobial agents
(Natural News) The Cyperaceae, or sedge, family is a family of flowering plants that grow in wet regions around the world. It contains around 5,000 different plant species, many of which have shown remarkable biological properties in in vitro and in vivo studies. According to researchers, plants from the sedge family owe their health-promoting properties to the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Juicing technique could influence healthfulness of fresh-squeezed juice
(American Chemical Society) With the New Year, many people are making resolutions to eat healthier, by eating more vegetables, for example. But those who don't like the taste or texture of some vegetables might prefer to drink them in a home-squeezed juice. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Food Science& Technology have found that the choice of household juicing technique can influence the phytochemical content and antioxidant activity of common vegetable juices. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How to live longer: How drinking apple cider vinegar could increase your life expectancy
LONG life expectancy could be achieved by drinking apple cider vinegar. Its antimicrobial and antioxidant effects could help lower blood sugar levels, aid weight loss and improve heart health. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best supplements: Vitamin C is an antioxidant and could help to treat an iron deficiciency
BEST supplements: Iron deficiency is one of the most common micronutrient disorders, affecting around 30 percent of the world's population. In industrialised countries such as the UK, iron deficiency is most prevalent among pregnant women, children under five years old, women of reproductive age and the elderly. Can a vitamin C supplement help with this? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin C-An Adjunctive Therapy for Respiratory Infection, Sepsis and COVID-19. Nutrients 12(12).
There are limited proven therapies for COVID-19. Vitamin C's antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and immunomodulating effects make it a potential therapeutic candidate, both for the prevention and amelioration of COVID-19 infection, and as an adjunctive therapy in the critical care of COVID-19. This literature review focuses on vitamin C deficiency in respiratory infections, including COVID-19, and the mechanisms of action in infectious disease, including support of the stress response, its role in preventing and treating colds and pneumonia, and its role in treating sepsis and COVID-19. The evidence to date indicates that oral...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A ubiquitous tire rubber-derived chemical induces acute mortality in coho salmon
In U.S. Pacific Northwest coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch), stormwater exposure annually causes unexplained acute mortality when adult salmon migrate to urban creeks to reproduce. By investigating this phenomenon, we identified a highly toxic quinone transformation product of N-(1,3-dimethylbutyl)-N'-phenyl-p-phenylenediamine (6PPD), a globally ubiquitous tire rubber antioxidant. Retrospective analysis of representative roadway runoff and stormwater-affected creeks of the U.S. West Coast indicated widespread occurrence of 6PPD-quinone (
Source: ScienceNOW - January 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Tian, Z., Zhao, H., Peter, K. T., Gonzalez, M., Wetzel, J., Wu, C., Hu, X., Prat, J., Mudrock, E., Hettinger, R., Cortina, A. E., Biswas, R. G., Kock, F. V. C., Soong, R., Jenne, A., Du, B., Hou, F., He, H., Lundeen, R., Gilbreath, A., Sutton, R., Scholz, Tags: Chemistry reports Source Type: news

Lower your blood sugar and prevent nerve damage linked to diabetes with alpha-lipoic acid
(Natural News) Alpha-lipoic acid, or ALA, is an organic compound that acts as a powerful antioxidant. It’s both water- and fat-soluble, which means it can work in every cell or tissue in the body. The antioxidant properties of ALA are linked to several health benefits, including lower blood sugar levels, reduced inflammation and improved nerve function. For these reasons,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food supply 101: How to buy and store honey, the ultimate survival food
(Natural News) Honey is essential survival food. It’s an excellent natural sweetener and antibacterial dressing, and a good source of phenols and other antioxidant compounds. Honey also has various medicinal uses, such as for treating wounds, soothing coughs and nausea and improving sleep quality. An excellent natural preservative, it was even used by the Ancient Egyptians for embalming. Before... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diet affects skin gene expression in both healthy and atopic dogs
(University of Helsinki) Differences in skin gene expression were observed between healthy and atopic Staffordshire Bull Terriers as well as between dogs that ate either dry food or raw food. Raw food appeared to activate the skin's immune system as well as the expression of genes that increase antioxidant production or have anti-inflammatory effects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vitamin E from palm oil useful in boosting immune response based on studies on liver cells
(Bentham Science Publishers) Palm oil is an economical source of vitamin E, and several studies have shown the beneficial effects on the immune system, which include anti-oxidant and anti-cancer activity as well has cytoprotective actions. Researchers hope that these findings pave the way for easily available remedies for a variety of diseases. The current study is published in Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 3, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Interpretation of observational studies: the good, the bad and the sensational
The increasing cost of research, and pressure on academics to raise their profile, may be contributing factors in the large number of observational studies reported in sensational ways by mass media. Headlines blaming individual foods or nutrients for chronic diseases or, in contrast, implying that eating a particular food could prolong life or drastically cut disease risk, seem all too common yet could be misleading to the consumer thanks to reporting of relative, rather than absolute, risk.In addition, due to the popularity of ‘multiple hit’ statistical analyses or using observational datasets to answer resea...
Source: The Nutrition Society - October 28, 2020 Category: Nutrition Authors: Carollina Fernandes Source Type: news

Glutathione precursor GlyNAC reverses premature aging in people with HIV
(Baylor College of Medicine) Supplementation of precursors of glutathione, a major antioxidant produced by the body, improves multiple deficits associated with premature aging in people with HIV. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Boosting chickens' own immune response could curb disease
(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) Broiler chicken producers the world over are all too familiar with coccidiosis, a parasite-borne intestinal disease that stalls growth and winnows flocks. Various approaches, developed over decades, have been used to control coccidiosis, but the disease remains widespread. Recent research from the University of Illinois supports the use of immunomodulatory and antioxidant feed additives to reduce the effects of coccidiosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Common antioxidant enzyme may provide potential treatment for COVID-19
(University of California - Los Angeles) Catalase, a naturally occurring enzyme, holds potential as a low-cost therapeutic drug to treat COVID-19 symptoms and suppress the replication of coronavirus inside the body. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 29, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The health benefits of cardamom, an antioxidant-rich spice
(Natural News) Cardamom is a potent spice used in cooking and traditional medicine. It is a staple ingredient in Middle Eastern, Indian and Swedish cuisines, where it’s used in both sweet and savory dishes for its distinctive flavor. People commonly add cardamom to curries, desserts and meat dishes, as well as beverages like chai tea and coffee.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds novel mechanism that may confer protection against glaucoma
(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) A team of researchers from LSU Health New Orleans Neuroscience Center of Excellence and the University of Copenhagen provides the first evidence that patients with ocular hypertension may exhibit superior antioxidant protection that promotes resistance to the elevated intraocular pressure associated with glaucoma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists make 'healthy' milk chocolate by adding antioxidant-rich peanut skins and coffee grounds 
US Department of Agriculture scientists in search of uses for edible food 'waste' added peanut skins, rich in antioxidant phenolic compounds to milk chocolate with tasty, nutritious results. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GULP1 regulates the NRF2-KEAP1 signaling axis in urothelial carcinoma
Disruption of the KEAP1-NRF2 pathway results in the transactivation of NRF2 target genes, consequently inducing cell proliferation and other phenotypic changes in cancer cells. Here, we demonstrated that GULP1 was a KEAP1-binding protein that maintained actin cytoskeleton architecture and helped KEAP1 to sequester NRF2 in the cytoplasm. In urothelial carcinoma of the bladder (UCB), silencing of GULP1 facilitated the nuclear accumulation of NRF2, led to constitutive activation of NRF2 signaling, and conferred resistance to the platinum drug cisplatin. Knockdown of GULP1 in UCB cells promoted tumor cell proliferation in vitr...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - August 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Hayashi, M., Guida, E., Inokawa, Y., Goldberg, R., Reis, L. O., Ooki, A., Pilli, M., Sadhukhan, P., Woo, J., Choi, W., Izumchenko, E., Gonzalez, L. M., Marchionni, L., Zhavoronkov, A., Brait, M., Bivalacqua, T., Baras, A., Netto, G. J., Koch, W., Singh, A Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Best supplements for the brain: An antioxidant shown to boost brain health and memory
BEST supplements for the brain: Diet plays a big part in maintaining brain health. Alongside eating certain foods, studies have shown taking a certain supplement could brain health and improve memory. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Put down that cup of earl gray tea!
(The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Cancer mutations are not necessarily bad actors, in and of themselves. In fact, in certain micro-environments like the gut, these mutations can actually help the body to fight cancer, not spread it. However, if the gut microbiome produces high levels of metabolites, like those found in certain bacteria and antioxidant rich foods like black tea and hot cocoa, then it acts as a particularly hospitable environment to mutated genes and will accelerate the growth of bowel cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 29, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Antioxidant-rich powders from blueberry, persimmon waste could be good for gut microbiota
(American Chemical Society) Feeding the world's growing population in a sustainable way is no easy task. That's why scientists are exploring options for transforming fruit and vegetable byproducts -- such as peels or pulp discarded during processing -- into nutritious food ingredients and supplements. Now, researchers reporting in ACS'Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry have shown that blueberry and persimmon waste can be made into antioxidant-rich powders that might have beneficial effects on gut microbiota. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 22, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Cinnamon May Slow Progression To Type 2 Diabetes, Boston Study Finds
(CNN) — Cinnamon may improve blood sugar control in people with a condition known as prediabetes and may slow the progression to type 2 diabetes, according to a new pilot study of 51 people with elevated blood sugars. “We are looking for safe, durable and cost-effective approaches to reduce the progression from prediabetes to type 2 diabetes,” said study author Dr. Giulio Romeo, a staff physician at Boston’s Joslin Diabetes Center and the division of endocrinology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The study published Tuesday in the Journal of the Endocrine Society. “Our 12-week study sh...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Cinnamon CNN Diabetes Source Type: news