Beta-Sitosterol Alters Collagen Distribution in Prostate Fibroblasts
J Diet Suppl. 2023 Nov 7:1-14. doi: 10.1080/19390211.2023.2276943. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTHerbal supplements containing several types of plant sterols, vitamins, and minerals, are marketed for prostate health. In the majority of these supplements, the most abundant plant sterol is saw palmetto extract or its' principal component, beta-sitosterol. In terms of prostate health, previous work almost exclusively focused on the effects of beta-sitosterol on prostatic epithelium, with little attention paid to the effects on prostatic stroma. This omission is a concern, as the abnormal accumulation of collagen, or fibrosis,...
Source: Journal of Dietary Supplements - November 7, 2023 Category: Nutrition Authors: Quentin D'Arcy Marissa Sarna-McCarthy Delaney Bowen Fidias O Soto Kourosh Zarringhalam Jill A Macoska Source Type: research

The Effects of Ginger ( < em > Zingiber Officinale < /em > Roscoe) on Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Randomized Double-Blinded Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial
This study demonstrates that ginger supplementation can significantly improve mean systolic and diastolic blood pressures. However, it does not have a significant impact on inflammatory markers or fibroscan imaging indices. Nonetheless, the three-month use of ginger improves serum insulin level, insulin resistance (HOMA-IR), and HDL-cholesterol level compared to baseline values. Further investigations with longer durations and larger sample sizes are recommended.PMID:37817641 | DOI:10.1080/19390211.2023.2263788 (Source: Journal of Dietary Supplements)
Source: Journal of Dietary Supplements - October 11, 2023 Category: Nutrition Authors: Parissa Sadat Ghoreishi Mesbah Shams Majid Nimrouzi Mohammad M Zarshenas Kamran Bagheri Lankarani Ebrahim Fallahzadeh Abarghooei Mozaffar Talebzadeh Mohammad Hashem Hashempur Source Type: research