Pomegranates, turmeric and red grapes: the key to long life?
Cells keep the body healthy by devouring toxic waste to fight off everything from wrinkles to dementia. Could certain foods help?Autophagy literally means “self-devouring” – something our cells are doing constantly, breaking down damage and toxic waste products – andJapanese cell biologist Yoshinori Ohsumi has just been awarded the Nobel prize in medicine for his work in uncovering the complex mechanisms that underpin this remarkable internal recycling system. So how does autophagy keep us healthy? Why might dysfunctional autophagy contribute to diabetes, dementia, leukaemia and Parkinson ’s disease? And will our...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 10, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Ann Robinson Tags: Health & wellbeing Microbiology Medical research Science Nobel prizes People in science Science prizes Life and style Source Type: news

Add These 6 Superfoods To Your Diet This Fall
Fall is right around the corner and many superfoods will hit their peak season. The autumn harvest brings a wide variety of healthy and delicious produce, from winter squash and sweet potatoes to pears and apples. We also often tend to crave different foods as the seasons turn. Here are some fall favorites to boost your health and your taste buds. Apples Apples are high in fiber and antioxidants while being low in calories. We have lots of varieties to choose from, from sweet to tart. Be sure to eat the skin which contains hearty-healthy flavonoids. As the weather cools off, I recommend a baked apple for dessert. Add ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Harvard's Sugar Scandal Is Part Of A Legacy Of Bogus Nutrition Studies
The sugar industry paid scientists to pad research to support its interests in the 1960s, according to a paper published Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. Author Cristin Kearns University of California, San Francisco uncovered damning letters in the basement of Harvard University that revealed that two of the school’s most famous nutritionists collaborated with the sugar industry to downplay sugar’s role in coronary heart disease.  The collaboration “delayed the development of a scientific consensus on sugar-heart disease for decades,” coauthor Stanton Glantz, a professor ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diet By The Decade: Your Guide To Feeling Great Every Decade
Every decade for a woman comes with new responsibilities, changing hormones and shifting nutritional needs. Trying to follow the best nutritional advice can be a daunting task, but easier if we can understand our nutritional needs for every decade. Knowing the best foods to include in your daily diet can leave you feeling your very best, regardless of your age. The Roaring 20s A busy decade for young women, most women at this age are busy founding their careers, starting families or exploring relationships. Women in their 20s need to focus their diets on getting enough of these key nutrients; calcium, iron and b vitamins...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I ON BEAUTY: Chapter 20: MY BEST ANTI-AGING SECRETS
PHOTO COURTESY OF IRENE MICHAELS Aging is an unstoppable part of your life. There are many cosmetic creams and medical procedures which help you retain your youthful appearance a little longer. But I am sure, all of you, just like me, are looking for an easier way. So, how about trying some simple home remedies which can work wonders on your skin and appearance? Sounds interesting doesn't it? Over the years, I have tried various home remedies and made a list of the few which have actually worked, and worked wonders at that. Here I am, giving away all my secrets to you! 1. Antioxidant oils. Certain fruits, flowers and...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NYC restaurant creates frozen bone broth treats for the summer heat
The $4 ice pop by Manhattan eatery Springbone Kitchen is made of coconut milk, raspberry puree, pomegranate juice, maple sugar, and bone broth. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can pomegranates really add years to your life - and fight cancer?  
Swiss experts have discovered a chemical called ellagiannin in pomegranates, which is said to have anti-ageing properties. Is the Middle Eastern fruit the magic solution to all ailments? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are pomegranates the key to living FORTY FIVE per cent longer lives?
COULD pomegranates be the key to living a longer life? New research suggests the fruit could be a miracle anti-aging tool - as well as being effective against heart disease, high blood pressure, inflammation and some cancers, including prostate cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pomegranate compound 'could combat' complications of ageing
Conclusion This was a mixed animal study that aimed to investigate the effect of compounds called urolithins first in roundworms and then rodents. Urolithins are formed during the breakdown of ellagitannins, which are found in pomegranates, nuts and berries. It was not known whether urolithins were just a waste product, or if they had any beneficial effects. The study found that one of the urolithins in particular, urolithin A, seems to improve muscle function in rodents. We do not know conclusively why, but the results suggested this was due to improving the quality of the mitochondria by increasing the rate of destructi...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Medication Source Type: news

Pomegranate finally reveals its powerful anti-aging secret
Are pomegranates really the superfood we've been led to believe will counteract the aging process? Up to now, scientific proof has been fairly weak. And some controversial marketing tactics have led to skepticism as well. A team of scientists from EPFL and the company Amazentis wanted to explore the issue by taking a closer look at the secrets of this plump pink fruit. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - July 13, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Swiss Biotech Company Tests Anti-ageing Promise of PomegranatesSwiss Biotech Company Tests Anti-ageing Promise of Pomegranates
Swiss scientists have found that a substance derived from pomegranates has potential anti-ageing properties, boosting the fruit's reputation as a superfood and spurring development plans by a local biotech company. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - July 12, 2016 Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Swiss biotech company tests anti-ageing promise of pomegranates
(Reuters) - Swiss scientists have found that a substance derived from pomegranates has potential anti-ageing properties, boosting the fruit's reputation as a superfood and spurring development plans by a local biotech company. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pomegranates contain ingredient that strengthens ageing muscles and extends life
Experts from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne have discovered our cells' powerhouse, mitochondria, can be restored with a molecule from eating the fruit. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Gut bacteria unleash anti-aging power of pomegranates
Study shows urolithin A - a product of gut bacterial digestion of a pomegranate compound - restores a key cell recycling process, an anti-aging property. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Seniors / Aging Source Type: news

Now 'superfruit' pomegranate could help protect from AGEING, says 'milestone' study
THE humble pomegranate could hold the key to extending our lives and protect us from ageing, according to a new study. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news