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Molecular Insights of Curcumin in Conjunction with Acupuncture in Hepatic Fibrosis

Posted July 31, 2012

A randomized controlled study involving 60 Sprague-Dawley male rats with chemically induced liver fibrosis found potent benefits to combining curcumin and acupuncture on a molecular level. Rats were randomly divided into control, model, sham, acupuncture, curcumin and combination treatment groups.

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Study says bean and artichoke extracts increase satiety

Posted April 30, 2012

A two-month, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial using special extracts of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) and artichoke (Cynara scolymus) in 40 overweight and obese men and women showed a significant increase in feelings of satiety of the supplemented group compared to the controls. Although the supplemented group also lost more weight than the control group, the difference did not reach statistical significance over the course of the trial.

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Artichokes Gain Popularity in Texas

Posted April 30, 2012

The artichoke, which is loaded with antioxidants and phytochemicals, is becoming more popular as consumer interest in specialty products swells. And while 90% of the artichokes grown in the United States come from California, growers in Texas are working to introduce globe artichokes as commercial specialty crop in their region. They say the healthy vegetable has the potential to provide new economic opportunities for regional agricultural throughout the southern U.S.

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