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Bitter melon juice potently suppresses pancreatic cancer growth with no side effects

Posted March 21, 2013

A new study has shown that the juice of bitter melon, a commonly eaten vegetable in Asia and Africa, markedly suppresses the growth of pancreatic tumors in mice by disrupting the cancer cells’ metabolism of glucose, and literally starving them of the sugar they need to survive.

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Three Cups of Black Tea a Day Slashes Heart Attack Risk by 60%

Posted April 30, 2012

Researchers believe that the humble cuppa, packed with health-giving antioxidants, can help prevent the two killer conditions in a triple-pronged attack. Regular consumption of tea is claimed to prevent artery-blocking blood clots, control blood pressure and stop arteries from dangerously constricting and inhibiting blood flow.

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More black tea for less pressure

Posted April 30, 2012

In a world first, scientists at The University of Western Australia and Unilever discovered that black tea lowers systolic and diastolic blood pressure. *Their research is published this week in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Lead author Research Professor Jonathan Hodgson of UWA’s School of Medicine and Pharmacology said high blood pressure could significantly increase people’s risk of heart disease.

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Drinking Three Cups of Tea a Day May Help Lower Blood Pressure

Posted April 30, 2012

A recent study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that drinking three cups of black tea daily over several months may help lower blood pressure. Research participantsmale and female, ages 35 to 75 were split into two groups. One group drank three cups of tea that contained 1,493 milligrams of powdered black tea solids with 429 milligrams of polyphenols and 96 grams of caffeine. The other group drank three cups that contained a placebo with the same taste and caffeine levels but no tea solids.

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Black tea may offer blood pressure promise: Study

Posted April 30, 2012

Daily consumption of black tea could help to reduce the risk of heart disease in the general population by subtly reducing blood pressure, according to research by Unilever and a team of Australian scientists.

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Black Tea Matches Green Tea

Posted April 30, 2012

The health-boosting properties of black tea and green tea are similar, says new study. The study says a mug of bog-standard black tea with a splash of milk is just as good for both your heart and circulation.

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The Healing Powers of the Aloe Vera Plant

Posted April 30, 2012

Every household should have an Aloe plant on hand for use on cuts, burns or sunburns. Aloe, a member of the lily family, has long green fleshy leaves and spikes along the edges and is what is known as a succulent. The plant itself is very easy to growno green thumb required. It even tolerates poor soil and needs little water. Just be sure to keep it a sunny spot.

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Black tea extract prevents lipopolysaccharide-induced NF-kappaB signaling and attenuates dextran sulfate sodium-induced experimental colitis

Posted April 30, 2012

Black tea has been shown to elicit anti-oxidant, anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory and anti-mutagenic properties. In this study, we investigated the impact of black tea extract (BTE) on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced NF-kappaB signaling in bone marrow derived-macrophages (BMM) and determined the therapeutic efficacy of this extract on colon inflammation.

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Higher BMI, Consumption of Black Tea and Fruit May Protect Against Lung Cancer

Posted April 30, 2012

Heavy alcohol consumption may be linked to a greater risk of developing lung cancer, while higher BMI and increased consumption of black tea and fruit are associated with lower risk of the deadly disease.

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