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Compound in Broccoli and Cauliflower Kills Leukemia Cells

Posted June 4, 2013

Nutrition scientists have been proclaiming the health benefits of the bioactive compound sulforaphane, found in crucifers such as cauliflower and broccoli, for the past ten years. Prior research studies have concluded that the chemical directly alters the expression of our genes to lower the risk from many different types of cancer. It appears that mainstream medical science has finally caught on as studies are showing that the extracted compound can effectively treat one of the most aggressive and invasive forms of leukemia that primarily afflicts children.

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Cauliflower: A good source of fiber, vitamin C

Posted March 12, 2013

Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable like broccoli with many of the same health properties. It’s a good source of fiber and high in vitamin C.

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Yeast added to cauliflower gives protein, vitamin boost

Posted October 17, 2012

Nutritional yeast is an ingredient used in many vegetarian recipes because it’s a source of protein and B vitamins. It adds a nutty, cheesy flavor to many dishes such as casseroles and gratins. Another common use is to sprinkle the yeast on popcorn and cooked vegetables.

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Saffron Shows Promise In Preventing Liver Cancer

Posted April 30, 2012

The full study of a new research indicating that Saffron has a significant chemopreventive effect against liver cancer in animals is published in the September issue of Hepatology, a journal published by Wiley Blackwell on behalf of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.

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Japanese Yew Has Anticancer Abilities Against Different Cancers

Posted April 30, 2012

In the search among natural substances for those that have anticancer abilities, the Japanese yew (Taxus cuspidata) has shown potential. Now in a new study, extract of Japanese yew needles and twigs used both alone and with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) has displayed strong potential as an anticancer treatment against various cancer cell lines.

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Curcumin induces the apoptosis of human monocytic leukemia THP-1 cells via the activation of JNK/ERK Pathways

Posted April 30, 2012

Curcumin is a principal compound of turmeric, commonly used to treat tumors and other diseases. However, its anti-cancer activity in human acute monocytic leukemia THP-1 cells is not clear. This study aimed to study the anti-cancer effect and action of curcumin on THP-1 cells.

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Natural anti-oxidant deserts aging body: Cell’s reserve fighting force shrinks with age

Posted April 30, 2012

When the body fights oxidative damage, it calls up a reservist enzyme that protects cells but only if those cells are relatively young, a study has found. Biologists at USC discovered major declines in the availability of an enzyme, known as the Lon protease, as human cells grow older.

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Chestnuts Decrease Cancer Cells

Posted April 30, 2012

According to recent Korean research, chestnuts may exert a positive effect against gastric cancer. Researchers investigated the effect of chestnut extracts on antioxidant activity and anticancer effects.

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Improve memory loss by using natural alternatives

Posted April 30, 2012

As we grow older, we tend to worry more and more about our memory. Lapses in memory that we didn’t give much importance to when we were younger now seem to have a new meaning. It is common to do such things such as misplace things like car keys, eyeglasses and cell phones, to draw a blank on a friend’s name, to walk into a room and forget why we went there in the first place. However, although we all have had these experiences, as we age, we tend to worry about what these lapses could mean.

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Whole Ginger Extract Has Promising Anti-Prostate Cancer Potential

Posted April 30, 2012

In a first of its kind study, assessing anti-cancer properties of ginger as a whole instead of the plant’s individual components, scientists at Georgia State University have discovered, that whole ginger extract has promising cancer-preventing activity in prostate cancer.

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