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Amelioration of azoxymethane induced-carcinogenesis by reducing oxidative stress in rat colon by natural extracts

Posted February 18, 2014

Azoxymethane (AOM) is a potent carcinogenic agent commonly used to induce colon cancer in rats; the cytotoxicity of AOM is considered to mediate oxidative stress. This study investigated the chemopreventive effect of three natural extracts [pomegranate peel extract (PomPE), papaya peel extract (PapPE) and seaweed extract (SE)] against AOM-induced oxidative stress and carcinogenesis in rat colon.

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Three keys to an amazing, glowing complexion

Posted January 15, 2014

For years, cosmetic products companies have been telling us that healthy skin can be attained by applying products on the outside of the body. Once a person has educated oneself about the source of true health, they find that these commercially driven claims aren’t entirely accurate. The true key to vibrant, glowing skin can only be found on the inside of the body, more specifically, within certain organs and the cells. Vibrant, healthy skin can be yours by following these three key steps.

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Blue lupin kernel fiber may boost colon health: RCT

Posted July 23, 2013

Fibers from the blue lupin kernel may improve the function of the colon and potential reduce the risk of colon cancer, says a new study from Friedrich Schiller University of Jena in Germany.

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B vitamins may boost colorectal health: Study

Posted January 6, 2013

Increased intakes of vitamin B6 and riboflavin (B2) are associated with a 20% reduction in the risk of colorectal cancer, says a new study.

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Why You Should Reap the Juicy Benefits of Pears This Fall

Posted November 23, 2012

Pears are at their best right now, especially the delicate Bartlett variety. Like some other fruits (and vegetables) pears have nutrients that help protect against vision loss. Eating pears has also been linked to better cardiovascular and colon health, and reduced risk for lung cancer.

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After Colon Surgery Coffee Found To Speed Up Return Of Bowel Function

Posted October 12, 2012

Patients who drank coffee, rather than water, after bowel surgery to remove a part of their colon experienced a quicker return to bowel movements and tolerance of solid food. Those are two of the key findings of a comparative study of 80 patients, carried out at University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany, and published in the surgical journal BJS.

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New Study Suggests Soy Protein May Support Colon Health

Posted October 8, 2012

While much research on soy protein has focused on its cholesterol lowering properties, exciting recent research suggests that consuming soy protein may have benefit in weight management, liver and colon health, which are of specific concern for obese individuals. A new study to be published in PLOS One in September 2012 was conducted in mice and aimed to explore the effects of dietary soy protein or casein on serum hormones implicated in colon health and body fat deposition.

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Psyllium husk – Promote weight loss and cleanse your colon

Posted August 1, 2012

Psyllium husk is an amazing shrub-like herb that is most commonly found in India. It possesses a plethora of health benefits and has proven effective in treating irritable bowel syndrome, colon caner, constipation, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, ulcerative colitis and atherosclerosis among various other health conditions. Akin to flax seed and oat bran, the fiber in psyllium husk is soluble. Soluble fiber is useful in lowering bad cholesterol (LDL) which reduces the risk of heart disease and promotes overall health.

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Colon Cancer Risk Slashed with Regular Vitamin and Mineral Supplementation

Posted June 26, 2012

Researchers publishing in the Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology (CJPP) have found that a diet enhanced with vitamin and mineral supplementation can lower the risk of developing precancerous colon cancer lesions by up to 84%. Colon cancer is the second most common form of the disease affecting men and women in the US, with nearly 150,000 new diagnoses each year.

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Compound in Soy Products May Help Lower Blood Pressure

Posted April 30, 2012

Soy-based food products have taken grocery store shelves by storm, and the benefits of soy are steadily beginning to emerge. Eating foods that contain isoflavones — a key compound in soy milk, tofu, green tea and even peanuts — every day may help young adults lower their blood pressure. Moreover, and for the first time, there appears to be a particular benefit for African Americans, who have hypertension prevalence rates near 42 percent.

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