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Cows Chomping On Fresh Grass, Red Clover Produce Omega Milk

Posted November 22, 2013

Fat is an important ingredient that has a material impact on the nutritional value, texture, taste, shelf-life and producer price of milk. However, milk products are a significant source of saturated fatty acids in the Western diet. How should dairy cattle be fed for their milk to contain more unsaturated fatty acids?

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Study: Lactoferrin Peptide Kills Human Stomach Cancer Cells in Culture

Posted November 8, 2013

New research from a team of researchers in Taiwan indicates that a peptide fragment derived from cow’s milk, known as lactoferricin B25 (LFcinB25), exhibited potent anticancer capability against human stomach cancer cell cultures. The findings, published in the Journal of Dairy Science, provide support for future use of LFcinB25 as a potential therapeutic agent for gastric cancer.

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Cows Fed Flaxseed Produce More Nutritious Dairy Products

Posted January 26, 2013

Dairy cows that are fed flaxseed produce more nutritious milk, according to a new study by Oregon State University. Their milk contained more omega-3 fatty acids and less saturated fat, the study found. Diets high in saturated fat can increase cholesterol and cause heart disease, while those rich in omega-3 and other polyunsaturated fatty acids may reduce the risk of heart disease, studies have shown.

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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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Curry Spice Could Offer Treatment Hope For Tendinitis

Posted April 30, 2012

A derivative of a common culinary spice found in Indian curries could offer a new treatment hope for sufferers of the painful condition tendinitis, an international team of researchers has shown.

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The Spicy Way to Fight Joint Pain

Posted April 30, 2012

A long-time member of the alternative health landscape is turmeric. Within this Indian spice is the herbal cure curcumin. A new study has shown that this common spice may offer hope for people who suffer tendonitis or joint pain.Researchers have found that curcumin (which turns turmeric bright yellow) could suppress the inflammation in the body that results in joint pain in the tendons. This is not the first time that curcumin has been linked to arthritis treatments, as its anti-inflammatory nature makes it a popular natural supplement for joint pain.

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Curcumin Can Suppress Head And Neck Cancer

Posted April 30, 2012

More evidence to show the might of the humble Indian turmeric. Now researchers say that the curcumin in the spice suppresses a cell signaling pathway behind the growth of head and neck cancer.

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Spice up the hypertension diet – curcumin and piperine prevent remodeling of aorta in experimental L-NAME induced hypertension

Posted April 30, 2012

Increase of blood pressure is accompanied by functional and morphological changes in the vascular wall. The presented study explored the effects of curcuma and black pepper compounds on increased blood pressure and remodeling of aorta in the rat model of experimental NO-deficient hypertension.

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Efficacy of Curcumin as Adjunct Cancer Treatment

Posted April 30, 2012

Researchers in Japan evaluated the safety and feasibility of combination therapy using curcumin with gemcitabine-based chemotherapy. Gemcitabine-resistant patients with pancreatic cancer received 8 g oral curcumin daily in combination with gemcitabine-based chemotherapy.

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Curcumin Compares Well to Antidepressant Drugs

Posted April 30, 2012

A highly absorbable form of curcumin helped alleviate depression comparably to a couple of well-known antidepressant drugs in an animal study published in the journal Acta Poloniae Pharmaceutica.

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