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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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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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Curcumin and Coenzyme Q10 May Inhibit Osteoclast Differentiation

Posted April 30, 2012

Researchers investigated whether antioxidants can inhibit RANKL-induced osteoclastogenesis through suppression of ROS generation and compared the relative inhibitory activities of CoQ10, sodium selenite, and curcumin on osteoclast differentiation.

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Curcumin May Be Effective in Hepatic Fibrosis Suppression

Posted April 30, 2012

In this study, researchers investigated the mechanisms underlying the anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anticancer activities produced by curcumin.

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Curcumin in Turmeric Spice could Enhance Prostate Cancer Treatment

Posted April 30, 2012

Results of a prostate cancer cell study show turmeric, a component of the Indian spice curcumin, slows growth of prostate cancer cells and could give a boost for treating the disease for men receiving androgen deprivation therapy (ADT).

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Curcumin is a potent tool in the war against prostate cancer and dementia

Posted April 30, 2012

Curcumin, the active anti-inflammatory compound found in the Indian spice tumeric, has gained an impressive reputation in the fight against many deadly forms of cancer. New evidence released in the journal Cancer Research finds that the natural phenol can slow prostate tumor growth by blocking receptors used to propagate cell tissue growth.

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Component of Common Spice Turmeric Shows Promise in Brain Tumor Treatment

Posted April 30, 2012

Recently, BMC Cancer reported promising findings from the Nemours Center for Childhood Cancer Research in Wilmington, DE, about the potential for components of a common spice to be effective in treating brain tumors in children and in identifying which children may derive the most benefit. Brain tumors are the second most frequent malignant tumors in children and are associated with poor prognoses and outcomes when compared with other common pediatric cancers.

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