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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 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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Curcumin Shows Promise in Attacking Parkinson’s Disease

Posted April 30, 2012

Curcumin, a compound found in the spice turmeric, is proving effective at preventing clumping of a protein involved in Parkinsons disease, says a Michigan State University researcher.

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Vitamin D3 and curcumin synergistically clear brain tangles to help prevent Alzheimer’s dementia

Posted April 30, 2012

New diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease cases continue to mount at an unprecedented rate, threatening both the lives of those suffering from this dreaded illness and the health care system itself, as billions are spent to care for the millions suffering from this lifestyle-mediated disease. New hope is now offered by scientists from the University of California publishing in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, as they have identified the specific intracellular mechanism regulated by vitamin D3 that may help the body clear the brain of amyloid beta.

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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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