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Chinese herbal medicine Guizhi Fuling Formula for treatment of uterine fibroids: a systematic review of randomised clinical trials

Posted January 3, 2014

Guizhi Fuling Formula is widely applied for uterine fibroids in China. Many clinical trials are reported. This study assessed the efficacy and safety of Guizhi Fuling Formula for the treatment of uterine fibroids.

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Adequate Vitamin D May Reduce Uterine Fibroid Risk

Posted April 20, 2013

Women with sufficient levels of vitamin D may be about a third less likely to develop uterine fibroids, noncancerous tumors that are the leading cause of hysterectomy, according to an article published in the May issue of Epidemiology.

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Fish Oil May Hold Key to Leukemia Cure

Posted April 30, 2012

A compound produced from fish oil that appears to target leukemia stem cells could lead to a cure for the disease, according to Penn State researchers. The compound — delta-12-protaglandin J3, or D12-PGJ3 — targeted and killed the stem cells of chronic myelogenous leukemia, or CML, in mice, said Sandeep Prabhu, associate professor of immunology and molecular toxicology in the Department of Veterinary and Medical Sciences. The compound is produced from EPA — Eicosapentaenoic Acid — an Omega-3 fatty acid found in fish and in fish oil, he said.

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How Does Krill Oil Compare With Fish Oil?

Posted April 30, 2012

Is krill oil a better omega-3 supplement than fish oil for heart disease? Krill are small, reddish-colored crustaceans similar in appearance to shrimp. Krill are among the most populous of animal species and are a favorite food of whales. Krill also serve as food sources in oceans worldwide for seals, squid, fish, and seabirds. Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) are used to a small extent as a human food or supplement source. Commercially, krill are used mainly in the manufacture of fish feeds because of high content of the pigment astaxanthin, which gives salmon their pink color.

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Could a compound in fish oil cure leukemia?

Posted April 30, 2012

A compound produced from EPA — Eicosapentaenoic Acid — an Omega-3 fatty acid found in fish oils may help cure chronic myelogenous leukemia, or CML. In their study, Penn State researchers found the compound delta-12-protaglandin J3, or D12-PGJ3 honed in on and killed CML stem cells in mice.

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Menopause: The Benefits of Fish and Fish Oil

Posted April 30, 2012

The following quote from Wendy Morgan is humorous, but also has much truth to it: They say the Japanese dont experience menopause or hot flashes. If thats the case, why are they the number-one fan-producing country in the world? Studies have shown that women living in Japan have about one-third less menopausal symptoms than any other women have.

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Fish Oil Lowers Stroke Risk, Protects Against Stroke Damage

Posted April 30, 2012

Several recently published studies highlight the critical importance of omega-3 fats from fatty fish consumption and fish oil supplements. Scientists publishing in the journal, Stroke, demonstrate that the active DHA omega-3 fat component helps brain cells to better withstand the stress load placed on the aging brain to lower the risk of a life-altering stroke by as much as a quarter.

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Fish oil added to yogurt may help consumers meet daily nutritional requirements

Posted April 30, 2012

Many consumers want to increase their intake of heart-healthy n-3 fatty acids, found naturally in fish and fish products, but find it difficult to consume the levels recommended by the American Heart Association. Scientists at Virginia Tech have demonstrated that it may be possible to achieve the suggested daily intake in a single serving of a savory-flavored yogurt, providing an easily incorporated dietary source for these valuable fatty acids. Their work is detailed in the April issue of the Journal of Dairy Science.

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Fish oil during pregnancy does not protect against excessive adipose tissue development

Posted April 30, 2012

Previously, researchers assumed that consumption of bad fats during pregnancy contribute to excessive infant adipose tissue growth and that good Omega 3 fatty acids prevent expansive adipose tissue development.

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Savory yogurt may provide daily omega-3 dose: Virginia Tech study

Posted April 30, 2012

Daily consumption of a savory yogurt enriched with fish oil may provide consumers with their daily intake of omega-3, following tests that show consumer taste tests showing good acceptability.

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