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Gastrointestinal (GI) Health

Gastric banding patients should closely monitor nutrition following surgery

Posted January 31, 2014

Patients who have had bariatric surgery may need to take dietary supplements and pay closer attention to their nutritional intake, a study suggests.

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Heart health, urinary and gastrointestinal tract and other metabolic benefits of cranberries

Posted November 20, 2013

Cranberries are more than a holiday favorite, given their remarkable nutritional and health benefits. A new research review published in the international journal Advances in Nutrition provides reasons why these tiny berries can be front and center and not just a side dish. The review authors conclude that cranberries provide unique bioactive compounds that may help reduce the incidence of certain infections, improve heart health and temper inflammation.

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Dietary glutamine supplementation prevents mucosal injury and modulates intestinal epithelial restitution following acetic acid induced intestinal injury in rats

Posted August 9, 2013

Beneficial effects of glutamine (GLN) have been described in many gastrointestinal disorders. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the preventative effect of oral GLN supplementation against acetic acid (AA) induced intestinal injury in a rat.

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Research Finds Green Teas Signifigantly Lowers GI Cancers

Posted November 24, 2012

New research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, finds that Chinese women who drink green tea had lower lower their risk of developing some digestive system cancers.

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Green Tea Can Lower Risk of Gastrointestinal Cancers

Posted November 5, 2012

Women who drink green tea may lower their risk of developing some digestive system cancers, especially cancers of the stomach/esophagus and colorectum, according to a study led by researchers from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

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Mussel Extract, Glucosamine Reduce Joint Pain, Improve GI Function

Posted September 6, 2012

A University of Queensland, Australia, study found green-lipped mussel (GLM) extract and glucosamine effective in treating joint pain and stiffness. The study, published in Inflammopharmacology, evaluated the effect of GLM extract and glucosamine sulphate in 38 patients with knee osteoarthritis.

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Dietary fiber alters gut bacteria, supports gastrointestinal health

Posted June 29, 2012

A University of Illinois study shows that dietary fiber promotes a shift in the gut toward different types of beneficial bacteria. And the microbes that live in the gut, scientists now believe, can support a healthy gastrointestinal tract as well as affect our susceptibility to conditions as varied as type 2 diabetes, obesity, inflammatory bowel disease, colon cancer, and autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis.

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Green Tea Is Effective in Treating Genetic Disorder and Types of Tumors, Study Suggests

Posted April 30, 2012

A compound found in green tea shows great promise for the development of drugs to treat two types of tumors and a deadly congenital disease. The discovery is the result of research led by principal investigator, Dr. Thomas Smith at The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and his colleagues at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

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