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Isoflavone supplements may reduce breast cancer risk

Posted February 8, 2013

Women taking supplements containing isoflavones may have a lower risk of breast cancer, with high content supplements consistently linked with reduced risk, says a new analysis from Canada.

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Combined effect of CO2 enrichment and foliar application of salicylic acid on the production and antioxidant activities of anthocyanin, flavonoids and isoflavonoids from ginger

Posted November 23, 2012

This study was conducted to evaluate the combined effect of the application of salicylic acid (SA, at two levels: 0 and 10-3 M) and CO2 enrichment (at two levels: 400 and 800 mumol.mol-1) on the production and antioxidant activities of anthocyanin, flavonoids and isoflavonoids from two Malaysian ginger varieties, namely Halia Bentong and Halia Bara.

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Japanese Yew Has Anticancer Abilities Against Different Cancers

Posted April 30, 2012

In the search among natural substances for those that have anticancer abilities, the Japanese yew (Taxus cuspidata) has shown potential. Now in a new study, extract of Japanese yew needles and twigs used both alone and with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) has displayed strong potential as an anticancer treatment against various cancer cell lines.

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