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New Rx for Alzheimer’s: Marijuana with Ibuprofen?

Posted January 21, 2014

Studies have found that medicinal marijuana may be beneficial for a multitude of purposes, ranging from its known anti-tumor effects to its anti-inflammatory properties. However, due to its most notable side-effects, a “buzz”, or “high” coupled with impaired memory function and slow cognition, many eligible candidates find medical marijuana a less attractive healing option. But now, new research finds the solution to this problem may be hiding right in your medicine cabinet.

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Anti-osteoclastogenic activity of matairesinol via suppression of p38/ERK-NFATc1 signaling axis

Posted January 21, 2014

Matairesinol is a plant lignan present in a wide variety of foodstuffs such as seeds, vegetables and fruits. It has various biological functions including anti-angiogenic, anti-cancer and anti-fungal activities, but its anti-osteoporotic activity, if any, is unknown.

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Effects of soyo-san in repeated immobilization stress-induced ovariectomized female rats

Posted January 21, 2014

Soyo-san is a traditional oriental medicinal formula, a mixture of 9 crude drugs, and it has been clinically used for treating mild depressive disorders. The role of pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines in psychiatric disorders has been the focus of great research attention in recent years. In the present study, we detected the antidepressant effect of soyo-san in the ovariectomized and repeated stressed female rats.

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A versatile gut bacterium helps us get our daily dietary fiber

Posted January 21, 2014

University of British Columbia researchers have discovered the genetic machinery that turns a common gut bacterium into the Swiss Army knife of the digestive tract – helping us metabolize a main component of dietary fibre from the cell walls of fruits and vegetables.

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Flavonoid-rich diet may reduce risk of type 2 diabetes: Study

Posted January 21, 2014

High consumption of flavonoid-rich foods may be associated with a lowering the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by improving blood sugar management, say researchers.

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Nutraceutical blend may ease dry eye symptoms: Study

Posted January 21, 2014

A combination of omega-3s and antioxidants may significantly reduce dry eye symptoms, including ‘scratchy’ eyes, eye redness, and blurry vision, according to a new study.

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Melatonin may lower prostate cancer risk

Posted January 20, 2014

Higher levels of melatonin, a hormone involved in the sleep-wake cycle, may suggest decreased risk for developing advanced prostate cancer, according to results presented here at the AACR-Prostate Cancer Foundation Conference on Advances in Prostate Cancer Research, held Jan. 18-21.

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‘An interesting new application’: Pine bark extract may boost fitness and muscle recovery

Posted January 20, 2014

Daily supplements with extracts from French Maritime Pine bark may boost endurance and reduce cramping by controlling oxidative stress, according to a new study.

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Versatile gut bacterium identified that helps us break down dietary fiber

Posted January 20, 2014

The human digestive tract is inhabited with roughly 100,000,000,000,000 microorganisms, which amazingly accounts for 50% of the weight of the contents of the lower digestive track. The daily caloric intake that comes from the breakdown of dietary fiber buyer gut bacteria approaches 10%. Researchers from the University of British Columbia, teamed up with the University of Michigan, the University of York and the Swedish Royal Institute of technology to discover how a common gut bacterium helps us metabolize a main component of dietary fiber from the cell walls of fruits and vegetables.

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Anti-hyperglycemic activity of Centella asiatica is partly mediated by carbohydrase inhibition and glucose-fiber binding

Posted January 20, 2014

Centella asiatica (C. asiatica) was previously reported to have anti-hyperglycemic effects in animal diabetic model rats. However, its activity on organ and tissue level remains unstudied. Our study aims at exploring the possible effects, C. asiatica extract and insoluble fiber has on carbohydrate absorption, insulin secretion, insulin sensitivity and glucose utilization.

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