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Rice Bran Oil – “The Age Old Health Oil”

Posted October 17, 2013

Rice bran oil probably needs no introduction, thanks to the fact that many manufacturers have cleverly marketed the product, targeting health-conscious individuals. Simply put, rice bran oil is the oil extracted from the germ and the inner husk of rice, and is used for cooking and frying in many countries around the world.

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Red yeast rice ‘safely’ reduces cholesterol levels and inflammatory markers: Italian study

Posted August 30, 2013

A daily dose of red yeast rice safely reduces elevated cholesterol levels, decreases a marker of inflammation, and lowers markers of vascular remodeling, says a new study from Italy that further supports the safety and efficacy of the supplement.

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Germinated brown rice and its bioactives modulate the activity of uterine cells in oophorectomised rats as evidenced by gross cytohistological and immunohistochemical changes

Posted July 30, 2013

Germinated brown rice (GBR) is gaining momentum in the area of biomedical research due to its increased use as a nutraceutical for the management of diseases. The effect of GBR on the reproductive organs of oophorectomised rats was studied using the gross, cytological, histological and immunohistochemical changes, with the aim of reducing atrophyand dryness of the genital organs in menopause.

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Arsenic in rice poses health risks when rice consumption high

Posted July 24, 2013

High levels of arsenic in rice have been shown to be associated with elevated genetic damage in humans, a new study has found. Over the last few years, researchers have reported high concentrations of arsenic in several rice-growing regions around the world.

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Red yeast rice lowers cholesterol in physicians – a double blind, placebo controlled randomized trial

Posted July 18, 2013

In recent years, red yeast rice (RYR) supplements have been marketed aggressively as a natural way to lower cholesterol; however, the large majority of commercially available products have not been studied according to current research standards.

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The effects of 8 weeks of whey or rice protein supplementation on body composition and exercise performance

Posted June 22, 2013

Consumption of moderate amounts of animal-derived protein has been shown to differently influence skeletal muscle hypertrophy during resistance training when compared with nitrogenous and isoenergetic amounts of plant-based protein administered in small to moderate doses.

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The effects of 8 weeks of whey or rice protein supplementation on body composition and exercise performance

Posted June 20, 2013

Consumption of moderate amounts of animal-derived protein has been shown to differently influence skeletal muscle hypertrophy during resistance training when compared with nitrogenous and isoenergetic amounts of plant-based protein administered in small to moderate doses. Therefore, the purpose of the study was to determine if the post-exercise consumption of rice protein isolate could increase recovery and elicit adequate changes in body composition compared to equally dosed whey protein isolate if given in large, isocaloric doses.

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Why You Should Start Cooking With Black Rice

Posted June 1, 2013

Most people are aware that brown rice is a nutritional powerhouse, especially when compared to white rice. However, black rice may be an even greater dynamo, as research shows it contains all the health benefits of brown rice plus some impressive additional ones that may fight disease and extend life.

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Black rice: Rare yet highly nutritious

Posted April 7, 2013

Although not very common, black rice is currently one of the healthiest food types that can be obtained today. Packed with a wide array of nutrients, black rice has a very rich and interesting history. As most people know, rice is a base food source in Asia. During the years when China was ruled by an emperor, black rice was dubbed as the “Forbidden Rice”. It was cultivated in very small amounts because it was only for the emperor’s consumption.

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Major Health Benefits Expected From Low-Arsenic Rice Discovered In Bangladesh

Posted February 16, 2013

Millions of people worldwide are regularly exposed to arsenic through drinking water and eating rice grown in soil and water containing high amounts of arsenic. Long-term exposure can lead to the development of different types of cancer as well as serious cardiovascular, neurological, and other health problems. Scientists have now identified aromatic rice from Bangladesh that has far lower arsenic concentrations than found in non-aromatic rice. The other important benefit is that it contains higher amounts of selenium and zinc. The discovery is reported in Biomedical Spectroscopy and Imaging.

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