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Grape seed extract is a powerful antioxidant

Green Tea Extract May Improve Recovery from Injury

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In a recently published study, green tea extract was investigated in an experimental model of spinal cord injury.

In this study, mice were subjected to spinal cord trauma by a spinal operation called a laminectomy, in which the area of the vertabrae called the lamina is removed. This operation resulted in increased measures […]

Grape seed extract may help prevent skin cancer

Mon Mar 26, 2007 3:34pm EDT

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Chemicals found in grape seeds may help ward of skin cancer due to regular exposure to the sun, according to the results of an animal study reported Sunday in Chicago at the 223rd annual meeting of the American Chemical Society.

Researchers from the University […]

Ginkgo biloba extract: More than just for memory?

Public release date: 23-Feb-2006

Contact: Laura Cavender 202-687-5100 Georgetown University Medical Center Washington, DC — Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center say they now have a clearer picture of how an extract from the leaves of the Ginkgo biloba tree reduces the risk of aggressive cancer in animal experiments.

In the January-February issue of […]

Primrose oil component cuts levels of cancer-causing gene Her-2/neu

Public release date: 1-Nov-2005

Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), a substance in evening primrose oil and several other plant oils used in herbal medicine, inhibits action of Her-2/neu, a cancer gene that is responsible for almost 30 percent of all breast cancers, Northwestern University researchers report.

“Breast cancer patients with Her-2/neu-positive tumors have an aggressive form of […]

Hops rich in anti-cancer compounds

18/11/2005- New research into a flavonoid compound found only in hops shows that it may help prevent cancer if a method to improve its absorption in the body can be found.

The anti-cancer activity of xanthohumol was first discovered around 10 years ago by a team at Oregon State University in the US.

But although […]

St John’s Wort Vindicated

Three years ago, the results of a study examining St. John’s sort (Hypericum perforatum) versus a popular antidepressant (Zoloft) appeared n the widely read Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Media coverage of this study blared: “St. John’s Wort Ineffective for Depression.”