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[18 May 2010 | No Comment | 10,971 views]
Say NO to red processed meats

Eating processed meats leads to higher risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, shows a recent study by researchers from Harvard School of Public Health. After reviewing almost 1600 studies the researchers concluded that people who eat processed meats such as salami, bacon, hot dogs, sausages or processed deli meats have a 19 percent higher risk of developing diabetes and a 42 percent higher risk of developing heart disease.
“When we looked at average nutrients in unprocessed red and processed meats eaten in the United States, we found that they …

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[17 May 2010 | No Comment | 3,950 views]
Fatty meals are bad for your asthma

It is a known fact that high-fat meals are bad for the heart, but a recent study showed that the lungs have to suffer also.  Australian researchers tested 40 asthmatic patients before and after a high-fat meal or after a low-fat meal, and found that the high-fat meal increased inflammation and reduced lung function.
“Subjects who had consumed the high-fat meal had an increase in airway neutrophils and TLR4 mRNA gene expression from sputum cells, that didn’t occur following the low fat meal,” said Dr. Lisa Wood, Ph.D., research fellow of …

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[11 May 2010 | No Comment | 3,660 views]
New drug kills non-Hodgkin lymphoma tumor cells

A new type of drug designed to kill non-Hodgkin lymphoma tumor cells has been developed by researchers from the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation. The new drug targets an oncogene known as BLC6 which functions as a master regulatory protein and also causes the most common form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
“It’s a protein that controls the production of thousands of other genes. Because of that, it has a very profound impact on cells and is required for lymphoma cells to survive and multiply,” said Dr. Melnick1).
Dr. Melnick  and his colleagues were …

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[5 May 2010 | No Comment | 7,937 views]
Sleep deprivation can lead to premature death

People who sleep less than 6 hours per night have a shorter life, according to a recent study.  After reviewing 16 studies conducted on more than 1.3 million people, a team of researchers from two universities1 found that people who sleep for less than the recommended 6-8 hours each night have a 12% higher risk of dying prematurely.
Previous research showed that sleep deprivation may be associated with heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol level.
The study also showed that consistent over long sleeping can be …

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[4 May 2010 | No Comment | 4,035 views]
Sulforaphane from broccoli can inhibit breast cancer stem cells

Researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center studied the effectiveness of sulforaphane1) in targeting and killing breast cancer stem cells on both mice and cell cultures with promising results.  In the study the sulforaphane extracted from broccoli sprouts prevented new tumors from growing.
“Sulforaphane has been studied previously for its effects on cancer, but this study shows that its benefit is in inhibiting the breast cancer stem cells. This new insight suggests the potential of sulforaphane or broccoli extract to prevent or treat cancer by targeting the critical cancer …