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Dietary flavonoids decrease risk of developing epithelial ovarian cancer

Dietary flavonoids decrease risk of developing epithelial ovarian cancer

Tea and citrus fruits and juices are associated with a lower risk of developing ovarian cancer, according to new research from the University of East Anglia. [More]
Research shows resveratrol in grapes inhibits bacteria that cause acne

Research shows resveratrol in grapes inhibits bacteria that cause acne

Got grapes? UCLA researchers have demonstrated how resveratrol, an antioxidant derived from grapes and found in wine, works to inhibit growth of the bacteria that causes acne. [More]
Combination of moderate wine drinking plus regular exercise protects against CVD

Combination of moderate wine drinking plus regular exercise protects against CVD

Wine only protects against cardiovascular disease (CVD) in people who exercise, according to results from the In Vino Veritas (IVV) study presented at ESC Congress today by Professor Milos Taborsky from the Czech Republic. [More]
Resveratrol supplements during pregnancy linked to developmental abnormalities in fetal pancreas

Resveratrol supplements during pregnancy linked to developmental abnormalities in fetal pancreas

New research in The FASEB Journal suggests that although resveratrol improved blood flow through the placenta of macaque monkeys and protected against harmful aspects of obesity, resveratrol injured the fetal pancreas. [More]
Metformin drug slows ageing and increases lifespan

Metformin drug slows ageing and increases lifespan

A study by Belgian doctoral researcher Wouter De Haes (KU Leuven) and colleagues provides new evidence that metformin, the world's most widely used anti-diabetic drug, slows ageing and increases lifespan. [More]
5 super foods for attaining summer glow

5 super foods for attaining summer glow

Chances are you have seen glow-enhancing creams and serums lining the shelves of your local supermarket. Some are marketed as age- defying and promise to energize skin in a matter of days. [More]
Red wine could potentially help prevent cavities

Red wine could potentially help prevent cavities

For anyone searching for another reason to enjoy a glass of red wine with dinner, here's a good one: A new study has found that red wine, as well as grape seed extract, could potentially help prevent cavities. [More]
People who consume diet rich in resveratrol are likely to develop cardiovascular disease

People who consume diet rich in resveratrol are likely to develop cardiovascular disease

A study of Italians who consume a diet rich in resveratrol — the compound found in red wine, dark chocolate and berries — finds they live no longer than and are just as likely to develop cardiovascular disease or cancer as those who eat or drink smaller amounts of the antioxidant. [More]
TSRI scientists identify molecular pathways that resveratrol uses to achieve beneficial action

TSRI scientists identify molecular pathways that resveratrol uses to achieve beneficial action

Resveratrol has been much in the news as the component of grapes and red wine associated with reducing “bad cholesterol,” heart disease and some types of cancer. Also found in blueberries, cranberries, mulberries, peanuts and pistachios, resveratrol is associated with beneficial health effects in aging, inflammation and metabolism. [More]
Scientists reveal molecular secrets behind resveratrol's health benefits

Scientists reveal molecular secrets behind resveratrol's health benefits

Resveratrol has been much in the news as the component of grapes and red wine associated with reducing "bad cholesterol," heart disease and some types of cancer. Also found in blueberries, cranberries, mulberries, peanuts and pistachios, resveratrol is associated with beneficial health effects in aging, inflammation and metabolism. [More]
Research: Mediterranean diet linked to lower risk of diabetes

Research: Mediterranean diet linked to lower risk of diabetes

Adoption of a Mediterranean diet is linked to a lower risk of diabetes, especially among people at high risk for cardiovascular disease, according to research to be presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session. [More]
Loving relationship is good for heart, says cardiologist

Loving relationship is good for heart, says cardiologist

With Valentine's Day just one day away, Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute cardiologist Julie Damp, M.D., says being involved in a healthy, loving relationship is good for the heart. [More]
Red wine and dark chocolate taste great and have heart-healthy components

Red wine and dark chocolate taste great and have heart-healthy components

Forget the oysters and the champagne this Valentine's Day. If you want to keep your true love's heart beating strong, the real foods of love are dark chocolate and red wine, said Loyola University Health System preventive heart specialist Sara Sirna, MD. [More]
Look to heart shaped foods to protect heart

Look to heart shaped foods to protect heart

The crumbs from the Christmas cookies are gone and black-eyed peas, eaten on New Year to bring luck, are a distant memory. Declared American Heart Month with Valentine's Day smack dab in the middle, February is here. What to eat to keep your heart healthy? [More]
Conflicting news about health benefits of certain foods results in confusion against nutrition

Conflicting news about health benefits of certain foods results in confusion against nutrition

Exposure to conflicting news about the health benefits of certain foods, vitamins and supplements often results in confusion and backlash against nutrition recommendations, finds a recent study in the Journal of Health Communication: International Perspectives. [More]
Diabetic patients can benefit by eating single large meal than several smaller meals

Diabetic patients can benefit by eating single large meal than several smaller meals

For patients with diabetes, it is better to eat a single large meal than several smaller meals throughout the day. This is the result of a current dietary study at Linköping University in Sweden. [More]
Buck Institute finds link between ApoE4 and anti-aging protein targeted by resveratrol in red wine

Buck Institute finds link between ApoE4 and anti-aging protein targeted by resveratrol in red wine

he major genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease (AD), present in about two-thirds of people who develop the disease, is ApoE4, the cholesterol-carrying protein that about a quarter of us are born with. But one of the unsolved mysteries of AD is how ApoE4 causes the risk for the incurable, neurodegenerative disease. [More]
Resveratrol can make tumor cells more susceptible to radiation treatment

Resveratrol can make tumor cells more susceptible to radiation treatment

A recent study by a University of Missouri researcher shows that resveratrol, a compound found in grape skins and red wine, can make certain tumor cells more susceptible to radiation treatment. This research, which studied melanoma cells, follows a previous MU study that found similar results in the treatment of prostate cancer. [More]
New medications may be used to treat common heart-rhythm problem

New medications may be used to treat common heart-rhythm problem

An international research team led by medical scientists at the University of Alberta has shown that new medications based on resveratrol - a compound found in red wine and nuts - may be used to treat a common heart-rhythm problem known as atrial fibrillation. [More]
Resveratrol worsens MS-like neuropathology and inflammation, study finds

Resveratrol worsens MS-like neuropathology and inflammation, study finds

Resveratrol, a naturally occurring polyphenol compound produced by the skin of red grapes and peanuts, and found in red wine, has been touted as a beneficial supplement due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. [More]