ERK activation by the polyphenols fisetin and resveratrol provides neuroprotection in multiple models of Huntington’s disease.

Huntington’s disease (HD) is an inherited, progressive and ultimately fatal neurodegenerative disorder that is characterized by psychiatric, cognitive and motor symptoms. Among the pathways implicated in HD are those involving mitogen-activated protein kinase signaling and particularly the Ras-extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) cascade Read more

Resveratrol properties for fighting obesity have been found by researchers.

Scientists have discovered the health compound, a polyphenol, found in grapes stimulates an important fat regulating hormone known as adiponectin that is linked to obesity. The hormone has many health benefits, some of which have recently been discovered. Adiponectin stimulates appetite, helps control blood sugar levels and is found to be lower in obese individuals Read more

Resveratrol Could Help Combat Alcohol Induced Liver Diseases

Perhaps there is some truth to the old fashioned “Hair of the Dog” remedy. Two recent studies have suggested that resveratrol, a compound contained in red wine, can be beneficial in combating the damage alcohol induces on the liver. Alcohol modifies the actions of two important proteins SIRT1 and AMPK. These proteins play an important […]

Is 50 the new 30? What constitutes ‘old’ is always evolving

There might be some truth to the saying “50 is the new 30.” The first of the baby boomers — those born between 1946 and 1964 — will turn 65 next year. They’re hanging onto their youth with Botox, Viagra and health club memberships, while medical advances have enabled them to improve their odds against […]

Skin moles link to delayed ageing

Plentiful skin moles may keep you younger on the inside, say scientists. Researchers at Kings College London found that they not only could mean younger skin, but better bone density as well. They said that the cells of people with many moles had properties which allowed them to renew themselves more often. Read more from […]

Half of Americans Could Be Diabetic by 2020

Ten years from now, more than half of the U.S. population could have diabetes or prediabetes, according to a newly released analysis by UnitedHealth Group’s Center for Reform & Modernization. The predictions are based on the current trends of increasing diabetes diagnoses in the U.S., where some 27 million people suffer from the disease. It […]

Resveratrol Shown To Reduce Inflammation

New York City, N.Y (MMD Newswire) September 27, 2010 — A recent study has again shown that resveratrol, a phytoalexin found in the skin of fruit, berries and the Japanese Knotweed plant, can help to reduce inflammation. The results also showed that the antioxidant levels of resveratrol helped to combat free radicals, the main cause […]

Probiotics And Counselling Shown To Promote Weight Loss In New Mothers

New York City, N.Y  (MMD Newswire) November 2, 2010 — A recent study in Finland has investigated the effects of probiotics on the waist size of new mothers to see, if combined with counseling, these friendly bacteria can help to reduce fat accumulation… Read more

Danish researchers finally solve the obesity riddle

Researchers at the Faculty of Life Sciences (LIFE), University of Copenhagen, can now unveil the results of the world’s largest diet study: If you want to lose weight, you should maintain a diet that is high in proteins with more lean meat, low-fat dairy products and beans and fewer finely refined starch calories such as […]

Green tea extract may boost heart health for obese

Daily supplements of an extract of green tea may reduce levels of a protein linked to heart disease, says a new study from the US. Obese people with metabolic syndrome experienced decreases in levels of amyloid alpha, said to be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, after drinking green tea or taking green tea extracts, […]

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