According to results published in this week’s Journal of the American Medical Association, a daily supplementation of B vitamins may reduce the risk of breast cancer and other cancers in women 65 and over.* Over 5,000 women at a high risk of cardiovascular disease took part in the study, which investigated the effects of a daily supplement of folic acid, vitamin B6 and B12 on cancer risk. Folate, vitamin B6, [...]
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Lutein and zeaxanthin are commonly known for eye health benefits. Recently, scientists found that lutein and zeaxanthin were the most bioactive agents present in carotenoids extracted from two popular Asian algae which blocked growth of human colon cancer cells.* They also found the extracts had a more powerful anti-cancer effect when used in combination. Researchers noted that both extracts were effective in battling colon cancer, but also speculated that these [...]
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An article in the Society for the Advancement of Education, states that 40% of American adults have experienced difficulty swallowing pills.* However, most have had no problems ingesting food or liquid, according to a nationwide survey conducted by Harris Interactive and sponsored by Schwarz Pharma, Inc., Milwaukee, Wis. Of those people, 14% have delayed taking doses of their medication; eight percent have skipped a dose; and four percent have discontinued [...]
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There are eight forms of vitamin E: four tocopherols (alpha, beta, gamma, delta) and four tocotrienols (alpha, beta, gamma, delta). While gamma-tocopherol is the most common form of vitamin E in the American diet, a new study from the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center reports that intakes of vitamin E in the alpha-tocopherol form were associated with consistent and independent reductions in lung cancer risk.* According to this [...]
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