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Cholesterol-Lowering Activity of the Major Polyphenols in Grape Seed

Abstract: The major polyphenols in grape seed have been shown to have beneficial health effects in the prevention of dyslipidemia and cardiovascular diseases. In this present study,

Dietary fiber helps fight constipation, save medical costs

Monday May 5, 2014 (foodconsumer.org) -- According to Reuters, healthcare cost per capita in the United States now is more than $9,400.  Few food consumers ...
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Fiber Can Reduce Colorectal Cancer Risk

High-fiber diets help reduce your risk of colorectal cancer, according to a review published this month in the Gastroenterology. Researchers identified 20 studies which analyzed fiber intake ...
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Daidzein supplementation lowers serum triglycerides, uric acid

Saturday Dec 28, 2013 (foodconsumer.org) -- Daidzein supplementation may decrease the serum levels of triglycerides and uric acid in men and women with high cholesterol, ...
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Stigmasterol may help prevent Alzheimer's disease

Thursday Nov 21, 2013 (foodconsumer.org) -- A report in The Journal of Neuroscience suggests that taking a specific plant sterol called stigmasterol  can help prevent ...
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Caffeine overdose can be lethal

Wednesday Nov 20, 2013 (foodconsumer.org) -- The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology has recently published a case report on fatal caffeine overdose and ...
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Mulberry anthocyanins prevent type 2 diabetes mellitus

Thursday Oct 24, 2013 (foodconsumer.org) -- Eating berries high in anthocyanins or taking anthocyanin supplements can help prevent type 2 diabetes mellitus, a study in ...
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Lutein, zeaxanthin prevent age-related cataract

Thursday Oct 24, 2013 (foodconsumer.org) -- Eating a diet full of lutein and zeaxanthin or taking lutein and zeaxanthin supplements can help prevent age-related cataract, ...
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American ginseng extract prevents breast cancer

Saturday Spet 28, 2013 (foodconsumer.org) -- A study suggests that American ginseng extract may help prevent the development of the breast cancer that is promoted ...
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Flaxseed may help prevent breast cancer

Saturday June 29, 2013 (foodconsumer.org) -- A new study recently released in Cancer Causes & Control suggests that eating flexseed may help reduce the risk ...
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