cranberry

Cranberry may fight cancer spread

Compounds in cranberries, called proanthocyanidins, have inhibited the growth of human lung, colon and leukaemia cancer cells, without affecting healthy cells, according to a recent study from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. In this study, the researchers isolated a proanthocyanidin-rich fraction of a whole cranberry extract and tested it on several tumour cells. The study showed [...]

Cranberry may fight cancer spread 2015-09-09T13:49:26+00:00

Cranberry is Heart Healthy: Contains multiple compounds that open and relax arteries

Compounds that occur naturally in cranberries may be good for the heart, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have found. Early results from studies indicate that feeding cranberry juice powder seems to relax and open blood vessels in pigs that are genetically susceptible to developing atherosclerosis, or clogged arteries. Kris Kruse-Elliott and co-researcher Jess Reed [...]

Cranberry is Heart Healthy: Contains multiple compounds that open and relax arteries 2018-02-15T15:53:07+00:00

Cranberry for Cavities? Dental researchers say it inhibits plaque on teeth

Cranberry juice holds important clues for preventing cavities, say researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Center. A team led by oral biologist Hyun (Michel) Koo, DDS, PhD, has discovered that the same traits that make cranberry juice a powerful weapon against bladder infections also hold promise for protecting teeth against cavities. Koo found that [...]

Cranberry for Cavities? Dental researchers say it inhibits plaque on teeth 2015-09-09T13:49:32+00:00

Anticancer Berry? Cranberry compounds inhibit breast cancer cells

Canadian researchers report that isolated compounds in cranberries called flavonoids may inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells, when consumed in sufficient concentrations. These naturally occurring flavonoids may also help prevent other forms of cancer, including cancers of the prostate, colon, lung and brain. The study was led by Peter Ferguson of the University of [...]

Anticancer Berry? Cranberry compounds inhibit breast cancer cells 2018-02-15T15:53:08+00:00

Keep cold sores away: what works

They’re painful, unsightly and they always seem to come at the wrong time! Cold sores are caused by a form of the herpes simplex virus, or HSV-1, and appear as clusters of blisters often at the corners of the mouth or on the lips. The first infection is usually the worst; however, recurrences are common [...]

Keep cold sores away: what works 2015-09-09T13:50:32+00:00

Cranberry Cure? Researchers find cranberries help fight herpes

Cranberries have significant biological activity that can help to combat herpes virus type II (HSV-2) infection, one of the most common viral infections in humans, according to scientists. Researchers at the Kaohsiung Medical University in Taiwan isolated a compound called proanthocyanidin A-1 from the evergreen shrub, also known as lingonberry or partridgeberry. Chun-Ching Lin and [...]

Cranberry Cure? Researchers find cranberries help fight herpes 2015-09-09T13:50:33+00:00

Whether juice or pill, cranberry works!

The Kidney Foundation of Canada says Canadian women make about 500,000 visits to doctors each year to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs). For years, scientists knew that cranberry could help prevent UTIs but could not explain why. Then in 1984, a researcher discovered that cranberry could inhibit “bacterial adherence,” or the ability of bacteria to [...]

Whether juice or pill, cranberry works! 2018-02-15T15:53:38+00:00

Safe remedy for urinary tract infection

Cranberry juice is a traditional remedy for treating and preventing urinary tract infection (UTI). Several recent studies have verified that cranberry indeed contains anti-bacterial compounds that can help reduce the recurrence of UTI. In a recent study, 150 women diagnosed with UTI were randomly allocated into three groups. One of the groups received 50 ml [...]

Safe remedy for urinary tract infection 2015-09-09T13:52:24+00:00

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