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Chocolate Helps Diarrhea: Flavonoids help reduce fluid, find researchers

By | July 23rd, 2015|HNU Archive|

A new study conducted by researchers at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland is the first to discover that flavonoids in cocoa beans can limit the development of fluids that cause diarrhea. Scientists believe that these flavonoids can be used to create natural supplements to ease diarrhea symptoms. Dark chocolate contains high concentrations of cocoa [...]

Milk thistle compound fights cancers

By | July 21st, 2015|HNU Archive|

In the ongoing search for cancer-fighting medicines, plant flavonoids are being studied for both prevention and therapy of various types of cancer. One such naturally occurring flavonoid is silibinin, isolated from milk thistle, which studies show may help with bladder and prostate cancer. Silibinin appears to have a significant impact on bladder cancer cells, say [...]

Anticancer Berry? Cranberry compounds inhibit breast cancer cells

By | July 21st, 2015|HNU Archive|

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 [...]

Antioxidant fights prostate cancer

By | June 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

In the last decade, antioxidants have moved to the front line in the fight against cancer. Research shows they have preventative effects on cancer cell growth as well as many other benefits, from anti-aging to heart health. Previous research indicates that quercetin, a flavonoid found in apples, raspberries, green tea and grapes, has potent antitumour, [...]

Apple a Day for Healthy Brain: Quercetin appears to protect cells from damage

By | June 22nd, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

A group of phytonutrients in apples could protect the brain from the type of damage that triggers such neurodegenerative diseases as Alzheimer's and Parkinsonism, according to two new studies from Cornell University food scientists. The studies show that the chemical quercetin appears to be largely responsible for protecting rat brain cells when assaulted by free [...]

Fabulous Flavonoids

By | May 29th, 2015|HNU Archive|

A new study from Finland adds to the evidence of health benefits from flavonoids, a group of plant chemicals found in many fruits, vegetables, tea and wine. New research confirms that those foods are indeed the best sources of flavonoids. Much of the flavonoids’ protection against cancer and heart disease seems related to their antioxidant [...]