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The Tomato Effect: Lycopene curbs cancer cell growth

By | August 3rd, 2015|HNU Archive|

Lycopene is a nutrient found in tomatoes and other fruits that has been researched for its preventative effects in both cardiovascular disease and cancer. A recent study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food demonstrated that lycopene supplements decreased the proliferation of prostate cancer cells. Researchers treated human prostate cancer cells with a lycopene supplement [...]

Lycopene: Antioxidant linked to lower heart disease in women

By | June 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

According to a study in this month's American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, women with the highest plasma levels of the antioxidant lycopene had a 34% reduced risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), compared to women with lower plasma levels of the nutrient. The study also showed that the women with highest levels of plasma lycopene were [...]

Lycopene: why women should care

By | June 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Lycopene, a potent antioxidant found in tomatoes, pink grapefruit and apricots, has earned a reputation for its role in the prevention of certain cancers, particularly prostate cancer. Now women may be taking an interest in lycopene, especially those at risk for developing fibroid tumours of the uterus. Common in about 25% of women, fibroid tumours [...]

Lycopene improves prostate cancer

By | June 10th, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

A recent study highlights once again the anti-cancer benefits of eating tomato products that contain lycopene, a nutrient in the carotene family. Lycopene is also available in capsule form as a dietary supplement. Past studies showing lycopene decreases prostate cancer risk prompted researchers at Wayne State University in Michigan to conduct "a clinical trial to [...]

Eating to save your skin!

By | May 30th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Could healthy eating protect your skin from sunburn, wrinkles and even skin cancer? Some studies now suggest that diet may play a role in reducing damage that accumulates from minor sun exposure. But experts emphasize that this can’t replace strategies like using sunscreen and protective clothing, and avoiding sun exposure during peak hours. Researchers say [...]

Asthma sufferers can breathe easier

By | May 21st, 2015|HNU Archive|

Asthma is a lung disease where the airways are chronically inflamed, causing coughing, wheezing, a tight chest and breathlessness. According to the Asthma Society of Canada, over three million Canadians suffer from asthma. During an asthma attack, chemicals are released that further inflame and constrict the airways. Air pollutants such as animal dander, cigarettes and [...]