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High levels of carotenoids backed for breast cancer risk reduction

High levels of carotenoids backed for breast cancer risk reduction | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Women with higher circulating levels carotenoids are at a significantly lower risk of breast cancer, according to new research.

 

Carotenoids are the compounds that make many fruits and vegetables colorful. These pigments have been studied repeatedly for their health benefits, including anti-cancer properties.

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Curcuminoids exert glucose-lowering effect in type 2 diabetes by decreasing serum free fatty acids: a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial - Na - 2012 - Molecular Nutrition & Food Research - Wile...

Curcuminoids exert glucose-lowering effect in type 2 diabetes by decreasing serum free fatty acids: a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial - Na - 2012 - Molecular Nutrition & Food Research - Wile... | Longevity science | Scoop.it

This study found a possible glucose-lowering effect of curcuminoids in type 2 diabetes.

 

Curcuminoids are found in turmeric, the orange spice often used in Indian cuisine.

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Controversial Anti-Aging Chemical Resveratrol Back In The Spotlight With New Details About How It Works

Controversial Anti-Aging Chemical Resveratrol Back In The Spotlight With New Details About How It Works | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Resveratrol, the famed anti-aging supplement extracted from red wine, has experienced its share of controversy.

 

An experimental artifact, a pair of studies that questioned its health benefits, and the shady practices of one now-discredited scientist have put resveratrol in a bad light as of late.

 

But a recent study now attempts to help set the record straight by confirming one part of the resveratrol puzzle…

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New evidence on how compound found in red wine can help prevent cancer | KurzweilAI

New evidence on how compound found in red wine can help prevent cancer | KurzweilAI | Longevity science | Scoop.it

University of Leicester scientists have presented groundbreaking new evidence about how a chemical found in red wine can help prevent cancer.

 

Experts from around the world attended Resveratrol 2012, a major conference at the University to assess the latest advances in the study of resveratrol — a compound found in the skins of red grapes.

 

 

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Nutrition, Disease & Polymorphisms

Nutrition, Disease & Polymorphisms | Longevity science | Scoop.it

"My paternal grandmother lived to be 101. At the time of her death, she was not taking any prescription medicines..."

 

Are some people genetically predisposed to need prescription drugs? Are some more dependent on antioxidants than others? There may be nutrient-gene interactions that affect our health.

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