Archive for July, 2012

Metformin Raises Serum Testosterone Levels in Men with the Metabolic Syndrome

Minerva Endocrinol. 2010 Sep;35(3):145-51. Effects of metformin and short-term lifestyle modification on the improvement of malehypogonadism associated with metabolic syndrome. Casulari LA, Caldas AD, Domingues Casulari Motta L, Lofrano-Porto A. Source Section of Endocrinology, University Hospital of Brasília, Faculty of Medicine, University of Brasília, Brasília, DF, Brazil. lacasulari@unb.br Abstract AIM: The metabolic syndrome is associated with male hypogonadism, but specific studies about the mechanisms and […]

Three Antioxidants of Note

Lipoic acid maintains healthy blood sugar levels and guards nerve tissue from damage, while resveratrol has been shown to enhance measures of cardiovascular health. Resveratrol protects against LDL oxidation (a factor associated with plaque build-up) and maintains blood vessel flexibility. Studies show superoxide dismutase (SOD) confers the body significant protection against damage to DNA, lipids, […]

The Infinite Nutritional Potential of Algae

The infinite potential of algae Algae is more than just microscopic, autotrophic organisms delivering hefty nutritional payloads from lipids to polyphenols to chlorella, beta-carotene, vitamins A, B, C and iodine, potassium, calcium, iron. After all, macro-algaes like some seaweed types can grow to be 65m long. We trawl the sector from NPD to the clinical […]

Truvia will challenge Splenda in tabletop sweetener market within two years, predicts Cargill

Innophos expands fortification portfolio with AMT Labs acquisitionInnophos Holdings has completed its acquisition of North Salt Lake-based AMT Labs for $27m, in a move it says will strengthen its position in the fortified foods market… Read Truvia will challenge Splenda in tabletop sweetener market within two years, predicts Cargill If current trends continue, stevia-based sweetener […]

Chemotherapy Can Cause New Cancers to Form

Nearly every cancer survivor I’ve ever known has eventually developed a secondary cancer. Most of them assume that it’s related to the first cancer. Few would dream that it’s more likely related to treatment for the first cancer.

Checklist of Treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease Part 2 of 3

Vitamin E gelcaps

Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that should be taken by nearly all people, not just those afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease. Antioxidants help remove so-called “free radical” oxygen that is harmful to cells, especially nerve cells in the brain. It turns out that Vitamin E is more potent in the body when taken simultaneously with Vitamin C. These two vitamins have a synergistic effect.