Month: March 2009

Licorice extract blocks colorectal cancer in mice

Public release date: 23-Mar-2009 – has found that inhibiting an enzyme known as 11-beta-HSD2 (both genetically and using an extract from licorice) blocks COX-2 activity in human and mouse colorectal tumor cells, inhibiting their growth and metastasis in experimental models of colorectal cancer.

Eating red and processed meat associated with increased risk of death

Public release date: 23-Mar-2009 – “For overall mortality, 11 percent of deaths in men and 16 percent of deaths in women could be prevented if people decreased their red meat consumption to the level of intake in the first quintile [one-fifth]. The impact on cardiovascular disease mortality was an 11 percent decrease in men and…

Melatonin may be served as a potential anti-fibrotic drug

Public release date: 30-Mar-2009 – Their results suggested that treatment with melatonin (10 mg/kg) could decrease the scores of hepatic fibrosis grading, reduced the contents of HA, LN in serum and Hydroxyproline (HYP) in liver, treatment with melatonin (5,10 mg/kg ) could decrease serum levels of ALT, AST and blocked the increase in MDA in…

Moderate alcohol intake associated with bone protection

Public release date: 3-Mar-2009 – The authors hypothesize that the silicon found in beer is contributing to the higher BMD scores in the men who reported consuming one or two servings of total alcohol or beer per day, citing previous studies finding silicon has greater bioavailability as a liquid. – Another component of data worthy…