Antioxidants are substances that protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals (unstable molecules made by the process of oxidation during normal metabolism). Free radicals may play a part in cancer, heart disease, stroke, and other diseases of aging. Antioxidants include beta-carotene, lycopene, vitamins A, C, and E, and other natural and manufactured substances.
Long-term use of high-dose green tea extract may provide some protection against cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity and type 2 diabetes, but it also may create liver damage in a small minority of the population.
Could Alzheimer’s disease and other types of cognitive decline be caused by the underproduction of immune cells that are poorly understood? It might, according to a Rutgers study published in Nature Immunology, and increasing these cells could undo the harm.
An Oregon State University study found that spent hemp biomass – the main byproduct of the cannabinoid (CBD) extraction process of hemp – can be included in lamb diets without any major detrimental effects to the health of the animals or their meat quality.
The creation and movement of an essential class of molecules in human cells are now better understood according to a recent study.
A finding by UC Riverside bioengineers could hasten development of lab-grown blood vessels and other tissues to replace and regenerate damaged tissues in human patients.
According to a new study, treating wounds with an extract made from wild blueberries can help them recover faster. The findings will be presented at the American Physiological Society’s (APS) annual meeting, Experimental Biology 2022, in Philadelphia.
Are purple tomatoes enriched in anti-oxidants the future for genetically modified food? In this interview, we speak to Nathan Pumplin to find out more!
Anti-fibrotic therapy is still a medical necessity in the treatment of chronic liver disease in humans. The anti-fibrotic activity of globin family members in hepatic stellate cells (HSCs), the principal cell type involved in liver fibrosis, was reported by a research group led by Professor Norifumi Kawada of Osaka Metropolitan University (OMU).
As millions of people face hunger, new properties of leading edible plants that could improve future food crop production are looked into by Flinders University.
A team of researchers compared lipid profiles of sperm to learn more about their vulnerability to harmful oxidation and antioxidant capacity in different species’ semen.
Researchers from Skoltech and Pustovoit All-Russian Research Institute of Oil Crops performed a genetic analysis of Russian sunflower lines and identified genetic markers that can help to predict the composition of tocopherols, one of the key attributes of oil quality.
Scripps Research scientists have discovered evidence that a chemical present in rosemary might be a two-pronged weapon against SARS-CoV-2.
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, Yale University and other institutions have identified previously unrecognized changes in gene expression and cellular interactions in distinct cell populations in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
New UCLA-led research in mice suggests that adding a certain type of tomato concentrate to the diet can reduce the intestinal inflammation that is associated with HIV. Left untreated, intestinal inflammation can accelerate arterial disease, which in turn can lead to heart attack and stroke.
During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, there were few treatment options available. This led many to consider alternative medicines and herbal remedies to treat or prevent COVID-19.
For the first time, scientists have identified a rare population of potentially toxic senescent cells in human brains that can serve as a target for a new Alzheimer's disease treatment.
Rosemary and dairy cows could be a winning combination.
Aging-US published "Green tea catechins EGCG and ECG enhance the fitness and lifespan of Caenorhabditis elegans by complex I inhibition" which reported that green tea catechins are associated with a delay in aging.
Parkinson's disease (PD) is the most common neurodegenerative movement disorder, afflicting more than 10 million people worldwide and more than one million Americans. While there is no cure for PD, current therapies focus on treating motor symptoms and fail to reverse, or even address, the underlying neurological damage.
Mushrooms have been making headlines due to their many health advantages. Not only do they lower one's risk of cancer and premature death, but new research led by Penn State College of Medicine also reveals that these superfoods may benefit a person's mental health.