Quercetin shown to significantly lower Blood Pressure and Triglycerides

Quercetin shown to significantly lower Blood Pressure and Triglycerides

Quercetin shown to significantly lower Blood Pressure and Triglycerides

The results of this meta-analysis indicate that quercetin has the ability to lower BP without causing any significant adverse effects and may have the ability to significantly reduce TGs. Moreover, quercetin consumption significantly increased HDL-C levels in cohorts that consumed quercetin for longer periods (≥ 8 weeks) and in trials with a parallel design. Quercetin consumption may be an effective dietary modality to reduce CVD risk in humans.

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Haohai Huang, Dan Liao, Yong Dong, Rong Pu, Effect of quercetin supplementation on plasma lipid profiles, blood pressure, and glucose levels: a systematic review and meta-analysis, Nutrition Reviews, , nuz071, https://doi.org/10.1093/nutrit/nuz071

https://academic.oup.com/nutritionreviews/advance-article/doi/10.1093/nutrit/nuz071/5697189

Macular Degeneration risk reduced 60% by eating Oranges

Macular Degeneration risk reduced 60% by eating Oranges

The research showed that people who ate at least one serving of oranges every day had more than a 60% reduced risk of developing late macular degeneration 15 years later.

Bamini Gopinath Gerald Liew Annette Kifley Victoria M Flood Nichole Joachim Joshua R Lewis Jonathan M Hodgson Paul Mitchell. Dietary flavonoids and the prevalence and 15-y incidence of age-related macular degeneration. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2018 DOI: 10.1093/ajcn/nqy114

Lung Function Decline Dramatically Slowed with a Flavonoid

 

Lung Function Decline Dramatically Slowed with a Flavonoid

Lung Function Decline Dramatically Slowed with a Flavonoid

Previous research has shown that the plant-produced chemicals known as flavonoids have beneficial antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Anthocyanins, the type of flavonoid investigated in the current study, have been detected in lung tissue shortly after being ingested, and in animals models of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The plant chemicals appear to reduce mucus and inflammatory secretions.

Dietary Intake of Anthocyanin Flavonoids and Ten Year Lung Function Decline in Adults from the European Community Respiratory Health Survey (ECRHS) V. Garcia Larsen, R. Villegas, E.R. Omenaas, C. Svanes, J. Garcia-Aymerich, P.G.J. Burney, D. Jarvis, and ECRHS Diet Working Group B23. ENVIRONMENTAL EPIDEMIOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS IN ASTHMA. May 1, 2018, A2797-A2797

Anthocyanin, Flavonoids, COPD, FEV1, FVC, lung, Lung Age, Lung Decline, Lung Function, Remedy, Food

Berry gives cancer therapy a boost

Berry gives cancer therapy a boost

Berry gives cancer therapy a boost
Researchers discover that blueberry when combined with radiation therapy increase it effectiveness from 20% to 70% in vitro. Quote:  “Radiation decreased cancer cells by approximately 20 percent. Interestingly, the cell group that received only blueberry extract had a 25 percent decrease in cancer. However, the biggest decline in cancer cells occurred in the radiation and extract group, with a decrease of about 70 percent.”

Citation: Blueberry as a Potential Radiosensitizer for Treating Cervical Cancer. Pathology & Oncology Research, 2017; DOI: 10.1007/s12253-017-0319-y