NAC shown to help protect Osteoarthritis and Osteopenia

NAC shown to help protect Osteoarthritis and Osteopenia NAC shown to help protect Osteoarthritis and Osteopenia A protein involved in multiple cellular processes called ANP32A protects cartilage in the joints against degradation by damaging oxidation, preventing the development and progression of osteoarthritis, according to a new study by Frederique Cornelis and colleagues. Their findings suggest…

Antioxidants and amino acids could play role in mental illness

Antioxidants and amino acids could play role in mental illness The systematic review involved eight independent clinical trials of nutrient supplementation in 457 young people. The review primarily covered ‘first-episode psychosis’ (FEP) as well as schizophrenia and a myriad of other ailments associated with the two. Adjunctive nutrients in first-episode psychosis: A systematic review of…

NAC ( N-Acetyl Cysteine ) amino acid offers a potential therapeutic alternative in psychiatric disorders

Contact: Sonja Mak s.mak@update.europe.at 43-140-55734 European College of Neuropsychopharmacology This press release is in support of a presentation by Professor Michael Berk on Monday Oct. 7 at the 26th ECNP Congress in Barcelona, Spain BARCELONA, SPAIN (7 October 2013) – Improved understanding of the roles of inflammation and oxidative stress in psychiatric disorders has generated…

Antioxidant improves donated liver survival rate to more than 90 percent

Contact: Dawn Peters sciencenewsroom@wiley.com 781-388-8408 Wiley Researchers from Italy have found that the antioxidant, N-acetylcysteine (NAC), when injected prior to harvesting of the liver, significantly improves graft survival following transplantation. Results published in the February issue of Liver Transplantation, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), suggest that the…

Health food supplement may curb compulsive hair pulling

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Nick Hanson hans2853@umn.edu 651-235-2265 University of Minnesota Patients with the disorder, known as trichotillomania, reported feeling much improved after taking the supplement MINNEAPOLIS/ ST. PAUL (July 6, 2009) – University of Minnesota Medical School researchers have discovered that a common anti-oxidant, widely available as a health food supplement, may…

Treatment with NAC is associated with better outcomes for children with liver failure

Contact: Amy Molnar amolnar@wiley.com Wiley-Blackwell Questions remain on NACs true utility for this condition A new retrospective study on the effects of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) on children with acute liver failure not caused by acetaminophen poisoning has found that the treatment was associated with a shorter hospital stay, higher incidence of liver recovery, and better survival…