A grape constituent protects against Lung cancer
A team of scientists studied a well-known natural product, resveratrol, which is found in grapes and in red wine. While its chemopreventive properties against cancers affecting the digestive tract have been documented by previous studies, resveratrol has so far shown no effect on lung cancers. Thanks to nasal administration, the UNIGE team obtained very promising results in a study conducted in mice.
Aymeric Monteillier, Aymone Voisin, Pascal Furrer, Eric Allémann, Muriel Cuendet. Intranasal administration of resveratrol successfully prevents lung cancer in A/J mice. Scientific Reports, 2018; 8 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-32423-0
Kefir may help Hypertension and Neuroinflammation
Drinking kefir may have a positive effect on blood pressure by promoting communication between the gut and brain. Kefir is a fermented probiotic milk beverage known to help maintain the balance of beneficial bacteria in the digestive system.
Probiotic Kefir Antihypertensive Effects in Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats Involves Central and Peripheral Mechanisms
Mirian A. Silva-Cutini, Sarah C. Peaden, Francesca E. Mowry, Henri A.G. Ducray, Ludmila P. Globa, Iryna B. Sorokulova, Tadeu U. Andrade, and Vinicia C. Biancardi
The FASEB Journal 2018 32:1_supplement, 924.2-924.2