Tag: Resveratrol

The Scientific Link Between Alcohol and Breast Cancer in African American Women

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*Image: Huffington Post The scientific link between alcohol and breast cancer is strong, but most of the research backing it has been done in caucasian women, not diverse groups of women. Now, in a new analysis published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, scientists find the same risk of breast cancer among African-American women. They…


Cholesterol Levels: Why They’re More Important Than You Think

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You’ve probably heard, “Watch your cholesterol levels!” more than you’d like. But, the fact is, your cholesterol level can determine a lot about your health and other factors you may be at high risk of developing. What is Cholesterol? Cholesterol is a fat-like substance found in all cells of the body. Your body needs it…


New Study: Resveratrol for the Adult Diabetic Brain

 What is Resveratrol? Resveratrol is a phytoalexin, a natural substance that is released by plants to protect them from fungus and other microbes, from extreme temperatures and excessive dampness or drought. It is found in small amounts in the following foods: the skin of the red grapes, red wine, peanuts, and in Polygonum cuspidatum (a…


Your Cholesterol Problem by Jerry Hickey, R. Ph

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Cholesterol is one of the most confusing topics in today’s medical world. Many times, those who ask me for help have questions regarding their cholesterol. They often start by telling me their total cholesterol number. But, unknown to them and many others, that is just one of many important factors needed to understand all parts of…


New Study: Resveratrol May Protect Individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease

Resveratrol, already the focus of a number of studies on brain health, may be an effective way to help slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. In previous studies from the University of Reading in the UK and another from the Max Plank Institute in Germany, Resveratrol improved the efficiency of the brain in young healthy…