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Researchers Find Chemical In Red Wine, Fruits And Vegetables Stops Cancer, Heart Disease, But Is Dose-Dependent

Cody Mooneyhan, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) 
The next cancer drug might come straight from the grocery store, according to new research published in the November 2007 issue of The FASEB Journal. In the study, French scientists describe how high and low doses of polyphenols have different... more

On the dosage of vitamin E in studies

Prof. Dr. J. Spitz 
Scientists of the Vanderbilt University in the US are discussing too low a dosage of vitamin E. as the cause for the insufficiency of the previous prospective studies (1). With the help of a new surrogate parameter for oxidative stress (F-12... more

Supplementation with Omega-3 fatty acids and CHD

Prof. Dr. J. Spitz 
Prospective nutrition studies with large numbers of cases are rare. All the more important are the results of the so-called JELIS study (Japan-EPA-Intervention-Study) which was published last March in the Lancet (1). A characteristic of the study... more