|NOVEMBER NEWS LETTER|
|IN THE NEWS GREEN TEA IS GOOD FOR ARTHRITICS Arthritics may want to incorporate green tea antioxidants into their supplement regimen if they don't already take them.|
Green tea antioxidants may reduce the incidence and severity of rheumatoid arthritis, according to a report presented in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Dr. Tariq Haqqi of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, performed studies on the use of green tea polyphenols for rheumatoid arthritis. Studies show mice fed green tea polyphenols were significantly less susceptible to the development of collagen-induced arthritis (a condition very similar to human rheumatoid arthritis) than those who didn't receive green tea polyphenols. And, if the mice developed arthritis, the disease was late in onset and mild in comparison to mice not given green tea polyphenols.
VITAMINS C AND E ARE MORE THAN SIMPLE ANTIOXIDANTS There's new reason for men to religiously take their multiple formulas. Vitamins C and E appear to have powerful effects on prostate health.
These vitamins appear to counteract some of the negative effects of male hormones on prostate cells, according to a study performed at the University of Wisconsin Madison and published in the July 21 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
The study used lab-cultured prostate cancer cells. In the study, cells that were sensitive to androgens showed up to a 57 percent reduction in ROS (reactive oxygen species) if they were treated with high doses of vitamin C and E and a synthetic male hormone. The significance of this: ROS are DNA-damaging particles that are believed to play a role in tumor development and aging.
TAKE HEART; TAKE BETA-CAROTENE Seniors should boost their intake of beta-carotene if they want to reduce their heart attack risk. Those who did in a study cut their risk in half.
The analysis was conducted as part of the Rotterdam Study at Erasmus University Medical School in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The researchers assessed the diets of more than 4,800 Dutch men and women in 1990, whose average age was 77.
SENIORS GET THEIR OWN U.S. FOOD PYRAMID Seniors' special nutritional and lifestyle needs are reflected in a new U.S. Food Pyramid developed specially for them.
The modified pyramid's most notable difference is its emphasis on key supplements.
Researchers at Tufts University USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging recommend seniors take supplements with calcium and vitamins B12 and D, because they tend to drink less milk and get less sunlight than younger people. Plus, many older people don't properly absorb vitamin B12.
The seniors-specific food pyramid also emphasizes water consumption, so much so that water is located in the base tier of the pyramid. Seniors are especially at risk for dehydration and constipation because thirst sensation decreases with age.
The pyramid is consistent with the original in promoting a diet rich in fruit, vegetables, and grains and low in saturated fat, fatty acids, and cholesterol.
The study discovered that people in the top third of the group for beta-carotene intake from food (2.11 mg/day) had only 55 percent the risk of a heart attack as those in the bottom third (0.84 mg/day). When beta-carotene intakes from foods and supplements were combined, the risk dipped to 49 percent.
Results were even more impressive for former smokers. Those with the highest beta-carotene intake had only 33 percent of the heart attack risk as former smokers who consumed little beta-carotene.
REVISITED PRODUCTS Garlinase 4000? may not offer protection against vampires (it's odorless), but it provides a powerhouse of health benefits.
Recent studies show that fresh garlic preparations like Garlinase 4000 not only nutritionally support healthy cholesterol and lipid levels**, but also the immune system.
One study suggests fresh garlic enhances the activation of natural killer (NK) cells, the function of T-lymphocytes, and the level of interleukin-2 (IL-2). NK cells and T-lymphocytes are white blood cells that are important to the immune system, whereas IL-2 is a hormone system that helps T-lymphocytes perform their role.
Yet another study found garlic compounds may enhance macrophage and T-lymphocyte functions. Macrophages remove bacteria and other foreign matter from the body.
Additional studies examined the effects of the garlic compounds diallyl sulfide (DAS), diallyl disulfide (DADS), and diallyl trisulfide (DATS), which may help promote normal cell growth and development.
In addition, there's a host of reasons Garlinase 4000(r) is the superior fresh garlic product available:
* It's the only true one-per-day garlic supplement.
* Because it's enteric-coated by a patented Swiss process, Garlinase 4000 doesn't break down until it reaches the intestines (ensuring odor-free breath).
* It contains the equivalent of 4,000 mg of fresh garlic, the amount recommended by the German Commission E.
* It contains a minimum of 3.4 percent alliin per tablet. Upon ingestion, Garlinase 4000 will generate 5,000 mcg of beneficial allicin (the highest potency available worldwide).
* Each box of Garlinase 4000 contains a certificate of analysis, documenting the amounts of key compounds found in that batch of tablets.
**This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.