Updated: August 9, 2007
The Latest on Green Tea
Details Make a Difference
We report on some recent information that has come to light on green tea extracts and EGCG in cancer treatment and prevention and provide an update on Project Alpha. Read the details in Latest on Green Tea. (2/5/06)
New Properties of Traditional Medicine Agent
Honokiol and Magnolol
Magnolia tree bark extract has been used for thousands of years in Chinese and Japanese traditional medical practice, with apparently little toxicity. A study conducted at Dana Farber has established that Honokiol has selective cytotoxic properties against B-CLL cells. The dosage required for anti-CLL activity will probably be higher than that used in traditional medicine and human clinical trials in CLL have yet to be conducted. However, the characteristics of this agent are attractive. Read all about it in Honokiol. (10/9/05)
Nutrition & Chemoprevention
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
A Fishy Tale
Much current research is focused on the role played by polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) in a very broad range of cellular functions in humans. Our modern diet and agricultural technology have created a substantial imbalance between the two major groups PUFAs that we consume. Restoring that balance is critical to our ability to avoid and fight cancer and other diseases. In Omega-3 Fatty Acids we review current scientific thought on the importance of increasing our consumption of Omega-3 oils, derived mainly from fish. (1/23/05)
The Round-Headed Kid Has a Sweet Experience
Porting EGCG to the System
We present one possible way of improving the bioavailability of EGCG through oral and mucosal absorption of the potent phytochemical. Read Harvey's Chocolates to discover the formula, the sweetest way yet to get the phytochemical into your system. (5/2/04)
Polyphenols and Green Tea Extracts
The Virtues of Green Tea
This article discusses the anti-cancer activity of green tea polyphenols. You might find this subject very interesting, even if you have trouble pronouncing " epigallocatechin gallate". Read Do You Like Drinking Green Tea? to find out why a cup of tea may be just what the doctor ordered. (10/9/03)
A Survey of Agents and Supplements
Cancer Prevention Strategies
In this article, Dr. Judith Fisher looks at a range of agents and supplements that are reputed to have chemopreventive properties, agents that could help ward off cancer before it even gains a toehold. To learn more, read Cancer Prevention Strategies. (10/5/03)
Beta Glucan as Immunomodulator
Make Like a Yeast Cell
Beta Glucan, Complement and Rituxan
Beta Glucan, a polysaccharide derived from yeast, mushrooms and other plant sources, has shown activity as an immunomodulator when used as a single agent and early stage research shows synergy with Rituxan through improved activation of complement. This orally available agent shows promise in cancer therapy. To see how it applies to CLL, read our review, Beta Glucan, Complement and Rituxan. (1/23/03)
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