Mangiferin in cancer chemoprevention and treatment: pharmacokinetics and molecular targets.

Mangiferin in cancer chemoprevention and treatment: pharmacokinetics and molecular targets. J Recept Signal Transduct Res. 2015 Feb;35(1):76-84 Authors: Rajendran P, Rengarajan T, Nandakumar N, Divya H, Nishigaki I Abstract A variety of bioactive food components have been shown to modulate inflammatory responses and to attenuate carcinogenesis. Polyphenols isolated several years ago from various medicinal plants…

Chemistry, Nutrition, and Health-Promoting Properties of Hericium erinaceus (Lion’s Mane) Mushroom Fruiting Bodies and Mycelia and Their Bioactive Compounds.

Chemistry, Nutrition, and Health-Promoting Properties of Hericium erinaceus (Lion’s Mane) Mushroom Fruiting Bodies and Mycelia and Their Bioactive Compounds. J Agric Food Chem. 2015 Aug 19;63(32):7108-23 Authors: Friedman M Abstract The culinary and medicinal mushroom Hericium erinaceus is widely consumed in Asian countries, but apparently not in the United States, for its nutritional and health…

The effect of glucomannan on body weight in overweight or obese children and adults: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials.

The effect of glucomannan on body weight in overweight or obese children and adults: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Nutrition. 2015 Mar;31(3):437-42.e2 Authors: Zalewski BM, Chmielewska A, Szajewska H Abstract OBJECTIVE: Glucomannan (GM), a soluble fiber derived from the plant Amorphophallus konjac, is marketed as being helpful in reducing body weight. However, the…

The impact of complementary and alternative medicines on cancer symptoms, treatment side effects, quality of life, and survival in women with breast cancer–a systematic review.

The impact of complementary and alternative medicines on cancer symptoms, treatment side effects, quality of life, and survival in women with breast cancer–a systematic review. Nutr Cancer. 2015;67(3):373-91 Authors: Leggett S, Koczwara B, Miller M Abstract Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer amongst women. Women with breast cancer frequently consult dietitians for…

Berries: anti-inflammatory effects in humans.

Berries: anti-inflammatory effects in humans. J Agric Food Chem. 2014 May 7;62(18):3886-903 Authors: Joseph SV, Edirisinghe I, Burton-Freeman BM Abstract A sustained pro-inflammatory state is a major contributing factor in chronic disease development, progression, and complication, including the most commonly known diseases: cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s, and type 2 diabetes. Fruits, such as berries, contain polyphenol…

Cranberry juice capsules and urinary tract infection after surgery: results of a randomized trial. [ Free Full-text ]

Cranberry juice capsules and urinary tract infection after surgery: results of a randomized trial. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Aug;213(2):194.e1-8 Authors: Foxman B, Cronenwett AE, Spino C, Berger MB, Morgan DM Abstract OBJECTIVE: The risk of urinary tract infection (UTI) among women undergoing elective gynecological surgery during which a catheter is placed is high: 10-64%…

Flavonoids with Therapeutic Potential in Prostate Cancer.

Flavonoids with Therapeutic Potential in Prostate Cancer. Anticancer Agents Med Chem. 2015 Oct 8; Authors: Vue B, Zhang S, Chen QH Abstract The term “flavonoids” is created for a big class of polyphenolic compounds featuring two aromatic rings (A and B) and a central heterocyclic ring C. More than 4,000 flavonoids have already been obtained…

Pharmacological effectiveness of the active phytochemicals contained in foods and herbs. [ Free Full-Text ]

Pharmacological effectiveness of the active phytochemicals contained in foods and herbs. J Intercult Ethnopharmacol. 2014 Oct-Dec;3(4):196-200 Authors: Satoh H Abstract Food ingestions generally regulate many physiological functions to maintain a healthy life. Furthermore, herbal medicine is prescribed for the prevention and the treatment of various diseases. There are not a few herbal medicine-derived drugs (phytochemicals)…

Ghrelin, food intake, and botanical extracts: A Review.

Ghrelin, food intake, and botanical extracts: A Review. Avicenna J Phytomed. 2015 Jul-Aug;5(4):271-281 Authors: Rezaie P, Mazidi M, Nematy M Abstract A kind of growth hormone secretagogue (GHS), ghrelin, was first isolated from the rat stomach and plays a major role in the activation of the growth hormone secretagogue receptor 1a (GHS-R1a) resulting the release…

Treatment of acute gout: a systematic review.

Treatment of acute gout: a systematic review. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2014 Aug;44(1):31-8 Authors: Khanna PP, Gladue HS, Singh MK, FitzGerald JD, Bae S, Prakash S, Kaldas M, Gogia M, Berrocal V, Townsend W, Terkeltaub R, Khanna D Abstract OBJECTIVE: Acute gout is traditionally treated with NSAIDs, corticosteroids, and colchicine; however, subjects have multiple comorbidities that…