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White Tea Could Keep You Healthy And Looking Young - 0 views

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    ScienceDaily (Aug. 10, 2009) - Next time you're making a cuppa, new research shows it might be wise to opt for a white tea if you want to reduce your risk of cancer, rheumatoid arthritis or even just age-associated wrinkles. Researchers from Kingston University teamed up with Neal's Yard Remedies to test the health properties of 21 plant and herb extracts. They discovered all of the plants tested had some potential benefits, but were intrigued to find white tea considerably outperformed all of them.
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Mushrooms are top source for one antioxidant, ergothioneine - 0 views

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    Using a new, more sensitive-testing approach they developed for fungi, Penn State food scientists have found that mushrooms are a better natural source of the antioxidant ergothioneine than either of the two dietary sources previously believed to be best.

    The researchers found that white button mushrooms, the most commonly consumed kind in the U.S., have about 12 times more of the antioxidant than wheat germ and 4 times more than chicken liver, the previous top-rated ergothioneine sources based on available data. Until the Penn State researchers developed their testing approach, known as an assay, there was no method employing the most sensitive modern instrumentation and analytical techniques to quantify the amount of ergothioneine in fungi. The researchers say that their assay can be used for other plants, too, not just mushrooms.
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White button mushroom phytochemicals inhibit aromatase activity and breast cancer cell ... - 0 views

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    White button mushroom phytochemicals inhibit aromatase activity and breast cancer cell proliferation.
    Grube BJ, Eng ET, Kao YC, Kwon A, Chen S.
    J Nutr. 2001 Dec;131(12):3288-93.
    PMID: 11739882
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Anti-aromatase activity of phytochemicals in white button mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus)... - 0 views

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    Anti-aromatase activity of phytochemicals in white button mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus).
    Chen S, Oh SR, Phung S, Hur G, Ye JJ, Kwok SL, Shrode GE, Belury M, Adams LS, Williams D.
    Cancer Res. 2006 Dec 15;66(24):12026-34.
    PMID: 17178902
    doi: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-06-2206
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White button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) exhibits antiproliferative and proapoptotic p... - 0 views

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    White button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) exhibits antiproliferative and proapoptotic properties and inhibits prostate tumor growth in athymic mice. Adams LS, Phung S, Wu X, Ki L, Chen S.
    Nutr Cancer. 2008;60(6):744-56. n
    PMID: 19005974
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Button mushrooms contain as much anti-oxidants as expe... ( The humble white button mus... - 0 views

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    The humble white button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) has as much, and in some cases, more anti-oxidant properties than more expensive varieties.
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White Button Mushroom (Agaricus Bisporus) Exhibits Antiproliferative and Proapoptotic P... - 0 views

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    White button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) exhibits antiproliferative and proapoptotic properties and inhibits prostate tumor growth in athymic mice.
    Adams LS, Phung S, Wu X, Ki L, Chen S.
    Nutr Cancer. 2008;60(6):744-56.
    PMID: 19005974
    DOI: 10.1080/01635580802192866
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Definition of white button mushroom extract - National Cancer Institute Drug Dictionary - 0 views

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    A heat-stable extract of white button mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus) with potential chemopreventive and immunomodulating activities. Phytochemicals, such as polysaccharides and especially beta-D-glucans found in the white button mushroom extract, bind to and inhibit the activity of aromatase, an enzyme responsible for the conversion of androgens to estrogens and which is often upregulated in breast cancer cells. The consequent decrease in estrogen production may result in the suppression of estrogen-dependent cellular proliferation. In addition, this extract may promote dendritic cell (DC) maturation, increase interferon gamma (IFN-gamma) and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) production, and may enhance natural killer (NK) cell activity, thus amplifying both innate and T cell-mediated immune responses against cancer cells. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent.
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Eating mushrooms may boost immune system (ASU Research) - 0 views

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    Edible mushrooms are a versatile functional food and have been touted as a way to preserve youth, longevity and overall health for centuries. Now nutrition researchers from Arizona State University and Pennsylvania State University are finding that they may even help boost the immune system and reduce inflammation, especially in the colon.

    Keith R. Martin, ASU assistant professor in nutrition, along with his Penn State colleagues, experimented with various types of mushrooms, from the more common white button to the exotic like shiitake and oyster, to see what sort of effect they had on the immune system. Their paper was published in late February in BMC Immunology, a peer reviewed online journal.

    "We found that the white button mushroom seemed to be the most effective in boosting the immune system, which is good because they are the most affordable," said Martin.
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White button mushrooms appear to boost immune function - Tufts Journal: Briefs: Healthy... - 0 views

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    White button mushrooms appear to boost immune function

    It appears that a little fungus may be good for what ails you. That's the conclusion of a new study that found that eating white button mushrooms may boost the immune system and protect against infection.

    If the research, done on animals, translates to people, it could raise the health-benefit profile of the fungus, which also contains high concentrations of the super-antioxidant ergothioneine, which protects cells from damaging free radicals.

    "This is the first published study showing the effect of white button mushrooms on immune function," Dayong Wu, a scientist in the Immunology Laboratory at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts and lead author of the study, published in the June issue of the Journal of Nutrition, told NutraIngredients.com.

    The research also suggests that the mushroom may boost both innate and acquired immune system health. The innate immune system, the one you're born with, is the body's first line of defense. The acquired immune system revs up if a pathogen makes its way past the innate system and customizes the immune response to target the invader.
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Low Vitamin D Hurts Teenagers' Hearts - 0 views

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    March 11, 2009 -- Low vitamin D levels greatly increase a teenager's risk of diabetes and heart disease, Johns Hopkins researchers find.

    It is becoming clear that adults who get too little vitamin D are at higher risk for diabetes and heart disease. Now, it appears vitamin D levels also affect these risks earlier in life, say Johns Hopkins researchers Jared P. Reis, PhD, and colleagues.
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Wine Won't Cut Breast Cancer Risk - 0 views

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    March 9, 2009 -- Red or white wine with dinner? A new study suggests a woman's wine choice should be based on personal preference rather than any hope that a wine's color may affect its breast cancer-fighting ability.

    "We found no difference between red or white wine in relation to breast cancer risk. Neither appears to have any benefits," researcher Polly Newcomb, PhD, MPH, head of the Cancer Prevention Program at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, says in a news release.
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Dietary supplementation with white button mushroom enhances natural killer cell activit... - 0 views

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    Dietary supplementation with white button mushroom enhances natural killer cell activity in C57BL/6 mice.
    Wu D, Pae M, Ren Z, Guo Z, Smith D, Meydani SN.
    J Nutr. 2007 Jun;137(6):1472-7.
    PMID: 17513409
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White button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) exhibits...[Nutr Cancer. 2008] - PubMed Result - 0 views

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    White button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) exhibits antiproliferative and proapoptotic properties and inhibits prostate tumor growth in athymic mice.
    Adams LS, Phung S, Wu X, Ki L, Chen S.
    Nutr Cancer. 2008;60(6):744-56.
    PMID: 19005974
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The effects of whole mushrooms during inflammation. - BioMed Central | Full text | - 0 views

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    The effects of whole mushrooms during inflammation.\nYu S, Weaver V, Martin K, Cantorna MT.\nBMC Immunol. 2009 Feb 20;10:12.\nPMID: 19232107 \ndoi:10.1186/1471-2172-10-12\n
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