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Matti Narkia

DCA and vanadium combination - The DCA Site - Updating You on DCA and Cancer - Dichloro... - 0 views

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    Simultaneously Blocking Glycolysis and Fat Metabolism

    Can the use of DCA and a fatty acid metabolism blocker together force more cancer cells into using aerobic metabolism?

    Tim McGough used green tea extract, which contains EGCG, in his fantastic response.

    DCA works by reactivating mitochondria and shifts metabolism from glycolysis to glucose oxidation. Hopefully the cancer cell will then undergo apoptosis. However, cancer cells have an alternate energy source: fat metabolism. This page explores to possibility of blocking fat metabolism to help force the cell into apoptosis.

    Oral squamous cell carcinoma is a cancer that does not respond well to DCA. This study, Head and Neck Cancer Cell Lines Are Resistant to Mitochondrial-Depolarization-Induced Apoptosis states:

    "Results: ΔΨm in head and neck cell lines started to show slight loss of ΔΨm, while HL-60 showed significant loss of ΔΨm after 30 min of treatment. All cell lines demonstrated complete mitochondrial depolarization within 24 h, however, only the control cell line HL-60 underwent apoptosis. In addition, HNSCC cell lines did not demonstrate cytoplasmic cytochrome c release despite significant mitochondrial membrane depolarization, while HL-60 cell initiated apoptosis and cytochcrome c release after 24 h of treatment. Conclusions: Head and neck cancer cell lines exhibit defects in mitochondrial-membrane-depolarization-induced apoptosis as well as impaired release of cytochrome c despite significant mitochondrial membrane depolarization. Proximal defects in the mitochondrial apoptosis pathway are a feature of HNSCC.(head and neck squamous cell carcinoma)"

    Note that although the cell lines were depolarized, apoptosis did not occur. So I checked to see if fatty acid metabolism is used by squamous cell carcinoma.
Matti Narkia

Addition of milk prevents vascular protective effects of tea. - Eur Heart J. 2007 Jan;2... - 0 views

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    Addition of milk prevents vascular protective effects of tea.
    Lorenz M, Jochmann N, von Krosigk A, Martus P, Baumann G, Stangl K, Stangl V.
    Eur Heart J. 2007 Jan;28(2):219-23. Epub 2007 Jan 9.
    PMID: 17213230
    doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehl442

    In conclusion, milk may counteract the favourable health effects of tea on vascular function. The finding that the tea-induced improvement of vascular function in humans is completely attenuated after addition of milk may have broad implications on the mode of tea preparation and consumption. In addition, it indicates that caution is warranted in the design of studies involving nutritional flavonoids.
Matti Narkia

New Research Suggests Drinking As Little As One Cup Of Black Tea Per Day Can Help Prote... - 0 views

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    New research reveals that drinking just one cup of regular, black tea per day may help to protect against cardiovascular disease. The research, conducted at the University of L'Aquila in Italy and supported by the Lipton Institute of Tea, is the first study to show that black tea consumption does - depending on dose - improve blood vessel reactivity, reduce both blood pressure and arterial stiffness, indicating a notably better cardiovascular health profile
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'Superfoods' Everyone Needs - WebMD - 0 views

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    Imagine a superfood -- not a drug -- powerful enough to help you lower your cholesterol, reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer, and, for an added bonus, put you in a better mood. Did we mention that there are no side effects? You'd surely stock up on a lifetime supply. Guess what? These life-altering superfoods are available right now in your local supermarket.
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