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USDA Database for the Proanthocyanidin Content of Selected Foods - 2004 - 0 views

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    "USDA Database for the Proanthocyanidin Content
    of Selected Foods - 2004

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    This database was created through a collaborative effort between the Nutrient Data Laboratory and Food Composition Laboratory, USDA-ARS; The Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center, USDA-ARS; Mars, Inc.; and Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.

    The database contains values for 205 food items for the following proanthocyanidins:

    * Monomers
    * Dimers
    * Trimers
    * 4-6 mers (tetramers, pentamers and hexamers)
    * 7-10 mers (heptamers, octamers, nonamers and decamers)
    * Polymers (DP>10)"
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The Heart Scan Blog: Food sources of vitamin K2 - 0 views

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    Vitamin K2 is emerging as an exciting player in the control and possible regression of coronary atherosclerotic plaque. Only about 10% of dietary vitamin K intake is in the K2 form, the other 90% being the more common K1.
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The Heart Scan Blog: Cheese and vitamin K2 - 0 views

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    If you've been following the Track Your Plaque conversation, you know that, contrary to prevailing opinion among many cardiologists, there is an emerging notion that coronary calcification is an active process, a true part of the disease.

    Vitamin D3 is an important aspect of this question. So is vitamin K2. Not to be confused with K1 that plays a role in blood coagulation, K2 has an important role in calcium metabolism. Thus, vitmain K2 deficiency is related to osteoporosis and to coronary calcification.
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Plant-based flavonoid may cut ovarian cancer risk | Reuters - 0 views

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    "NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who eat greater amounts of plant-based foods and drinks with the naturally occurring flavonoid, apigenin, may have a decreased risk for ovarian cancer, study findings suggest.

    Apigenin, found in celery, parsley, red wine, tomato sauce, and other plant-based foods may be "particularly beneficial," said Dr. Margaret A. Gates, of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, in Boston, Massachusetts.

    Flavanoids are compounds with antioxidant properties that protect cells against damage by oxygen molecules. In a study that compared flavonoid intake among women with and without ovarian cancer, women reporting the highest apigenin intake had a "borderline significant decrease" in ovarian cancer risk over women reporting the lowest apigenin intake, Gates and her associates report in the International Journal of Cancer."
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Whole Health Source: Butyric Acid: an Ancient Controller of Metabolism, Inflammation an... - 0 views

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    "Susceptible strains of rodents fed high-fat diets overeat, gain fat and become profoundly insulin resistant. Dr. Jianping Ye's group recently published a paper showing that the harmful metabolic effects of a high-fat diet (lard and soybean oil) on mice can be prevented, and even reversed, using a short-chain saturated fatty acid called butyric acid (hereafter, butyrate).

    The butyrate-fed mice remained lean and avoided metabolic problems. Butyrate increased their energy expenditure by increasing body heat production and modestly increasing physical activity. It also massively increased the function of their mitochondria, the tiny power plants of the cell."
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Vitamin K content of foods and dietary vitamin K intake in Japanese young women. J Nutr... - 0 views

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    Vitamin K content of foods and dietary vitamin K intake in Japanese young women.
    Kamao M, Suhara Y, Tsugawa N, Uwano M, Yamaguchi N, Uenishi K, Ishida H, Sasaki S, Okano T.
    J Nutr Sci Vitaminol (Tokyo). 2007 Dec;53(6):464-70.
    PMID: 18202532

    Several reports indicate an important role for vitamin K in bone health as well as blood coagulation. However, the current Adequate Intakes (AI) might not be sufficient for the maintenance of bone health. To obtain a closer estimate of dietary intake of phylloquinone (PK) and menaquinones (MKs), PK, MK-4 and MK-7 contents in food samples (58 food items) were determined by an improved high-performance liquid chromatography method. Next, we assessed dietary vitamin K intake in young women living in eastern Japan using vitamin K contents measured here and the Standard Tables of Food Composition in Japan. PK was widely distributed in green vegetables and algae, and high amounts were found in spinach and broccoli (raw, 498 and 307 microg/100 g wet weight, respectively). Although MK-4 was widely distributed in animal products, overall MK-4 content was lower than PK. MK-7 was observed characteristically in fermented soybean products such as natto (939 microg/100 g). The mean total vitamin K intake of all subjects (using data from this study and Japanese food composition tables) was about 230 microg/d and 94% of participants met the AI of vitamin K for women aged 18-29 y in Japan, 60 microg/d. The contributions of PK, MK-4 and MK-7 to total vitamin K intake were 67.7, 7.3 and 24.9%, respectively. PK from vegetables and algae and MK-7 from pulses (including fermented soybean foods) were the major contributors to the total vitamin K intake of young women living in eastern Japan
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Lectins in Edible Foods & ABO Reactions | Owen Foundation Website - 0 views

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    "This is an alphabetical list of Foods containing Lectins, from edible Plant and Animal sources.

    Most lectins, in plant species, are NOT ABO blood type specific. Even fewer EDIBLE plants have lectins that are ABO type specific.

    This list does conflict with the information of the various incarnations of 'blood type diets', as far as specific foods agglutinating certain of the ABO blood types only. However, this information below has been derived directly from the published scientific literature and studies which are listed in the references which follow this list. It is not known where the authors of these diet books came up with their ABO blood-type agglutination data, it is definitely false when compared to published scientific studies.

    The first section has a list of foods, in alphabetical order for easier searching, their scientific names, and which blood types are agglutinated by them."
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On the Trail of the Elusive X-Factor: Vitamin K2 Revealed - 0 views

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    Vitamin K2 is produced by animal tissues, including the mammary glands, from vitamin K1, which occurs in rapidly growing green plants.

    A growing body of published research confirms Dr. Price's discoveries, namely that vitamin K2 is important for the utilization of minerals, protects against tooth decay, supports growth and development, is involved in normal reproduction, protects against calcification of the arteries leading to heart disease, and is a major component of the brain.

    Vitamin K2 works synergistically with the two other "fat-soluble activators" that Price studied, vitamins A and D. Vitamins A and D signal to the cells to produce certain proteins and vitamin K then activates these proteins.

    Vitamin K2 plays a crucial role in the development of the facial bones, and its presence in the diets of nonindustrialized peoples explains the wide facial structure and freedom from dental deformities that Weston Price observe
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Factors that Influence the Cutaneous Synthesis and Dietary Sources of Vitamin D - 0 views

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    Factors that influence the cutaneous synthesis and dietary sources of vitamin D.
    Chen TC, Chimeh F, Lu Z, Mathieu J, Person KS, Zhang A, Kohn N, Martinello S, Berkowitz R, Holick MF.
    Arch Biochem Biophys. 2007 Apr 15;460(2):213-7. Epub 2007 Jan 8.
    PMID: 17254541
    doi: 10.1016/j.abb.2006.12.017

    Vitamin D is rare in food. Among the vitamin D-rich food, oily fish are considered to be one of the best sources. Therefore, we analyzed the vitamin D content in several commonly consumed oily and non-oily fish. The data showed that farmed salmon had a mean content of vitamin D that was ~25% of the mean content found in wild caught salmon from Alaska, and that vitamin D2 was found in farmed salmon, but not in wild caught salmon. The results provide useful global guidelines for obtaining sufficient vitamin D3 by cutaneous synthesis and from dietary intake to prevent vitamin D deficiency and its health consequences.ensuing illness, especially, bone fractures in the elderly.
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Sphingolipids in food and the emerging importance of sphingolipids to nutrition. - J Nu... - 0 views

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    Sphingolipids in food and the emerging importance of sphingolipids to nutrition.
    Vesper H, Schmelz EM, Nikolova-Karakashian MN, Dillehay DL, Lynch DV, Merrill AH Jr.
    J Nutr. 1999 Jul;129(7):1239-50. Review.
    PMID: 10395583
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Shedding Light on Vitamin D and Cancer - 0 views

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    Vitamin D's days of obscurity seem pretty much over. Once just an afterthought to most people-relegated to the sides of milk cartons and the pages of medical texts-it's now on the cusp of becoming a full-fledged disease prevention star. Although vitamin D has long been known as an important factor in bone health, a quickly growing body of evidence now shows that it may also help lower the risk of cancer, heart disease, and even premature death.[1], [2] Not surprisingly, scientists and the public have started to take note, particularly of vitamin D's potential to protect against cancer
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Phosphatidylserine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 0 views

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    Phosphatidylserine (abbreviated Ptd-L-Ser, or PS) is a phospholipid component, usually kept on the inner-leaflet, the cytosolic side, of cell membranes by an enzyme called flippase. When a cell undergoes apoptotic cell death phosphatidylserine is no longer restricted to the cytosolic part of the membrane, but becomes exposed on the surface of the cell.

    First pilot studies indicate that PS supplementation might be beneficial for children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder

    PS can be found in meat fish, but is most abundant in the brain and in innards such as liver and kidney. Only small amounts of PS can be found in dairy products or in vegetables, with the exception of white beans.
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Basic Nutrition: The Miracle of Vitamin D - 0 views

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    In April of 2000 a clinical observation published in Archives of Internal Medicine caught my attention. Dr. Anu Prabhala and his colleagues reported on the treatment of five patients confined to wheelchairs with severe weakness and fatigue. Blood tests revealed that all suffered from severe vitamin D deficiency. The patients received 50,000 IU vitamin D per week and all became mobile within six weeks.1\n\nDr. Prabhala's research sparked my interest and led to a search for current information on vitamin D, how it works, how much we really need and how we get it. The following is a small part of the important information that I found.
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Factors that influence the cutaneous synthesis and dietary sources of vitamin D. - Scie... - 0 views

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    Factors that influence the cutaneous synthesis and dietary sources of vitamin D.\nChen TC, Chimeh F, Lu Z, Mathieu J, Person KS, Zhang A, Kohn N, Martinello S, Berkowitz R, Holick MF.\nArch Biochem Biophys. 2007 Apr 15;460(2):213-7. Epub 2007 Jan 8.\nPMID: 17254541\ndoi:10.1016/j.abb.2006.12.017\n
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An evaluation of the vitamin D3 content in fish: Is the vitamin D content adequate to s... - 0 views

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    Lu Z, Chen TC, Zhang A, Persons KS, Kohn N, Berkowitz R, Martinello S, Holick MF.
    An evaluation of the vitamin D3 content in fish: Is the vitamin D content adequate to satisfy the dietary requirement for vitamin D?
    J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 2007 Mar;
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n-3 fatty acid dietary recommendations and food sources to achieve essentiality and car... - 0 views

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    n-3 fatty acid dietary recommendations and food sources to achieve essentiality and cardiovascular benefits.
    Gebauer SK, Psota TL, Harris WS, Kris-Etherton PM.
    Am J Clin Nutr. 2006 Jun;83(6 Suppl):1526S-1535S. Review.
    PMID: 16841863

    Dietary recommendations have been made for n-3 fatty acids, including {alpha}-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) to achieve nutrient adequacy and to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease. These recommendations are based on a large body of evidence from epidemiologic and controlled clinical studies. The n-3 fatty acid recommendation to achieve nutritional adequacy, defined as the amount necessary to prevent deficiency symptoms, is 0.6-1.2% of energy for ALA; up to 10% of this can be provided by EPA or DHA. To achieve recommended ALA intakes, food sources including flaxseed and flaxseed oil, walnuts and walnut oil, and canola oil are recommended. The evidence base supports a dietary recommendation of {approx}500 mg/d of EPA and DHA for cardiovascular disease risk reduction. For treatment of existing cardiovascular disease, 1 g/d is recommended. These recommendations have been embraced by many health agencies worldwide. A dietary strategy for achieving the 500-mg/d recommendation is to consume 2 fish meals per week (preferably fatty fish). Foods enriched with EPA and DHA or fish oil supplements are a suitable alternate to achieve recommended intakes and may be necessary to achieve intakes of 1 g/d.
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Factors that influence the cutaneous synthesis and dietary sources of vitamin D - Scien... - 0 views

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    Chen TC, Chimeh F, Lu Z, Mathieu J, Person KS, Zhang A, Kohn N, Martinello S, Berkowitz R, Holick MF.
    Factors that influence the cutaneous synthesis and dietary sources of vitamin D.
    Arch Biochem Biophys. 2007 Apr 15;460(2):213-7. Epub 2007 Jan 8.
    PMI
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ImmInst.org -> Nootropics & Brain Enhancers - 0 views

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    Immortality Institute "For Infinite Lifespans"
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