Elevated TBARS is a strongly predictive of cardiovascular events

In resarch released some years ago, Serum levels of TBARS were strongly predictive of cardiovascular events in patients with stable CAD, independently of traditional risk factors and inflammatory markers. See: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15542282 This means that Protandim proven to reduce TBARS, could be a very strong preventative measure against heart disease. This echo’s findings from the American Heart Association’s published article on Protandim back in 2009. Is TBARS a valid measurement of oxidative stress? Yes. And it speaks volumes to the clinical effects of what Protandim can do.

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BPA Levels From Eating Canned Soup and Free Radicals

BPA is nasty stuff.  This study, shows how BPA increase from those who eat canned soup, in just 5 days.  Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical produced in large quantities for use primarily in the production of polycarbonate plastics found in water bottles and food storage containers. BPA is known to disrupt the endocrine system in the human body and may contribute to weight gain, metabolic syndrome, prostate gland, cardiovascular disease, hormone sensitive cancers such as breast and prostate, and immune system dysfunction. Harmful exposure levels are not known at this time and are currently being researched. The amount of BPA that leeches into food and drink varies depending on the age of the container, the temperature of the food/drink, and the type of container. Did you also know that BPA is related to free radicals?  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12865045 This article showed how BPA Injected into mice, increased hydrogen peroxide in the mouse […]

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Drug may treat premature ageing disease

This was interesting research in anti aging.  UK scientists believe an existing drug may help to treat a premature ageing disease called progeria, in which children age up to eight times as fast as the usual rate. Researchers at Durham University say that the disease is partly caused by DNA damage defects in cells, which occurs when the cells come under oxidative stress. Their research suggests that a drug called N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) – which is widely used and well tolerated – helps to control the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and DNA damage. Although it did not affect some other aspects of cell stress, a combination of NAC and other currently used drugs may help to treat children with progeria. The findings are published in the journal Human Molecular Genetics and could have important implications. Professor Chris Hutchison explained: ‘In children with progeria, we can see that double-strand breaks in the […]

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