October 25, 1993 |
We hedge our bets with all kinds of insurance policies. We insure our homes, cars, children, husbands, wives, boats, skis and dogs. Heck, dancers even insure their legs. So how about a policy that insures good health? Insurance against cancer, heart disease, cataracts, diabetes, high cholesterol, Parkinson's disease, arthritis and all those ailments that have been accepted as a scourge of aging in today's world. A dream? As of now, yes. But some researchers are on the trail of what they say has the potential to protect us--at least partially--against those diseases.
September 15, 1993 |
Daily doses of beta carotene, Vitamin E and selenium reduced cancer deaths by 13% in a study conducted in rural China by U.S. researchers, who caution that the results may not apply to the United States, where people eat a more well-balanced diet. The five-year study, involving 29,584 people in an area where cancer rates are among the highest in the world, showed that some vitamins and minerals can be of benefit against cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute researchers.
June 16, 1993 |
Herbert M. Evans was baffled. The year was 1922 and the UC Berkeley scientist was tinkering with the diet of his laboratory rats. It seemed that a mysterious substance in the wheat germ oil he was feeding them helped the rodents reproduce. "Factor X," he dubbed it. He hadn't the foggiest notion what it was. And so it happened that Evans and colleague Katharine S. Bishop stumbled upon what was to become one of the most overlooked developments in modern medicine: the discovery of Vitamin E.
May 20, 1993 |
In studies that bolster theories about the link between vitamins and clogged arteries, Harvard University researchers report that people who take massive daily doses of Vitamin E have a significantly reduced risk of heart disease--although they caution that it is still too soon to recommend widespread use of the vitamin.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 1992 |
Researchers at Salk Institute and UC San Diego announced Thursday that they have discovered one possible cause of the cell death that occurs in the brains of victims of Alzheimer's disease. The work of three researchers from the Salk Institute and one from UCSD also reveals that Vitamin E can inhibit the death of nerve cells caused by a protein that accumulates in the brains of those suffering from Alzheimer's.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 1988 |
A new study reports Vitamin E appears to bolster the immune systems of elderly men and women, a finding that suggests the vitamin may help people fend off infections and other diseases as they age. In the study, Dr.
September 30, 1988 |
One or two capsules of Vitamin E daily can at least partially reverse the decline in immunity that normally occurs during aging and thereby might make it easier for the elderly to fight off disease, a researcher from the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Thursday at a meeting of the American Chemical Society in Los Angeles. Department of Agriculture nutritionist Simin N.