All news articles for January 2012

Pre-treatment of mouse brain cells with the açai pulp fractions “significantly attenuated” the lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced production of pro-inflammatory molecules

Açai pulp demonstrates neuroprotective effects in new mouse study

By Elaine Watson

New evidence of the potentially neuro-protective effects of açai was unveiled this week in a study on mouse brain cells suggesting pulp from the Amazonian fruit could “combat some of the inflammatory and oxidative mediators of aging at the cellular level”.

Blueberry & broccoli may boost bowel health

Blueberry & broccoli may boost bowel health

By Stephen Daniells

Adding blueberries or broccoli to the diet may shift the balance of bacteria colonizing the gut, and improve inflammation associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), suggests new data from a mouse study.

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