Alpha Lipoic Acid Protects Beta Cell Function

June 10, 2009 By Wayne Kuznar A small clinical study shows improvements in insulin secretion and insulin sensitivity and prevention of oxidative stress with the use of alpha-lipoic acid in obese persons with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), according to Chinese researchers. Obese patients often have elevated levels of free fatty acids, which may increase the [...]

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On June 10, 2009, posted in: Alpha Lipoic Acid, Articles by admin

Oxidative stress

Medical Research News Dr. Marcus Conrad of the Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology and Tumor Genetics at the Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen has decrypted the molecular mechanism through which the death of cells is caused by oxidative stress. This knowledge opens novel perspectives to systematically explore the benefit of targeted therapeutic interventions in the cure of [...]

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On September 3, 2008, posted in: Articles, Oxidative Stress by admin

Study of huge numbers of genetic mutations point to oxidative stress as underlying cause

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A study that tracked genetic mutations through the human equivalent of about 5,000 years has demonstrated for the first time that oxidative DNA damage is a primary cause of the process of mutation – the fuel for evolution but also a leading cause of aging, cancer and other diseases. The research, just [...]

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On March 22, 2008, posted in: Articles, Oxidative Stress by admin

Alpha Lipoic Acid and Liver Disease

by Burton M. Berkson, MD, MS, PhD TOWNSEND LETTER December 2007 Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA, thioctic acid, pyruvate oxidation factor) was first discovered by bacteriologist Irwin C. Gunsalus in 1948 when he observed that aerobic (oxygen-requiring) bacteria could not grow without it. Later, Gunsalus and Lester Reed determined the true structure and named it ALA [...]

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On December 19, 2007, posted in: Articles, Hepatitis C, Liver Disease by admin

1 in 3 have fatty liver, study finds

Research uncovers disease that’s usually undetected, untreated October 7, 2007 By SUE GOETINCK AMBROSE / The Dallas Morning News    Although the Dallas Heart Study is primarily geared toward studying heart disease, the study has also included extensive analysis of the body’s fat distribution, including fat stored in the liver. In a 2004 study published [...]

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On October 7, 2007, posted in: Articles, Liver Disease Articles by admin

Nutritional Supplements Improve Memory in Old Dogs

Salem-News.com (October 1, 2007 (CORVALLIS, Ore. ) – Nutritional supplements have successfully been used to improve the memory, ability to learn and cognitive function of old dogs – and might be able to do the same thing with humans. These supplements, acetyl-l-carnitine and alpha lipoic acid, are continuing to be studied in work with humans, [...]

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On October 1, 2007, posted in: Alpha Lipoic Acid, Articles by admin

Osteoarthritis Animation

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On August 15, 2007, posted in: Articles, Osteoarthritis Articles by admin

Exciting results against pancreatic cancer

March 2010 By Dr. Patrick Massey Every once in a while, a piece of medical research crosses my desk that I feel has the potential to change how medicine is practiced. Today is one of those days. A recent medical article revealed that patients with end stage pancreatic cancer and treated with an antioxidant and [...]

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On January 1, 1970, posted in: Alpha Lipoic Acid, Articles by admin