*** You can read my short summary; go to the interview link and read the whole nterview; and/or read the PubMed Abstract. These interviews are written for health professionals, but my summaries are pretty straight forward.
AGING (AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION, CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE, INFECTIONS)
Zinc at 45 mg of elemental zinc daily as acetate or gluconate administered in the post-absorptive state (2-3 h after dinner) has been shown to reduce cardiovascular risk. Zinc has been shown to be deficient in 30% of some elderly populations and has shown therapeutic value in slowing age-related macular degeneration, cardiovascular risk markers and infections. Doses of elemental zinc of 50 mg or more should be taken with 1 mg of copper. Serum levels of zinc are the most clinically efficient way to assess for zinc status.
[J Trace Elem Med Biol. 2014 Oct;28(4):364-371. 50683 (2/2015)]
Ubiquinol (CoQ10) 50 mg 2 x daily diluted in milk, tea or juice with breakfast with and lunch significantly improved autistic symptomatology.
[Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2014;2014:798957. 50679 (1/2015)]
A pomegranate, green tea, broccoli and turmeric combination product equaling 150 mg of each ingredient twice a day in capsule form – roughly equivalent to a bowl of broccoli, quarter of a teaspoon of turmeric, 4 cups of green tea and a quarter of a pomegranate a day.
[Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2014 Jun;17(2):180-6. 50656 (1/2015)]
Oat β-glucan (high molecular weight) ≥3 g/d found in high concentrations in oats and oat bran products lowered LDL and total cholesterol. β-glucan is a soluble fiber found in a variety of plant foods such as oats, oat bran and beans. About a cooked cup of these foods gets to the 3 grams per day goal of β-glucan.
[Am J Clin Nutr. 2014 Dec; 100(6):1413-21. 50618 (1/2015)]
Curcumin as the Phytosome® delivery system 1 g twice daily (200 mg curcumin b.i.d.) before exercise and given twice daily (4 days in total).
[ J Int Soc Sports Nutr 2014 Jun 18;11:31. 49915 (1/2015)]
Summary – http://www.vitasearch.com/get-clp-summary/40973
Interview – http://www.vitasearch.com/CP/experts/FranchekDrobnicFAT2015-01-17.pdf
PubMed – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24982601
Antioxidant-rich juice 200 ml (ARJ; 30% red grape, 70% pomegranate; not from concentrate) similar to the antioxidant intake of the Mediterranean dietary pattern containing bioactive compounds such as anthocyanins, resveratrol, punicalagin and hydrolysable tannins in a single dose any time daily showed a significant decrease in plasma lipid oxidation and a significant increase in plasma antioxidant capacity.
[Plant Foods Hum Nutr. 2014 Dec 7. 50659 (1/2015)]
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