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Florida citrus industry being devastated by unstoppable bacterial disease

5/15/2013 - A tiny insect called the Asian psyllid is feasting on Florida's citrus trees and spreading bacteria that is leeching nutrients from the trees. The bacterial disease, called Huanglongbing, does not affect humans but does kill off citrus trees. The disease is commonly referred to as citrus greening, which...

Citrus fruit significantly reduces breast cancer risk in latest systematic review

5/4/2013 - A high intake of citrus fruits lowers breast cancer risk in women by 10 percent, according to a new systematic review of past studies. But importantly, "high" intake was only 17 to 33 grams daily in one of the studies analyzed, and this provided a 32 percent risk reduction of breast cancer. The anti-cancer...

Natural lemon extract is cytotoxic to breast cancer cells

12/6/2012 - A new study has shown for the first time how limonoids, natural compounds present in lemons and other citrus fruit, impede both ER+ and ER- breast cancer cell growth. This sheds new light on the importance of citrus fruit for breast cancer prevention and supports past studies which showed fruit consumption...

Green tea plus citrus provides new level of cancer protection

10/2/2012 - A large study was recently carried out in Japan to assess citrus fruit consumption as a means of preventing cancer. The results were surprising: citrus fruit had a markedly lower risk for multiple cancers, but only for green tea drinkers. More importantly, daily citrus consumption provided significant...

Eating more citrus fruit can lower your risk of stroke

4/2/2012 - The antioxidant flavonoid compounds found in citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruits offer protective benefits against blood clot-related strokes. These are the findings of a new study published in the American Heart Association (AHA) journal Stroke, and ones that could help many people who currently...

Citrus fruit may help lower the risk of stroke in women

3/2/2012 1:06:01 PM - A study recently carried out at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, United Kingdom and published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association reveals that a compound found in citrus fruit can help lower the risk of ischemic stroke. The research showed that women who consumed high amounts...

Anti-inflammatory antioxidants in citrus fruits reduce the risk of stroke

2/29/2012 - Medical science tells us that when someone suffers a stroke, seconds literally count. The longer the afflicted person goes without treatment, the more brain damage that can occur. In fact, stroke is the third-leading cause of death in the United States, affecting about 795,000 people a year, 600,000...

Citrus BioFlavonoids are a powerful defense against oxidative stress

9/22/2011 - Citrus fruits contain a vast array of phytonutrients that are just now being respected for the extraordinary health values they hold. Fruits and vegetables have been renowned for years for providing essential nutrients such as vitamin C. Today, nutritional scientists have discovered a group of bioactive...

Obesity Breakthrough: Citrus Fruit Flavonoid Controls Weight, Causes Fat Loss

7/25/2009 - Flavonoids are compounds found in fruits, vegetables, and certain beverages (including tea, coffee, fruit juices and wine) that have aroused scientific interest in recent years because they seem to benefit the human body in a host of ways -- from fighting viruses to preventing inflammation and infections....

Citrus Grove Weed Control Using Organic Plant Waste

1/14/2009 - Organic citrus farmers are faced with escalating production challenges such as weed control to meet consumer demands. Most people are aware that conventionally-grown citrus crops are heavily sprayed in pre and post-harvest production, leaving measurable amounts of pesticide and herbicide residue in...

Citrus Extracts Found to Enhance Heart Health in Small Study

11/14/2008 - A blend of citrus and tree bark extracts was found to improve several markers of cardiovascular health and to aid in weight loss, in a study conducted by researchers from the University of Yaounde I in Cameroon, the University of Mississippi, America's Gateway Health Alliances and Next Pharmaceuticals,...

Kitchen Appliance Review: Breville Juice Extractors Put to the Test

10/23/2008 - It is rare to discover kitchen appliances of such remarkable design, quality and performance that they transform juicing and food prep into sheer joy. The Breville product line, however, has achieved what once seemed impossible: Creating a line of juice extractors, citrus juicers, blenders and other...

Citrus Crops in U.S Under Siege From Unknown Bacterium

9/2/2008 - Citrus greening is blazing through the Florida citrus groves like wildfire. Scientists don't know how long it will take to find a treatment or cure for this contagious bacterial disease. One scenario projects that within nine to ten years, all the citrus trees currently in the ground will be dead. Citrus...

Citrus peel waste may be used to generate earth-friendly fuel

5/1/2007 - Companies in Florida are hoping to turn millions of tons of citrus peel waste into a source for cost-efficient, local biofuel. The nearly 5 million tons of citrus waste produced in the state annually could be converted into as much as 60 million gallons of ethanol, possibly enough to meet central Florida's...

Citrus peel extract shown to reduce insulin resistance; may help diabetics, says research

6/20/2006 - New research indicates that citrus peel extract containing polymethoxylated flavones (PMFs) may help prevent diabetes. In a study published in the journal of "Life Sciences" (Vol. 79, pp. 365-373), lead author Rachel Li reports that the extract significantly reduced serum triglycerides (TG) and cholesterol...

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