July 5th, 2011

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Lectins in Potato, Tomato, Barley, Rye, Rice Prevent Wt Loss ?

avoid these for loss of visceral fat, less DM2, CVDz
Mercola is saying that these foods have "similar properties to wheat"
they contain chitin-binding lectins which act similarly to wheat lectin (WGA)
chitins = n-acetyl-glucosamine in long polymers (where are these? on nerve cells?)
WGA and these foods bind them
sprouted wheat contains the most WGA and also BA's (benzoxazinoids, toxic)
he's getting his info from greenmedinfo
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/
(I'm not a member yet but this is a site I plan to join when I'm out of school)
consult his site for links to studies: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/07/05/other-nonwheat-grains-can-also-hurt-your-health.aspx
must run, this saved for future research
*new tag: lectins
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Coffee Drinkers Get Less Prostate Cancer

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/745359?src=mp&spon=34
is a review on this study:

Wilson KM, Kasperzyk JL, Rider JR, et al. Coffee consumption and prostate cancer risk and progression in the health professionals follow-up study. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2011;103:876-884. Epub 2011 May 17.

but this study
http://cancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/50/21/6836.short
found no correlation at least for survival of fatal prostate cancer, between coffee drinkers or not.

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