Nagase, Others Find that Seaweed Polyphenol Detoxifies Intestines.
In experiments on mice, the four partners confirmed that phlorotannin suppresses the activity of beta glucronidase, an enzyme that inhibits the detoxifying function of the body. Furthermore, phlorotannin helps increase the level of bifidobacteria in the intestines. Accordingly, researchers have concluded that the intake of phlorotannin may play a role in preventing colon cancer.
Details of the research will be announced at the 126th Annual Meeting of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan, to be held March 28-30 in Sendai.
Copyright [c] 2006 Japan Corporate News Network. All rights reserved.
|Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback|
|Publication:||JCNN News Summaries|
|Date:||Mar 15, 2006|
|Previous Article:||Rosemary Helps Prevent Brain Aging, Says Nagase.|
|Next Article:||Taisho Pharmaceutical, Nissan Chemical Industries Announce Positive Results in Phase IIb Clinical Study for NM-702.|