Posts tagged: antioxidants

Tobacco’s topical wrinkle rewards

Tweet Everyone knows that smoking can worsen wrinkles, but a new discovery by Italian scientists could put tobacco in a new anti-wrinkle role. Chosen because of its levels of proline and glycine, abundant amino acids in human collagen, wild tobacco was tested on keratinocytes and fibroblasts to determine its anti-aging properties. In addition to acting as an antioxidant, the researchers found that its mix of peptides, amino acids and sugars had a ... Jump to full article >>

Green Tea May Cut Smokers’ Lung Cancer Risk

Tweet Drinking a cup or more a day of green tea may counteract the effect of smoking on lung cancer, especially in smokers who may not be genetically susceptible to the cancer, according to a Taiwanese researcher. ”The antioxidants may inhibit tumor growth,” I-Hsin Lin, a master’s degree student at Chung Shan Medical University in Taiwan, tells WebMD. She presented her findings today at the American Association of Cancer Researc ... Jump to full article >>