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Heart-Protecting Probiotics

The Study Abstract: Lactobacillus plantarum DR7 Reduces Cholesterol via Phosphorylation of AMPK That Down-regulated the mRNA Expression of HMG-CoA Reductase. Hypercholesterolemia is one of the primary risk factors for cardiovascular diseases. The use of lactobacilli probiotics to reduce blood
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Propolis Stops Cold Sores…Cold!

The Study: Comparative Study with a Lip Balm Containing 0.5% Propolis Special Extract GH2002 versus 5% Acyclovir Cream in Patients with Herpes Labialis in the Papular/Erythematous Stage: A Single-blind, Randomized, Two-arm Study. Background and objective: This controlled single-blind trial compared the efficacy of a lip balm with propolis special extract GH2002 at a concentration of 0.5% in the treatment of episodes of herpes labialis with that of 5% acyclovir cream. Method: Patients in the erythematous/papular stage were randomized: 189 patients were treated with propolis cream, 190 patients were treated with acyclovir cream (intention-to-treat population). Application was 5 times daily. The primary parameter was the difference in median time to complete encrustation or

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