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April 18, 1999
Dietary Lutein Inhibits Mammary Tumor Growth And Normalizes Immune Balance In Tumor-Bearing Mice
The carotenoid antioxidant lutein can normalize immune system balance in mammary tumor-bearing mice, effectively slowing tumor growth, according to a study presented today at the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology 1999 annual meeting.

Zinc Reduces Child Mortality By More Than 34%
Dietary zinc supplementation may reduce infant mortality by at least one-third, according to a study presented at the Federation of American Scientists Experimental Biology (FASEB) Meeting on April 18, 1999.

Dietary Carotenoid Lutein Reduces Atherosclerotic Lesion Formation In Mice
The carotenoid antioxidant lutein can significantly reduce atherosclerotic lesion formation in mice, according to a study presented today at the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology 1999 annual meeting.

University Of Pittsburgh Researchers Identify Immune System Process That Could Halt Progress Of Cirrhosis In Humans
Results of animal studies conducted at the University of Pittsburgh and being reported at Experimental Biology '99 dispel the notion that interleukin-6 causes liver fibrosis or cirrhosis and instead suggest that it is important to the liver's recovery.

Cordis Cardiology Introduces The MINI Crown Stent
Cordis Cardiology today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval to market its new MINI Crown stent (the MINI) specifically engineered for smaller coronary vessels (lumen diameters from 3.25 mm to as small as 2.25 mm).

Cedars-Sinai Medical Tip Sheet For April 15 (A)
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