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Page 14 POST-GAZETTE, MARCH 11,2011 (FROM ITALIAN NEWSPAPERS AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS) Compiled by ~razio Z. Buttafuoco THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET: IT GETS EVEN BETTER. It is a frequent occurrence that we keep reading about healthy eating "ad nauseam"[ We also keep reporting on healthy eating in general, but also about what the entire world seems to get increasingly interested over the diet that is univer- sally known: The Mediterranean one. One day as I was jOtting down a few notes about a variety of topics, suddenly something flushed in my mind. It was the pyramid. This was a concept that I would apply to discuss food. What follows is the outcome of my thinking! Before I get into the dissertation about the idea, I would like to urge you to take a few notes and keep them handy for future referral. Let's now talk about the "food pyramid," which you may have observed in the past. As you visualize the "geometric solid," to compare to the Egyptian ones, you see that the base is quite large. Let's place at the base, the many ele- ments that everyone can eat in abundance, such as: greens, vegetables, fruit and leguminous products, such as lentils, fava beans, kidney beans and chick peas. Next level: fish, as a source of healthy Omega oil and proteins, and then we can place there chicken, which is also rich in proteins. On the next upper level we have: whole wheat pasta and bread, which are exceRent food items. As we move higher on the pyramid, we fred food items we should be cautious about: red meat, the kind of meat that people who are afflicted with cardiovascular issues should not to even touch. We also would like to suggest to use daily, if possible, extra virgin olive oil, lemon, red wine vinegar (no other substitute), garlic and onion. To help digest everything, especially after a big holi- day meal, a good glass or two of red wine, particularly a strong one from Sicily. We are not hesitant to suggest eating eggs and low-fat milk, very good sources of protein. Time to stop: I'm already salivating over the good stuff I have just men- tioned. I better get my lunch ready! NEW REVOLUTIONARY THERAPIES CAN STOP HUMAN PROSTATE CANCER. Serious studies-conducted at the University of Catania have led many scholars to believe that the day to stop prostate cancer is imminent. We have been breading, for quite some time, how effective are honey and red wine as well as fruit and vegetables in preventing sev- eral kinds of cancer because they contain micro- nutrients, a class of substances that have been shown to exhibit chemo-preventive and chemo-therapeutic activities. In the current study the effects of "resveratroF (100 ad 200 microM), a phitoalexin found in grapes, and the ethanolic extract of "propolis" (50 and 100 micro ml), a natural honey- bee product, were tested in androgen-resistant prostate cancer cells (DU 145), a cell line resembling the lost stage of prostate carcinoma. A comparison between the activity of these micro- nutrients and "vinorelbinc bitartrate" (Navelbine), a semi- synthetic drug normally used in the therapy of prostate cancer, was conducted. Several biD-chemical parameters were tested, such as cell viability (MTT assay), cell mem- brane integrity (Lactate dehydrogenase release), cell redox status (nitric oxide formation, reaction oxygen species production, reduced glutathione level (1), genomic DNA frag- mentation (COMET assay), with special attention on the presence of apoptotic DNA damage (TUNEL test), and pos- sible mitochondrial transmemhrane potential alteration (deltapsi). The results point out the anticancer activity of resveratrol and popolis' extract in human prostate cancer, exerting their cytoxicity through two different types of cell death, or necrosis and apoptitosis respectively. The data obtained suggest the possible use of these micro-nutrients both in alternative to classic chemotherapy, and in combi- nation with very low dosage of vinorelbine (5 microM). We hope to add to the above some more, and soon. This is exiting news we welcome any time. We trust that our read- ers do too. All the glory that was Rome ..... Pompei CAFFE PO PE1 TEL. 617-227-1562 FA5,C 617-74-2-7927 Bistro * Beer * Wine The time has come, the walrus said, TO TALK OF MANY THINGS of shoes and ships and sealing wax of cabbages and kings by Sal Giarratani WHERE SHOULD HAPPY BIRTHDAY CUZ County organization in New WARRREN STATUE My cousin Karen Gorman England founded in 1904 will STAND? celebrated another birthdaybe holding a Grand Banquet There's a battle brewing last month on the real and Dance at the Nonantum, over where a statue of Washington's Birth,day. Yes, A.L. Post 440 on April 9. Revolutionary War hero she is the one and same. Music by Erin's Melody with Dr. Joseph Warren should "Karenlee Gorman of special guest Michael O'Con- stand. Up until the .late Arundel, Maine" who penned nell, Lord Mayor of Cork. For sixties or so, it stood on that recent letter to the edi- more information, call Anna Warren Street in Roxbury tor here at the Post-Gazette Vendola at 781-391-5335. not far from Dudley Station. over my recent opine on mad DINING FOR A CAUSE It was removed to storage bicyclists who seem to avoidJoin the Charlestown for a while before folks at all traffic rules while biking Mother's Association (CMA) Roxbury Latin School asked around town. She gently of-at the 99 Restaurant at the if that school could place it fered a countering opine and Bunker Hill Mall for Dining on their property since he that was awful nice of her.With A Cause on Tuesday, graduated from Roxbury Karen is not a mad bicyclist March 15 between 5-7pm. Latin and later taught there, nor has she ever been one. Whether you stay for din- Back when Warren was She often rides in fund- ner or take it home, 15% alive, West Roxbury was a raising bike runs to raise of the proceeds will go to part of the Town of Roxbury, money for various causes. CMA. Don't forget to bring so those folks think he Thanks for sharing your your voucher, which will belongs with them. However, opinion Karen and happy be needed that night. For he actually lived closer to birthday once again, further information, go to where the statue was back BENNETT RUNNING FOR dennifenm.rossl@gmail.com. when I was a kid growing up DISTRICT 3 COUNCIL SEAT SULLIVAN'S IS BACK not far from it at Orchard AT CASTLE ISLAND Park. ONCE AGAIN Charlestown, by the way, Sullivan's over at Castle has a great statue by the Island re-opened for the Bunker Hill Monument 2011 season on February 28 where Dr. Warren died an and will be celebrating their American hero in the Battle 60th anniversary. Sullivan's of Bunker Hill. During that is open seven days a week battle, he not only fought the from 8:30 am until sun- Redcoats, he was also the set. Sullivan's website is doctor on call for the www.sullivanscastleisland.conz wounded rebel forces. I believe the statue should LEGAL NOTICE return to Roxbury, perhaps to Commonwealth of Massachusetts Dudley Square, which could The Trial Court use a piece of American his- Middlesex Probate and Family Court tory with direct links to the 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 Roxbury neighborhood. Make Docket No. MI11P0823EA the statue a visual presence It is now official. Doug In the Estate of to people of Roxbury passing Bennett who ran for a REGINA R VISELLI by him. citywide City Council seat Late of MALDEN, MA 02148 ARIES PARTY two years ago is now a can- Date of Death March 17, 2005 There will be a free Aries didate for Dorchester's Dis- NOTICE OF PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT OF Party on March 26 from ninetrict 3 City Council seat. ADMINISTRATOR until midnight at the Carver Bennett has left the Water- To all persons interested in the Den on Talbot Avenue in front and is now living in above captioned estate, apetiti0n has been presented requesting that KIMBERLY Dorchester. If you're looking Dorchester. Currently, the GOODMAN of Malden, MAorsomeothersuit- for a cool party with lots of seat is held by District able person be appointed administrator of food and great dancing thisCouncilor Maureen Feeney said estate to serve With Corporate Surety. IF YOU DESIRE TO OBJECT THERETO, is the place to be. from St. Brendan's Parish. YOU OR YOUR ATTORNEY MUST FILE A HARD TO BELIEVE IT HAS Doug Bennett says he has WRITTEN APPEARANCE IN SAID COURT BEEN A YEAR SINCE ... fresh ideas and common AT CAMBRIDGE ON OR BEFORE TEN O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING (10:00 AM) ON A good friend Of mine for sense solutions and is out APRIL 4, 201t. many years Mike Bare from there looking for one of your WITNESS, HON. PETER C. DIGANGI, Southie passed away last four votes on September 27. First Justice of this Court. Date: March 7, 2011 March I0th. I met him Two years ago, Bennett was Tara E. DeCristofaro, Register of Probate through former City Coun- one of the hardest working Run date: 3/11/11 cilor Michael Flaherty. He city council candidates hus- was a consummate political tling across the city knock- operative. He always gave ing on doors everywhere. LEGAL NOTICE I I0%. He was a man who Then, he was riding his Commonwealth of Massachusetts loved South Boston and rel-motor scooter from one end The Trial Court ished in it and its history, of the city to the other. To- Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Hiebofpneral was held last day, he's probably still ridingCambridge, MA 02141 St. l~rick's Day at a packed the same scooter from one Docket No. MI11P0770EA St. Monica's Church. end of Dorchester to the In the Estate of Mike, thank you for shar- other. HAZEL H GRUGAN alkla HAZEL GRUGAN ing your journey with so ST. FINBARR TO HOLD Late of FRAMINGHAM, MA 01701 many of us. We will never GRAND BANQUET & DANCE Date of Death February 1, 2011 forget the example of your The Knights & Ladies of NOTICE OF PETITION FOR life. St. Finbarr, the oldest Irish PROBATE OF WILL To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, a petition has been pre- The Agency for all your Insurance Coverages sented requesting that a document.purport- ing to be the last will of said decedent be proved and allowed and that SUZANNE GRUGAN Of Framingham, MA be appointed executor/trix, named in the will to serve ~~ Without Surety. ~..~.~~__~_s IF YOU DESIRE TO OBJECT THERETO, YOU OR YOUR ATTORNEY MUST FILE AUTO HOMEOWNERS TENANTS AWRITTENAPPEABANCEINSAID COURT AT CAMBRIDGE ON OR BEFORE TEN C O M M E RC I A I. O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING (10:00 AM) ON MARCH 29, 2011. in addition, you must file a written affidavit Experience makes the difference of objections to the petition, stating specific facts and grounds upon which the objection SPECIALIST in RESTAURANT and BUSI NESS POLICI ES isbased, within (30)days after the return day (or such other time as the court, on CALL TODAY FOR YOUR QUOTE motion with notice to the petitioner, may allow) in accordance with Probate Rule 16. 617-523-3456 - Fax 617-723-9212 WITNESS, HON. PETER C. DIGANGI, First Justice of this Court. 1 Longfellow - Place Suite 2322 - Boston, MA 02114 Date: March 1, 2011 Conveniently located with Free Parking Tara E. DeCristofaro, Register of Probate Run date: 3/11/11