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Testosterone replacement therapy: How safe for aging men?
...ly, testosterone (the most important male hormone) supplements
have been used by aging men to improve their muscl...o investigate potential links between testosterone supplements
and cardiovascular and renal disease. The team, comprised of Radu Iliescu, Licy L. Yanes, Julio C. S...
The 'female advantage' in kidney disease does not extend to diabetic women
...omes to diabetes estrogen and estrogen-like supplements
protect the kidney in an animal model of diabetic renal disease, suggesting that restoring estrogen levels provides protection against kidney disease the absence of the hormone testosterone contributes to a more rapid progression of kidney dis...
Negative effects of plastic's additive blocked by nutrient supplements
...ffects of a toxin, in this case BPA, with maternal supplements
has the potential to protect present and future generations. Genistein, which is readily available in health food stores, is an active ingredient in soy. It is possible, Jirtle said, that the reason Asians have much lower rates of obesity and certa...
FDA Nanotechnology Task Force takes positive step forward
... pharmaceuticals and devices to cosmetics and food supplements
and in calling for a wide range of FDA actions to prepare for and execute its oversight role. While available evidence does not suggest that all materials with nanoscale dimensions will be hazardous, the Task Force correctly concludes that the agency...
Nature's secrets yield new adhesive material
...he dry adhesive properties of the gecko lizard and supplements
it with the underwater adhesive properties of a mussel. The hybrid material, which they call a geckel nanoadhesive, proved in initial testing to be adherent under dry and wet conditions. It also adhered much longer under both extremes than previous ...
Adding folic acid to flour significantly reduces congenital malformations
...women in their child-bearing years consume vitamin supplements
containing folic acid. Canada decided to add folic.... Health Canada still recommends taking folic acid supplements
to women in their child-bearing years. Researchers Dr. Philippe De Wals and Fassiatou Tairou of Un...
FDA finds no strong link between tomatoes and reduced cancer risk
...ly prostate cancer. In order for foods and dietary supplements
to be labeled with such health claims, the FDA must review and approve these claims based on the available scientific evidence. In a review article, Claudine Kavanaugh, Ph.D., of the FDA in College Park, Md., and colleagues describe the agencys No...
Complementary therapy for infertile women may reduce chances of pregnancy
...therapies for example reflexology and nutritional supplements
during their treatments were more distressed and emotionally affected by their fertility problems than non-users, says Dr. Boivin. This difference in stress may mean that women used CATs for stress reduction, and if this were the case it would be i...
Omega-3 fatty acids protect eyes against retinopathy, study finds
...s Hospital Boston will test the effects of omega-3 supplements
in premature infants. ...
Dietary calcium is better than supplements at protecting bone health
...of estrogenic metabolites in the urine." Calcium supplements
differ in how well their calcium can be absorbed, ...m. "Only about 35 percent of the calcium in most supplements
ends up being absorbed by the body," Armamento-Villareal says. "Calcium from the diet is generally b...
Older men may not live as long if they have low testosterone
...clinical trials can determine whether testosterone supplements
can safely promote longer life. Such a trial is in the planning stages at UCSD. Barrett-Connor cautioned, "We are very excited about these findings, which have important implications, but we are not ready to say that men should go out and get t...
Soy estrogens and breast cancer: Researcher offers overview
...the science linking breast cancer, soy and dietary supplements
that contain soy phytoestrogens this month at a co...bout the use of genistein and other isoflavones in supplements
sold as "natural" alternatives to hormone-replacement therapy. He notes that midlife women who consu...
Heavy multivitamin use may be linked to advanced prostate cancer
...tene, or zinc supplements. Because multivitamin supplements
consist of a combination of several vitamins and m...ns and underscore the possibility that antioxidant supplements
could have unintended consequences for our health, the authors write....
Study shows marine omega-3 fatty acids have positive effect on muscle mass
...fluence protein metabolism. To do so, they added supplements
containing either omega-3s from fish oil or a mixture of cottonseed and olive oils without omega-3s to the regular diet of steers. After five weeks, animals with the marine omega-3 diet showed increased sensitivity to insulin which, in turn, improved...
$4.4 million NIH grant renews Echinacea and St John's wort research at Iowa State
...re likely that we're moving toward improving these supplements
rather than identifying chemicals for use as drugs...nts Clinical studies on the efficacy of Echinacea supplements
against infectious disease have had mixed results. Research by The Iowa Center for Research on Botan...
Vitamin extends life in yeast, Dartmouth Medical School researchers find
... in animals. It could pave the way for developing supplements
to benefit humans. Radical calorie reduction can extend life. Dieting or fasting mice live longer and lowering the glucose that yeast grow on extends their lifespan, according to Dr. Charles Brenner, associate professor of genetics and of biochem...
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- April 25, 2007
...obes High doses of phytochemicals in teas and supplements
could be unhealthy Toward a banana-based vacc...LEASE High doses of phytochemicals in teas and supplements
could be unhealthy Chemical Research in Toxicology Those phytochemicals natural plant-based co...
A steady, high-fat diet is bad, but the news gets worse
...ber of calories and the low-fat breakfast included supplements
to balance it for sodium and potassium. Two hours later the two groups were subjected to standard physical and mental stress tests while having their cardiovascular responses measured. They performed a mathematical test designed to be stressful, c...
Researcher focuses on pros, cons of antioxidants from fruits and vegetables
...he U.S. more than $20 billion was spent on dietary supplements
in 2005, said Talcott, who is in a joint research ...y. "Over $7 billion was spent on herbal dietary supplements
in 2005." These supplements
are plant-based, including grape seed extract, St. John's wort, ginseng ...
New methods and tools needed to measure exposure to airborne nanomaterials
...e parts and from clothing to cosmetics and dietary supplements
(see: www.nanotechproject.org/consumerproducts ). Nanotechnology is the ability to measure, see, manipulate and manufacture things usually between 1 and 100 nanometers. A nanometer is one billionth of a meter; a human hair is roughly 100,000 nano...
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