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Diet can provide protection against development of certain cancers, new studies show

...to examine the effect of aspirin and beta-carotene supplements on development of cancer and cardiovascular disease, and the participants filled out a one-time food questionnaire 12 months after starting the study. In this analysis, investigators were also trying to determine if fish consumption had a different e...

Children's Hospital Oakland's new maternal diet study

...his same diet supplemented with common nutritional supplements including folate, choline, betaine, vitamin B12, zinc and methionine. The supplements were fed to the mice for a week during mid-pregnancy. The offspring were examined for their coat col...

Children's Hospital and Research Center-Oakland presents a new maternal diet study

...his same diet supplemented with common nutritional supplements including folate, choline, betaine, vitamin B12, zinc and methionine. The supplements were fed to the mice for a week during mid-pregnancy. The offspring were examined for their coat col...

Turmeric prevents experimental rheumatoid arthritis, bone loss, University of Arizona study shows

...l content and biological activity of the botanical supplements available for use. This work paves the way for the...linical and clinical trials needed before turmeric supplements can be recommended for medicinal use in preventing or suppressing rheumatoid arthritis. This study...

Scientists identify switch for brain's natural anti-oxidant defense

...ies are implicated," said Spiegelman. Anti-oxidant supplements have been used with some success in patients with neurodegenerative diseases, but Spiegelman noted that the process sparked by PGC-1a "is how nature does it." Researchers currently are screening drugs in search of compounds that could spur PGC-1a ex...

Breast Cancer Month story tips from Georgetown University Medical Center

...cancer preventative lunch? Should you serve soy supplements on the side and increase the benefits of soy? Soy ...s not find enough benefits to recommend use of soy supplements according to Leena Hilakivi-Clarke , Ph.D., a professor of oncology at Georgetown University's Lomb...

Planning ahead: Having the healthiest baby possible

...nd oral health; Protecting one's health through supplements such as folic acid, vaccinations for Rubella, Hepatitis B, and screening for HIV, and Avoiding alcohol, anti-epileptic drugs, acne-controlling medicines, oral anticoagulants and smoking More information on these and other measures are now freel...

Penn to host Herbal Medicine Symposium

...efficacy or dangers of herbal medicines, either as supplements to more conventional treatment methods or as a stand-alone therapy to treat or prevent disease. Furthermore, patients are not always aware of the potential side effects many of these herbal remedies may have, particularly when combined with more con...

Salivary melatonin may decrease periodontal disease severity according to new study findings

...mmatory processes and oxidative damage. Melatonin supplements are commonly promoted to ease jet lag and hasten sleep. "Patients with higher salivary and melatonin ratios had lower community periodontal index (CPI). CPI is the score used to assess periodontal status," said Pablo Galindo, DDS, Department of Ora...

A humble aquarium fish may be the key to new therapies for birth defects

...o explain why attempts to treat Menkes with copper supplements has only proven beneficial in the milder versions of the disease. It showed that the problem was not lack of copper per se, but an inability of cells to import the copper that they need to produce key enzymes. Next, the scientists established that ...

Early exposure to synthetic estrogen puts 'DES Daughters' at higher risk for breast cancer

...ed women to avoid such supplements. Use of hormone supplements is, in itself, an independent breast cancer risk factor, and women may choose not to compound their already increased risk." When DES, a synthetic estrogen, was developed in 1938, physicians believed that low levels of estrogen in pregnant women le...

Dietary modifications may not benefit cancer patients

...dy suggests that neither use of garlic nor vitamin supplements delays the progression of precancerous gastric les... authors write, "The large personal expenditure on supplements and dietary modifications by patients with cancer demonstrates an urgent need to understand their ef...

ACS Weekly PressPac -- June 26, 2006

...early diagnostic test for ovarian cancer Dietary supplements do not reverse the chemistry of emotional stress ...OR 6 p.m., Eastern Time, June 27, 2006 Dietary supplements do not reverse the chemistry of emotional stress Journal of Proteome Research Eating extra amou...

New research clarifies roles of calcium, vitamin D, and protein in bone health, fracture risk

...ents, have better bone density than those who take supplements alone," explained Dr. Reina Armamento-Villareal of...archers from the Netherlands report that vitamin D supplements reduce fracture risk only in the presence of additional calcium; a new study finds vitamin D deficie...

Infant bone growth and maternal vitamin D levels during pregnancy influence future fracture risk

...uctant to propose that women should take vitamin D supplements during pregnancy. That question should be investigated in further research, he said. "We think it would be safe but we can't recommend that type of intervention until we study it further."...

OHSU studying drug for bone-deforming disorder

... also are encouraged to take calcium and vitamin D supplements daily. "What we're interested in is, after kids make it through childhood and into adulthood, what can we do for them?" Orwoll said. Each of the three national study sites - OHSU, Kennedy Krieger Institute at Johns Hopkins University, and Baylor Sch...

NIH panel urges more informed approach to multivitamin/mineral use for chronic disease prevention

...el made recommendations regarding certain specific supplements but ultimately concluded that more rigorous scient...t of the public assumes that the components of MVM supplements are safe, because many of the ingredients are found in everyday foods and the products are available...

ACS weekly press package April 24th, 2006

...S headquarters. In This Edition: * Black cohosh supplements with no black cohosh * Detecting chemical agents t...moother flowing blood ARTICLE #1 Black cohosh supplements with no black cohosh Millions of women buy the herb black cohosh and use this dietary supplem...

Ethnobotanist says non-regulated herbs pose risks

...plements. Not only are we self-prescribing herbal supplements at alarming rates, but we are not reporting these ...ns across the nation. If you must purchase herbal supplements and remedies without the advice of a knowledgeable medical professional or herbalist, Elvin-Lewis su...

NIH holds state-of-the-science conference on multivitamin/mineral supplements, May 15 - 17, 2006

...third of American adults take multivitamin/mineral supplements regularly. Recommendations regarding supplement use from expert groups vary widely, as does the strength of the evidence supporting such guidelines. In observational studies, MVM use has been associated with better health outcomes but there are few d...

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