July 2016 Vol. 8 Issue 7

Abstracts & Commentary

BRCA1/2 Involvement in Cancer

by Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO  All healthcare practitioners should have a general understanding of the role of breast cancer genes, along with an in-depth understanding of which patients have a high risk of having the mutations (and therefore a higher risk of developing the cancers themselves). Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) syndrome is an inherited disorder in which the risk of breast, ovarian, and several other cancers is higher than normal. Most HBOC is due to mutations in breast cancer susceptibility gene 1 (BRCA1) or 2 (BRCA2).

Vitamin D as Melanoma Treatment

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO  We’re still not sure how vitamin D affects melanoma risk, but what about vitamin D and melanoma outcome?

Does Glutamine Reduce Radiation Dermatitis?

by Kirsten West, ND  Study shows glutamine reduces severity of radiation dermatitis, but questions remain over whether it's safe to use in patients with cancer.

Khorasan Wheat and Type 2 Diabetes

by Bob Quinn, PhD  Evidence suggests that replacing modern wheat with ancient wheat could have major health benefits, including protective effects for patients with diabetes.

Choline Supplementation in Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

by Lindsey Wells, ND  Alcohol has destructive effects on the developing hippocampus, and studies show that choline positively effects hippocampus growth. This pilot study connects the dots, providing evidence that choline may have a real benefit for children with cognitive deficits related to prenatal alcohol exposure.

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