Abstracts & Commentary
Study shows glutamine reduces severity of radiation dermatitis, but questions remain over whether it's safe to use in patients with cancer.
Evidence suggests that replacing modern wheat with ancient wheat could have major health benefits, including protective effects for patients with diabetes.
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.
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).
We’re still not sure how vitamin D affects melanoma risk, but what about vitamin D and melanoma outcome?
"Insulin resistance has now reached endemic levels," explains integrative health expert Russell Jaffe, MD, PhD, CCN. In this sponsored podcast he describes effective ways for clinicians to identify and treat insulin resistance. He also describes how to motivate patients to comply with treatment.