Abstracts & Commentary

Living near nature may improve psychomotor speed/attention and overall cognition, adding to the list of positive health effects associated with green spaces.
FNP, MS, CNS, CNSC, DC
For patients experiencing darker stools due to iron supplementation, bioavailable curcumin may be a promising adjunctive treatment.
ND
In patients with type 2 diabetes, supplementing with vitamin D3 significantly reduced inflammation, a key mechanism behind the pathophysiology of diabetes and a possible route for helping patients.
ND, FABNO
Diets with a high variety of food, especially fruits and vegetables, may lower the risk for colorectal cancer and colorectal adenoma.
ND
Vitamin D supplementation, with or without supplemented marine omega-3 fatty acids, decreases incidence of autoimmune disease in older Americans.
ND
Even in those with early signs of cardiac damage, it’s not too late to turn things around. High-intensity interval training can help middle-aged adults positively remodel and strengthen their heart.
ND, FABNO
Taking 900 billion colony-forming units per day of an 8-strain probiotic formulation improved depressive symptoms in participants more than placebo.
ND
Postmenopausal women with sleep disturbances found better slumber through aromatherapy with Citrus aurantium oil 5 minutes, twice daily, 4 days a week.
A dietary pattern that fuses the Mediterranean diet with the DASH diet may increase cognitive function and brain health.
ND, FABNO
For elderly patients who have suffered acute heart failure, low-dose melatonin supplementation may help prevent delirium and shorten hospital stay.