Abstracts & Commentary

Editor In Chief
A recent paper identifies the effect of Ramadan fasting on the gut microbiome and adds to the body of research supporting the health benefits of intermittent fasting.
DSc, RD, LD, CCN, CDE
A ketogenic diet, which consists of adequate protein and high fat, can dramatically increase the incidence of kidney stones.
ND
Cancer patients who received light therapy slept more than 2 hours longer and had 16% greater sleep efficiency than the control group.
ND
Although all 3 relieved constipation, kiwifruit was better tolerated, though, in this study, its effects seemed to decline after 2 weeks.
ND, FABNO
A recent study finds benefits to consuming chocolate in the morning but reminds us our best guess when it comes to chocolate and health is still only a guess.
FNP, MS, CNS, CNSC, DC
Supplementing with ubiquinone and selenium yeast may lower cardiovascular risk in certain populations.
ND, FABNO
An intervention with zinc chloride mouth rinse dramatically improved the incidence and severity of oral mucositis.
ND, FABNO
Data from nearly 80,000 women in the Women’s Health Initiative suggest that there is no difference in breast cancer incidence regardless of intake of regular or decaffeinated coffee or tea.
ND, FABNO
Some pancreatic cancer patients receiving gemcitabine treatment had improved progression-free survival when taking antibiotics.
ND, FABNO
Vitamin D supplementation may reduce the risk of total death in GI cancer patients, partly by enhancing anticancer immunity.