Abstracts & Commentary

ND, FABNO
A recent study found that periodontal treatment carried out by a dentist specializing in gum disease was associated with a significant reduction in loss of brain matter.
ND, RD, CDCES
Multiple sclerosis patients taking an andrographolide compound saw significant improvements in some outcome measures, but not all.
ND, FABNO
Researchers found that magnesium not only enhances the effectiveness of sodium valproate but also enables a lower dose of the pharmaceutical to be used.
ND
In healthy, young men, taking fish oil was associated with greater semen volume, larger testis size, and improved reproductive hormone levels.
ND, FABNO
Among breast cancer survivors, higher coffee consumption after diagnosis was associated with better breast cancer and overall survival.
ND, FABNO
Increased air pollution exposure in those with heart failure increases hospital readmissions, outpatient visits, and inpatient admissions, suggesting an overall increase in morbidity.
Treatment with melatonin may help resolve Helicobacter pylori infection, according to a new randomized, placebo-controlled trial.
PhD, ND, DHANP, CCH
Goldenseal increased the levels of the drug midazolam and decreased the levels of the drug metformin, but flaws in the study design call into question the practical value of the results.
ND
Turmeric improved pain, function, and stiffness better than acetaminophen in patients with knee osteoarthritis.
ND
Participation in a dance aerobics class resulted in a significant increase in the brain’s network flexibility and fewer errors on cognitive generalization tasks.