Abstracts & Commentary
Adding whole soy foods to one's diet is an easy and inexpensive means of adding to the chemoprotective effects of a diet high in plant-based foods.
Phyto-based proteins, polyphenols and other compounds found in fruits and vegetables, like soybeans, wasabi, Satsuma oranges, sargassum algae and others, are associated with stimulating osteoblastic activity, decreasing osteoclastic activity of the bones, and could be preventive of osteoporosis.
Several natural medicines have been shown to be beneficial as natural treatments for infertility secondary to anovulation in PCOS patients.
It is reasonable to take this current study at face value and begin using curcumin in treatment plans aimed at improving cardiovascular status. This study may have particular value in lobbying patients to exercise, as well as take supplements. The combination of exercise + curcumin in this pilot study was superior to either exercise or curcumin alone.
One hundred fourteen healthy men aged 21 to 46 years with primary male infertility for at least 18 months were studied. Male factor infertility was defined by normal sperm morphology less than 50% using World Health Organization criteria, sperm concentration less than 20 x 106/mL (oligozoospermia), and sperm motility less than 50% (asthenozoospermia).
One-hundred sixty postmenopausal women were recruited from 2007 through 2009. They were not receiving hormone therapy or other agents, including cholesterol-lowering drugs, for at least 3 months prior to the start of the study.
Vitamin E is of interest in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD) because of its antioxidant properties. It has been proposed that oxidative stress underlies cognitive decline, and it is well established that vitamin E is a lipid-soluble antioxidant particularly effective at protecting cell membranes and nerve tissue. This study looked specifically at the use of vitamin E in Alzheimer's disease.