Abstracts & Commmentary
08-05-2020 For TB patients, the greener the neighborhood, the lower the mortality risk. This inverse relationship may hold true for other respiratory conditions as well.
08-05-2020 A recent population-based, prospective study looked at plasma metabolites, including ergothioneine, to identify a link between health-conscious food patterns and reduced cardiometabolic morbidity and mortality.
08-05-2020 Higher vitamin D status correlates with a lower number of Covid-19 cases and a lower number of deaths from the disease.
08-05-2020 By modifying the immune response and decreasing antibodies, vitamin D may help in the treatment of autoimmune thyroid disease.
07-01-2020 Adding Transcendental Meditation to a cardiac rehabilitation regime may increase blood flow to the heart by more than 20%.
07-01-2020 Use of common, toxin-heavy household products correlated with as much as a 6.7% variance in language outcomes in 2-year-olds.
07-01-2020 People with the highest adherence to the Mediterranean diet showed a 17% decrease in incidence of diabetes mellitus compared to those with the lowest adherence. Nuts, legumes, moderate alcohol, and less red and processed meat may be the key.
06-03-2020 Metformin, along with other factors such as celiac disease, may contribute to vitamin B12 deficiency in diabetics.
06-03-2020 Once reserved for nobility alone, chocolate is now consumed worldwide. Growing evidence, including a new randomized clinical trial, suggests chocolate may benefit the cardiovascular system.
06-03-2020 Exposure to fine particulates is associated with lower bone mass, adding to the arguments in favor of air filters.
06-03-2020 Although hypermobility may be advantageous in disciplines such as ballet, it can also come with debilitating consequences.
05-20-2020 Supplementing with vitamin D was associated with increased beneficial bacteria and decreased pathogenic bacteria in a recent study.
05-20-2020 Which probiotic strains work best for different subtypes of IBS and at what dose? A recent meta-analysis offers some answers.
05-20-2020 Spore-based probiotics may offer an appealing alternative to pricey rifaximin and onerous diets in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome.
05-20-2020 A combination of natural agents long used by natural-medicine practitioners gets some evidence-based validation in a new intervention study.
05-20-2020 Cutting down on certain poorly absorbed sugars in your diet may relieve gastrointestinal distress.
05-06-2020 After 3 months on a ketogenic diet, women with PCOS lost more than 20 pounds on average, a new study reports.
05-06-2020 Natural infection by measles—but not the measles vaccine—may compromise the immune system for many years.
05-06-2020 To supplement with B complex or not to supplement? A new study raises tricky questions.
04-06-2020 A recent study that combined tissue culture, mouse, and human data creates a compelling argument that pollen exposure weakens innate immune defense against viral infection—and not just in allergy sufferers.