Abstracts & Commmentary
11-02-2016 Study demonstrates metformin’s anticancer benefits in a new subpopulation of women with breast cancer.
11-02-2016 A recent double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial investigated the effects of a popular adaptogen on controlling weight and improving general well-being in adults with chronic stress.
11-02-2016 Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the top causes of cancer death in the United States. For those with a history of CRC, a life-extending treatment may already be in the medicine cabinet.
10-26-2016 In this placebo-controlled study, elderberry extract reduced symptoms and duration of common colds related to air travel, but the quality of the study raises some concerns.
10-26-2016 Study shows that gradually introducing egg protein in baked form can effectively desensitize egg-allergic children.
10-26-2016 Double-blind, randomized controlled study, finds vitamin D is associated with changes in cell-mediated immunity—and that serum vitamin D levels increase significantly after 2 months of supplementation.
10-26-2016 Observational study sheds light on the mechanisms driving Alzheimer’s disease progression. Can a relatively simple intervention help slow cognitive decline?
10-05-2016 Mounting evidence supports recommendations to introduce infants without an existing peanut allergy to peanut products earlier in life to prevent peanut allergy.
10-05-2016 A new study, only the second to evaluate the associations between glycemic index and lung cancer, suggests a low glycemic index diet may have benefits for prevention.
10-05-2016 Small trial sparks high hopes: If electroacupuncture improves blood sugar markers in people with diabetes, could it also help those who are at risk?
10-05-2016 Low testosterone affects 20% of men over age 70. This double-blind, randomized clinical study suggests fenugreek extract may help.
09-21-2016 A recent study found homeopathy protects against flu and respiratory tract infections in kids. But are the results too good to be true?
09-21-2016 When in a child’s life is iron supplementation most critical? Hint: Iron deficiency during periods of rapid brain growth can impair development.
09-21-2016 When a parent reports sleep problems in their child, healthcare providers often focus on the child’s issues, but sleep problems in children may be more of a family affair.
09-21-2016 Most parents intuitively recognize that spending time outside is good for their children, but objective evidence of the value of green space for health may push both parents and practitioners to be more proactive in getting children outdoors.
09-21-2016 Study finds Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG significantly reduces pain severity after one week and significantly improves functional ability after two weeks in children 4 to 18 years old.
09-07-2016 Do multivitamins decrease your patients’ risk for chronic disease? Will (or should) the answer to this question change your current recommendations?
09-07-2016 Conventional treatments effectively improve symptoms of GERD. Is aloe vera a reasonable natural treatment option?
09-07-2016 “Eat an early dinner and a late breakfast.” Could this simple recommendation yield life-extending benefits for women with breast cancer?
09-07-2016 Endothelial function may play a more important role than lipoproteins in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis—if dietary nitrate improves endothelial function, correcting nutrient deficiencies may be addressing the heart of the evolution of CVD.