Abstracts & Commmentary
03-16-2016 A recent study provides evidence to suggest that omega-3 fatty acids may provide some risk reduction for all causes of mortality in women with a history of breast cancer.
03-02-2016 The surprising results of this study—that giving a multivitamin and mineral supplement caused acute mood improvement in just 1 hour—made us want to dig deeper.
03-02-2016 Not long ago fructose was considered a “healthy” sweetener. This study shines light on just how damaging it really is.
03-02-2016 Light therapy should be considered as a first-line or adjuvant treatment in patients with nonseasonal major depression.
03-02-2016 A recent randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial looked at the effects of curcumin on the physical, mood, and behavioral symptoms of PMS.
02-03-2016 Suicide risk increases in the days following exposure to certain air pollutants, according to a recent study.
02-03-2016 An initial feasibility study, supported by evidence from the literature, raises the question: Could forest therapy be a beneficial method of adjunctive cancer care?
02-03-2016 Lack of association between dietary soluble fiber intake and islet cell autoimmunity leads to questions about the role of diet-related gut microbiome alterations and their influence on immunomodulation.
02-03-2016 A recent study stirs up lingering questions about whether CoQ10 is worth recommending for Parkinson’s disease, and, if so, which form is best.
12-02-2015 A recent observational study explored the relationship between coffee/caffeine consumption and completed suicide. Will the results change our advice to patients with mood disorders?
12-02-2015 Best known for its use in insomnia, melatonin is also showing promise as a pain and anxiety reducer.
12-02-2015 Study finds curcumin attenuates the severity of premenstrual syndrome in 18-to 34-year-old females with regular menstrual cycles.
12-02-2015 An organic khorasan wheat-based replacement diet improves risk profile of patients with acute coronary syndrome: a randomized crossover trial.
11-04-2015 In this prospective, observational study, drinkers of caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee who also survived colon cancer were found to be 41% less likely to have their cancer recur than non‒coffee drinkers.
11-04-2015 The PREDIMED data have yielded more fascinating insights about the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet—this time as it affects the incidence of breast cancer in women who had not previously had the disease. Consider these findings if you need another reason to recommend this healthy diet to patients.
11-04-2015 Walking in nature, but not in urban environments, is shown to reduce psychopsychologic rumination. This is the first study to demonstrate neuroimaging and corresponding psychological changes in response to real natural vs built environmental exposures.
11-04-2015 A recent randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial adds to the growing body of evidence that cannabis is effective in the treatment of neuropathic syndromes.
11-04-2015 This study, as well as previous studies of omega 3s and psychosis, demonstrates the potential of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids as a safe and efficacious strategy for the prevention of psychotic states in at-risk individuals.
10-07-2015 In a new review and meta-analysis, researchers have found that nut consumption is associated with a lower risk of specific cancers but not on the risk of type 2 diabetes.
10-07-2015 A recent observational analysis showed that even light physical activity had an inverse relationship with mortality, which may prove helpful as we attempt to motivate exercise-averse patients.