Abstracts & Commmentary
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.
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.
04-01-2020 The growing appetite for ultra-processed foods worldwide is linked to a rise in mortality and obesity risks.
04-01-2020 Looking at scenes of nature may curb a sweet tooth—and the desire for instant gratification—better than viewing urban scenery.
04-01-2020 A recent study found that eating more than 2 servings a week of mushrooms may reduce risk of mild cognitive impairment compared to fewer servings.
03-04-2020 Bovine colostrum may offer another tool in the fight against childhood infectious diarrhea.
03-04-2020 An emerging dietary strategy—time-restricted eating—may help treat metabolic syndrome, with better compliance than more rigorous weight-loss programs.
03-04-2020 A new pilot study suggests that frankincense, the sap from the Boswellia tree, may help alleviate cerebral edema in patients with brain tumors.
Physical Fitness Decreases Risk of Colorectal Cancer for Individuals with Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
03-04-2020 A recent cross-sectional, double-blind study investigated the impact of physical fitness on the risk of developing colorectal cancer.
02-16-2020 Which supplements may benefit, harm, or have no effect for chemotherapy patients? A recent study tackles this important question.
02-05-2020 Although conventional belief is that you need to walk 10,000 steps a day to see health benefits from walking, a recent study found that a more modest 4,400 steps daily can substantially reduce mortality rates.
02-05-2020 Nutritional supplements may positively affect telomere length and aging, according to a recent intervention study.
02-05-2020 One more argument for encouraging movement: Exercising may lower the risk of depression even in those with a genetic risk for it.
12-04-2019 In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial, ground Nigella sativa seeds reduced the number of renal liths in the treatment group compared to the placebo group.
12-04-2019 Does injury to the heart release chemicals that make people feel depressed, or does depression release chemicals that promote heart injury? Or is it a two-way street?
12-04-2019 A recent study sought to determine whether eradication of H pylori or certain supplements would affect gastric cancer incidence or mortality over a period of just over 2 decades.
12-04-2019 This prospective, randomized clinical trial compared the tolerability and efficacy of diets designed to treat Crohn’s disease.
11-06-2019 Naturally sourced products helped test subjects eliminate harmful chemicals associated with cigarette smoking and induced changes in blood contents that suggest a protective effect on the kidneys and liver.
11-06-2019 A review of the research on the heart health reasons for eating breakfast—and the importance of timing it right.