Abstracts & Commmentary
07-02-2018 For decades we believed eggs were not heart-healthy, then we discovered they may not be so bad. Is it possible eggs could actually do our hearts good?
06-06-2018 Research is making it increasingly clear that coffee does not increase breast cancer risk and may offer protection against breast cancer in certain subgroups. A recent study found that the protective effects occurred with both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee—meaning the credit must go to compounds other than caffeine.
06-06-2018 A recent study compared caffeine to placebo in elite male athletes and finds caffeine’s effects on athletic performance vary by CYP1A2 genotype, which influences caffeine metabolism.
06-06-2018 A large-scale, 17-year observational study in Utah shows short-term elevations in airborne fine particulate matter are associated with increased incidence of acute lower respiratory tract infections in children and adults.
05-16-2018 Randomized study gives us even more reasons to tout the benefits of blueberries. They may be especially beneficial for older adults and those at risk for diabetes.
05-16-2018 Preliminary study provides an interesting albeit insufficient look at the relationships between the gut microbiota, sleep, and cognition.
05-16-2018 Spending time outdoors has many benefits, including improved memory and concentration. A new study in children uses MRI scans to demonstrate that greenspace exposure also has measurable effects on brain anatomy.
05-02-2018 Good news from a prospective, observational study, consistent with a large pool of research data: Coffee consumption may confer cancer-protective benefits.
05-02-2018 Randomized trial pits 2 formulations containing curcumin against placebo for managing the joint pain and limitations that accompany osteoarthritis. Results suggest both curcumin alone and curcumin combined with boswellia could help, and are unlikely to hurt.
05-02-2018 Study finds that both a low dose (250 mg) and a higher dose (500 mg) of a bioavailable form of curcumin, taken twice a day for 90 days, significantly reduce objective and subjective signs of inflammation compared to placebo.
05-02-2018 Survey reveals that cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome—nausea and vomiting that is attributable to marijuana use—may be more common than we think. But what causes it?
04-04-2018 We know that exercise alone improves cognitive health, but would its effects be amplified if combined with cognitive training? An intervention study in young adults is one of few human studies that have attempted to answer this question.
04-04-2018 Retrospective study in London adds to mounting evidence that infants born to women exposed to air pollution have an increased risk of low birth weight.
04-04-2018 Avocados are rich in lutein, a carotenoid associated with cognitive function. A randomized trial pits avocado-eating participants against a control group to explore cognitive benefits.
03-07-2018 Study finds that acupuncture at CV-12 for 30 minutes with 5 minutes of bird pecking stimulation lowers random blood glucose (RBG) in men with type 2 diabetes.
03-07-2018 Hand-foot syndrome is a common side effect of capecitabine, a chemotherapy drug. Could curcumin (turmeric) help prevent dermatologic toxicity?
03-07-2018 Breast cancer survivors who are overweight post-treatment have a poorer prognosis, so diet is critical for these patients. A recent study tests the benefits of the Mediterranean diet in this population.
03-07-2018 Systematic review draws unsettling conclusions about the effects of vitamin D and calcium on fracture risk.
03-07-2018 When adverse effects of treatment are presented to patients it can foster negative expectations (nocebo effect). A randomized controlled trial shows timely words matter.
02-07-2018 Lifestyle modification alone appears to improve some aspects of polycystic ovary syndrome. A recent study suggests that a treatment plan that includes both lifestyle changes and select herbal supplements may achieve even greater improvement in some patients.