• Virtual Colonoscopy Not a Replacement for Traditional Colonoscopy

    Jul 30, 2004
    "Virtual" colonoscopy or CT colonography is relatively new, constructing a 3D image of the colon by using an X-ray CT scan. Many people opt for it because unlike a traditional colonoscopy it is noninvasive, but is it accurate? 248 consecutive patients who were at increased risk of developing colon cancer were first checked by a virtual colonoscopy, and then double-checked by the traditional colonoscopy.
  • Mineral Absorption

    Jul 27, 2004
    Mineral oxides such as Magnesium Oxide or Zinc Oxide are generally considered to be the poorest absorbed form of mineral. Mineral Chelates with amino acids have been shown to be better absorbed than other forms of minerals such as sulfates or oxides. Iron Bisglycinate has been shown to have much better absorption - twice the ability to be absorbed than the more common ferrous sulfate.
  • Americans may be Low in Magnesium

    Jul 26, 2004
    A Gallup Poll survey performed on 1,009 U.S. adults conducted in January 2004 shows that nearly 67% of American adults are not getting adequate amounts of magnesium. The poll has a margin of error of 3%.
  • Diet, Supplements and Benign Breast Disease

    Jul 23, 2004
    from Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital, and other institutions evaluated the relationship between fat, fiber, antioxidant and caffeine intake in benign breast disease in the Nurses' Health Study II. Benign breast disease, especially with atypical hyperplasia is a marker for increased risk of developing breast cancer. There was no association between increasing fat intake and increased benign breast disease; rather increased intake of vegetable fat was associated with decreased risk of benign breast disease without atypical hyperplasia.
  • Fish and Arrhythmias

    Jul 22, 2004
    Researchers have found that the way you cook your fish can save your life. Eating fish that was baked or broiled decreased the risk of suffering atrial fibrillation, a potentially deadly irregular heart rhythm. The subjects ate broiled or baked fish from one to four times a week.