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  • Exercise as good as surgery for rotator cuff injury

    Apr 29, 2005
    The rotator cuff in the shoulder is made up of four muscles and their tendons. These combine to form a cuff over the shoulder and upper arm. The rotator cuff holds the shoulder in place and helps lift and rotate the arm and stabilizes the ball of the shoulder within the joint.
  • Concentrated Pomegranate improves cholesterol in diabetics

    Apr 28, 2005
    Diabetic patients were initially followed for 8 weeks and their eating and other habits were monitored every 10 days. These patients were then placed on a concentrated pomegranate juice extract for 8 weeks. At the end of this period their total cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol had significant drops.
  • Vitamin C and Vitamin E may be very helpful for patients with salt-sensitive high blood pressure

    Apr 26, 2005
    High blood pressure is a major cardiovascular risk factor, causing stroke, heart failure, and kidney failure. There are a number of people whose blood pressure is very sensitive to changes in sodium levels (sodium plus chloride equals salt) and they have been classified as salt sensitive hypertensives. Dahl salt sensitive rats actually have many characteristics in common with humans and they are a good barometer for judging the merits of research.
  • Vitamin C with Vitamin E supplements protect from senile mental decline

    Apr 25, 2005
    Researchers examined the data from the Canadian Study of Health and Aging: a population based investigation following individuals over 65 years of age for 5 years. The participants were given the Modified Mini Mental State test to determine signs of dementia at the beginning of the study. The 894 people with no sign of dementia at the start of the study were followed closely to assess the protective effects of antioxidant supplements.
  • The abiliy of Calcium supplementation to prevent colon cancer persists even after supplementation is stopped

    Apr 22, 2005
    Adenomateous polyps in the colon can become cancerous. In this study 930 adults were supplemented with either 1,200 mg of calcium daily or inactive placebo for 4 years in the Calcium Polyp Prevention Study. The risk of developing all forms of colorectal cancer was decreased by 20% by the calcium supplement.