• Supplements improve stroke rehabilitation in undernourished patients

    Dec 24, 2008
    People who are undernourished after suffering a stroke benefit from intensive dietary supplementation during rehabilitation, according to results of a pilot study conducted at the Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in New York. Dr. M.
  • Hormone replacement after menopause doubles the risk of developing breast cancer

    Dec 23, 2008
    According to a new analysis of a large federally funded study that reveals the most dramatic evidence yet of the dangers of still-popular pills to replace menopause hormones – taking them for five years doubles the risk of developing breast cancer. Even women who took estrogen and progestin pills for as little as a couple of years had a greater chance of getting cancer. When they stopped taking them, their odds quickly improved, returning to a normal risk level roughly two years after quitting.
  • Another study says that vitamin D supplementation is needed for diabetics

    Dec 22, 2008
    Over 75 per cent of young type-1 diabetics may require vitamin D supplements, after a US study reported ‘surprisingly’ high levels of insufficiency. Boston-based researchers surveyed 128 youths aged between 18 months and 17.5 years with type 1 diabetes. They found that 61 per cent of the youths had insufficient levels of vitamin D, and 15 per cent were clinically deficient.
  • Supplements help patients with advanced Alzheimer’s disease

    Dec 19, 2008
    Recent human studies have demonstrated the benefits of a vitamin with nutraceutical formulation supplying Folate, vitamin B6, alpha-tocopherol vitamin E, SAMe, NAC and ALCAR for patients with Alzheimer's disease at mild to moderate stages. The researchers have now tested this formulation for effect in a small cohort of 12 institutionalized patients diagnosed with moderate-stage to later-stage Alzheimer's disease. Participants were randomly separated into either a nutritional treatment group or a placebo group.
  • Supplementing with Vitamin K decreases the risk of developing diabetes in men

    Dec 18, 2008
    More research uncovers an association between improving insulin resistance in men using taking Vitamin K. Resistance to the effects of insulin is the major characteristic in type 2 diabetes. Insulin resistance occurs in individuals with prediabetes; they are at risk of developing full-blown disease.