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September 2007 - Volume 1, Issue 01

 

In this issue...

- Folic acid reduces stroke risk

- Vitamin D and calcium cut cancer risk

- Estrogen may lower women's heart risk

- Coenzyme Q study backs heart health claims

- Study finds higher levels of omega 3 and vitamin D cut risk of macular degeneration

                                                                                                                                                 

 

 

 

CLINICAL UPDATE - Folic acid reduces stroke risk

Folic acid supplementation is best known as a means of protecting unborn children

(Lancet, June 2007)

Link to NEWS ARTICLE

Link to ABSTRACT: Efficacy of folic acid supplementation in stroke prevention: a meta-analysis.

 

 

CLINICAL UPDATE - Vitamin D and calcium cut cancer risk

Women who took nearly 3 times the recommended amount reduced risk by 60%

(American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, June 2007)

(Archives of Internal Medicine, May 2007)

Link to NEWS ARTICLE

Link to ABSTRACT: Vitamin D and calcium supplementation reduces cancer risk: results of a randomized trial.

 Link to ABSTRACT:Intakes of calcium and vitamin D and breast cancer risk in women.

 

 


CLINICAL UPDATE - Estrogen may lower women's heart risk

Findings differ from HRT study involving those over 60.

(New England Journal of Medicine, June 2007)

Link to NEWS ARTICLE

Link to ABSTRACT: Estrogen therapy and coronary-artery calcification

 

 

 

CLINICAL UPDATE - coenzyme q10 backs heart health claims

Supplementation with CoQ10 may boost naturally occuring antioxidant enzymes and endothelial function in patients with coronary artery disease.

(European Heart Journal, July 2007)

Link to NEWS ARTICLE

Link to ABSTRACT: Effect of coenzyme Q10 administration on endothelial function and extracellular superoxide dismutase in patients with ischaemic heart disease: a double-blind, randomized controlled study.

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CLINICAL UPDATE - study finds higher levels of omega 3 and vitamin D cut risk of macular degeneration

(Archives of Ophthamology, May2007)

(Archives of Ophthamology, May2007)

Link to NEWS ARTICLE

Link to ABSTRACT: Association between vitamin D and age-related macular degeneration in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988 through 1994.

Link to ABSTRACT: The relationship of dietary lipid intake and age-related macular degeneration in a case-control study: AREDS Report No. 20.