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December 2007 - Volume 1, Issue 04

 

In this issue...

- Vitamin D protects against colon tumors

- Omega 3 fatty acids guard against type I diabetes

- LDL particle size affects rates of stenosis

- Supplement users have better blood chemistry

- Vitamin A improves cognitive function

- Low vitamin B12 may exacerbate dementia

- Betaine and choline may lower homocysteine

 

 

                                                                                                                                                 

 

 

 

CLINICAL UPDATE - Vitamin D protects against colon tumors

But vitamin D does not protect against most cancer, study says

(Journal of the National Cancer Institute, November 2007)

Link to NEWS SUMMARY

Link to ABSTRACT: Prospective study of serum vitamin D and cancer mortality in the United States

 

 

 

CLINICAL UPDATE - omega 3 fatty acids guard against type i diabetes

High risk kids who ate more fatty acids were less likely to develop diabetes

(Journal of the American Medical Association, September 2007)

Link to NEWS SUMMARY

Link to ABSTRACT: Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid intake and islet autoimmunity in children at increased risk of type I diabetes

 

 

 

clinICAL UPDATE - ldl particle size affects rate of stenosis

Small, dense LDL increase stenosis and accumulation of oxidized LDL in the aortic valve

(Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, November 2007)

Link to ABSTRACT: Association between plasma LDL particle size, valvular accumulation of oxidized LDL, and inflammation in patients with aortic stenosis.

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clinICAL UPDATE - supplement users have better blood chemistry

They showed better homocysteine, CRP, triglycerides, HDL and blood pressure values

(Nutrtion Journal, October 2007)

Link to ABSTRACT: Usage patterns, health, and nutritional status of long-term multiple dietary supplement users: a cross-sectional study.

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clinICAL UPDATE - vitamin A improves cognitive function

Randomized trial shows cognitive benefits in men for long-term supplementation

(Archives of Internal Medicine, November 2007)

Link to NEWS SUMMARY

Link to ABSTRACT: A randomized trial of beta carotene supplementation and cognitive function in men: the Physicians' Health Study II.

 

 

 

 

clinICAL UPDATE - low vitamin b12 may exacerbate dementia

Vitamin B12 status predicted cognitive decline in older adults, but folate did not.

(American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, November 2007)

Link to ABSTRACT: Low vitamin B12 status and risk of cognitive decline in older adults.

 

 

 

clinICAL UPDATE - Betaine and choline may lower homocysteine

Benefits are even more pronounced in women with low folate intake

(American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, October 2007)

Link to ABSTRACT: The association between betaine and choline intakes and the plasma concentrations of homocysteine in women