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April 2010 - Volume 4, Issue 04

 

In this issue...

- Zinc supplementation alleviates depression

- Higher DHA levels may prevent Alzheimers

- Vitamin combo may delay aging

- ApoE gene associated with psoriasis

- Correcting nutrient deficiencies normalizes blood pressure

- Vitamin K may reduce cancer risk

- New statistics published on obesity

 

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CLINICAL UPDATE - zinc supplementation alleviates depression

A small double-blind, randomized controlled trial on women that were given either a multivitamin or 7 mg of zinc daily for 10 weeks showed that the zinc supplemented group, but not the multivitamin group had  significant reductions in anger and depressive symptoms.

(European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, March 2010)

LINK to ABSTRACT Effect of zinc supplementation on mood states in young women: a pilot     study.  

 

 

 

 

CLINICAL UPDATE - higher dha levels may prevent alzheimers

Researchers found that supplementation with DHA protected rat brain tissue from the dangerous neurotoxins commonly seen in Alzhiemers patients.

(Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, April 2010)

LINK to ABSTRACT Docosahexaenoic acid supplementation of primary rat hippocampal neurons attenuates the neurotoxicity induced by aggregated amyloid beta protein(42) and up-regulates cytoskeletal protein expression.

 

 

 

 

CLINICAL UPDATE - vitamin combo may delay aging

A cocktail of vitamins, minerals and herbals may delay the major aspects of the aging process and extend lifespan by 10%, according to a mouse study from Canada

(Experimental Biology and Medicine, January 2010)

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LINK to ABSTRACT Dietary amelioration of locomotor, neurotransmitter and mitochondrial aging.

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CLINICAL UPDATE - ApoE gene associated with psoriasis

The genes of 331 patients with psoriasis evaluated and researchers found that the e4 version of the apoE gene was present at a much higher rate in those that had severe psoriasis.

(Archives of Dermatological Research, March 2010)

LINK to ABSTRACT Apolipoprotein epsilon4 allele is associated with psoriasis severity.

 

 

 

 

CLINICAL UPDATE - correcting nutritional deficiencies normalizes blood pressure

Targeted supplementation for six months on several people with hypertension resulted in a normalization of blood pressure to goal levels and discontinuation of blood pressure medication in 62% of patients.

(Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease, April 2010)

LINK to ABSTRACT The role of cellular micronutrient analysis, nutraceuticals, vitamins,           antioxidants and minerals in the prevention and treatment of hypertension and cardiovascular disease.

 

 

 

CLINICAL UPDATE - vitamin K may reduce cancer risk

Consuming foods rich in vitamin K2 may reduce the risk of cancer, says a results from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer (EPIC) study that supports the potential anti-cancer benefits of this emerging nutrient.

(American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, March 2010)

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LINK to ABSTRACT Dietary vitamin K intake in relation to cancer incidence and mortality: results from the Heidelberg cohort of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC-Heidelberg).

 

 

 

 

CLINICAL UPDATE - new statistics published on obesity

Height and weight data from over 5500 men and women as part of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) showed that a whopping 68% of American adults are overweight (BMI between 25-30), and 34% of American adults are obese (BMI over 30). 

(Journal of the American Medical Association, January 2010)

LINK to ABSTRACT Prevalence and trends in obesity among US adults, 1999-2008.

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