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Vitamin D Shown to Double Breast Cancer Survival Rates 03/24/14

Many doctors and researchers are convinced that vitamin plays an important role in preventing various cancers, including breast cancer. Over the past 20-25 years various studies have shown that women who have higher blood levels of vitamin D have an associated lower incidence of breast cancer (1,2,3).  In recent years (2007) a large 4-year clinical trial, involving 1179 healthy postmenopausal women (over  the age of 55), reported that the women given vitamin D supplementation (1100 IU per day) and calcium supplemen...

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CoQ10 Supplementation Reduces Risk Parameters in Heart Disease Patients 04/09/12

It is well established that inflammation in the blood vessel wall increases risk for heart attack and other cardiovascular events. Inflammation in the blood vessel wall manifests as high blood levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and other inflammatory markers, such as C-Reactive Protein (CRP).   In a study published in 2012,  involving 40 subjects with coronary artery disease (CAD), supplementation with coenzyme Q10 (150 mg/d) was found to decrease key markers of inflammation in these...

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Large Study Shows that Soy Products Reduce Risk of Death and Cancer Recurrence in Breast Cancer Survivors 03/27/12

A study presented in 2011, at the 102nd American Association for Cancer Research 102nd Annual Meeting (April 2-6), showed that the consumption of soy products by breast cancer survivors reduced their risk of cancer recurrence and progression, compared to cancer survivors who ingested little or no soy foods. The report featured data that combined four National Cancer Institute-funded studies: the Shanghai Breast Cancer Survival Study; the Life After Cancer Epide...

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Sugar-containing Soft Drinks: A New Independent Risk Factor For Heart Disease 03/15/12

The recently published research paper by de Koning and felllow researchers, (Circulation, 2012) demonstrated what I have suspected and cautioned patients about for a very long time -  but now we have additional objective evidence that explains the details.  Based on data from 42,883 males followed in the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study, between 1986-2008, researchers showed that inviduals who consumed just one 12 ounce serving of a sugar-containing soft drink (not artificially-sweetened ...

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Why Every Adult Should Complete The Free Online Nutrition, Lifestyle & Anti-aging Assessment 03/06/12

  Let me begin by stating that you should have a physical exam by your physician every year. This enables your doctor to assess physical aspects of health (blood pressure, pulse, skin lesions, respiratory function, rectal exam, prostate exam, internal exam etc), for which there is no substitute. Your doctor will also order some standard blood work to assess your blood level of cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose, and other basic blood parameters, along with a urinalysis. These procedures are designed to look ...

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Green Tea For Stronger Bones 02/26/10

Green Tea and Bone Density The catechin compounds in green tea have recently been shown to increase bone density in animal studies. Previously, we saw that tea drinkers had 2.8% higher bone density than non-tea drinkers in a large human observation study, as published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2007. The study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (2009) showed that epigallocatechin (EGC), a catechin co...

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