• Fiber/whole grains

    November 1, 2005
    Indication: Coronary artery disease (CAD) Source: Am Heart J, July 15, 2005;150 (1):94-101. Research: The aim of the study was to examine the association between intakes of total fiber and fiber from different dietary sources and progression o…

  • Pomegranate juice (POM Wonderful)

    November 1, 2005
    Indication: Coronary heart disease (CAD) and myocardial ischemia Source: Am J Cardiol, September 15, 2005;96(6):810-4. Research: Researchers investigated whether daily consumption of pomegranate juice for three months would affect myocardial pe…

  • Soy protein

    November 1, 2005
    Indication: Bone fracture risk Source: Arch Intern Med, September 12, 2005;165(16):1890-5. Research: Researchers examined the relationship between usual soy food consumption and fracture incidence in 24,403 postmenopausal women who had no histo…

  • Butterbur

    October 1, 2005
    Indication: Intermittent allergic rhinitis (hay fever) Source: Phytotherapy Res, June 2005; 19(6):530-537. Research: A prospective, randomized, double-blind, parallel group comparison study of butterbur extract (Ze 339; 8 mg total petasine; one…

  • Dairy peptides (AmealPeptide)

    October 1, 2005
    Indication: Blood pressure Source: Br J Nutr, August 2005;94:84-91 (via Medical News Today). Research: The single-blinded, placebo-controlled study was conducted a­mongst 131 subjects with high-normal blood pressure or mild hypertension to…

  • Oatmeal

    October 1, 2005
    Indication: Concentration in children Source: Physiology & Behavior, August 7, 2005;85(5);635-645. Research: The relationship between breakfast composition and cognitive performance was examined in elementary school children. Two experiment…

  • Calcium and vitamin D

    September 1, 2005
    Indication: premenstrual syndrome (PMS) Source: Arch Intern Med, June 13, 2005;165(11):1246-52. Research: Investigators conducted a case-control study nested within the prospective Nurses Health Study II cohort. Participants were a subset of wo…

  • DHA

    September 1, 2005
    Indication: Psychomotor skills Source: Am J Clin Nutr, July 2005;82:125-32. Research: The double-blind, placebo-controlled study, conducted at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, involved 227 breastfeeding moms who were given a 200 mg ca…

  • Echinacea

    September 1, 2005
    Indication: Colds Source: NEJM, July 28, 2005;353(4):341-8. Research: The study, funded by a grant from the National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), involved 399 subjects who began treatment seven days prior to admini…

  • Folate/folic acid

    September 1, 2005
    Indication: Alzheimer’s disease Source: Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association, July 2005;1(1). Research: The study was based on dietary information collected from 579 people ages 60 and older t…

  • GETO (a combination of ginseng, epimedium, thinleaf milkwort root, and two other herbs)

    September 1, 2005
    Indication: Memory Source: First Alzheimer’s Association International Conference on Prevention of Dementia, Washington, D.C. Research: Seventy subjects, aged 65 and older, who had mild cognitive impairment, were randomly assigned to rece…

  • Pycnogenol

    September 1, 2005
    Indication: Leg, ankle swelling Source: Clin Appl Thromb Hemost, July 2005;11(3):289-94. Research: A double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted on 169 subjects, who were tested in flight for ankle swelling. Before the flight, ankle si…

  • Soybean protein

    September 1, 2005
    Indication: Blood pressure Source: Ann Intern Med, July 5, 2005;143(1):74-5. Research: Researchers assessed blood pressure changes in 302 adults who were randomly selected to take soybean or inactive carbohydrate supplements for 12 weeks. All o…

  • Vitamin E

    September 1, 2005
    Indication: Heart disease and cancer Source: JAMA, July 6, 2005;294:56-65. Research: The purpose of the study was to assess whether vitamin E supplementation decreases risks of cardiovascular disease and cancer among healthy women. In the Women…

  • Black cohosh

    July 1, 2005
    Indication: Menopausal symptoms Source: Obestetrics and Gynecology, May 2005;105(5):1074-83.. Research: This randomized, multi-center, double-blind clinical trial compared the efficacy and tolerability of black cohosh extract in the treatment o…