• Folate

    March 1, 2005
    Indication: Hypertension Source: JAMA, January 19, 2005;293:320-329. Research: Investigators set out to determine if higher folate intake was associated with a lower risk of incident hypertension. To carry out their investigation, researchers e…

  • Omega 3's

    March 1, 2005
    Indication: Cognitive function Source: Am J Clin Nutr, December 21, 2004;80(6):1650-1657. Research: An observational study was conducted in subjects born in 1936 whose mental ability was tested in 1947. The subjects were followed up in 2000&nda…

  • Pycnogenol

    March 1, 2005
    Indication: Asthma Source: J Asthma, 2004;41(8):825-32. Research: A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study involving 60 subjects, aged 6-18 years, was conducted over a period of three months to determine the effect of Pycnogenol (a…

  • St. John's Wort

    March 1, 2005
    Indication: Somatoform disorders Source: Psychosomatic Medicine, 2004;66:538-547. Research: Researchers treated 184 patients diagnosed with somatoform disorders (physical symptoms that seem as if they are part of a general medical condition, ho…

  • Copper and zinc

    January 1, 2005
    Indication: Cognition in the elderly Source: Neurology, November 2004;63(9):1705-7. Research: Participants in the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) were randomly assigned to receive daily antioxidants (vitamin C, 500 mg; vitamin E, 400 IU;…

  • Psyllium

    January 1, 2005
    Indication: LDL cholesterol Source: American Heart Association’s scientific sessions, New Orleans, LA Research: Investigators carried out a 12-week study, including a four-week stabilization period, in 67 patients with baseline LDL choles…

  • Pomelit juice

    January 1, 2005
    Indication: LDL cholesterol Source: J Agric Food Chem 2004;52(16):5215-22. Research: Seventy-two hypercholesterolemic patients (ages 43-71 years) were recruited after coronary bypass surgery and randomly divided into two experimental groups and…

  • Soy protein intake

    January 1, 2005
    Indication: Cholesterol levels in pre/postmenopausal women Source: J Clin Nutr, November 2004;80(5):1391-1396. Research: Scientists assessed dietary habits in a cohort comprised of 1033 pre- and postmenopausal women with widely differing soy in…

  • Vitamin E

    January 1, 2005
    Indication: Colds in the elderly Source: JAMA, 2004;292:828-836. Research: Researchers gave 451 nursing home residents 200 IU daily of supplemental vitamin E or placebos for one year. In addition, all of the subjects received a multivitamin/mul…

  • Carotenoids and vitamin A

    November 1, 2004
    Indication: Polyps Source: Intl J Cancer, November 2004;112(2):295-305. Research: A study examining 843 subjects undergoing low fat, high fiber, high fruit and high vegetable dietary intervention revealed information related to polyp recurrence…

  • Folate

    November 1, 2004
    Indication: Blood pressure Source: American Heart Association’s 58th Annual High Blood Pressure Research Conference Research: Data was collected from more than 150,000 women from two large studies—the Nurse’s Health Study I (N…

  • Phototrop® (combination of acetyl-L-carnitine, highly concentrated omega 3 and coenzyme Q10)

    November 1, 2004
    Indication: Macular degeneration Source: 2004 American Academy of Ophthalmology and European Society of Ophthalmology Joint Meeting, New Orleans, LA Research: Investigators studied the effect of Phototrop® on 106 patients in the early stage…

  • Antioxidant carotenoids; omega 3's

    October 1, 2004
    Indication: Colon cancer Source: Intl J Cancer, 2004;110;110-116. Research: Researchers compared dietary intake of carotenoids and other nutrients in 402 men and women diagnosed with colon cancer, as well as 688 healthy subjects who were matche…

  • Carotenoids

    October 1, 2004
    Indication: Breast cancer Source: Am J Clin Nutr, 2004;79:857-864. Research: Researchers analyzed the dietary habits of 414 women with breast cancer and 429 healthy subjects to evaluate the influence of carotenoids and essential fatty acids on…

  • Fish

    October 1, 2004
    Indication: Heart disease in women Source: Am J Clin Nutr, September 2004;80(3):626-632. Research: This study investigated a prospective cohort of 229 postmeno­pausal women participating in the Estrogen Replacement and Atherosclerosis trial…