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Dietary-supplement firms fight McCain « World Vitamins Online - 0 views

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    The dietary-supplement industry is fighting a bid by U.S. Sen. John McCain to force it to disclose ingredients and register with the Food and Drug Administration.
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Calcium:Magnesium Ratio in Local Groundwater and Incidence of Acute Myocardial Infarcti... - 0 views

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    Calcium:magnesium ratio in local groundwater and incidence of acute myocardial infarction among males in rural Finland.
    Kousa A, Havulinna AS, Moltchanova E, Taskinen O, Nikkarinen M, Eriksson J, Karvonen M.
    Environ Health Perspect. 2006 May;114(5):730-4.
    doi:10.1289/ehp.8438
    PMID: 16675428

    Results of this study with specific Bayesian statistical analysis support earlier findings of a protective role of Mg and low Ca:Mg ratio against coronary heart disease but do not support the earlier hypothesis of a protective role of Ca
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Unexpected Perks of Coffee Consumption - The Early Show - CBS News - 0 views

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    "(CBS) Your daily cup of java may deliver some unexpected health benefits. Studies have shown it may lower your risk for Type II diabetes and certain types of cancer (colon, mouth and throat), and protect against heart disease and cavities.

    Dr. Alanna Levine, a primary care physician, said on "The Early Show" researchers aren't sure exactly why coffee has these benefits, but speculated that perhaps the coffee has antioxidant properties. "
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Health Topics by Category : University of Michigan Health System - 0 views

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    "Health Topics by Category

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University of Michigan Integrative Medicine - 0 views

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    "University of Michigan Integrative Medicine, an interdisciplinary program, is committed to the thoughtful and compassionate integration of complementary therapies and conventional medicine through the activities of research, education, clinical services and community partnerships. As a healing-oriented approach to medical care, integrative medicine takes into account the whole person (body, mind, spirit and emotion), including all aspects of lifestyle.

    The vision, mission and values of the University of Michigan Integrative Medicine (UMIM) program reflect our belief that patients and our community are best served when all available therapies are considered in concert with an approach that recognizes the intrinsic wholeness of each individual. It also reflects our belief that the best medicine is practiced in collaboration with a wide variety of healthcare professionals and with our patients.

    Our vision: To facilitate healing and wellness of mind, body, heart and spirit through clinical services, research and education.

    Our mission: To provide responsible leadership in the integration of complementary, alternative and conventional medicine.

    Our values: To live and work in balance with the community, the environment and each other. To touch beyond our reach and see beyond our vision."
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Healthwise Knowledgebase : University of Michigan Health System - 0 views

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Cox-2 inhibitor celecoxib might blunt effects of baby aspirin - theheart.org - 0 views

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    "Ann Arbor, MI - New laboratory research suggests that the COX-2 inhibitor celecoxib (Celebrex, Pfizer), might impede the action of "baby" aspirin [1]. Dr Gilad Rimon (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) and colleagues found evidence that this was the case in a dog model and say that "it will be important to determine" whether the same is true in humans.

    The report was published online December 1, 2009 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Medicine.

    Celecoxib is the only COX-2 inhibitor to have remained on the market in the US, and doctors who recommend this painkiller often coprescribe a daily low dose of 81 mg of aspirin (known as a "baby" dose) to counteract any possible prothrombotic effects of the coxib, while minimizing potential gastrointestinal toxicity of the aspirin.

    Senior author of the new work, Dr William L Smith (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor), explained to heartwire that previous studies in humans have shown that celecoxib does not interfere with the effect of a standard dose of aspirin (325 mg), but any potential interaction of celecoxib with the lower dose has not been examined.

    Stagger dosing to avoid any potential problems

    First, Smith explained that he and his colleagues looked in vitro at celecoxib and found that it binds to one of two available sites on the COX-1 enzyme. "This surprised us," he commented. "It appears to interfere with the ability of some other drugs to affect COX-1, most notably aspirin."

    Second, in beagles, they administered the dog-equivalent of a baby dose of aspirin in humans and then gave some of the animals the equivalent of 100 mg of celecoxib twice daily in addition. "Celecoxib plus aspirin interfered with the normal effect of low-dose aspirin on platelets," he notes.

    Smith says this observation obviously requires confirmation in humans, but in the meantime he suggests "getting around the problem" by patients taking the low-dose aspirin at least 15 to 30 minutes before the celecoxib is taken, "because
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The Worst Mistake In The History Of The Human Race" by Jared Diamond, Prof. UCLA School... - 0 views

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    "The Worst Mistake In The History Of The Human Race"
    by Jared Diamond, Prof. UCLA School of Medicine
    Discover-May 1987, pp. 64-66
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Sixty million years of evolution says vitamin D may save your life from swine flu by Mi... - 0 views

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    "(NaturalNews) People still don't get it: Vitamin D is the "miracle nutrient" that activates your immune system to defend you against invading microorganisms -- including seasonal flu and swine flu. Two months ago, an important study was published by researchers at Oregon State University. This study reveals something startling: Vitamin D is so crucial to the functioning of your immune system that the ability of vitamin D to boost immune function and destroy invading microorganisms has been conserved in the genome for over 60 million years of evolution.

    As this press release from Oregon State University (http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_relea...) explains:

    The fact that this vitamin-D mediated immune response has been retained through millions of years of evolutionary selection, and is still found in species ranging from squirrel monkeys to baboons and humans, suggests that it must be critical to their survival, researchers say.

    "The existence and importance of this part of our immune response makes it clear that humans and other primates need to maintain sufficient levels of vitamin D," said Adrian Gombart, an associate professor of biochemistry and a principal investigator with the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University."
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Voices of reason in the vitamin D debate - 0 views

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    "Maybe vitamin D isn't the answer after all.

    Not only does the above statement ring true, it's also the title of a recent post on "Dr. Len's Cancer Blog" - a website written by Dr. Len Lichtenfeld, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for the national office of the American Cancer Society, in order to facilitate communication with the public on important issues related to cancer. "
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Fats and Fatty Acids in Human Nutrition - Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism 2009, Vol.... - 0 views

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    Fats and Fatty Acids in Human Nutrition
    Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism 2009, Vol. 55, No. 1-3
    Also available as ISBN 978-3-8055-9261-1
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Use of cod liver oil during the first year of life is associated with lower risk of chi... - 0 views

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    Use of cod liver oil during the first year of life is associated with lower risk of childhood-onset type 1 diabetes: a large, population-based, case-control study.
    Stene LC, Joner G; Norwegian Childhood Diabetes Study Group.
    Am J Clin Nutr. 2003 Dec;78(6):1128-34.
    PMID: 14668274

    Conclusion: Cod liver oil may reduce the risk of type 1 diabetes, perhaps through the antiinflammatory effects of long-chain n-3 fatty acids.
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Annals of Epidemiology - Volume 19, Issue 7, Pages 439-522 (July 2009) - 0 views

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    Articles about vitamin D and cancer
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Nutrition, chronic disease, and the problem of proof -- Heaney 84 (3): 471 -- American ... - 0 views

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    Nutrition, chronic disease, and the problem of proof.
    Heaney RP.
    Am J Clin Nutr. 2006 Sep;84(3):471-2. No abstract available.
    PMID: 16960157
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Nutrients, Endpoints, and the Problem of Proof -- Heaney 138 (9): 1591 -- Journal of Nu... - 0 views

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    Nutrients, endpoints, and the problem of proof.
    Heaney RP.
    2008 W. O. Atwater Memorial Lecture
    J Nutr. 2008 Sep;138(9):1591-5.
    PMID: 18716155

    To sum up, I think that there would be general agreement to the effect that nutrition is important, despite the fact that the still growing number of failed trials of individual nutrients might suggest that no nutrient actually made much of a difference, a conclusion that is absurd on its face and ought to have alerted us to the possibility that there was something wrong with how we were investigating the matter. To provide the proof needed to sustain revised intake recommendations, we shall have to find a design better suited to nutrients than the randomized controlled trial as currently implemented, and we need to develop a series of global indices, nutrient by nutrient, which better capture the polyvalent nature of most nutrients. Perhaps it would be useful for the ASN, in collaboration with concerned governmental entities such as the USDA, to convene a workshop to address these structural issues. Such deliberation may well be arduous and frustrating, but it is terribly important and, in my view, well worth the effort.
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Season of diagnosis is a prognostic factor in Hodgkin's lymphoma: a possible role of su... - 0 views

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    SSeason of diagnosis is a prognostic factor in Hodgkin's lymphoma: a possible role of sun-induced vitamin D.
    Porojnicu AC, Robsahm TE, Ree AH, Moan J.
    Br J Cancer. 2005 Sep 5;93(5):571-4.
    PMID: 16136030
    doi:10.1038/sj.bjc.6602722

    Epidemiological data for this period indicate that season of diagnosis is a strong prognostic factor for Hodgkin's lymphoma, with approximately 20% lower case fatality for patients diagnosed during autumn vs winter diagnosis (RR = 0.783, 95% CI,-0.62 to 0.99; P = 0.041). Notably, the improved autumnal survival rate was higher than 60% (RR = 0.364, 95% CI, -0.15 to 0.87; P = 0.025) for patients younger than 30 years. This finding may be related to higher endogenous levels of vitamin D in autumn, with a favourable influence on the conventional therapy.

    In conclusion, we have found that the prognosis of Hodgkin's lymphoma is significantly correlated with the season of diagnosis, particularly for patients younger than 30 years. This seasonal effect is presumably due to the vitamin D3 synthesis in skin during sun exposure. The present findings should encourage further investigations of the possible adjuvant role of vitamin D derivatives in cancer therapy
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YouTube - Vitamin D and Cancer Prevention - 0 views

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    YouTube - Vitamin D and Cancer Prevention. A presentation by Dr. Cedric Garland.
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YouTube - Vitamin D and Prevention of Chronic Diseases - 0 views

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    Vitamin D and Prevention of Chronic Diseases. A presentation by professor Michael F. Holick
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YouTube - Vitamin D and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention - 0 views

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    Vitamin D and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention by Dr. David C. Sane
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