Friday, February 27, 2009
A large new double-masked study published in the Feb 23 Archives of Internal Medicine suggests that a combination of vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12 and folic acid may protect women against age-related macular degeneration.
Friday, February 20, 2009
The press continues to create sensationalized headlines about multivitamins possibly being a waste of money. This is curious since U.S. government data suggests that less than 15% of our citizens actually consume five fruits and vegetables a day (the new recommendation is 9-13 a day), and 65% of the U.S. population is now overweight or obese, mostly from over-consumption of empty-calorie foods.
Friday, February 13, 2009
The two clinical studies addressed in today’s Friday Pearl suggest that the high metabolite immunogen, EpiCor, can improve the health of the immune system.This is particularly important during periods of high stress.
Friday, February 06, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to the publication of a study, "Vitamin and Mineral Supplement Use by Children and Adolescents in the 1999-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey," published in the February 2009Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association representing the dietary supplement industry, issued the following statement:
Friday, January 30, 2009
Our research office phones have again been ringing with questions about the safety of ethyl ester fish oil. Apparently, those who sell a new-to-nature form of fish oil have pulled a booth trick out of their marketer's bag.
Friday, January 23, 2009
"It's been a long time coming, but I know a change is gonna come." That stanza from A Change Is Gonna Come was written by visionary trailblazer music man, Sam Cooke, in 1964.
Friday, December 19, 2008
An outlier is a statistical observation that is different in value from the others of the sample. There is no rigid mathematical definition of what constitutes an outlier; determining whether or not an observation is an outlier is ultimately a subjective exercise.
Friday, December 12, 2008
"I feel that it's raining all over the world." OK, the lyric is actually from A Rainy Night in Georgia, but it fits the occassion. Ark-building rain did not prevent doctors from attending Dr. Jerre Freeman and MECA Eye and Laser Center's evening of nutrition education in Memphis this past Tuesday evening.
Friday, November 28, 2008
Americans consumed vast amounts of turkey yesterday, and those who were lucky enough to host Thanksgiving dinner will probably be eating leftovers for the rest of the weekend.