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Friday Pearls

Friday Pearls

Fish Oil Trickery

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.  

This is Our Country

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.

On Being an Outlier

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.

A Rainy Night in Memphis

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.

Foods for Thought

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. 

Vitamin E: What's Changed?

Friday, November 14, 2008

A study published in this week’s JAMA suggests Vitamin E increases the risk of hemorrhagic stroke. A fairly large part of the health-conscious general public has been safely supplementing with 200-1,000 IUs of Vitamin E for over 30 years. What’s changed?

Physicians' Health Study II & Vitamins C & E

Friday, November 07, 2008

A study released today, Sunday, November 9, 2008, at the Americn Heart Association's Scientific Sessions suggests that supplemental Vitamins C and E did not prevent heart disease in the Physicians' Health Study II.   

Stomach Size Myths vs. Facts

Friday, October 31, 2008

Questions about the use of our new portion control formula, Avantrx, suggest the public may be a bit confused about stomach size and weight gain or loss. Today's Pearl presents opinions from two Web MD experts on stomach size myths vs. facts.  

Vitamins, Women & Cancer

Friday, October 31, 2008

The cancer study published in JAMA on November 4 2008  is disappointing news for mid-life women who hope to protect their health with vitamins. 

Bruce Ames, PhD

Thursday, October 23, 2008

According to U.C. Berkeley Graduate School Division Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Bruce Ames, PhD, "Not enough doctors, or people, give a damn about the more than 40 micronutrients required in the daily human diet to maintain health. Inadequate intake of micronutrients can lead to DNA damage, mitochondrial decay, and other pathologies, including degenerative eye disease."

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