Vitamin E and Late State Knee Osteoarthritis

This article showed that people with knee arthritis who took 400 I.U. of Vitamin D per day for 2 months before surgery had improvements in PAIN, STIFFNESS, AND FUNCTION. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2017; 18: 281. Published online 2017 Jun 29. doi:  10.1186/s12891-017-1637-7 PMCID: PMC5492918 Effect of vitamin E on oxidative stress level in blood, synovial fluid, and synovial…

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Acupuncture: Yes for Urinary Incontinence, No for PCOS Infertility

by Kristin Jenkins, Contributing Writer, MedPage Today June 27, 2017 Acupuncture in the lumbosacral region appears to be an effective treatment for women with stress urinary incontinence that rivals behavioral treatments such as pelvic floor muscle training, researchers found. In a randomized, participant-blinded, controlled clinical study, the mean decrease in urine leakage was 9.9 g at week…

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Carpal Tunnel Up With Increased Electronic Device Use

June 26, 2017 FRIDAY, June 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Extended use of smartphones and other hand-held electronic devices leads to an increased risk of carpal tunnel syndrome, according to a study published online June 21 in Muscle & Nerve. Peter White, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the department of health technology and informatics at…

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Eating Fish May Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis

by Judy George, Contributing Writer, MedPage Today June 26, 2017 Eating fish — tuna, salmon, sardines, trout, sole, halibut, poke, and grouper — may help reduce joint pain and inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, according to a new study in Arthritis Care & Research. RA patients who ate baked, steamed, broiled, or raw fish 2 or more times per…

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Broccoli in focus when new substance against diabetes has been identified

JUNE 22, 2017 University of Gothenburg The Sahlgrenska Academy News Researchers have identified an antioxidant – richly occurring in broccoli – as a new antidiabetic substance. A patient study shows significantly lower blood sugar levels in participants who ate broccoli extract with high levels of sulforaphane. “There are strong indications that this can become a…

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Uneven spinal motion can lead to chronic low back pain

European Spine Journal pp 1–9 Uneven intervertebral motion sharing is related to disc degeneration and is greater in patients with chronic, non-specific low back pain: an in vivo, cross-sectional cohort comparison of intervertebral dynamics using quantitative fluoroscopy Authors Alan Breen Cite this article as: Breen, A. & Breen, A. Eur Spine J (2017). doi:10.1007/s00586-017-5155-y Abstract…

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Many US adults taking too much vitamin D

If you  are taking more than 2,000 IU of Vitamin D per day over an extended period of time, make sure you are getting your Vitamin D blood levels checked to make sure you really need that much.  This article says that a lot of people are causing their own problems. JUNE 21, 2017 Reuters…

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Correcting Vitamin D Deficiency May Improve Glycemic Control in Type 2 Diabetes

June 20, 2017 TAKE-HOME MESSAGE The authors of this systematic review and meta-analysis sought to determine if vitamin D supplementation influenced glycemic control in type 2 diabetes patients. The researchers found that supplementation with vitamin D was associated with lower HbA1c levels but not lower fasting blood glucose. However, in a subgroup of patients with…

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High-Protein Diet versus Standard-Protein Diet on Weight Loss and Biomarkers of Metabolic Syndrome

This paper encompassed the assessment of the impact of increased protein intake on weight loss, among Mexican adults with metabolic syndrome (MeS). No prominent variations were determined in weight loss and biomarkers of MeS, when the overall group was analyzed. Nevertheless, the candidates presenting with more adherence rate in the higher protein diet (HPD) group…

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Acupuncture for Migraine: a Feasible Option?

April 07, 2017 By Leah Lawrence Patients with migraine without aura experienced a long-term reduction in migraine recurrence after undergoing acupuncture compared with patients undergoing a sham procedure. “True acupuncture manifested persisting superiority and clinically relevant benefits for at least 24 weeks in migraine prophylaxis, including reducing the number of migraine frequency and days with…

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