Alternative Medicines Corner

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  • July 1, 2002
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    A spate of recently published articles show limited protective effect from supplementation or high dietary intake of several of the antioxidants.

  • June 1, 2002
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    A long-term study shows that habitual consumption of green (nonfermented), black (fermented), or oolong (partially fermented) tea improves bone mineral density (BMD) to a small but important...

  • May 1, 2002
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    Increased intake of dietary fish oils—especially long chain fatty acids—lowers the risk of heart disease in women and in both men and women without preexisting cardiac disease. Two...

  • April 1, 2002
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    Several natural products are in common use among patients with diabetes, and the hypoglycemic effects of some of these agents must be recognized during clinical management of such patients.

  • April 1, 2002
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    Administration of adequate amounts of Lactobacillus is a safe and effective treatment for acute infectious diarrhea in children. Whether the diarrhea is caused by rotavirus, other...

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