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Supplements/Vitamins/Botanicals: October 2012 Archives

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Prebiotic May Help Patients With Intestinal Failure Grow New and Better Gut

ScienceDaily (Oct. 15, 2012) -- Adding the right prebiotic to the diets of pediatric patients with intestinal failure could replace intravenous feeding, says a new University of Illinois study. "When we fed the carbohydrate fructooligosacharide (FOS) as a prebiotic, the gut grew and increased in function," said Kelly A. Tappenden, a U of I professor of nutrition and gastrointestinal physiology. "The study showed that using the correct pre- and probiotic in combination could enhance...

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Cognitive benefits of ginseng and bacopa

Froam the CAM Report.Cognitive benefits of ginseng and bacopaResearchers at Swinburne University, in Melbourne, Australia, reviewed the evidence and compared the responses to modafinil (Provigil).Reportedly, Panax ginseng and Bacopa monnieri have consistent acute and chronic cognitive effects, respectively.First, the details.Clinical studies of the neurocognitive effects of modafinil, ginseng, and bacopa were identified.Examples of neurocognitive effects include thinking, learning, processing, or remembering information. Changes in these abilities affect the ability to work or do routine everyday tasks.Studies undertaken on healthy humans using a...

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Vitamin D Levels and Mortality

 in Metabolic Syndrome In people with metabolic syndrome, vitamin D levels predict all-cause and cardiovascular mortality Wednesday, October 03, 2012by: Gregory A. Plotnikoff, MD, MTS, FACP ReferenceThomas GN, Hartaigh BO, Bosch JA, et al. Vitamin D levels predict all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality in subjects with metabolic syndrome: The Ludwigshafen Risk and Cardiovascular health (LURIC) study. Diabetes Care. 2012;35:1158-1164. DesignProspective cohort study of 1,801 white people in southwest Germany with metabolic syndrome who underwent elective coronary angiography between...

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