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DIETARY REFERENCE INTAKE FOR CALCIUM & VIT D

Calcium and vitamin D are two essential nutrients long known for their role in bone health. But since 2000, the public has heard conflicting messages about other benefits of these nutrients—especially vitamin D—and also about how much calcium and vitamin D they need to be healthy. To help clarify this issue, the United States and … Continue reading

HERBAL TREATMENT FOR PMS

Herbal medicines are sometimes used for treating premenstrual syndrome (PMS). However, the effectiveness of this type of therapy has not be rigorously evaluated in randomised controlled trials. The authors identified two trials that evaluated herbal medicines in PMS. One of these was a higher quality study that tested the traditional Chinese medicine decoction Jingqianping granule. … Continue reading

DIETARY MODIFICATIONS FOR MANAGING FAMILIAL HYPERCHOLESTEROLAEMIA

Familial hypercholesterolaemia is an inherited disorder characterised by a raised blood cholesterol, and premature ischaemic heart disease. Changing diet is an important management option to reduce low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (the bad cholesterol) levels. Recently, certain lipid-lowering drugs have shown to be safe and effective for the treatment of children with familial hypercholesterolaemia. However, dietary management … Continue reading