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CREATININE FOR TREATING MUSCLE DISORDERS

Hereditary muscle diseases usually lead to a progressive muscle weakness. Treatment is mainly symptomatic because curative therapies are lacking. Creatine, a popular nutritional supplement among athletes, improves muscle performance in healthy individuals. This is an update of our first review evaluating creatine treatment in muscle disorders that was published in 2007. We identified two new … Continue reading

GH – herói ou vilão?

Inúmeras pesquisas mostram que a deficiência de hormônio do crescimento (GH) está associada à obesidade abdominal. Muitos estudos mostram redução da gordura abdominal com a reposição do hormônio. Sabe-se, por outro lado, que na acromegalia (rara doença em que há níveis exagerados de GH) ocorre aumento da incidência de hipertensão, infarto e derrame. Para ajudar … Continue reading

ACUPUNCTURE AND DRY NEEDLING FOR LOW BACK PAIN

Thirty-five RCTs covering 2861 patients were included in this systematic review. There is insufficient evidence to make any recommendations about acupuncture or dry-needling for acute low-back pain. For chronic low-back pain, results show that acupuncture is more effective for pain relief than no treatment or sham treatment, in measurements taken up to three months. The … Continue reading