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USP Verified Dietary Supplements

USP Verified The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) is the official public standards-setting authority for all prescription and over-the-counter medicines, dietary supplements, and other healthcare products manufactured and sold in the United States. USP tests the purity, potency, and quality of dietary supplement finished products that are voluntarily entered by their manufacturer in the program. Dietary supplements are … Continue reading

GARGLIC FOR THE PREVENTION OF CARDIOVASCULAR MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY IN HYPERTENSIVE PATIENT

Garlic is widely used by patients for its blood pressure lowering effects. In this analysis, we reviewed the currently available evidence to determine the impact of garlic on cardiovascular events and mortality in patients with hypertension. Based on data from two randomized controlled trials that compared garlic to placebo in patients with hypertension it appears … Continue reading

VIT D FOR THE TREATMENT OF CHRONIC PAINFUL CONDITIONS IN ADULTS

Vitamin D has a variety of roles in the body. It is made in the skin through the action of sunlight and can also be obtained from food. A lack of vitamin D has been implicated in a number of diseases, including chronic painful conditions. Additionally, associations of such diverse types of pain as headache, … Continue reading

ANTIOXIDANT VITAMINS AND MINERAL SUPPLEMENTS TO PREVENT THE DEVELOPMENT OF AMD

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a condition affecting the central area of the retina (back of the eye). The retina can deteriorate with age and some people get lesions that can lead to loss of central vision. Some studies have suggested that people who eat a diet rich in antioxidant vitamins (carotenoids, vitamins C and … Continue reading

FISH OILS FOR THE PREVENTION OF DEMENTIA IN OLDER PEOPLE

Dementia is a progressive illness which mainly affects older people. Previous research from observational studies has suggested that increased consumption of fish oils rich in omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (omega-3 PUFA) may reduce the chance of developing dementia, while other studies show no effect. Oily fish, such as salmon, mackerel, herring and sardines are a … Continue reading

Are sirtuins viable targets for improving healthspan and lifespan?

Department of Physiology and Institute for Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA. baur@mail.med.upenn.edu Abstract Although the increased lifespan of our populations illustrates the success of modern medicine, the risk of developing many diseases increases exponentially with old age. Caloric restriction is known to retard ageing and … Continue reading

Sirtuins in cognitive ageing and Alzheimer’s disease.

School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Abstract PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Sirtuins are a family of enzymes highly conserved in evolution and involved in mechanisms known to promote healthy ageing and longevity. This review aims to discuss recent advances in understanding the role of sirtuins, … Continue reading

CARNITINE FOR FATIGUE IN PATIENTS WITH MS

Fatigue  is commonly associated with multiple sclerosis and leads to significant disability and loss of quality of life. Several kind of interventions have been carried out, but definitive evidence on their relative efficacy and tolerability are not available.  As quite recently it has been hypothesised a relationship between low carnitine levels in the blood and fatigue, and … Continue reading

USING OMEGA 3 MADE FROM FISH OIL TO TREAT CANCER RELATED WEIGHT LOSS

There was insufficient evidence to support the use of oral fish oil (on its own or in the presence of other treatments) for the management of the weight loss syndrome often seen in patients with advanced cancer. Many people with advanced cancer develop a distressing weight loss syndrome. To date, treatment of associated symptoms has … Continue reading

Resveratrol and diabetic cardiac function: focus on recent in vitro and in vivo studies.

Department of Biophysics, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey. belma.turan@medicine.ankara.edu.tr Abstract Resveratrol, a natural phytoalexin found in wine has the potential to impact a variety of human diseases. Resveratrol like other polyphenols activates many of the same intracellular pathways as those activated by caloric restriction. It can quench reactive oxidative species, ROS and induce … Continue reading