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Author: Herb Oliver

A recent study suggested benefit of alpha tocopherol (Vitamin E) in slowing functional decline with cases of  mild to moderate Alzheimer Disease.   Double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, randomized clinical trial involving 613 patients with mild to moderate AD was initiated in August 2007 and concluded in September 2012 at 14 Veterans Affairs medical centers.  Among patients with […]

Recent study reviewed a group of healthy people who were given 500 grams (about 18 ounces) of strawberries every day for 30 days. After 30 days there was a significant reduction of  total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and triglycerides levels. The authors concluded that “strawberries consumption improves plasma lipids profile, biomarkers of antioxidant status, antihemolytic […]

  The average person  requires seven to eight hours per night.  Lack of sleep affects our thinking, mental sharpness and behavior. There is further research indicating that sleep deprivation is a risk factor for stroke, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, headaches, epilepsy and pain. What is strange is that loss of sleep may be a protective factor […]

  Guidelines for the management of acute low back pain (LBP) were issued for medical practitioners in 2004. A recent study was conducted to see if general practitioners (GPs) were utilizing these guidelines to offer the best care for their LBP patients. Sadly, the study found that “The usual care provided by GPs for LBP […]

A new study found that “consumption of added sugars among US adolescents is positively associated with multiple measures known to increase cardiovascular disease risk. The daily consumption of added sugars averaged 21.4% of total energy for the average teen.  Link