Abstracts & Commentary
Previous animal studies have shown BPA exposure can increase miscarriage risk. This study studied 115 pregnant women who sought treatment for infertility or recurrent pregnancy loss. Those whose serum BPA levels were highest had an 83% higher risk of experiencing a first trimester miscarriage those with the lowest levels.
Breast cancer patients have long been advised to take up brisk walking to improve outcomes, but this analysis found that runners have significantly reduced mortality over walkers, with runners’ risk for breast cancer mortality decreasing more than 40%.
Can omega 3s help behavioral problems in children and adolescents? According to this study, the answer is yes—and the improvements are significant.
The purpose of this trial was to determine if a combination of naturally occurring antimicrobials can allow reduction and suppression of the invading microorganisms under physiological conditions, so when the combination is given to a patient before eating, the nutrients will be broken down and used by the body, the body will have time to heal, and the probiotics will establish control over the pathogenic bacteria.
This review summarizes the pathophysiological connection of galectin-3 and cancer presently in the literature, as well as the potential clinical value of galectin-3 as a prognostic oncology biomarker. Based on the preliminary data, the galectin-3 assay could become a contributing tool to help clinicians monitor treatment response and tumor progression, but further clinical studies evaluating galectin-3 levels and cancer progression are warranted.
Decker Weiss, NMD, FASA, is recognized as a leading expert in the area of naturopathic cardiology. In this interview, he describes how inflammation can negatively affect not only cardiovascular health, but neurological health as well. He provides some foundational advice regarding lab tests and dietary supplements that he uses in his clinical practice.