June 2003 - Page 2 of 5 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Folic acid under attack!

A dietary supplement failed again!

I know you're not buying that, and of course I'm not either. But that's the underlying message from a new study reporting that folic acid supplements failed to reduce heart attacks in patients who have coronary artery disease (CAD).

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Does soy intake help prevent breast cancer?

Does soy intake help prevent breast cancer? In spite of what you may have heard, there’s no easy answer to that question, which is at the heart of a long, ongoing debate.

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Preventing and addressing hearing disorders

In an HSI Forum thread titled “Hearing Disorders,” a member named Larry – who is looking for tinnitus relief – asks: “What works as treatment for nerve loss in the cochlea, tinnitus, etc.?

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Questions about supplements

It only takes about three minutes of searching through the aisles of a nutritional supplement store to realize that the variety of choices can be dizzying. Consequently, there seems to be no end to questions about vitamin supplements from HSI members.

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Vitamin blue

It isn’t necessarily news that the problems associated with bone fractures create especially worrisome concerns for postmenopausal women.

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The dangerous wonder drug

Last week I told you about an absurd study that concluded by recommending the antidepressant pharmaceutical Paxil to address menopausal hot flashes. The researchers characterized Paxil as a safe choice, disregarding the drug's severe side effects. Which is not surprising, given that three out of the four researchers were employees of GlaxoSmithKline, the manufacturer of Paxil.

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To the waffle house

Buckwheat is a hardy and nutritious fruit. That’s right – technically it’s not a grain but a fruit that’s rich in omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids.

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